Want to beat the heat? Then here’s some good news for you: There are tons of water parks near Mobile, Alabama, that you can enjoy! Calling Merchants Plaza home means you’re in the hub of summer fun, whether it’s a short drive from the city or a little farther out for a getaway with family or friends. Consider visiting any of these water parks for some fun!

Waterville USA

Since 1986, Waterville USA in Gulf Shores has been among the favorite water parks near Mobile, Alabama. It’s a quarter of a mile away from the beach and has tons of attractions that families can enjoy. In fact, it has as many as 17 water slides, along with seven amusement park attractions. Some of these featured attractions include the Dune Racer, which has 55-foot-tall slides and a six-lane mat, and the Flowrider — perfect for surfboard or snowboard enthusiasts with its endless waves. And don’t forget the Waterville 500 go-kart ride that will being NASCAR dreams to life!

Tropic Falls

Tropic Falls in Foley, Alabama, is a brand-new water park near Mobile that’s scheduled to open this summer. Bigger than an entire football field, Tropic Falls is an indoor water park that features, among many attractions, a 300,000-square-foot wave pool. It also has a convertible roof made of 1,800 glass panels. Tropical vibes are captured with color-changing lights, 200 palm trees, and 142-foot-tall water slides. If you love water thrill, opt for the Serpentine Swirl, the Forbidden Falls, the Tangerine Scream, and the Piranha Plunge.

Adventure Island

If you’re looking for more than just a water park near Mobile, then Adventure Island in Orange Beach is the place to go for a blast on water rides. Paddle boats will take you on a ride through the park’s lost lagoon lake, while bumper boats with water guns put a twist on water action. Aside from these water rides, Adventure Island also offers a mini golf course, a mini teacup ride, a laser tag arena, go-karts, and an animated five-story volcano.

Big Kahuna’s

Big Kahuna’s in Destin, Florida, is a huge water park that features nearly 20 water attractions. From slides and waves to pools, rivers, and other rides, Big Kahuna’s has something for everyone. Some of the water attractions you can enjoy include the Kowabunga Racer, Hammerhead, the Honolulu Half Pipe, the Cobra Twister, and the Lazy River. Big Kahuna’s also has an adventure park that features three non-water attractions, namely the Cyclone Twister, Tropical Mini Golf, and the Sky Coaster.

Gulf Islands Waterpark

If you’re looking for a water park that has more than just slides, Gulf Islands Waterpark in Gulfport, Mississippi, should be on your bucket list. There are 11 water attractions that will ensure a day of adventure, such as the Cat Island Catapult, a 155-foot twisting waterslide, and the Horn Island Blaster, the first and only 500-foot water roller coaster. And don’t forget the Camille Cutter, a rafting adventure that spans more than 400 feet.