Beckoning families year after year, theme parks and waterparks in Virginia offer memories of a lifetime and yearly thrills! Choose your next family adventure from mega-parks like Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens to indoor and local waterparks. Want to know which ones are close to you? Check out the map below.
Kings Dominion & Soak City
A 400-acre theme and water park, Kings Dominion, is home to more than 60 rides and attractions, including 12 world-class roller coasters known to international coaster enthusiasts. Located just 20 miles north of Richmond and 75 miles south of Washington, D.C., this Central Virginia theme park opens its gates to more than 13 million visitors a year.
Soak City is 20 acres of aquatic fun onsite at Kings Dominion and included with the price of admission. The world's tallest enclosed dark tube slide is a highlight of the park, as well as a giant water-powered playhouse with a swinging bridge. Hurricane Heights is a 65' slide complex with three experiences and Splash Island is the perfect play space for young children, which includes small slides, water sprays and more.
Busch Gardens® & Water Country USA
The European setting of Busch Gardens® has been voted "The World's Most Beautiful Theme Park" every year since 1990, and proves to be a delight for adults. But it's the rides that thrill the kids and give it another distinction, "The World's Favorite Theme Park!"
Visit England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy without the hassle of passports, customs and language barriers. Every country at Busch Gardens showcases popular foods, landmarks, gardens, shops and entertainment that put you in the middle of a particular European village. Hit the roller coasters of each country, too. Two of Busch Gardens' six coasters are rated in the Top 25 in the World!
Virginia's largest family waterpark, Water Country USA features plunging water slides, twisting flumes, a free-floating river, surf-boggans, waterfalls, caves, water curtains, lagoons and a huge Surfer's Bay with real surfing waves. Make a bee-line for Vanish Point, the drop slide that's actually four -- two super loop slides and two free-fall slides!
Great Wolf Lodge — Williamsburg
Great Wolf Lodge is a 67,000-square-foot indoor waterpark and named the Number One Pool in the USA by TripAdvisor, and is a year 'round favorite at a warm 84 degrees! From twisting tube slides that are both indoor and outdoor, to the family flume, lazy river and children's leisure pool, Great Wolf is optimum family fun.
Ocean Breeze Waterpark — Virginia Beach
Ocean Breeze Waterpark offers 16 waterslides, a 1 million-gallon Runaway Baywave pool, the Buccaneer Bay children's area and other fantastic attractions, Ocean Breeze is perfect family fun at the beach!
Maui Jack's Waterpark – Chincoteague Island
A brand new park on the island, you can enjoy sliding and splashing on brand new waterslides, floating on the lazy river or chilling in the tiki cabanas.
Pocahontas State Park – Chesterfield
Stay at Pocahontas State Park and enjoy the pool. It's almost a waterpark ... a slide, enclosed tube, bubblers and sprays make it a pretty enjoyable attraction for camping kids.
SplashDown Waterpark – Manassas
Five water areas spreading over 11 acres with "funbrellas" and pavilions, SplashDown is one of Northern Virginia's favorite summer chill destinations. Enjoy the 770-foot Lazy River, two fast slides, a beach with more than 250 tons of sand, and two 4-story waterslides, too!
Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole – Reston
The Water Mine isn't just any old-fashioned swimmin' hole. This one takes you back to the Wild West with covered wagons, mountain slides and Pete the Prospector lookin' to strike gold!
Great Waves – Alexandria
There's fun for everyone at Great Waves! Catch a wave in the Wave Pool or twist and turn down four-story water slides. Little tykes can enjoy the tad pool.
Splash Valley Water Park – Roanoke
Check out this new outdoor family leisure pool with huge water slides, a lazy river, and children's playground.
Last Updated: 2/26/2020