Summer Fun in Kansas City

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Get “Aqua Launched”

Predator's Plunge at Oceans of Fun


Nothing says summer like being dropped from a 65-foot platform and body surfing through a series of loops and s-curves at Oceans of Fun’s Predator’s Plunge. Admission is $39.99 if you buy your tickets online.

Upgrade Your Kiddie Pool Experience

The Jim Allen Aquatic Center Splash Cove is the next level when it comes to kiddie pools. Its 7,600-square foot pool has a large zero-depth entry leisure pool with five water geysers, a 125-foot body slide, interactive playground, a pool just for swimming lessons and a wave pool scaled and themed for 5-year-olds.  Splash cove is so amazing your kids won’t ever want to grow up.

Pet Stingrays 

Stingrays at the Kansas City Zoo


The Kansas City Zoo's new exhibit, Stingray Bay, lets you get interactive with marine life. Dip your hands into a shallow pool and discover the unique texture and movement of cow nose and southern stingrays. Small bamboo sharks will also be part of the new exhibit. Zoo admission is $16 for 12 and older, $13 for children 3 to 11 and free for 2 and under.

Slide in Glow-in-the-Dark Water

Blacklight Slide


If you’ve ever wanted to launch yourself down a slide in an inner tube into water that glows in the dark, then the blacklight slide is the event for you. On August 25, the Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre will be turned into a glow in the dark water world as neon water sprays down inflatable slides turning you into a human glow stick — #getglowed. Tickets are $50.

Go Hardcore With the Inflatables

Rowdy Ribbits at the Beach of Longview Lake


Rowdy Ribbits Park takes pool inflatables to infinity and beyond. This brand-new inflatable water park on Longview Lake in Kansas City features floating obstacle courses, slides, diving mountains, mini-trampolines, monkey bars, flip zones and lily pads. Admission is $20.