According to USA Today, the best water park in the nation is located in Indiana.

Holiday World’s Splashin’ Safari took top honors in the newspaper’s month-long online voting, which challenged fans to vote for their favorite water park from among 20 nominated for America’s “10 Best” Water Parks.

Splashin' Safari water parkThe newspaper reports tens of thousands of votes “poured in,” resulting in this Top 10 list:

1.    Splashin’ Safari – Santa Claus, Indiana
2.    Schlitterbahn – New Braunfels, Texas
3.    Noah’s Ark – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
4.    Great Wolf Wilderness Lodge – Williamsburg, Virginia
5.    Wilderness Territory – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
6.    Water World – Denver, Colorado
7.    Water Country – Williamsburg, Virginia
8.    Raging Waters – San Dimas, California
9.    White Water Park – Branson, Missouri
10.    Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Point – Greensboro, North Carolina

USA Today has a print circulation of 1.8 million and is the 62nd most visited website in the nation*.

The national newspaper lists Splashin’ Safari’s two water coasters, family water slides and wave pools, plus the park’s free soft drinks and sunscreen as outstanding features. Covering nearly 40 acres, Splashin’ Safari is one of the world’s largest water parks.

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Released: 1 August, 2013
Media contact: Paula Werne,; 812-937-5209