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Connor Kenney
Connor Kenney

It's official, Iowa is home to the best outdoor water park in the country. This water park is also the largest water park in the state of Iowa and it's only 2 hours away from the Quad Cities.

Congratulations to Lost Island Water Park on being named the number one best outdoor water park, according to USA Today's Readers' Choice poll. In 2019, Lost Island was voted the second best outdoor water park in the country but this year, they took the cake.

Lost Island Water Park is only 2 hours away from the Quad Cities and located in Waterloo, Iowa.

The impressive part is that Lost Island won first place during the middle of global pandemic. The officially opened up for the 2020 summer season back on June 20. They have been limiting the park capacity to 1,600 people a day and clearly people are still loving themselves some Lost Island.

USA Today publishes the top 10 Readers' Choice of each category. Here are the other outdoor water parks that aren't as good as Lost Island:

  1. Lost Island Waterpark - Waterloo, Iowa
  2. Splashin' Safari - Santa Claus, Ind.
  3. Aquatica Orlando - Orlando
  4. Dollywood's Splash Country - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
  5. Water Country USA - Williamsburg, Va.
  6. Cowabunga Bay - Henderson, Nev.
  7. Carolina Harbor - Charlotte
  8. Adventure Island - Tampa
  9. Universal's Volcano Bay - Orlando
  10. Schlitterbahn - New Braunfels, Texas

Congratulations to Lost Island on taking first place! It's going to be very exciting to have a theme park right next door in 2022.

Take a look inside the best water park in the country, Lost Island Water Park.

Iowa's Best Water Par, Lost Island


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