Waterparks in AKRON with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Buckeye State…we certainly are! If you’re in Akron and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous Ohio sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

 So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in Akron, Ohio! You know you’re ready! 

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  • Waterworks Family Aquatic Center

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    (5 miles) Cuyahoga Falls

    Cool off in Ohio with flume slides, water sprays, tube slides and a lazy river...just to name a few! Great waterpark fun for kids.

  • Wildwater Kingdom

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    (20 miles) Aurora

    Water fun galore in Aurora, with slides, thrills, kiddie activities, lessons and lots of family fun!

  • Baylor Beach Park

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    (28 miles) Navarre

    Nature's waterpark with tube slides, paddleboats, and water fun, as well as mini golf, and sports! Great family fun in Ohio!

  • Pioneer Waterland and Dry Fun Park

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    (41 miles) Chardon

    Family fun in Ohio, split into Water Fun Land, Kidsland and Sportsland, offering between them great entertainment to keep the kids happy, from six story high water slides to paddle boats, mini golf ...

  • Kalaharis Indoor Outdoor Waterpark

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    (62 miles) Sandusky

    Experience the LARGEST indoor waterpark in the USA at Kalaharis in Ohio! Outdoor activities seasonally.

  • Cedar Points Soak City

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    (67 miles) Sandusky

    Water fun galore in Cedar Point with thrills, spills, slides and rivers - perfect for the whole family in New Jersey!

  • Monsoon Lagoon

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    (74 miles) N Port Clinton

    A fun water adventure with go-karts and crazy golf!

  • CoCo Key Water Resort Columbus

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    (87 miles) Newark

    Gather your family and friends and come experience one of Ohio's Newest Indoor Water Parks. Join us for the day at CoCo Key Water Resort where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park ...

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  • The Jump Yard

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    (20 miles) North Royalton

    Bounce the day away at the largest indoor inflatable center in the country! Jumping fun in Ohio for kids of all ages!

  • Tuscora Park

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    (40 miles) New Philadelphia

    Vintage amusement rides, batting cages, pools, concessions and lots of outdoor fun in this family friendly park in Ohio

  • Go Ape North Park

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    (85 miles) Allison Park

    Active kids can swing through the trees at Pennsylvania's FIRST treetop adventure course, with bridges, swings, zip lines and more!

  • Akron Zoo

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    (1 miles) Akron

    When you visit the zoo, you'll come nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars and Komodo dragons. One of the many fun ...

  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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    (27 miles) Cleveland

    One of Cleveland’s most popular attractions and foremost conservation organizations, with 3,000 animals representing 600 species.

  • Noahs Lost Ark

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    (28 miles) Berlin Center

    Noahs Lost Ark offer the chance to see and interact with some of the most amazing animals that inhabit the earth. Through tours offered to school children, groups and the general public, thousands of ...

  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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    (30 miles) Cleveland

    Kids can get up close to the creatures of the ocean at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, and learn about all the wonderful creatures, including sharks!

  • Wagon Trails Animal Park

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    (46 miles) Vienna

    Feed over 350 animals at this Ohio animal park!. Camels, zebra, bison, water buffalo, ostrich and antelope are just a few of the creatures from 6 continents you will experience on safari!

  • African Safari Wildlife Park

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    (75 miles) Port Clinton

    Head to Africa for the day at African Safari Wildlife Park! Over 400 beautiful and exotic animals on the 100-acre preserve will give you a fun and educational day out in Ohio!

  • Good Zoo

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    (81 miles) County Wheeling

    Visitors of all ages will find something pleasing at our zoo which is dedicated to the memory of a seven-year-old boy named Philip Mayer Good, who loved nature. Come visit our new Outback Exhibit, ...

  • National Aviary

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    (90 miles) Pittsburgh

    Houses a diverse collection comprising more than 600 birds from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.

  • Peninsula Art Academy

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    (11 miles) Peninsula

    Located in the popular Village of Peninsula’s Historic District Peninsula Art Academy includes a fine art gallery and exhibit hall, performing arts stage and working artist studios. Walking ...

  • Canton Classic Car Museum

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    (21 miles) Canton

    The museum currently exhibits forty-five rare and unusual classic and special interest automobiles. The gorgeous vehicles are complemented by the thousands of pieces of historical memorabilia ...

  • The Childrens Museum of Cleveland

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    (30 miles) Cleveland

    The Childrens Museum is the only institution in Cleveland completely dedicated to the overall development of young children, ages birth to eight years, through family learning. One of the many fun ...

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

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    (30 miles) Cleveland

    An interactive, informative, educational and fun experience to immerse the family in contemporary art

  • The Cleveland Museum of Art

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    (30 miles) Cleveland

    The Cleveland Museum of Art permanent collection includes more than 40,000 objects. As one of the nations top museums, the Cleveland has long exhibited leadership in acquisitions, presentation, and ...

  • The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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    (30 miles) Cleveland

    Explore all that we have to offer � from the earth to the sky. We have dinosaurs inside and out, a hands-on Discovery Center for children of all ages, outdoor gardens and wildlife habitats, live ...

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (31 miles) Cleveland

    Rock and Roll is here to stay! Give kids a lesson in how incredible music used to be and introduce them to all the greats!

  • Great Lakes Science Center

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    (31 miles) Cleveland

    Enjoy a fun-filled, brain-building and interactive experience! Kick back and enjoy the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX Theater and get hands-on with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, the NASA Glenn Visitor Center ...

  • International Womens Air and Space Museum

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    (31 miles) Cleveland

    A fascinating and insightful look into the history of women in aviation and space - an inspiring experience for kids, especially those little girls!

  • Allen Memorial Art Museum

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    (39 miles) Oberlin

    Comprising more than 12,000 works of art from virtually every culture and spanning the history of art, the AMAM's collection is a vital cultural resource for the students, faculty, and staff of ...

  • The Little Buckeye Childrens Museum

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    (57 miles) Mansfield

    A series of delightful role play scenarios including Bank, Vet, Market and Laboratory! Dress up, musical instruments and creative play round off this open ended learning environment.

  • Merry Go Round Museum

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    (67 miles) Sandusky

    "Grab The Brass Ring" at 'the funnest museum ever.' Rare and unusual carousel animals abound at The Merry-Go-Round Museum's newest exhibit. Enjoy a ride on the antique carousel, visit with wood ...

  • Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum

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    (85 miles) Wheeling

    Come and relive your childhood with the kids, rediscover vintage entertainments and classic home railway equipment.

  • Carnegie Science Center

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    (90 miles) Pittsburgh

    Science made fun in Pittsburgh with hands-on exhibits connecting science and tech to daily life. Great interactive fun for kids!

  • Cedar Point

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    (67 miles) Sandusky

    Over 75 awesome rides featuring the world's biggest coaster collection, including Maverick and Millennium Force. Plus family rides and kiddie thrills aplenty too!

  • Conneaut Lake Park

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    (73 miles) Conneaut Lake

    Traditional fairground in with a wonderful family vibe, boasting roller coasters through pony rides, located on the largest natural glacier lake in Pennsylvania!