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Cool Off at White Water – Branson, MO

Disclosure: I was invited on a trip to Branson by the US Family Guides Blogger Network. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.


My family just started going to water parks last year. Since we are relatively new to them, we aren’t too picky about the rides and features we want in a water park. White Water was amazing for us. There were so many rides, play areas, food, freebies and more that made this such a fun family day!

First of all, I LOVE that they have FREE life jackets for children and adults. Since they recommend every child and/or weak swimmer wears them in the wave pool and lazy river, it is nice that they provide them on site for free.

When you first get to White Water you have to walk through a very nice gift shop. This is great because if you forgot anything relating to a water park they have you covered – literally. Swimming suits, cover up, flip-flops, sun screen, sun glasses and more! It was a very fun shop continuing with the “surf” theme of the park.


The decor of the park is darling. There isn’t an ocean for hundreds of miles, but the “surfer” theme is so cute! It really is a tropical Oasis.


The newest thrill to come to White Water is Kapau Plummet. This thrill slide features a drop-floor AquaLaunch ¬†from atop a 4 story tower. There is a near 70 degree plunge and a two-story rider free fall through two 240-foot dueling slides followed by a spiraling loop. Unfortunately, with the kids we didn’t make it to that slide.

When we were hungry for lunch there were a ton of options, pizza, corn dogs, nachos, sandwiches, hamburgers, chicken fingers, fries, funnel cakes and more! There is definitely something for everyone. I love that they had a good selection of food so even my picky eaters could find something pleasing to them.


I know that shade is a big issue for my family. There was plenty of it at White Water. You can rent Cabanas if you want to guaranteed a shading isolated spot just for your family, or get to the park when it opens and place your things in a shady place. We were able to snag a couple of pool chairs under a shelter. There are lockers available for your personal items so you don’t have to leave out any valuables.

My kids’ favorite thing to do was the lazy river. We rode it over and over again. We would take breaks to visit other fun attractions within the park but always come back to the lazy river. It was a pretty fun one with lots of twist, turns, fun decor along the banks of the river and waterfalls throughout.

White Water is a fun way to spend your summer. You can easily upgrade a single day pass into a Season Pass and keep the fun happening throughout the summer. With their new Dive-In movie series and other fun special events throughout the summer, definitely add White Water to your summer bucket list!

To view more of the fun that is awaiting in Branson, check out this #ExploreBranson Pinterest Board:

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About Stefanie

Stefanie is a stay at home blogging Mom of three. She writes for Making of a Mom. Connect with her at Google+


  1. Darlene Sullins says:

    Oh wow, this looks like so much fun! Branson sure does look like it got a lot bigger since I was last there (20 years ago!)!!

  2. Summer Botts says:

    Ive never been to Brandon but I need to check out your explore branson on pinterest

  3. Jessica Edwards says:

    the only water park i have been to is six flags and it was ok, not as great as i had thought but i loved the water rides

  4. Natalie says:

    This looks like so much fun! I would love to go on the tallest slide.

  5. Taryn T. says:

    This looks like a great family friendly park. Here in Florida, it is hard to find one that is not too large. We are going to try Legoland’s soon.

  6. michelle tremblett says:

    sounds great, We have a local one called wild water kingdom near Toronto, so much fun, love the lazy river :)

  7. Never been there, looks awesome.
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  8. Crystal M says:

    This looks amazing!
    Have never been to a water park, but would absolutely love to!

  9. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    I would enjoy the simple water slides not the 70 degree drop one.

  10. Looks like a fun place!

  11. anna donato says:

    The long water slides look scary, so perfect for us!

  12. Kate F. says:

    I haven’t been to a water park in so long! This one looks fun.

  13. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    Looks like a lot of fun! Would love to go there some day!

  14. It’s been several years since I went to White Water, but I always had fun there!
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  15. Lesley M says:

    My favorite water park is at the Kahlahari Resorts!!

  16. Dawn Keenan says:

    The lazy river would also be my favorite. I’m not much on heights.

  17. Linda Manns says:

    The only water park I have been to is the one at Disney World. It was many years ago but it was very nice. This water park looks amazing. I can’t believe the variety of water rides and all this park has to offer. My grandkids would love this. Thank you for sharing

  18. Jill Myrick says:

    This looks like a blast ! I will definitely be putting Branson on our vacation list of places to visit.
    The only water park that we have been to is in Greensboro, NC and we had one of the best days ever. So I know without a doubt that we would love this.


  19. Megan C. says:

    This looks like soo much fun. I have to make time to go to the water park this summer!

  20. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite water park is Waterville USA in Gulf Shores Alabama.

  21. Angelica Dimeo says:

    my fave was Pharaoh’s lost kingdom sadly it is no more :(

  22. CHERILYN WHITE says:

    I never been to a Water Park before.

  23. We love whitewater! the waterslides are a blast!

  24. Magic Waters in Rockford IL is my favorite

  25. tina reynolds says:

    We really enjoyed playing at pigeon forges splash country part of the dollywood theme park set.

  26. Danielle C says:

    My favorite water park is a local one called splash universe. It’s only the 2nd waterpark I’ve ever been too. It’s only 5 min from my house and that’s why I like it so much.

  27. I’ve never been to Branson, but I’ve heard its great. Many years ago, I went to Lake Lanier Islands (Waterpark) near Atlanta GA. The wave pool was fun. However, now my speed is more like the Lazy River.
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  28. I haven’t been to a water park in 20 years. Don’t have a favorite one. I’d rather go rafting on the river.


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