HENDERSON, NEVADA - MAY 30: Guests ride the Beach Blanket Banzai slide at Cowabunga Bay Water Park, which was allowed to open for the first time this weekend because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on May 30, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. The park would have opened on March 21 but had to wait until Nevada's Phase 2 reopening of the economy, which includes operating at 50% capacity, new social distancing guidelines and other restrictions in place. As a thank you for waiting for the reopening, the park is only allowing season pass holders in on opening weekend; it opens to the public on June 1.

USA Today recently released the winners of their 10 Best Campaigns. And one of the categories was the best outdoor waterpark. USA Today’s readers voted on what they consider the 10 best waterparks in the US. And while none of the North Carolina water parks made the list, one is just a short drive away! North Carolina does have some great waterparks including Carolina Harbor, Wet N’ Wild Emerald Point, and Great Wolf Lodge. But if you’re willing to drive maybe check out some of the ones on this list!

Waterparks are the ultimate summer fun destination. What’s better than relaxing on a lazy river or in a cabana or the adrenaline rush of a drop slide? Many on this list have impeccable theming and unique record-breaking slides.  Do you agree with this list? Let us know!

10 Best Waterparks In The US