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Lost Island Water Park

2225 East Shaulis Road, Waterloo, IA 50701
319-233-8414
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Waterloo
Type: Water Parks
Owner description: 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?... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Dubuque, Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We spent a Saturday in August at the Lost Island Waterpark. It was very easy to find. I took kids ages 10 and 6. It was a sunny day about 86 F. We ordered our tickets online the morning that we were going and saved standing in a long line. It wasn't busy right when they opened but got very... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Unfortunately we never actually made it to the park because the manager was so rude on the phone. We had an issue with our tickets and asked very politely if they could be transferred over to the 2015 season. I was then told that they were "use or lose" and if I didn't make it out then we would forfeit... More

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Eric B, General Manager at Lost Island Water Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding Lost Island. I must apologize for the service you received when you called yesterday. There is no excuse for the treatment you received and the staff member who spoke with you has been disciplined for his behavior. Your 2014 tickets can still be redeemed for golf, go-kart, or zipline activities through the end of... More

Iowa City, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I took 11, 12, 14 and 15 year old kids on a nice early August Saturday. We all had fun. Was busy, but that was expected. This is a very nice park for being in the middle of Iowa. Lots of fun slides.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We spent a great day there. We had families with kids of different ages & some adults without kids & everyone had fun!! They opened at 10:30 & we got there before 11:00 & the lines to get in were VERY LONG!! They definitely should have a few more people working the ticket lines when the park is just opening!!... More

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Hull, Iowa, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

So many rides/attractions! Lines moved very quickly. Every thing was fun and some kind of scary! Was busy, and some minor waiting mid afternoon. Later in the day you could go right back on most rides. Was costly for a larger family but a great time was had by all.

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Davenport, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place is wonderful for families! Large enough to keep everyone entertained but small enough to feel safe letting your older kids run around while the hubby & I enjoyed cruising the Lazy River together:) The traditional snack bar food was available for the expected over pricing. Food was okay. Hotels, a casino & a campground with a nice convenience... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our family always has a great time at the Lost Island. Staff is generally friendly, food is delicious, and the water attractions are top-notch. Prices are fair as well. Love it here.

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Waterloo, IA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great!! This beautiful park is clean, family freindly, has great dining options. It is well staffed for safety and security. Offers everything from a lazy river to fast slides and a water roller coaster. Lots of other attractios nearby. KOA campground, casino, hotels, shopping malls and restuarants.

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