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Waterparks in IOWA CITY

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Hawkeye State…we certainly are! If you’re in Iowa City 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 Iowa 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 Iowa City, Iowa! You know you’re ready! 

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  • The Beach Ottumwa

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    (64 miles) Ottumwa

    The Beach Ottumwa is a beautiful indoor / outdoor waterpark located in Ottumwa Iowa. The facility encompasses 13 acres and over a million gallons of safe family fun.

  • The Lost Island

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    (67 miles) Waterloo

    The Lost Island Waterpark is just minutes away from everything you need if your just visiting for the day, or planning to stay a week! This waterpark features a huge pool, five water slides, Lazy ...

  • Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

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    (73 miles) Dubuque

    Located in the Port of Dubuque, Iowa, Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark is the perfect spot for enjoying this beautiful and exciting destination area. Gather with friends for a relaxed conversation ...

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  • Niabi Zoo

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    (59 miles) Coal Valley

    900 animals representing 160 species on 40 acres. Includes children's zoo, carousel, playground and miniature train.

  • Field of Dreams Movie Site

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    (63 miles) Dyersville

    Is this Heaven? No...it's Iowa. Those infamous words from the movie "Field Of Dreams" can be re-lived at this movie site location!

  • Planet Fun Family Fun Center

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    (26 miles) Cedar Rapids

    We offer the largest selection of activities in the area from our under water adventure mini golf course to our 2500 ft laster tag arena we are able to entertain all ages. One of the many fun family ...

  • The Playstation

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    (26 miles) Cedar Rapids

    3 level indoor playland to entertain and exhaust the kids with all the classic features like crawl tubes, climbing nets, slides, balls, tunnels and more!

  • Monkey Joes

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    (52 miles) Davenport

    offers a large facility filled with inflatable adventure from giant slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and beyond.

  • Pzazz Fun City

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    (61 miles) Burlington

    A 70,000 square foot water park, full-service restaurants, award-winning bowling center, large indoor speedway, golf course, laser tag arena. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Old Capitol Museum

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    Iowa City

    A national historic landmark located in the center of Iowa City, Old Capitol served as the first state capitol from 1846-1857 and the University of Iowa's founding building. In 1976, Old Capitol ...

  • UI Museum of Natural History

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    Iowa City

    Get to understand the planet and it’s wonderful nature in the UI Museum of Natural History with its five major exhibit areas: Iowa Hall, Hageboeck Hall of Birds and Mammal Hall, Biosphere Discovery ...

  • Iowa Childrens Museum

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    (4 miles) Coralville

    A family fun attraction with kid friendly, hands-on fun with over twelve interactive exhibits and 28,000 square feet of space that inspires all children up to 12 years old to imagine, create, ...

  • Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science and Imax Theatre

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    (49 miles) Davenport

    Founded in 1867, the Putnam is home to over 150,000 artifacts and specimens, the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science offers permanent and changing exhibits,and houses Iowa's only 3D IMAX ...

  • Family Museum of Arts and Science

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    (54 miles) Bettendorf

    he Mission of the Family Museum is to inspire life-long learning in children through interactive arts and science activities and exhibits. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • National Farm Toy Museum

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    (60 miles) Dyersville

    The National Farm Toy Museum welcomes kids of all ages to explore the thousands of tractors, implements, farm dioramas, toy-manufacturing displays, and pedal tractors on exhibit around the museum! ...

  • Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum

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    (61 miles) Oskaloosa

    Founded in 1844, the Nelson homestead is one of the premier historic attractions in Mahaska County. The property now features historic buildings from all over Mahaska County, providing visitors a ...

  • American Gothic House Center

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    (62 miles) Eldon

    Explore the life of artist Grant Wood, and THE house that inspired the painting American Gothic! Creative and historical family day out in Iowa!

  • Grout Museum of History and Science

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    (71 miles) Waterloo

    Unearth the treasures of the past and gaze into the future at the Grout Museum District. You'll be surrounded by history and astounded by what is yet to come as you explore the world through ...

  • Bluedorn Science Imaginarium

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    (71 miles) Waterloo

    Described as a 'playground for the imagination', this interactive science center provides fun hands-on exhibits that demonstrate how science affects everyday life.

  • National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

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    (73 miles) Dubuque

    The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is where fun and learning flow together! This sprawling campus along the Mississippi River is family-focused with lots of hands-on features, ...

  • Discovery Depot Children's Museum

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    (78 miles) Galesburg

    Visit the museum for a story and related activity. FREE programming designed for 3-8 year olds and their adult companions. On RIF days, as part of the Reading Is Fundamental Program, children will ...

  • Geology Museum

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    (94 miles) Macomb

    A museum part of the University to allow the general public to understand, learn about and be enriched by Earth Sciences. A fascinating and educational experience for the kids and the parents in ...

  • Indian Creek Nature Center

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    (21 miles) Cedar Rapids

    Vast 210 acre site with hiking and biking trails, educational centre with numerous natural history exhibits, fishing, and more.

  • Grimes Conservation Farm

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    (76 miles) Marshalltown

    Partly a nature preserve, partly a farm, partly an education center, and partly a recreation area, Grimes Farm is an unusual public space that combines a working agricultural operation with the ...

  • Herbert Hoover Historic Site

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    (12 miles) West Branch

    Whether you have half an hour or half a day, there are many things to see and do at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The future president was born in a small, two-room cottage in 1874. ...

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