The Best Water Parks in Indiana

A guide to road-worthy water parks in Indiana perfect for family fun

We’re talking water parks today – the ones worth a drive to see/play/enjoy in Indiana that is! If your neighborhood pool just isn’t cutting it, we call ROAD TRIP to one of these water parks in Indiana worth road trippin’ to.

Related Article: 100 Things to do this Summer around Indy

The Best Water Parks in Indiana:

Splashin’ Safari at Holiday World, Santa Claus

Address: 452 E Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus

This southern Indiana spot was recently named one of the top water parks in the United States by TripAdvisor and with good reason: Because it is! Not only are tickets good for both Splashin Safari and its adjacent theme park, Holiday World, there’s oodles of fun from slides to rides to wave pools. Bonus: They provide free soft drinks in Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari (which include lemonade, Gatorade, iced teas, and water, in addition to carbonated beverages).

  • Hours/Cost: 11am-7pm on weekdays/Sundays; 11am-8pm on Saturdays. General Admission: They offer pick your price online e-ticket options. Daily admission differs daily so be sure to check HERE to save and get your tickets before you go. Another bonus: NO extra fees!

    Water Park in Indiana splashin safari
    splashin safari

Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point

Address: 9001 E Lincoln Hwy, Crown Point

After expanding in 2005, Deep River Waterpark is Northern Indiana’s largest water park. The park features many fun activities and rides for all ages, from toddlers to grandparents Guest won’t want to miss this park’s newest attraction, the KRAKEN, a 6 lane mat slide racer ride. Bonus: Deep River Waterpark is a “cooler friendly waterpark” which means you are allowed to bring in your own cooler!

Hours/Cost: Deep River Waterpark is open 9am -5pm on the following days, May 28,29,30,31 + June 4,5,6 + June 11 thru August 15 + August 21,22,28,29 + September 4,5,6. A standard ticket is $30.95 Monday-Friday, and $32.95 on Saturday-Sunday. Guest under 46″ and seniors over 60 are discounted $4. An additional $4 discount is given to Indiana residents. Children under 12 months are free. 

Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point
Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point

Freedom Springs Aquatic Center, Greenwood

Address: 850 W Stop 18 Rd, Greenwood

What’s notable about Freedom Springs? Pretty much everything. From the mass of blue and red slides to the lazy river to the splash pad for little ones, Indianapolis-area families also enjoy Freedom Springs for their late Thursday evenings when the park is open until 10 pm.

  • Hours/Cost: Mondays through Saturdays 11:00 am-8:00 pm; Sundays Noon-6:00 pm, and Thrilling Thursdays 11:00 am-10:00 pm. Greenwood resident adults $8; non-residents $10. Resident child $6; non-residents $8. Infants (0-2): FREE. Discounts available for military and seniors.

Related Article: 6 Central Indiana Splash Pads Worth the Drive

Prophetstown State Park Aquatic Center, West Lafayette

Address: 5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette

The perfect way to cap off your camping trip or day’s visit to Prophetstown State Park, we know their Aquatic Center is also worth the drive for a visit. This water park includes a tots splash pool, lazy river, and adventure slides, plus an on-site snack bar to curb any after-swim hunger.

  • Hours/Cost: Open 11am-7pm daily. $5 per person. Kids under 3 are free.

Prophetstown State Park Aquatic Center, West Lafayette
Prophetstown Aquatic Center

Splash Island, Plainfield

Address: 651 Vestal Rd, Plainfield

Two pulsating vortexes and a lily pad crossing make this tropical paradise an adventure. This is an indoor and outdoor water park with tons of play features and a 900-foot lazy river. Features Wet Wednesdays Night Swims from 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm.

  •  Hours/Cost: Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Noon- 6:00 pm Sundays. Adults (18+): $11.00 standard; $7.00 residents. Youth (Ages 5-17): $10.00 standard; $6.00 residents. Preschool (Ages 2+) : $8.0 standard; $5.00 residents. Resident and Member Monday Nights (7pm-10pm) $5.25.

Indiana water parks worth a drive_Indy's Child
Photo credits: Visit Hendricks County.


DON’T MISS: Our Indianapolis splash pads guide is perfect for local splash-worthy fun!


