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Big Surf Fun

1500 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
480-994-2297
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Ranked #3 of 12 activities in Tempe
Type: Water Parks
Owner description: Big Surf is opening for the summer! Come catch the waves and beat the Arizona heat. Excellent place to host your next party. Catering is available.... more » Owner description: Big Surf is opening for the summer! Come catch the waves and beat the Arizona heat. Excellent place to host your next party. Catering is available. Season passes are available. « less
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It's not the biggest water park in Phoenix, but it has enough to make for a fun day. There are several slides and a nice size wave pool. My only issue is that they did not have enough inter tubes out for the day. Half the time you ended up with a half inflated tube, as the good ones were... More

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El Mirage, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

$125 for five people from 10 am-6 pm. That's just for admission. They kick you out of the wave pool so boogie boarders can practice? Stupid. Why pay the price to be kicked out of the wave pool. The food is outrageously expensive and doesn't taste good either.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Even though this place is a bit older and not very big it was perfect for walking around with younger children. A little pricey but the customer service was excellent!!! Very hard and rare to find these days! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who was looking for a waterpark.

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My family and I spent the hot summer morning at this water park. The park is clean, has plenty of slides, and staff is relatively friendly. However, the park is very small - which may not be a bad thing during the weekday when it is less crowded. However, it is not worth the price ($27.95) for the entrance; they... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This was our first, and our last trip to Big Surf. First of all, there are not many rides for adults. The line situation is very confusing, we were waiting in line,without having a tube, and people kept passing us. Very irritating. Then we find out that the line is the same for two sets of slides and whether you... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

It as my daughter's birthday and unfortunately a lot of our family was out of town on "her"day. So, the 14, 12 and 10 year olds and I loaded up and headed over for a fun day at the water park. They move you through the gates quickly and they have PLENTY of storage. Some can be paid for others... More

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Kingman, AZ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We really enjoyed our day at Big Surf. The wave pool is big, there are plenty of slides for every age, and if you get there early enough you can secure a shady spot. We did eat lunch at the park, which was costly.(outside food and drink is not allowed) I would recommend packing your lunch and drinks in a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have been going to the great ocean in the desert since Big Surf opened, for fun, water slides, surf and more.This past week we rented a ramada for a small reunion and party and were served by some wonderful young hosts. The experience was the greatest once again!!! We will definitely return. Deise family

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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had a lot of fun. Went with the Groupon voutures...I wouldn't pay more than that to go. The wave pool is fun and the slides are great...nothing crazy thrilling but the ones you both can go down on the same tube are awesome!! Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Mesa, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We visit at least once every summer but have just visited for the last time. This place has gotten very rundown and the employees are rude. No wonder there is a Groupon every week. Our daughter went down the rainbow slides then all of a sudden one lifeguard decided she was too tall. She may be an inch over but... More

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