Big Surf Waterpark Tempe, Tempe

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#6 of 11 in Theme Parks in 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 brought the Grandkids to this attraction during the summer and it was so much fun for all of us. The kids naturally had a great time but it was also fun for us Grandparents. All of the attractions ...  more »
  • Went to the ASU vs UW game and was a great place to watch the game. Staff was good, not to long of lines to wait for food and drink.  more »
  • Center of water fun for young and old. Well organized and easy to reach. No need to book.
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  • Went here with my family while we were visiting Arizona back in September. Beautiful park! The temperature of the water was PERFECT. It wasn't freezing cold like most places are, so it was easy to get in and out of the water without any discomfort. It's a smaller park, but it's well maintained and we loved our visit here! The wave pool was probably our favorite feature though, even though the waves only came once every few minutes, it was still such a great experience (really, it goes back to it being the PERFECT temperature). I loved the little "rivers" that brought you down to the wave pool. On the hottest days, you wouldn't burn your feet because you can always walk in the water.
  • It was a decent water park. But I'm use to resort style water parks after living in Florida for so long. The kids had a blast with several slides to choose from. There is also a good size wave pool, and the water was clean. I would recommend going here and will be taking the kids again.
  • We lived at this place all summer in the 80's and we all had a blast! I was looking to see if it was even still there!!!!! Happy to see they finally added some grass, but from.pictures, it dies look pretty run down, that's a shame!!!! With the money they made all those years, you would think the place would be 100%better not about the same? Glad to.see all the rocks gone too.....many of broken.bones in this rocks back.in the day! Enjoy everybody!
  • I love it here. Nice staff. Great wave pool.
  • 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!

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