Wednesday, 06 04, 2014
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Are you ready to ride the waves, float on a lazy river or test your G-force resistance on a swooping water slide? As temperatures climb, splash into these and more summer pleasures at water parks throughout Kentucky.
The state’s largest water park, Hurricane Bay at Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, recently reopened after several years and is bigger and wetter than ever. New attractions include a 12,000-square-foot wave lagoon, a body slide with a 122-foot drop and a unique 52-foot-tall rafting water slide that lets you defy gravity.
At Kentucky Splash Water Park in southeastern Kentucky, you can enjoy a mammoth 18,000-square-foot wave pool and an enticing drift river, along with several slides and pools. Seven slides and a giant tipping bucket are among the many attractions at Splash Lagoon Water Park at Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green.
So, cool off and carry on at a water park this summer. Here’s where you can find information on these purveyors of summer fun around Kentucky.
Hurricane Bay at Kentucky Kingdom, Louisville. www.kentuckykingdom.com. 502-813-8200.
Kentucky Splash Water Park, Williamsburg. www.kentuckysplash.com. 606-549-6065.
Kentucky Venture River Water Park, Eddyville. www.ventureriver.com. 270-388-7999.
SomerSplash Waterpark, Somerset. www.somersplash.com. 606-679-7946.
Splash Lagoon Water Park at Beech Bend Park, Bowling Green. www.beechbend.com. 270-781-7634.
Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center, Hopkinsville. www.tiebreakerpark.com. 270-890-0730.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Waterslide, Cave City. www.jellystonemammothcave.com, 270-773-3840.
The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism is an agency within the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, which promotes the Commonwealth as a travel destination. Tourism in Kentucky has an economic impact of more than $12.5 billion, supports about 175,000 jobs and generates more than $1.3 billion in taxes.