13 Must-Visit Water Parks in Indiana this Summer (2024)

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

Did you know that Indiana is home to some of the Midwest’s most exciting and family-friendly water parks? Dive into our ultimate guide to Indiana water parks, featuring the top destinations for exciting water-based adventures! From thrilling water slides to relaxing lazy rivers and exhilarating wave pools, we’ve got you covered. So pack your swimsuit and sunscreen, and get ready for an adventure!

The Best Water Parks in Indiana:

Holiday World Splashin Safari, Santa Claus

Address: 452 E Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus

According to TripAdvisor, Splashin’ Safari is one of the top water parks in the United States. Tickets grant access to both Splashin’ Safari and the adjacent theme park, Holiday World, so there’s endless fun to be had. Enjoy slides, rides, and wave pools, and take advantage of free soft drinks throughout the parks.

  • Cost: General admission starts at $49.99 when you purchase online at least one day ahead.
  • Hours: Hours vary by date. Find the full list of hours here. 
  • 2024 Dates: May 18 – September 15, 2024
Holiday World Water Park Indiana
Holiday World & 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 offers a variety of entertaining activities and rides suited for everyone, from toddlers to grandparents. Don’t miss the park’s latest addition, the KRAKEN, a thrilling 6-lane mat slide racer ride that guests will love. Bonus: Deep River Waterpark is a “cooler friendly waterpark” which means you are allowed to bring in your own cooler!

  • Cost: General admission starts at $39.95 on weekdays and $41.95 on the weekends. Discounts are available based on age and height here. 
  • Hours: Hours vary by date. Find the full list of hours here. 
  • 2024 Dates: Open from May 24th to May 27th, then May 31st to June 2nd. From June 7th to August 11th, it welcomes visitors every day. Then, transitioning after August 11th, it operates exclusively on weekends until Labor Day.
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. With an array of blue and red slides, a lazy river, and a splash pad designed for young children, families in the Indianapolis area delight in visiting Freedom Springs.

  • Cost: $18/adult; $10/child and seniors; *discount for Greenwood residents.
  • Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11 AM – 8 PM; Sunday: Noon – 6 PM; Thrilling Thursdays: Open until 10 PM until school goes back in session.
  • 2024 Dates: May 25 – September 2, 2024
Freedom Springs Greenwood
Freedom Springs Greenwood

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Murphy Aquatic Park in Avon

Address: 753 S County Rd 625 E, Avon

The waterpark will include a wave pool, water slides, a toddler zone, and a large play feature in the center of the pool. What’s more, the central water playground is completely ADA-accessible. Each body of water has zero-depth entry, and everything is wheelchair accessible. Water wheelchairs will also be available for those who want to get in the water and join in the fun.

  • Cost: Admission prices are $12/person or $10 for Avon residents.
  • Hours: Murphy Aquatic Park is open daily from 11 am to 6 pm.
  • 2024 Dates: Opening day is set for May 25, 2024
Murphy Aquatic Park Water Park in Avon
Murphy Aquatic Park Water Park in Avon

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Pine Lake Water Park

Address: 4640 W State Rd 218, Berne, IN

Pine Lake Waterpark is the perfect summer day trip for families looking to spend the day at the beach. Pine Lake Waterpark, located about 2-hours north of Indianapolis, has been a family-run business since 1922. Guests can soak up the sun at this unique beach/waterpark each summer.

  • Cost: Ages 10+: $9; ages 4-9: $7
  • Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10-8; Sunday: 12-8
  • 2024 Dates: Opening day is set for May 25-September 2, 2024

pine lake
Pine Lake Water Park

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.

  •  Cost: Adults (18+): $17.00 standard; $12.00 residents. Youth (Ages 5-17): $14.00 standard; $10.00 residents. Preschool Pass (Ages 2+): $13.00 standard; $9.00 residents.
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Noon- 6:00 pm Sundays.
  • 2024 Dates: May 24, 2024, through Labor Day, September 2, 2024.
Splash Island
Photo Credit: facebook.com/PlainfieldParksandRec

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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!

  • Cost: Adults (18+): $9 standard; $8.00 for residents. Youth (Ages 5-17): $7 standard; $6 residents. Preschool Pass (Ages 2-4): $5 standard; $4 residents.
  • Hours: Mon-Wed- 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; Thurs-Sat- 11:00 am-6:00 pm; Sunday – 12:00 pm-6:00 pm.
  • 2024 Dates: Opening day is set for May 25, 2024
Seashore Water Park, Lebanon
Seashore Water Park, Lebanon

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. 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?!

  • Cost: $17/adult; $14/child and seniors; $3 discount for Carmel residents
  • Hours: 11 am to 7 pm
  • 2024 Dates: May 25 – August 4, 2024
    monon center water park

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.

  • Cost: Adults (18+): $7. Youth (Ages 3-17): $6. Infant (Ages 0-2, comes with swim diaper): $2
  • FREE Days: FREE! Family Swims – Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; Aug. 1
  • Hours: 11 am-6 pm
  • 2024 Dates: May 18 – August 5; Weekend only August 10 – Sept 1, 2024

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Splash House, Marion

Address: 2601 S Adams St, Marion

The park boasts having the highest surfable wave in Indiana with an almost brand new wave pool. The Splash House also features a wave pool, a lazy river, 2 large slides, a kiddie area, and a beach area used for special events.

  • Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for children, $7 for seniors 55+, FREE for chil­dren 2 & under
  • Hours: Tues­day-Sat­ur­day: 11am-6pm, Tues­day-Sat­ur­day; Sunday: 12 – 6pm
  • 2024 Dates: Memo­r­i­al Day week­end through Labor DaySplash House, Marion Indiana

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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.
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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 downhill to pure summer refreshment. It 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.

  • Cost: Admission for 48″ and above is $41.99; for under 48″, it is $31.99. Children 36″ and under are FREE.
  • Hours: Hours vary by date. Find the full list of hours here. 
  • 2024 Dates: Water park opens May 25-September 2 (Weekends only beginning Aug. 11)

Indiana Beach

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.

  • Cost: $5/person; Ages 3 and under are free. Park admission requires an additional $8 fee per vehicle (in-state) OR $10 fee per vehicle (out-of-state).
  • Hours: 11 am-7 pm
Prophetstown State Park Aquatic Center, West Lafayette
Prophetstown Aquatic Center
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