Family Activities:

Wild Water West


Wild Water West

26767 466th Ave., Sioux Falls, SD

For cool summer fun, this seasonal amusement park offers South Dakota’s only wave pool and its largest outdoor waterpark. Older, independent kids can head for the looping slides or the new Tornado Alley that swirls and drops riders into a pool below it. Parents can lounge in the adults-only pool with a swim-up bar or go head-to-head with kids and challenge them to batting practice, paintball, bumper boats with water cannons, go-karts, mini-golf or sand volleyball.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the summer (with some reduced hours for the last two weeks of August)

Under 48 inches tall and over 60 years old, $15.77; over 48 inches tall, $26.32