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Address: 1500 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone Number: +1 480-994-2297
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Big Surf Waterpark is America’s Original Waterpark, boasting the 3rd...
Big Surf Waterpark is America’s Original Waterpark, boasting the 3rd largest wave pool in the world, Waikiki Beach. Nestled on 20 acres of fun on the northern tip of Tempe and just south of Scottsdale, Big Surf offers rides for the whole family, boasting children’s fun zones, surfing and boogie boarding sessions, and over 3,000 feet of thrilling water slides plus party and catering services!
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A bit pricey but good times. Plenty to do for everyone! (Pack your own water)

Admission is $29.95 adult fee but I brought my family here on a Living Social coupon. Check out websites before paying full price at the gate. Get there 15 minutes before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Beaumont, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

For the cost of this waterpark I guess I expected more. We are not from the area so we were just going off of other reviews. The employees were nice and escorted us to our cabana, which was just a table, chairs and covering. Other waterparks we've been to in CA usually have lockers inside the cabana, these did not.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Admission is $29.95 adult fee but I brought my family here on a Living Social coupon. Check out websites before paying full price at the gate. Get there 15 minutes before opening to be one of the first in line and able to grab some chairs in the shade. **There is a sign at the gate that says, "Absolutely no... More 

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Jeffrey G, Public Relations Manager at Big Surf Waterpark, responded to this review

squishdirk - thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We greatly appreciate it and hope to see you again soon. Mahalo! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was a good groupon purchase. We were not familiar with the area but love waterparks so we checked it out. I love that they do not charge for parking! This is exceptionally rare. The food prices are less than similar venues. I don't like that they do not let you bring food in (although I understand it) The slides... More 

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Jeffrey G, Public Relations Manager at Big Surf Waterpark, responded to this review

Dawn M - thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate it and hope to see you at Big Surf Waterpark again this season. We love bringing extra value to our guests...free parking, discount deals and favorable food pricing. We're glad that you enjoyed and appreciated all of this. Mahalo! More 

Chandler, Arizona
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This water park is a bit older. They do have a separate section for smaller kids. My kids do prefer this park for the wave pool. They have a zip line that goes over the wave pool that I haven't tried yet. If you get your tickets from Costco for $19.99 it includes a meal and entrance. You can bring... More 

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Jeffrey G, Public Relations Manager at Big Surf Waterpark, responded to this review

Azheat2015 - thank you very much for your review. All of us at Big Surf appreciate it. We hope you get to try the Mauna Kea Zip Line next time you visit. Mahalo! More 

NJ
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place is fun! Not very big but has a HUGE wave pool. It is closer to where I live so I gave it a try. I enjoyed myself but I prefer a park that has more double ride tubes - there's not too many here. Overall had a fun time and worth checking out. Others have found great deals... More 

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Jeffrey G, Public Relations Manager at Big Surf Waterpark, responded to this review

NinaNJ7 - thank you very much for taking the time to review our waterpark. We really appreciate you taking the time to do so. Mahalo! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had a incredibly great time with friends and family. will definitely go again. The children we took with us were 8 years old and 6 years old . Not at all intimidated by the waves. We went early at opening. The grounds were clean and the water sparkled. Thanks Big Surf!

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Jeffrey G, Public Relations Manager at Big Surf Waterpark, responded to this review

1950sue2015 - thank you very much for the outstanding review! We really appreciate it and are thrilled that you and the kids had a great time. Mahalo! More 

Moore, Idaho
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Found this on groupon so we decided to check it out. The big surf pool was where we spent most of the day. Wave every three minutes to keep us busy. Moms with little kids playing in the shallow end should stay with them because once you get going on a wave there is no way for the riders to... More 

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Jeffrey G, Public Relations Manager at Big Surf Waterpark, responded to this review

Kamicollin - thank you very much for taking the time to review our waterpark. We greatly appreciate it and are happy to read that you had a good time. Mahalo! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Attractions include Wave pool, toddler area, a few different slides and a couple of swimming areas. The wave pool has dedicated times for boogie board sessions (30 min). This is a tradition at Big Surf. Swimmers and rafters riders must leave the wave pool during this time. We had a good, fun day trying different slides and in the wave... More 

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Jeffrey G, Public Relations Manager at Big Surf Waterpark, responded to this review

Portland01 - thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. We're glad you felt it was safe and affordable. We hope to see you again soon. Stay cool! Mahalo! More 

Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Our family (3 kids, ages 6-12) here on a Friday. I had gotten deals on tickets so did not pay full price, otherwise it would have been a pretty expensive day, because we would have had to pay for five people to get in. We ended up paying for a raft for the wave pool ($7 to rent), about $50... More 

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Jeffrey G, Public Relations Manager at Big Surf Waterpark, responded to this review

Hi Nicole - thank you so much for taking the time to review our great waterpark. We value what our guests have to say and we feel you had a fair and accurate account of our park. Thanks for coming and we hope to see you again soon. Stay cool! Mahalo! More 

Littleton
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is an older smaller water park. It's pretty decent for the day and we had a fun time. They let you bring in water but no food. It would be great if they allowed you to bring in small snacks. There is no lazy river. The wave pool was fun, but it was dirty- lots of stuff floating in... More 

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Jeffrey G, Public Relations Manager at Big Surf Waterpark, responded to this review

Cbethlynn - thanks so much for taking the time to review Big Surf Waterpark. We're thrilled that you had a "Fun Time"! Mahalo! More 

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Additional Information about Big Surf Waterpark

Address: 1500 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone Number: +1 480-994-2297
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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