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Rushmore Waterslide Park

1715 E. Hwy 16S, Rapid City, SD 57701
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Ranked #28 of 32 attractions in Rapid City
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Traveler Description: Rushmore Waterslide Park Play all day at this water park with 10 exciting slides! Try the highspeed Bonzai chutes, 400-foot-long Twisters, big Free... more »
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I visited in July 2013 with two kids under age 10. I wanted to take the kids here since the price was so affordable and it was well worth it. We spent about 5 hours here and had a ton of fun. The park was not overly crowded, lines for the slides weren't long at all. There's not very much... More

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Lynn Haven, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Just driving by, you can tell this is no major waterpark with the latest and greatest rides. It is good for an afternoon of sliding, especially if you have kids. The park is dated, but still very functional. $15 for an adult pass is pretty reasonable if you ask me. 3 and under are free, older somewhere in the middle.... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The park is fun for kids, but there is not much for adults to do. There isn't much shade so even though we put sunscreen on several times everyone still got burned. Some of the slides are a little bumpier then we would have liked, but they were still enjoyable. With only 10 slides this is not something you can... More

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Custer, South Dakota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We went to the Rushmore Waterslide Park and one of the slides quit working. We had to stop going double on another slide because it was leaking. If you did not use a mat and you could feel every rivet. The boys and my husband have red marks on their backs from the slides. At $14.95 each for the oldest... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

It was expensive so I thought had to be good. NOPE I WAS WRONG! We stayed there for an hour and we were bleeding bruised and I had to see my chiropractor the next day. She thought I was in a car accident. Nope the slides just beat the crap out of me. FAIL WATERSLIDES!!!

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rapid city, sd
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226 reviews 226 reviews
93 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Adults are going to sit in the giant hot tub or at one of the picnic areas for the most part, while the kids run around. While that is typical of most water parks, this one just doesnt have a whole lot to offer as far as excitement. Also, it tends to have a very short open season and be... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This place hasn't changed at all since I was in high school back in the 80"s. My daughter and her friend had fun. Even though there is not much shade. And despite being very liberal with the sunscreen, we still all burned. It would be good for business to add some fun NEW things to the waterpark.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I am glad it was only a 15 minute drive because when we got there it said the park was closed today. It is the last week of summer! Don't you think they should put something on their website if they plan to be closed? I know school started here already but there are plenty of tourists left that wanted... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Rushmore Waterslide was a good set of slides. There were 6 true slides, a tube ride and some stuff for little kids. The main area featured 4 slides that were all pretty descent; adjacent to that were two more that ran the length of the hill with a few bumps in them. They were identical and gave the same thrilling... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We went to the water park for the 5th time this year on july 13 2012. All year we have been allowed to let my daughter ride on my lap down the tube slide. This time though we were approached extremely maliciously by one of the life guards stating that she could not be on my lap. We exited the... More

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