Can you believe it? It’s already the last month of summer vacation! Before you remind your kids that they’ll be going back to class in a couple weeks, plan a final summer send off. What better way to do that than to take them to a water park!

Splash around, ride down some slides, and catch some rays! Now the question is, which one to choose? From of the thousands of water parks in North America, we’ve narrowed it down to the best of the best.

Here are our picks for the best water parks you need to visit before the end of summer:

Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando, Florida

Located in Disney World, this water park boasts the world’s biggest wave pool! It’s theme is based off a “Disney Legend” of a typhoon that wreaked havoc on a once pristine island paradise. The park’s decor definitely illustrates that- with fishing nets and gear scattered around the park. The cherry (or ship in this case) on top is the “Miss Tilly” boat on top of “Mount Mayday” which erupts every half an hour with a huge spray of water. Not only is this water park a great sight, it’s guaranteed to be fun for the whole family!

Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Next time you decide to visit Niagara Falls, definitely stop by Great Wolf Lodge. This gigantic 100,000 square feet indoor water park is a kid’s dream! With 13 water slides, a huge tipping bucket, 9 splash and play pools, and a 4-story water tree house it’ll satisfy any water park lover. The great part about Great Wolf Lodge is that whether it’s the middle of summer or the frigid winter, it will be open and ready for you!

Raging Waters, San Jose, California

Raging Waters in San Jose is a must visit for waterpark thrill seekers! The 23-acre park boasts an enormous 350,000 gallon wave pool along with great rides and slides that the whole family will love. For those looking for a thrill, the “Bombs Away” body slide is definitely the attraction you need to go on. An enclosed capsule perched at the top of a 200 foot tower seals the rider in as they wait for the floor underneath to fall and plummet them at high speeds. This slide is definitely not for the faint of heart, but we know you’ll love it!

Cultus Lake Waterpark, Cultus Lake, British Columbia

As British Columbia’s biggest waterpark, Cultus Lake Waterpark will guarantee fun for the whole family. Whether you’re a thrill seeker looking for the fastest and tallest water slides or someone just looking to hang out on the lazy river, Cultus has you covered. For over 30 years this water park has been a fan favourite, and it surely won’t disappoint. If you’re also thinking of planning a camping trip, look no further! Cultus Lake is just a short drive away from 2 campsites within the area.

Noah’s Ark, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Last, but certainly not least- America’s biggest waterpark: Noah’s Ark! Located in the heart of Wisconsin Dells, this waterpark sits on 70 acres and boasts attractions including: 41 waterslides, 2 giant wave pools, a 4-D movie theater, and bumper boats just to name a few. You’ll definitely want to spend a whole fun-filled day here if you want to get a taste of everything Noah’s Ark has to offer!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your towel, goggles, swimsuit, and sunscreen! Take your family to one of these awesome parks and have a swimmingly awesome day!

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