Seashore Water Park, Lebanon

Address: 130 E Ulen Dr, Lebanon

From zero entry to 3 feet deep your children can busy themselves in our kiddie area complete with small slides, interactive water toys, geysers and an over-sized bucket that spills out over the entire feature – just don’t get caught underneath it unless you’re ready to get wet!

  • Hours/Cost: Monday-Wednesday 11am-7pm, Thursday-Saturday 11am-6pm, and Sunday 12pm-6pm.  Ages 2-4: $5 standard and $3 town resident.  Ages 5-17: $7 standard and $5 town resident.  Adults: $8 standard and $6 town resident.

Monon Community Center, Carmel

Address: 195 Central Park Dr W, Carmel

Definitely, a fan favorite in the general Indianapolis area, the Monon Community Center Waterpark includes the basics like a kiddie pool, zero-depth activity pool, and 1/8 mile lazy river. And then there are unique features like the FlowRider (which allows a swimmer to try out surfing in a pool setting) and AquaClimb (a climbing activity above a pool drop). Bonus: All pools are heated to 78 degrees. Plus, have you heard of the adults-only Monon Mixers?!

  • Hours/Cost: The Monon Community Center Waterpark is open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Sunday from Memorial Day through August 9. After August 9, the waterpark is closed on weekdays but open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $12 for adults and $9 for kids ages 3-15, as well as seniors. For more information, visit you needing a kid-free night? The Waterpark at the Monon Community Center will host the summer’s second adult-only night this Thursday.

Franklin Family Aquatic Center, Franklin

Address: 396 Branigin Blvd, Franklin

What’s cool at this spot? It offers an Olympic-sized pool with diving well, 190-foot water slide, a zero depth pool with a play structure including 16 interactive play features, water basketball, concession stand, and sun decks.

  • Hours/Cost: 11:00 am-6:00 pm daily. Adults: $5.00. Kids (3-17): $4.00 Ages 2 and under: $2.00

More Summer Fun: Places to Splash the Summer Away

Splash House, Marion

Address: 2601 S Adams St, Marion

The park boasts having the highest surf-able wave in Indiana with the almost brand new wave pool. The Splash House also features a wave pool, a lazy river, 2 large slides {in addition to the Bowl Slide which has been under repair}, a kiddie area, and a beach area used for special events.

  • Hours/Cost: Monday-Saturday, 11:00 am-6:00 pm daily. Adults: $8.00. Kids: $6.00 Ages 2 and under: Free

    Indiana water parks worth a drive_Indy's Child
    Photo credit: City of Marion.

Gill Family Aquatic Center, Danville

Address: 451 Leedy St, Danville

The aquatic center boasts a splash playground, two waterslides, diving boards, swimming lanes and so much more. Other amenities in Ellis Park include an amphitheater, hiking trails, large playground, picnic shelters, baseball diamonds for both league and tournament play and much more. (May 27- August 8, 2017)

  • Hours/Cost: 11:00 am-7:00 pm Daily;  Admission: $7; $5 residents.  Kids 3 and under free! Twilight pass (4pm-7pm only) $3.50.

MORE ROAD TRIP FUN:  Top Tubing Destinations Around Indiana

French Lick Big Splash Adventure, French Lick

Address: 8505 IN-56, French Lick

This enormous 40,000 square foot indoor water park is entirely enclosed in glass to bring the outside in during your visit. During warm weather days, the glass roof retracts! Includes multiple pirate-themed waterslides, a lazy {“Lost”} river and plenty of interactive water stations for kids. Purchase day passes HERE.

  • Hours/Cost: Open daily from 9:30 am-9:30 pm. Admission for 46″ and up: $24.95. Below 46″ is $19.95. Kids 2 and under are free.

Image result for french lick big splash
French Lick Big Splash Adventure

Indiana Beach, Monticello

Address: 5224 E Indiana Beach Rd, Monticello

Indiana Beach offers six of the Midwest’s largest and wildest water slides, taking riders for a downhill trip to pure summer refreshment. Also includes a spray pad, lazy river, and beach swimming area, adjacent to an entire amusement park of fun packed with roller coasters and a kiddie land.

  • Hours/Costs: Open 11:00 am-6:00 pm daily.  Admission: 48″ and above: $39.99 online. Under 48″: $29.99. Age 60 & over: $19.99 Children 2 and under are free.


Similar Articles



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

fifteen − 6 =


From our Sponsors