Big Surf Waterpark, Tempe

2.5
#4 of 12 in Theme Parks in Phoenix & Central Arizona
Built in 1969, Big Surf Waterpark is America’s Original Waterpark boasting one of the largest wave pools in the world, Waikiki Beach. Nestled on 20 acres in Arizona on the northern tip of Tempe and just south of Scottsdale, Big Surf has remained an Arizona icon for over 40 years and features dozens of other thrilling water features all in a safe and family friendly atmosphere.
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  • We had season passes to Big Surf in 2018. The kids had fun (they were 6 and 3). Food was decent. This place definitely needs an update, however; lots of places look worn or chipped or drab. But I didn...  more »
  • Big Surf was just okay for me the kids didn't really enjoy it very much it was very dated kind of dirty not very exciting but glad I got my tickets through Groupon for only like $11. 50 each I would h...  more »
  • Not the beach but still fun: I recently bought a season pass to spend my summer at Big Surf in Tempe. I have been there several times . I actually have been going to Big Surf on and off since it opene...  more »
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