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“Run 'em hard & put 'em away wet.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Watiki Indoor Waterpark

Watiki Indoor Waterpark
1314 North Elk Vale Road, Rapid City, SD 57701
+1 877-545-2897
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Ranked #27 of 65 things to do in Rapid City
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Owner description: Grab your family and come "dive in" to WaTiki Indoor Waterpark! Guests and visitors are invited to enjoy over 30,000 square feet of pools and waterslides. The park is open year-round and is conveniently located right off I-90 on Elk Vale Road at Exit 61. WaTiki is connected to the Fairfield Inn & Suites and La Quinta Inn & Suites, which means we can accommodate every one in your pool party!
Rapid City, South Dakota
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“Run 'em hard & put 'em away wet.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great way to play out the kids if they've been in the car to long. Even though we live in Rapid, we still try to go once a year or so. Fun place, Soon expanding to even more waterslides. and a tube float for the parents. Food avail on site (pizza's good); winter rates are better than summer. Best to stay overnight and get the tickets discounted if you' need a room and want to go.

Visited October 2012
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Calahoo, Alberta, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great water park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

They have a wonderful water park indoors so it can be utilized all year around! Different but still a lot of fun for a smaller water park.

Visited August 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“kids loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

kids love it, wifi worked for parents. adjacent restaurant had above average food. they are planning expansion (wave pool, and bigtime slide attractions) in next year or so which will make this a very cool stop. kids rested from attractions and driving and they were forced to leave (by us) after being there from 8-3:30. then they came back next morning too as bracelets had some carry over time as we stayed at the hotel. my kiddos have been to a couple impressive water parks, and they loved this one just as much. would def recommend as a nice stopover or kid refresher on a long road trip.

Visited July 2013
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Lockport, Illinois
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“Great Waterpark!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The life guards and staff were always kind and courteous - they were always present, but were never in the way. Two of the life guards in particular - Austin and Paul - were very helpful and responsible with their duties. This is a great place to spend the day with your family - and a good value.

Visited July 2013
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Overland Park, Kansas
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“Just so-so; maybe a top 10 thing to do on Mt. Rushmore vacation.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

The kids had lots of fun so that went a long ways towards the semi-positive review. When there, 1 of the 3 water slides was inoperable. It was very crowded and the place is not that big. People hoard towels, chairs, and water slide tubes like crazy. They do have a buy-one-get-one free special every day in the adjacent restaurant, so that is pretty nice. Also, the bar has happy hour specials 3-6pm (extended 3-8 if staying in one of the connected hotels (La Quinta / Fairfield Inn). Also, we got a 5-pack of tickets for $60 b/c staying at connected hotel. Word is that they are going to add-on and make the place bigger. I'd say sooner the better. One last thing: there is no control of kids in the place. Workers seem more interested in everything but crowd control. Kids running amok in a small, crowded water park might not be most people's taste.

Visited July 2013
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