1709 N. 98th St., Kansas City, Kansas
COST: $32.99 adult, $24.99 child/senior
From the award-winning Schlitterbahn family, based in New Braunfels, Texas , comes Schlitterbahn Vacation Village, one of the newer jewels in western Wyandotte County’s crown.
The sprawling development features a water park complete with the latest in splash-soaked entertainment like the Kristal River, Raging River Tube Chute, Bahnzai Pipeline Tube Slide, and Kristal Beach. Outside the water park, a 3,000-foot Riverwalk connects visitors to a lush shopping, dining, and entertainment district.
Book a room at Schlitterbahn’s on-site hotel and choose from a waterfront cabin or a Treehaus, an elevated pod that connects to the park’s river system through an individual waterslide.