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“Dirty, no standards.”

The Big Pool: World's Largest Hand Dug Swimming Pool
Wichita, Kansas
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Dirty, no standards.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

The history is neat, but it’s not managed well these days. The pool water is disgusting and both times we went it had black film all around the edges.

Way worse than that were the drunken teenagers drinking alcohol out of glass bottles and screaming obscenities at each other while they sailed a football back-and-forth over my family’s heads. We told the staff about it and they did nothing.

Visited June 2013
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Garden City, Kansas
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103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Huge pool near the beautiful Lee Richardson Zoo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

This is the largest swimming pool I have seen. Recent renovations are kid orientated and the water depth is now sectioned off. This cold water pool is in the Lee Richardson Zoo complex, with the great zoo next door, and a huge shady green grass picnic area, playground, horseshoe pits & ball fields. Come experience the diversity that Garden City is so famous for!

Visited July 2013
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Intimidating Yet Very Relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Yes a BIG pool! You won't regret a visit. Entry is about $2 and you can stay all day. I believe the max depth was 12 feet and is separated by areas for smaller ones and adults. The waterslides will keep the kids busy for hours.

Visited July 2013
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Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cold, but it felt good in the heat.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Not open until 1 on Sundays. Very cold and not so clear. But it felt good in the heat! Can't beat the price- $2 per person.

Visited July 2013
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Muncie, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Definately big but also very crowded”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

It was pretty neat for a public pool. Had huge curly water slides (yes plural) and all but it was SUPER busy and crowded all week.

Visited June 2013
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