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The Biggest and Best Water Parks in Texas

We love Water Parks in Texas. Memorial Day is especially exciting as many of our outdoor water parks open that weekend and the kids are out of school for the Summer. Texas has some great outdoor and indoor Water Parks.

Some Outdoor Water Parks in Texas open early in May and stay open at the weekends during September. Indoor water parks in Texas are open year-round. They are ideal when the weather is too hot or too cold to enjoy outdoor activities. This applies especially to our seasonal weather in Texas.

17 of the Most Fun Water Parks near Dallas Fort Worth and Texas

As the DFW Metroplex is so huge, you would expect us to have a good choice of water parks to try during the Summer season, especially outdoor options!

Complete with lazy rivers, slides of all sizes and levels for all age kids and a wave pool, usually they include a splash pad for the littlest of kids too.

Be sure to check out this list, as it includes some great options which your can visit as part of a staycation stay at a hotel, like Jade Waters at the Hilton Anatole, or just a few hours, like Epic Water Parks in Grand Prairie or The Cove at Lakefront in Little Elm.

Indoor Water Parks in Texas
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10 of the best Local Indoor Water Parks in Texas

One of the great things about an Indoor Water Park is that you can truly visit year-round, in hot temperatures when an Outdoor Water Park is open but it’s too hot to be outside for long. But in cold temperatures, it’s usually kept a hot and humid 85 degrees indoors so it’s perfect for a cold day.

There are some great indoor water parks in Dallas that are great for year-round water-based fun and swimming. These all come highly recommended and we share our tips for you to make the most of your visit.

Some of them are inside hotels, like Great Wolf Lodge, or inside one of the awesome local Recreation Centers offered by the City of Plano or the City of Frisco.

Hilton Anatole Dallas Texas
Jade Waters, Hilton Anatole

6 Really Great Hotels and Resorts for a Family Staycation Around DFW

Here’s the thing: most times if we’re planning to leave home for the weekend or a short stay at a nearby hotel or resort, it needs to include some great pools and most of them also offer a Water Park too.

It can be the best part of the trip for little kids! Just pack their floaters, swimsuit, and cover-up and check if you can reserve a cabana or space to enjoy for the day.

Schlitterbahn River Rapids
Photo Credit: Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts

New Braunfels Water Park, Schlitterbahn: the World’s Best!

It’s a big claim, but one that Schlitterbahn can make, as it makes sense for this Water Park in Texas. Everything’s bigger in Texas!

With more than 70 acres and more than 50 attractions, we can see why. Come and explore it with us and plan your visit to any of their locations in Texas.

Hilton Anatole and Jade Waters Dallas

Splash around fun at Jade Waters Resort Pool at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas

We love the Jade Waters Resort Pool for a few reasons: it’s close but far enough away from the city’s hustle and bustle and you can enjoy it as a day visitor or if you’re a guest at the Hilton Anatole Dallas during the Summer.

Hawaiian Falls

Hawaiian Falls Garland & The Colony: 9 Things to know before you go

Two of our closest water parks to Plano are both Hawaiian Falls locations. Great for kids of all ages, we think the sizes of the parks are easy to navigate and not too big that you feel lost.

If you haven’t spent a fun day getting wet at Hawaiian Falls Garland and Hawaiian Falls The Colony, we give you the inside scoop. You’ll know everything before you go to save money, bring what you need with you and plan the best day out for your kids, family, and friends!