Top 10 Theme Parks And Amusement Parks In Arkansas, USA

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Looking at the nicknames given to Arkansas, the “Land of Opportunity” and the “Natural State”, it may be unexpected that this state is also full of exciting theme parks and amusement parks that are suitable for a family getaway. Many people are listing Arkansas as their favourite summer holiday destinations due to this reason alone and they travel here in droves to have a guaranteed good time with the people they love. Moreover, Arkansas is also considered an affordable state to visit and it is accessible by both land and air. From natural parks to amusement parks that will boost your adrenaline, a holiday in Arkansas will surely become one of the trips that you will never forget. So, get your whole group together and start planning some major fun for the holidays. But first, keep scrolling to read our article on the top theme parks and amusement parks in Arkansas, USA, to get you prepared for all the excitement that is waiting for you.

1. Parrot Island Waterpark

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Parrot Island Waterpark on Monday, July 19, 2021

Spend a hot summer day at the Parrot Island Waterpark and splash around all day at their various fun water attractions. This tropical-themed water park is suitable for both children and children at heart, where you’ll have a spectacular time away from your daily routine and get a chance to unwind.

Find Tiny Turtle Island, a dedicated area for the little ones to climb, slide, and be excited by the water around them. Parrot Island Waterpark also has a section where you can try out surfing without having to tackle intense waves and currents.

Parrot Island Waterpark

Address: 7300 Zero Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas

Website: Parrot Island Waterpark

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

Price: 13 USD (for heights under 48 inches/1.2 metres and seniors aged 65+); 18 USD (for heights over 48 inches/1.2 metres); free for children under 3 years old

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2. Magic Springs and Crystal Falls

Magic Springs - Crystal Falls Children's Pool
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Located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Magic Springs and Crystal Falls was a popular water park back in the 80s and was named Magic Springs before it reopened in 2000 with the current name is has now. One of the famous attractions here is Splash Island, which is more than four stories tall and has ten water slides that will make the whole family shriek with joy and excitement as they try them all.

Experience the ultimate VIP treatment when you rent your own private cabana, which you can reserve through their official site.

Magic Springs and Crystal Falls

Address: 1701 E Grand Ave, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Website: Magic Springs and Crystal Falls

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 7pm; Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm

Price: starting from 25 USD

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3. Alma Aquatic Park

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Posted by Alma Aquatic Park on Monday, June 14, 2021

Known as the largest water park in Arkansas, Alma Aquatic Park not only offers you a fun day in the water and under the sun, but also areas for you and your family to have a nice picnic outdoors. Even if you’re just coming for the water park, you don’t need to worry about food, since there is a food court with a wide range of meal options that you can purchase.

Alma Aquatic Park

Address: 731 City Park Rd, Alma, Arkansas

Website: Alma Aquatic Park

Opening hours: Mon: 11am - 8pm; Tue - Sat: 11am - 6:30pm; Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Price: 10 USD (11 years and up); 5 USD (5 - 10 years); 2 USD (3 years and younger); free (65 years+)

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4. Rogers Aquatics Center

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Posted by Rogers Aquatics Center on Friday, April 27, 2018

You can find a number of fun water features at this 3-acre (1.2-hectare) water park, including a leisure pool that has two basketball hoops and a volleyball net, a vortex plunge pool with a rock climbing wall, and a tot pool that will give your little ones a happy time while playing around in the water.

Another thing that visitors love about this place is that the staff and lifeguards are very friendly and have a deep concern for the safety of the people who visit. You can enjoy an exciting day at Rogers Aquatic Centre and feel safe at all times.

Rogers Aquatics Center

Address: 1707 South 26th Street, Rogers, Arkansas

Website: Rogers Aquatics Center

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 6pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 7pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

Price: 15 USD (for heights of 48 inches/1.2 metres and up); 10 USD (for heights of 48 inches/1.2 metres and under); free (for heights under 36 inches/1 metre); 8 USD for seniors

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5. Crenshaw Springs Water Park

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Travelling to this particular water park in Arkansas will be an excellent treat for the whole family. Crenshaw Springs Water Park is the place where everyone can have different kinds of fun with the park’s various attractions. If you’re planning to test your diving skills, then the Deep Doggie Dive Board is the one for you, while your little ones can enjoy a splashy time at the Turtle Tot Spot, which is designed explicitly with shallow water to ensure their safety.

Don’t forget to try the Diamondback Dive or the Cottonmouth Curse while you’re here for an exciting sliding time. Your kids can also try the rock wall for a bit of rock climbing.

