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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
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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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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6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Glendale, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I love this place! The kids love this place. With a family of 6 the groupon deal made it even better. You can take your ice chest in with your own bottled water. Food is pricey. BUT if you pack your own lunch you can leave and picnic it on the lawn out front of the park.

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Kingman, Arizona, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This place is awesome. Compared to wet n wild this place might not be that big but it works for what it is. We stayed practically the whole day. Please be sure to bring your sunscreen. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We didn't eat any of the food in the park so I can't comment on that. Also... More

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Eagar, Arizona, United States
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Wave pool is fun for all ages...slides for all thrill levels, from grandmas to teens. Wasn't expecting to find umbrellas and lounge chairs available for shade. Didn't eat here, but had some reasonably priced snacks. Do get there when it opens if you want the shade and chairs!

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Birmingham, Al USA
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14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Took my 7 year old, husband and grandpa. We went at 3pm and got a great discount. It was the middle of the week so not very crowded. They had three levels of slides plus the wave pool. The slides are for kids over 36 inches, we started there, kids over 43 inches and then an area for big kids... More

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