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Lost Island Water Park

2225 E Shaulis Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701-9573
+1 319-233-8414
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Great for families

Great way to spend a warm day at good water park..... it will keep all ages busy. They do have... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2016
Dani H
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Waterloo, Iowa
Fun, but expensive.

We have gone here several times. It is expensive for a water park. Make sure and get a locker for... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2016
Bryant M
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Fort Madison, Iowa
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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 20 attractions available, it won't take you long to get lost.
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lazy river” (32 reviews)
“wave pool” (27 reviews)
“all ages” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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2225 E Shaulis Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701-9573
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+1 319-233-8414
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"roller coaster"
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"short lines"
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"fries"
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"isn't bad"
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"waiting in line"
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Reviewed February 22, 2016

Great way to spend a warm day at good water park..... it will keep all ages busy. They do have areas to get out of the sun also

1  Thank Dani H
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Reviewed February 11, 2016

We have gone here several times. It is expensive for a water park. Make sure and get a locker for valuables, because once I wrapped my billfold in some towels on the seat and someone stole all my money out of it. It makes it...More

2  Thank Bryant M
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Reviewed January 1, 2016

The people were friendly. Parking was not too far to walk. There was something for all ages. Shaded areas to sit to get a break from the sun. We loved the fact that we could let kids go on rides and still see them occasionally....More

1  Thank JSRRT
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

Grandkids loved it- so I loved it! The slides, rides, etc are so exciting and fun! Kids can't not have a good time. Especially like the staff there, every one of them is like your favorite niece or nephew. They knock themselves out to make...More

Thank hautecuisine2015
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Eric B, General Manager at Lost Island Water Park, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2015

So glad you enjoyed your visit! It's always wonderful to here from locals.

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Reviewed December 12, 2015

Our children and I try to make it to the Water Park at least once every summer...it is amazing. great park with many slides...raging river....wave pools ...snack shop....great park!!

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Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a great addition for this town. Wish it was there when I was growing up there! Had a great time! Pricey, but an awesome family memory.

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

For Iowa, it is a fantastic place to go. Lots of options for slides, food and drinks are like most amusement parks which are pricey and not the greatest quality. They let you do re-entry though so we usually go eat like at the casino...More

2  Thank JunkerFam
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Reviewed October 15, 2015

So much to do for so many ages from teenagers to kiddos to adults! Plus just a small drive away from the downtown fun restaurants in Cedar Falls!

1  Thank Krystal M
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Reviewed August 29, 2015

Our family had a great time at Lost Island, and if it were up to my kids, we would return soon. We appreciated the variety of slides - appropriate for all ages. The roller coaster-type slide (Wailua Kupua) was especially impressive. A couple items to...More

Thank Kevin R
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Eric B, General Manager at Lost Island Water Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2015

Kevin - Thank you so much for visiting Lost Island! I'm sorry to hear you had issues with our height enforcement. We do measure guests at the front gate, and I'm surprised to hear that your daughter was not asked to be measured if she...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Great water park. The only problems in that parks its the food station, they only have one and the lines really long. The other one its the open time, they start to sale the tickets like 7min. Later than the open park hour. They should...More

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jyblet
July 17, 2017|
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Response from _iaholic57 | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't as this is a public area with children
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515karlac
June 10, 2017|
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Response from PatMargie | Reviewed this property |
Since it is 95 degrees here, I assume for a Floridian, it will be refreshingly warm enough.
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Jami D
July 15, 2016|
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Response from Eric B | Property representative |
Jami - The deluxe cabanas are located on our elevated deck removed from the action of the park. If you would like to be near the wave pool you will be most interested in our floor standard cabanas.
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