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Lost Island Water Park

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Address: 2225 East Shaulis Road, Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone Number: 319-233-8414
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10:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Description: Lost Island is a tropical getaway hidden in the heart of the Midwest! Have...
Lost Island is a tropical getaway hidden in the heart of the Midwest! Have you ever seen palm trees in Iowa? How about mysterious ancient ruins? Walking through the gates at Lost Island will make you feel like you just stepped off a plane in some far away destination. We offer a wide range of attractions for all thrill levels. Enjoy the Wailua Kupua - one of the first hydromagnetic watercoasters in the country! Splash around in Tsunami Bay, race your friends down Ta'Katipo, lounge in a deluxe cabana, or float around the Kailahi River. With over 14 different rides available, it won't take long for you to get lost.
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summer fun

Lost Island is always a good time! It is easy to get to. Parking is easy. There are restaurants nearby. Hotels nearby. fun stuff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lost Island is always a good time! It is easy to get to. Parking is easy. There are restaurants nearby. Hotels nearby. fun stuff.

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Hudson, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Clean facilities, friendly attendants and great water rides. I was so excited when this place opened up so close to my hometown a few years ago, and I have never been disappointed. What else could you ask for?

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Rochester, Minnesota
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112 reviews 112 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great place to take the family, and now there is a huge hotel! Was well worth the trip and would do it again in a heart beat!

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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Best place to escape the heat of Midwest.OK lines, clean environment and well looked after. The lazy river was really funny! Most suitable for taking your 10 ages and up children.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I believe this is the best outdoor water park in IA. Centrally located in Waterloo with a campground, golf and casino located nearby.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went on a day that was a little chilly but still had a Blast. Loved the water slides and there is a lot to choose from. The lazy river is not that big but still fun. The decor is amazing makes you really feel like you are in the tropics somewhere. My kids loved the wave pool that's where... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you think there is a better waterpark than this in the us you are mistaken. This place is the best, short lines, on the ball staff, well looked after and a great variety of rides. Worth every penny.

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Waterloo, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Tickets to the Lost Island Park are great gifts to give. Our out of state families come here to enjoy their gift and have a great time.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Excellent value at $25. lines are tolerable, clean decent atmosphere. good nearby accomodations. great place to take kids 8-15. dislike that people by season pass and drop their kids off as its a baby sitter...

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lost Island is an amazing waterpark, especially for being in Iowa. We are lucky to have it. It has become my family's favorite getaway, we are there at least 3 times a summer. The people are friendly and the entire experience is fantastic. Worth checking out, for sure.

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