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“awesome place”

Lost Island Water Park
Ranked #2 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.
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

My 2 teen daughters spent 2 days here. we had so much fun.All of the staff was great and friendly. We most definitely got our money worth for the 2 day passes we bought. Again the staff and,lifeguards we awesome. the lifeguards here are the best and most focused that I have seen in my years of going to water parks.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Love this place!!! They keep me coming back year after year!!! The slides are awesome, wave pool awesome! The restrooms and locker area are clean and well laid out. Food prices were decent had much higher prices at other parks. I only wish they stayed open later so much fun you don't want to leave!!

Thank RiverCity29
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

This is a really nice water park. They have lots of slides, keep the place very neat, and have plenty of space to relax and enjoy. I take my three daughters each August for a day and we really enjoy it. The price has gone up and the $1 savings on the internet ticket purchase makes it barely worth pre-buying. I think the food has perhaps gotten a little better over the years. It is pricey. The best option is to get a refillable drink cup if your family can stand to share. The wave pool is really fun for all. Parking is right there, plentiful and at no cost. The Go Kart and Putt Putt Golf are next to it and are separate costs. They are both really pretty neat but it is too exhausting to do the water park and anything else the same day. The casino and hotel are right there if you want to make it a weekend trip.

Thank Christy012
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Positives: fantastic water rides, some of which are the first of their kind in the country; a very nicely done miniature golf course area, with two different courses to choose from - waterfalls, a few bridges, lots of landscaping; and a go-kart track - both the golf and go-karts are available until 10 p.m. The water area closes at 6 p.m., but you can easily spend a day going from ride to ride, enjoying the lazy river or wave pool, just sunning by the pools, enjoying lunch, or people watching. You will need your IDs if you want to purchase alcohol; there are changing locker rooms available, as well as small lockers to rent for those "need to have with me essentials" that you don't want to carry around. The only con: It's a bit pricey; if you live in the area you are far better off to get a season pass - at $26 for the day, it's not long before it wll have paid for itself. Another plus: located almost next to the newer Isle Casino - so a great area to stay if you want to enjoy a simple vacation.

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Not a very big place or a lot of things for the price you pay., maybe better for a family with kids.

1  Thank 26lovetotravel26
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