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Address: 2225 E Shaulis Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701-9573
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+1 319-233-8414
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10:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 18:30
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Lost Island is a tropical getaway hidden in the heart of the Midwest! Have...

Lost Island is a tropical getaway hidden in the heart of the Midwest! Have you ever seen palm trees in Iowa? How about mysterious ancient ruins? Walking through the gates at Lost Island will make you feel like you just stepped off a plane in some far away destination. We offer a wide range of attractions for all thrill levels. Enjoy the Wailua Kupua - one of the first hydromagnetic watercoasters in the country! Splash around in Tsunami Bay, race your friends down Ta'Katipo, lounge in a deluxe cabana, or float around the Kailahi River. With over 14 different rides available, it won't take long for you to get lost.

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Tropical paradise in the middle of Iowa

After passing thru the entrance of Lost Island it's hard to believe one hasn't left Iowa and traveled to a tropical paradise! The venue is incredibly clean and well kept... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Deb B
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Waterloo, Iowa
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Waterloo, Iowa
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

After passing thru the entrance of Lost Island it's hard to believe one hasn't left Iowa and traveled to a tropical paradise! The venue is incredibly clean and well kept. Diligent life guards enforce safety rules and keep the people moving smoothly thru the attractions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Good staff, great rides, and fast moving lines. My only complaint is the beer prices. Rides are fun for adults, children, and teenagers.

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Thank CouplesDateNights
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We live in waterloo and get passes every year. Pros: The park is very clean and the staff is well trained. I've also never had a problem leaving my bag and towels sit on my chair. Sides are amazing something for everyone when my daughter was 2 she started going on the big yellow family slide. Rollercoaster ride is a... More 

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IA
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Four grandchildren INA wide age range enjoyed a full day at this water park. The add new things each year, so it's worth going back. There is enough variety to keep it interesting for youngsters to young adults, with amenities for the elders too.

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nassau bahamas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We took teenage grandchildren, they enjoyed it very much. Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed the lazy river. Enjoyable day for all.

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Thank DDay_13
Waterloo, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Newish, clean, well maintained and managed, with a of water activities for all ages (toddlers to adults), alert and observant life guards - a very nice place for you, your family, friends and guests to go to during the summer. Food is available, but you can eat out in the parking lot with your own. Guaranteed to have a great... More 

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Thank Guia R
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This place was such a great surprise! There are some bbbbbiiiiiggggg slides and thongs for all ages including a lazy river. There are lots of food items as well. I really have so much fun every time I go, the whole family from four year old to teenager has loved it.

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Thank Lydia R
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17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Went on a Friday. Had a good day. The lines were not long despite a good crowd....the food is medium priced for a park but you are allowed to go outside and you can picnic on the grounds so it is good for families

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Thank Victoria J
Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

A gret place to hang out with the family. Many types of slides and a variety of fun in the water activities. Great for all ages, too.

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Thank bundig
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We went twice this year. The cost is way below anything else to do in Iowa for 6 people to go. First time spent 5 hours. The one child we brought really enjoyed it. The second time also got a cabana to relax in. That day we were there 6 hours. The adult were tired near the end, not so... More 

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