Places to Cool Down for the Summer Around Kansas City, MO

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Places to Cool Down for the Summer Around Kansas City, MO

Kansas City. Make this historic crossroads of music, theater, and sport your getaway this summer, and discover one of the Midwest’s best-kept secrets. With its charming streetcar system, esteemed heritage of historical and innovative architecture, and quietly growing presence in the arts, this is a great option for families who want to enjoy both the amenities of a large city and the peace of a small town, all in a beautifully diverse location. Read on for some of our favorite places to cool down during the summertime here around Kansas City.

Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun

One of the Midwest’s premier attractions for the summer, Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun is a double threat, a massive assembly of thrilling coasters, rides, slides, rafts, and more to fill your summer days with exciting and refreshing entertainment. Some of our highlights of the World of Fun and Oceans of Fun park include the defying Bamboozler, relaxing Caribbean Cooler river, Coconut Cove obstacle course (wipeout fans, look out), the views on the Detonator, daring Fury of the Nile, soaring Mamba, and the impossibly long Predator’s Plunge water slide. With a variety of rides for groups, families, duos, and solo riders, this is a great destination for groups large and small, and for all age ranges. Bring your party to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun this summer, where there’s something for everyone.

Great Wolf Lodge

For those visitors who want to enjoy the thrills of a waterpark but are faced with inclement weather during their stay in Kansas City, look no further than the Great Wolf Lodge. This indoors kingdom of entertainment includes a massive four-storey water playground, the massive Alberta Falls slide, a relaxing heated lazy river, Hot Springs, the challenging Big Foot Pass obstacle course, among many other attractions. Take the party to the Great Wolf Lodge, for a full day’s worth of relaxation, rain or shine.


Try the adventure of wakeboarding at KC Watersports cable lake facility in nearby Paola. This is a great option to beat the summer heat, as for those staying in the southern suburbs of the Kansas City area. Whether braving a series of rails, ramps and stunts, this is suitable for both beginners and experienced daredevils with their variety of classes for different skill levels.

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