When I think of summer and warm weather, I immediately think of waterparks and water slides and splash pads. Did you know that we have quite a few awesome water parks in Indianapolis and Central Indiana? We’re lawing down the info on the best Indy area water parks and a few that are worth the drive! Add these cool hot spots to your summer list of things to do in Indy.

Indianapolis Area Water Parks

Freedom Springs Water Park

750 W. Stop 18 Rd., Greenwood
This south side water park has a lazy river, lap pool, zero depth entry activity pool with a play zone for children, three huge water slides (two body slides and a tube slide), diving boards, a lily pad crossing and a drop slide. Play all day and enjoy a plethora of options at the concession stand. Purchase a seasonal soda fountain cup and get $1 refills all summer long!  Cabana and shelter rentals are available for full day and half days. Purchase a punch pass to save money, summer memberships available.
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The Waterpark in Carmel

1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel
This north side water park has elements that are sure to excite the whole family. The world famous FlowRider® is the best place in Indiana to get that surfer experience. Scale the wall and reach the top of the AquaClimb®, splash around in the zero-depth pool with large playground activity area, swim in the lap pool, enjoy the brand new activity area in the kiddie pool, relax on the lazy river, get your adrenaline rush on the plunge slide, challenge your friends on the lily pad course and race down one of two water slides. Added bonus, your admission includes access to other on-site amenities. Concessions available. Food and coolers are allowed in the designated grass area only.
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Splash Island Water Park

651 Vestal Rd, Plainfield
This west side water park is a favorite place to beat the heat all summer long. With extended evening hours one night each week, families can enjoy the fun even when the sun is going down. Try all three water slides, splash your friends at the water playground with tip bucket in the zero depth entry kiddie pool, take a float around the winding river, fight the current in the two pulsating vortexes, dive in to the competition pool, play a game of hoops at the water basketball court and enjoy the other play areas. Concessions available, outside food permitted.
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Franklin Family Aquatic Center

396 Branigin Blvd, Franklin
This south side aquatic center has two water park-like features; a large slide and a fun activity playground in the zero-depth entry pool. Add the huge, colorful umbrellas, packed social calendar and sunshine, you’re in a water-filled haven.
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Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center

802 W. Park Ave., Kokomo
Leisure Pool
Competition & Lap Pool
Slide Tower with tube & body slides
Kiddie Slide
Splash Pad Play Area
Lazy River
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Splashin’ Safari Water Park at Holiday World

452 E Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus
Free with admission: soft drinks, parking, sunscreen and wifi. Kids 2 and under are free. See website for current prices. Your water park admission also includes admission to the traditional amusement park. Concessions available.
Wave Pools
Lazy River
More than 8 HUGE Slides
Multiple Splash Areas & Water Playgrounds
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Prophetstown State Park Aquatic Center

5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette
Kids 3 and under are free, see website for current pricing + vehicle entrance fees
Tube Slide
Body Flume
Lazy River
Adventure Area
Zero Entry Pool with Play Area
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Big Splash Adventure Water Park & Hotel

8505 IN-56, French Lick
Hotel Rooms start at $139 per night. Day passes (limited number) are available during certain times, see website for current pricing. Kids 2 and under are free. Concessions available.
Water Slides
Lazy River
Obstacle Course
Water Playground
Children’s Splash Area
Outdoor Area
Adults Only Hot Tub
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Abe Martin Lodge Water Park Brown County

8505 IN-56, French Lick
Perfect for quick getaways, this indoor aqua park offers an entry level experience for young water park goers. Tow large slides, whirlpool, zero depth entry activity area, basketball and volleyball all make this a fun place for families to play.
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Indiana Beach

5224 E Indiana Beach Rd, Monticello
Admission includes unlimited rides at the traditional theme park and water park. Concessions available. See website for current pricing.
Six Water Slides
Lazy River
Splash Area
Swim Area with Sandy Beach
Water-Coaster
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Water Parks Near Indiana

Kings Island Soak City Water Park

6300 Kings Island Dr #2, Kings Mills, OH

Soak City, the water park at Kings Island, has more than 50 water attractions, including 36 water slides! With dedicated spaces specifically for young children and water fun opportunities for kids who can’t swim yet, everyone can have a fun time!
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Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

2501 Great Wolf Dr, Mason, OH

A favorite destination for Indianapolis water park loving families, Great Wolf Lodge has water slides, a wave pool, activity areas and a lazy river, all indoors! “Kids” of all ages will LOVE this place. And now, with day passes available, you can make a day trip of it!
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