Summer 2023 is going to be a great one in Iowa. If you're looking for something new to do this year with the family, this hidden gem water park might just be what you need. This could be a great way to avoid the big, expensive theme parks.

The water park we are looking at today is located in Ankeny, Iowa. Many locals and those who know about this spot absolutely love it.


If you're trying to stay cool this summer, and not break the bank... this might be the park for you.

The Water Park

The water park is called Cascade Falls Aquatic Center. "Only In Your State" Called this park the "Hidden Gem" of Iowa.

The waterslides, lazy river, and other activities are much just as great as the competition, and it’s the perfect affordable way to get the whole family out of the heat.

Cascade Falls Aquatic Center is a town-run park, this means that admission is going to be less expensive than other spots. Admission is as follows,

General: $9
Seniors (60+): $5
Children 2 & Under $2


All The Attractions

According to the website, there is a ton to do.

  • Heated water
  • FlowRider surf machine - must be 42" or taller
  • Zero depth entry pool
  • Kiddie slide - no height requirement
  • Floor geysers and water cannons
  • Lazy river
  • Lap pool
  • Diving well and drop slide - must be 48" or taller
  • 1 meter spring board and 3 meter platform diving - No height requirement
  • Swirl Bowl slide - must be 48" or taller
  • Lap swimming
  • Water walking
  • Concession stand
  • Area for sunbathing
  • In-pool shade

Are you planning on checking out the Cascade Falls Aquatic Center this year?

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