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“High Quality Fun”

Lost Island Water Park
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Waterloo
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
IRVING
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“High Quality Fun”
Reviewed June 21, 2011

Excellent park. Lots of attention to detail - Lazy river has much care put into the finish with faux stone banks - not just cement curbs on side - and water falls. Boadring areas off of main channel are also a plus. Very clean and well staffed. Water coaster rocks, tangerine tempest is great. Enjoyable for Adults, Teens and toddlers alike. Park is set into a slope and well landscaped, as opposed to the typical structure sticking straight up from a flat field.

Visited June 2011
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St. Helena, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very clean, but not too exciting...”
Reviewed October 12, 2010

.... except for the giant "toilet bowl flush" ride. What a rush! We were four good sized adults in a 4 person tube. It felt like we were going to shoot off the planet.
Have to say, a great place for kids, lots of small kid activity with consistent and attentive life guards. If I lived close with teens I would invest in a season pass.

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Waverly, Iowa
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great waterpark! Pricey though”
Reviewed August 17, 2010

We go here about every year, and it is fun! The new watercoaster is FUN!!!! the only thing is, it's really pricey for just 4 people (100 dollars just to get IN) but you can stay as long as you want. but before you go, the orange toilet bowl ride has had a lot injuries on it, where people fall out of their tube. Also, the blue and white funnel hurts your behind, so keep your tush up. But it is VERY fun!!

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Iowa
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun & easy to navigate”
Reviewed July 27, 2010

Every summer we take the kids (now 9, 11 & 14) to the Lost Island at least once, usually 2 or 3 times. For the size of the waterpark, the tickets are a tad expensive. Admission is $24 per person. For a family of 5, tickets plus food and refreshments adds up fast! We most recently visited the park on 7/18/10. It seems every year they add a new attraction and this year did not disappoint. There is now a water coaster, like a roller coaster, but in a tube! Being a brand new ride, I think the line was probably abnormally long so we didn't ride it as much as we'd of liked to, but on the other hand the lines for other slides were much shorter than we'd seen in previous visits so it all worked out.
The smaller size of the waterpark makes it easy to navigate and keep track of everyone. We will be back again next summer.

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Marshalltown
1 review
“Lost Island Rocks!”
Reviewed July 18, 2010

We love visiting and hanging out at Lost Island! I can soak in the sun while the kids have a blast all day long. Never a dull moment!

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