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When the heat of summer descends, millions of visitors head to America's water parks to cool off. We asked our readers to vote for their favorite outdoor water parks in the country for the ultimate day of sun and fun.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Outdoor Water Park are as follows:
- Lost Island Waterpark - Waterloo, Iowa
- Splashin' Safari - Santa Claus, Ind.
- Aquatica Orlando - Orlando
- Dollywood's Splash Country - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
- Water Country USA - Williamsburg, Va.
- Cowabunga Bay - Henderson, Nev.
- Carolina Harbor - Charlotte
- Adventure Island - Tampa
- Universal's Volcano Bay - Orlando
- Schlitterbahn - New Braunfels, Texas
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
Congratulations to all these winning water parks!