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Address: 1715 E. Hwy 16S, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: 605-348-8962
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After 30 years Rushmore Waterslide Park is closed

The owners said severe weather and maintenance issues took a toll on the aging attraction. It's sad to see a local attraction close down. Thanks for the memories.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2014
Rapid City, South Dakota
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Rapid City
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167 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Just an update, this is no longer an attraction. it has been sold and the hill leveled! Only puddle jumping is now available, but only when it rains!

1 Thank Dr-Ing-Dchen
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This amusement park was demolished this year. It was getting a little old, was in desperate need of updates.

Thank mojoreed
Rapid City, South Dakota
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64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The Waterslide Park was an excellent attraction, but was getting older. The property was sold last summer and they have got it almost torn down. There are several indoor waterparks in Rapid City, one is open now and the other is being built. Both are on the north side of town near Interstate 90.

2 Thank dakotacarol
Rapid City, South Dakota
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Waterslides of today have replaced the old 'SlipNSlide' of yesteryear ! And so another newbie will enter the scenery of Rapid City for a "rip roarin' " in good old fashioned fun style time . . . later than sooner. I was informed it was due to open 6 mos. ago but all comes to an end eventually, even slow... More 

1 Thank JiCar90503
Spearfish, South Dakota, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Thanks for the memories. Used to come here everyday as a kid/teenager. Sorry to see you go. Always had so much fun here. Loved the tube river slide. Could spend hours here.

1 Thank Lindsey S
Colorado Springs, CO
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477 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 894 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We came here again July 2014, our last visit was in 2005. We were so surprised to find that Rushmore Waterslide Park is now CLOSED. The gates were shut & locked. We were told the Waterslide Park closed because their expenses exceeded their revenue. Too bad it's closed. Lots of tourists & locals visited this park.

4 Thank nowincolorado
Rapid City, South Dakota
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The owners said severe weather and maintenance issues took a toll on the aging attraction. It's sad to see a local attraction close down. Thanks for the memories.

8 Thank RedMatt85
rapid city sd
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

If your child is 10+ years of age... it can get pricy. Don't judge by how it looks on the highway... they have more slides than you think along with a large hot tub. My advice: Bring an umbrella or wear a hat... it is very sunny when just sitting there.Also, always use the mats... the ride goes faster an... More 

3 Thank Shawna0459
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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190 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 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 

2 Thank Luv-that-farm
Lynn Haven, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank BADMFR

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