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Big Surf Waterpark Tempe, Tempe

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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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  • This place needs a good deep cleaning badly. There was so much dirt/sediment at the edges of the wave pool and was just pretty dirty everywhere including bathrooms (which are falling apart) I can't be...  more »
  • We found a deal for this water park on Groupon and even though we live in North Phoenix right next to Wet N Wild, we decided to trek out to Big Surf. We went with our 9, 7, and 3 year old kids. We got...  more »
  • Best to go on a weekday, and check online for admission specials. Happy to see the bar reopened. Always fun, rent an inner tube, remember the sun screen, and enjoy the waves and slides  more »
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  • I absolutely love Big Surf! The staff id courteous.... and very helpful! I purchase season passes for my family and we love that place so we're going to go all summer long... looking for a cool place to beat the heat and that's not expensive than big surf is your spot! 2 thumbs up!
  • Big Surf Waterpark is good for a fun trip. It's a little dated but everything is really fun. The wave pool is amazing. Gets a little crowed on Fridays but it's Friday you know. Not very long wait. Some times there are no waits. You can find coupons online. Food is decent all around. They stay open till 9pm on Fridays. Good over all.
  • Rides and everything were operable. Employees that we spoke to, we're very helpful, had good information, and we're very pleasant. It was a nice place, they have plenty of room for visitors to hang out in the grass. They could use some more chairs and shade for those places though. The worst was the bathrooms. The bathrooms and the bathhouses, where people change, are completely nasty! Not only do the stalls and toilets act and look run down, nobody had cleaned the place all day it looked like. I'd rather pee in the pool! I thought the food was awful, especially for the price. They do have a decent selection, including salads. If they don't allow you to bring your own in, the least they could do was provide you with something that tasted good.
  • Went for part of our Anniversary trip. We loved it! Taking the kids next time :P They have a great big wave pool, and water slides from toddlers area to Adult intensity water slides. Single & Double rider water slides are available. They also offer Raft time (Rental $7. Day), boogie board time (Rental $11. Day or bring your own), and surf board (long boards only, bring your own) time. Only on Friday's the park is open for Sunset hours till 9pm. Have fun πŸ€™πŸ‘™πŸŒŠπŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ„πŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ΄
  • Nice place to hang out and let the kids have fun. Good slides, great wave pool. Friendly staff, ok food. Needs more and better shade options. No lazy river to just relax and float. Overall a great place.