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Big Surf Waterpark

1500 N McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-1643
+1 480-994-2297
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Really! I understand your policy about not bringing in food and beverages, but really, taking the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mesa, Arizona
Great place, could use some updates

Being from South Dakota, this is by far the largest water park I've been to. It was fun and very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harmony L
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Big Surf Waterpark is America’s Original Waterpark, boasting the 3rd largest wave pool in the world, Waikiki Beach. Nestled on 20 acres of fun on the northern tip of Tempe and just south of Scottsdale, Big Surf offers rides for the whole family, boasting children’s fun zones, surfing and boogie boarding sessions, and over 3,000 feet of thrilling water slides plus party and catering services!
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good42%
  • Average27%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“water park” (36 reviews)
“wet n wild” (3 reviews)
“cool off” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1500 N McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-1643
+1 480-994-2297
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really! I understand your policy about not bringing in food and beverages, but really, taking the 2 small bags of cereal for the 3 year. How greedy are you? Especially when all you sell is fatty, crappy food. I felt like I had to take...More

Thank Cheeto4242
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from South Dakota, this is by far the largest water park I've been to. It was fun and very unique! I loved all the slides available. I also appreciated that when you purchased a floatie or a locker, it was for the whole day...More

Thank Harmony L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance fee is $32 per person but we got a Groupon rate for $17 per person. A season pass would be worth it if you lived in the area and didn't have a pool. But it wasn't spectacular. It was pretty clean and well-guarded...More

Thank Cherese_AVC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place needs a good deep cleaning badly. There was so much dirt/sediment at the edges of the wave pool and was just pretty dirty everywhere including bathrooms (which are falling apart) I can't believe they charge 32$ admission. It wouldn't be a bad place...More

Thank MDzafic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found a deal for this water park on Groupon and even though we live in North Phoenix right next to Wet N Wild, we decided to trek out to Big Surf. We went with our 9, 7, and 3 year old kids. We got...More

1  Thank Jojosgirl23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best to go on a weekday, and check online for admission specials. Happy to see the bar reopened. Always fun, rent an inner tube, remember the sun screen, and enjoy the waves and slides

Thank O2046HElindaw
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This place has many deals on Groupon. There needs to be more vegetarian or vegan options. This place also needs revevation bug time. Kids had fun.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Many slides and of course the wave pool. I'm disabled and the kiddie pool is nice for me, covered with places to sit in the water. The food is good and there are covered picnic areas with fans and misters for hot days.

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The oldest water park is the best overall park. Check Groupon for discounted tickets before you go. The entry fee for other water parks in the area are much more expensive. Sure they have everything new, but there is plenty for everybody at Big Surf....More

Thank DebAZ7
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to the other two water parks in the Phoenix area, but this is my favorite. The slides are better with more variety elsewhere. But the wave pool is awesome and can't be beat. The only downside is that on a busy day the...More

Thank tcw423
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My son is 5 and don't want to waste my money if there are not many things for him to do. Do they have a good amount of rides/activities for younger kids?
4 July 2016|
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Response from DesertSky77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have some slides for younger children. My 7 year old was too tall for them.
Can more than 1 bottle of water per person be brought in?
7 June 2016|
Response from Ratcheeseman | Reviewed this property |
i believe so ,but you should call them to make sure. thx for reading!
How do you rent a cabana
11 May 2016|
Response from Ratcheeseman | Reviewed this property |
just call ahead and ask them to reserve one for you. when you get there give them your name.