Waterparks in Fort Lauderdale

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Pompano Beach
Calypso Cove features three pools including a plunge pool, which you can slide into from either an enclosed or open slide (our safety rules state that all slide riders must be a minimum of 48" tall, and less than 300lbs). The zero-depth pool is a bea...
Coral Springs
A waterpark for serious swimmers and divers, this offers 50-meter and 25-meter competition pools with a heating and cooling system, a diving well equipped for spring board and platform diving, and an acclimation pool.
Boca Raton
Features include 2 four-story high water slides, 897-foot lazy river ride, lily pad walk and an interactive children's water playground.
Grapeland
(24 Miles)
Miami
In the Shipwreck Island where toddlers ages 5 and under can find shallow waters that allow for safe but fun play time. The large bucket at the top will sound a horn when it is about to topple sending a shower of water that children and adults love to...
Royal Palm Beach
Features include 2 four-story high water slides, 897-foot lazy river ride, lily pad walk and an interactive children's water playground.
West Palm Beach
Rapids Water Park is South Florida's premiere family water park from the Keys to Orlando. The park features a full-day of fun for the entire family - whether you make a splash in the cool blue waves, take a thrilling plunge down the waterslides, or j...
Stuart
Facilities include a beach entry 7,326-square foot water playground full of interactive jets and other features; 2 differing 4 storey waterslides and 1000 ft lazy river ride.
Islamorada
You can swim with dolphins, sea lions, and stingrays in their natural salt water lagoons through the interactive swim programs. The lagoons, and lush, tropical gardens at are home to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, sea turtles, tr...
Cape Coral
When you're looking for fun in the sun, Sun Splash Family Waterpark Sun Splash Family Waterpark is the perfect place to make a splash in SW Florida! Good place to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Florida.
Lake Buena Vista
Thrilling water rides and fun drops....a fun way to spend a hot summers day!
Aquatica Florida
(178 Miles)
Orlando
Aquatica is a waterpark with rides from serene to extreme, up-close animal encounters and 80,000 square ft. of wide, sandy beach. Here, the parks signature attraction, Dolphin Plunge, sends riders down 250 feet of clear tubes through a lagoon with bl...
Wet N Wild
(181 Miles)
Orlando
Wet 'n Wild - Orlando, voted by Amusement Business magazine as America's number - one water park, features a full-day of fun for the entire family. Honored by Aquatic's International as the first true water park, Wet 'n Wild's world-class signature t...
Zephyrhills
This 7,000-square-foot sprayground features arches shooting water and soaker cannons, fountain jets and falling buckets of water. A great way to cool off for free!
Adventure Island
(193 Miles)
Tampa
Adventure Island's 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun features the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a soothing Key West atmosphere awaits an unrivaled blend of slides...
Legoland Florida
(161 Miles)
Winter Haven
Part of the iconic them park chain and offers their usual high standard of entertainment for families, with walk through and interactive creations plus rides, play areas and more.
Wonderworks
(179 Miles)
Orlando
An amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages to experience. The most eye-catching feature is the attraction’s dramatic exterior; a three-story tall, classically designed building that appears to have la...
Walt Disney World
(5)
(182 Miles)
Orlando
Disneyland has eight different lands, with over 40 attractions designed to appeal to guests of all ages. This park is for the young as well as the young at heart. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Orlando
The iconic epitome of theme parks, they're bigger and better than ever with new additions including Hogsmeade!
Orlando
Journey with your family through five remarkable islands where all your favorite myths, legends, comic books, cartoon heroes and children's stories come to life on the most innovative rides and attractions ever created.
Busch Gardens
(193 Miles)
Tampa
Part theme park and part safari, Busch Gardens is a great option for thrill seekers and animal lovers alike.
Coconut Creek
Visitors of all ages can enjoy a hectic rainbow of live exotic butterflies, spot hummingbirds and hear macaws, visit the Live Bug Zoo and explore the world of caterpillars.
Davie
A 60 acre botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary including Free-flight Aviary and Bird of Prey Center, plus narrated tram tour. Come hand feed a flamingo!
Miami
- 3 entertaining shows feature some of the wildest animals from around the globe. From the most lethal bird to some of the most deadly snakes. One of the family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Miami with kids.
Key Biscayne
Miami Seaquarium Camp includes fun-filled days of education and conservation, daily animal interactions, shows, field and art activities and so much more! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Florida
Miami
Our Mission is to encourage an appreciation for the world's wildlife and to help conserve it for future generations.
Palm Beach Zoo
(38 Miles)
West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo is a unique cultural and educational resource welcoming all members of the community, the region and the thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the many treasures of South Florida. Situated on 23 lushly planted acres in West Palm ...
