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For years, Lost Island Waterpark has been a go to family spot during those warm Iowa summer months. This waterpark has also been recognized nationally multiple times.

The business even earned itself a 2022 Iowa Tourism Award for Outstanding Individual Leader. Now, the park just made it onto a nationally acclaimed list of some of the best attractions in the country.

For the past six years, Lost Island has been mentioned in USA Today's top 10 outdoor waterparks in the country. It's gone up against major players in the theme park industry like Disneyworld and Dollywood.

A panel of experts pick the top ten list and then readers decide which of these nominees gets to win. Last year, the Waterloo waterpark came in second in the final vote, right behind Aquatica Orlando.

Here is the full list of the top ten park for this year:

  • Aquatica Orlando - Orlando, Florida

  • Lost Island Waterpark - Waterloo, Iowa

  • Splashin' Safari - Santa Claus, Indiana

  • Island H2O Water Park - Kissimmee, Florida

  • Cedar Point Shores Waterpark - Sandusky, Ohio

  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort - New Braunfels - New Braunfels, Texas

  • Adventure Island - Tampa, Florida

  • Cowabunga Bay Water Park - Henderson, Nevada

  • Dollywood's Splash Country - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

  • Hurricane Harbor New Jersey - Jackson, New Jersey

And Lost Island officially came in...

...THIRD on the list in 2023!

The Iowa facility came in right behind Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana and Aquatica Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

Lost Island opens for the season on Friday, June 2nd. Check out all other information on the official Lost Island website.

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