Every year, USA Today asks its readers to vote on various lifestyle and travel topics. Once the votes are counted, the annual Reader's Choice Awards are published. This year, an area waterpark has been recognized as one of the best in the country again.

I have two young children, and we love visiting local waterparks, so we'll definitely add this one to our summer plans. Check out more information on the Iowa waterpark that’s now open to help you stay cool.

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Iowa Waterpark Recognized as One of the Best in the Country

The results show that Lost Island Waterpark in Waterloo, Iowa, has been recognized by USA Today as one of the best waterparks in the country. The owners invite you to "experience an island getaway in the middle of Iowa." Keep reading to see what makes it so special.

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Lost Island Waterpark Facebook

Lost Island Waterpark is perfect for all ages. It features 11 big waterslides, a lazy river, four kid-friendly zones, the longest go-kart track in the Midwest, and mini-golf.

Here's what the USA Today article said:

At Lost Island Waterpark in Waterloo, Iowa, parkgoers can take the plunge at Lost Soul Falls, catch a wave in Tsunami Bay, float the Kailahi River, play some volleyball in Blue Iguana Lagoon, or ride Wailua Kapua, one of the world's only hydromagnetic water coasters.

What to Expect at Lost Island Waterpark

Lost Island Waterpark
Lost Island Waterpark

At Lost Island Waterpark, guests will enjoy 24 acres of fun! There are huge waterslides, including tube slides and body slides, a water coaster, a wave pool, a lazy river, and raft rides. Located in Waterloo, Iowa, it’s the perfect road-trip destination to beat the heat.

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