Crenshaw Springs Water Park

Address: 9801 Dollarway Road • White Hall • Arkansas

Website: Crenshaw Springs Water Park

Opening hours: Sat: 11am - 7pm; Sun: 1pm - 6pm (closed on Mon - Thu)

Price: 12 USD (adults); 10 USD (ages 4 - 12 years); free (kids aged 3 years and under); 10 USD (active military and senior citizens 65+); 100 USD (10-visit pass, no age restrictions)

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6. Splash Zone Water Park

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Posted by Splash Zone on Thursday, May 20, 2021

Cool off your summer days by visiting the always-fun Splash Zone Water Park. Be it with your family or group of friends, it is always guaranteed that your group will have a spectacular time hopping from one attraction to the next in this splashy place. If you have younger children in your group, the Splashdome is the one place they will definitely enjoy, along with the play pool that has a shallow entry, perfect for those under 1 metre (3.3 feet) in height.

Splash Zone Water Park

Address: 201 W Martin St, Jacksonville, Arkansas

Website: Splash Zone Water Park

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 6:30pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 6pm

Price: 5 USD (ages 5+)

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7. Funland Amusement Park (Burns Park)

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Posted by North Little Rock Funland on Friday, March 5, 2010

With a name as amusing as this, it’s guaranteed that your visit to Funland Amusement Park will be one of your most memorable holiday activities. Take the whole family here and give the exciting rides a go, from the Lil Eli Ferris Wheel, which will be popular with the little ones, to the Space Shuttle that will give them an experience as astronauts. Of course, this place also has the classic rides for children, including a choo choo train, climbing wall, and spinning teacups.

Funland Amusement Park

Address: 25 Funland Drive, North Little Rock, Arkansas

Website: Funland Amusement Park

Opening hours: Sat: 10am - 7pm; Sun: 1pm - 6pm; Tue - Fri: appointments only (closed on Mon)

Price: 2 USD per ride; 12 USD (unlimited ride pass); 40 USD (season pass, individual); 100 USD (season pass, family of 4); 5 USD (special event admission, per person)

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8. Wild River Country

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

Whether you’re fond of wet, splashy fun or not, you can always visit Wild River Country and experience a great time with your family and friends. Recently, they opened three new thrilling rides for customers to enjoy, the Aqualoop, Speed Slide, and Free Fall Plus. Wild River Country offers a lot of exciting fun for the whole family, sure to test your bravery and level of delight.

Wild River Country

Address: 6820 Crystal Hill Rd North Little Rock, Arkansas

Website: Wild River Country

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 10am - 6pm; Wed - Sat: 10am - 7pm; Sun: 12pm - 7pm

Price: Starts from 15 USD

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9. Holiday Springs Water Park

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Posted by Holiday Springs Water Park on Friday, May 28, 2021

There are more than just waterslides at Holiday Springs Water Park. Travel to this water park at least once during your summer holiday and experience a great time in the water and under the sun. Try the 65-foot (almost 20-metre) drop in the Texas Sky Fall capsule and feel a combination of adrenaline and fear as the trapdoor under you opens and drops you into water.

Or, slide in the total darkness when you try out the Green Monster. Holiday Springs Water Park offers a variety of waterslides that will give you unforgettable memories throughout your visit.

Holiday Springs Water Park

Address: 5501 Crossroads Parkway, Texarkana, Arkansas

Website: Holiday Springs Water Park

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 7pm; Sun: 12pm - 7pm

Price: Starts from 23 USD

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10. Manila Water Park (Duncan Wall Water Park)

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Posted by Manila Water Park on Friday, June 11, 2021

Make your summer days always fresh by visiting this exciting water park in Manila, Arkansas. Although the public knows it more as the Manila Water Park, this place is actually called the Duncan Wall Water Park. But what’s in a name when you can have fun splashing in the water with your family and friends? Even your little ones will love this place and can enjoy playing in the kiddie pool or the splash jungle gym.

Manila Water Park (Duncan Wall Water Park)

Address: Corner of Davis and Lake Street, Manila, Arkansas

Opening hours: 1pm - 5pm (daily)

Price: 5 USD

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Prepare for a holiday with a splash

Top 10 Theme Parks And Amusement Parks In Arkansas, USA
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Whether it’s summertime or not, there will always be a reason to visit theme parks or amusement parks, especially the ones that come with built-in water parks. Imagine the fun that your little ones will experience when they try the slides, water cannons, and everything that the water parks on this list offers. Or, if they prefer to enjoy attractions, they can enjoy the adrenaline rush and excitement. Of course, to save money, you can always purchase the year-long passes mentioned here, so you can always return to the park for no extra cost.

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