The Lost Island

Waterloo, IA

Where are we going?

The Lost Island
2225 E Shaulis Rd
IA 50701


What is there to do?

Feeling...COOL!? You certainly will be if you visit The Lost Island in Waterloo, Iowa! This family friendly waterpark has fun for the whole family, from thrilling rides to lazy rivers. One thing is for sure...they will all cool you down on your summer days!

The Lost Island has a host of attractions for all ages, and not just water based! There are so many major water slides you won't know where to start! Perhaps it's the Wailya Kupua - a hydromagnetic coaster of which there are only a few in the WORLD (make sure you hold on tight!), or perhaps you want to race with your friends on Ta Katipo!

You can raft as a family down the Calypso Cascade, or swirl around and around in a vortex like ride with Tangerine Tempest. From the vertical drop of Lost Soul Falls, or the fun of Emerald Adventure Rapids, those adrenaline loving kids in the family certainly have their choice of adventure!

For those smaller kids in the family, don't worry because there are plenty of things to do at The Lost Island perfect for their needs. Blue Iguana Lagoon for Kids features shallow wading pools, with kid friendly slides and fun water features to play in, and Starfish Cove is a shallow island with spouting whales, clownfish and mini slides...perfect for their imagination to take them under the ocean!

Then of course, The Lost Island has those non-water attractions which the family love! Spend time with some friendly family competition at Adventure Golf, or take to the tracks on the Go-Karts - a great way to get behind the wheel in a safe environment! Finally, the Flying Gecko Zipline makes for a great chance to push yourself to do something a little more scary (but we all know you can do it!)

Water fun and adventure all round at this Iowa waterpark! Make a SPLASH!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $24 waterpark day pass only

Children: Same as adult

Discount: Season passes available.

Free Under: 3 years


Need a little extra help?

Speak to guest services when you arrive to see how they can help you with the assistance you require.


When can we go?

Hours vary seasonally, but water park usually 10:30am - 6:30pm. 2pm - 10pm for non-water fun

May to September


Any top tips?

Protect your feet on warm days because the decking can get very hot!

I’m Hungry!

With two cafes, and snack bars you certainly won't go hungry! The cafes sell burgers, hot dogs, chicken, burritos, and all the things you could want on your family day out!

Healthy Eating

Both cafes sell healthy options like salads, and healthy snacks. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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