Loxahatchee
The only petting zoo in town. 100 Animals, 20 acres of fun, pony rides, petting zoo, hayrides and farm animals. Good for the whole family!
Loxahatchee
Lion Country Safari is involved in the captive breeding of a number of threatened or endangered species, including: Southern White Rhinoceros and Chimpanzee. Lion Country Safari is a licensed rehabilitation facility, taking in injured wildlife ...
Monkey Jungle
(43 Miles)
Miami
Home to nearly 400 primates, most running free on a 30 acre reserve. It is one of the few protected habitats for endangered primates in the United States and the only one that the general public can explore.
Acreage
With limited groups of twenty and by rsvp this is a great place for families to come and see wildlife like never before. No where can you get so close to amazing and beautiful carnivores so rare and beautiful as these. Along with some education great...
Homestead
Alligator shows, snake shows and alligator feedings, there is something going on every hour on the Farm. The Everglades Alligator Farm is currently home to about 2,000 alligators of all sizes. The smaller alligators are kept in growout pens and the ...
Dolphins Plus
(74 Miles)
Key Largo
Key Largo's original swim with the dolphins program! Call us today to sign up for the dolphin experience of a lifetime!
Boulevard Stuart
Facilities include Game Fishing Lagoon, Children's Activity Pavilion, Rays on the Reef Ray Pavilion, Nature Trails, Touch Tank Pavilion and the Frances Langford Visitors Center.
Naples
Open to the public 365 days a year-(except in severe weather) The sanctuary offers a 2.25 mile boardwalk that winds through the swamp- A 1 mile short-cut is also available. There is an admission charge to enter.
Fort Pierce
A beautiful waterfront environmental, education and wildlife viewing center in Florida's Fort Pierce where kids can get up close to the endangered Florida manatee, as well as other wonderful creatures of the oceans.
Gatorama
(93 Miles)
Palmdale
One of Gatorama's main attractions for visitors and professional photographers is the natural Florida scenery in which these prehistoric beasts sunbathe in the warm tropical climate. Giant oak trees and palm trees cover the fifteen acre attraction. V...
Naples
A nationally accredited zoo and historic tropical garden featuring a full day of fun activities including a cruise through natural island habitats for monkeys. Much more than a walk through zoo, a variety of fun and educational presentations are offe...
Brevard Zoo
(150 Miles)
Melbourne
Small zoo whose mission is Wildlife Conservation Through Education And Participation. An inspiring, fascinating and fun visit.
Key West
Perhaps one of the most unique aquariums in the world. Come and see for yourself the beautiful indigenous sea-creatures of Key West and the Florida Keys. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Florida Keys fo...
Key West
Walk through a magical and inviting environment filled with hundred of the most beautiful winged creatures in nature. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in West Key for kids.
Sarasota
Sarasota Jungle Gardens is one of the oldest continuously operating attractions in the State of Florida. Open to the public in December of 1940, the "Gardens" has retained its old Florida charm and very little has changed over the past sixty-eight ye...
Sarasota
From its humble beginnings in tiny shed in a small Florida town, Mote Marine Laboratory has expanded to include a 10.5-acre campus in Sarasota, Fla., with field stations and public exhibits in Key West and field stations in Summerland Key and Charlot...
Gatorland
(173 Miles)
Orlando
A one-of-a-kind, protected habitat where adventures lurk around every corner! Internationally known as the Alligator Capital of the World, Gatorland's 110-acre theme park and nature conservatory is ideal for families.
Discovery Cove
(177 Miles)
Orlando
Come and swim with dolphins at this idyllic setting.
Seaworld
(178 Miles)
Orlando
SeaWorld takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist beyond the ocean's door. A place where up-close encounters connect you to the energy, excitement, and mystery of the sea and sea life. A world of fascinating days, captivating ni...
Tampa
Experience the aquarium and see why it's among the top aquariums in the world. With more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and around the world. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
St Petersburg
Discover the fun, interactive Fresh Fish Theater featuring live creatures from Tampa Bay and around the world. Daily 1-4pm Touch Tank Experience and 3pm fish feeding. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in St...
Christmas
Real Florida...as Real as it Gets! Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo is the natural habitat jungle home of our famous 200 foot long roadside wonder, Swampy, the World's Largest Alligator. Come and experience Live Guided Wildlife Encounters with Ra...
Lowry Park Zoo
(194 Miles)
Tampa
Voted the no 1 Zoo in the U.S. by Child Magazine, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 2,200 animals. Get hands-on with exciting interactive exhibits like giraffe feeding, Stingray Bay and more. One of the many fun family places to visit if y...
Weston
Feel the excitement and learn the history of Florida's most remarkable treasure - the Everglades.

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