Houstonians say these are 5 of the best waterparks to visit in Texas this summer


HOUSTON – Summertime in Texas means waterparks are opening back up.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday afternoon that waterparks can open at 25% capacity starting Friday.

If you are looking for a great waterpark to bring your family to, or if it’s your first time visiting one, our KPRC 2 Facebook audience named some of their favorite waterparks to visit during the Texas summer.

Here’s what they said:

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels

Location: New Braunfels

Many Texans flock to the original Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, just about a three hour drive from Houston. Those who shared their favorite waterparks in Texas said they highly recommend this park for its scenery and attractions.

Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

Located: Spring

Fun fact: If you remember WaterWorld back in the day, several of its attractions were moved to Splashtown after the closure of AstroWorld in 2005.

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Posted by Hurricane Harbor Splashtown on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Great Wolf Lodge

Location: Grapevine

Great for families of all ages, Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor waterpark, arcade, and resort all in one. Some of our Facebook followers say it’s “the coolest."

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Posted by Great Wolf Lodge on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Big Rivers Waterpark

Location: New Caney

This family-friendly waterpark is well-praised after safely reopening during Memorial Day weekend, according to their Facebook followers. The waterpark also features dry attractions such as a petting zoo and a giant zip line.

Typhoon Texas

Location: Katy

Typhoon Texas is home to the most Texas slide of the park: the Typhoon, decorated with a Texas flag where you and up to five people ride vertically on a Texas-sized wall.

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Posted by Typhoon Texas Houston on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Did we miss any cool waterparks in Texas? Let us know in the comments below!

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