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Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Whether floating down the lazy river or conquering uphill water coasters, a visit to this Kansas City water park is always both memorable and refreshing.

Cool off and enjoy attractions that will delight the whole family at Schlitterbahn Waterpark. In 2009, Kansas City became the home of Schlitterbahn Waterpark’s first location outside Texas. Since its debut, it has become one of the region’s most popular destinations.

Schlitterbahn has made waiting in line a thing of the past with the Transportainment river system. A network of waterways a mile (1.6 kilometers) long allows visitors to float from one attraction to another without ever leaving the river. The park’s Splash Cash system lets guests add money to a waterproof card before they embark on their adventure so they don’t have to worry about carrying money or credit cards.

Although Kansas is a landlocked state, Schlitterbahn brings elements of the ocean to its guests with Torrent River, where you can cruise along the tidal-wave waterway. Ride the waves and show off your surfing skills at Boogie Bahn to complete your ocean-inspired adventure.

Climb aboard the Storm Blaster to experience one of the country’s first uphill water coasters. Part roller coaster and part water slide, the ride is one-of-a-kind.

Younger visitors can play captain for the afternoon aboard the Pirate Ship, and lounge areas allow parents to supervise and relax simultaneously. Kinderhaven features shallow pools and a giant fountain, creating a refreshing destination for guests of all ages.

Pair a heated pool with your favorite cocktail in Henry’s Hideout. The swim-up bar is an ideal place to relax after riding one of the park’s six water slides. If you’d prefer to unwind out of the water, rent a private cabana for the afternoon or lounge on one of the park’s beaches.

Schlitterbahn is open from May through September. The family-owned park stands out by offering free parking, tubes, boogie boards and life jackets. Visitors are also welcome to bring along picnic lunches from home. If you don’t want to pack a meal, take advantage of the snack and beverage kiosks that are stationed throughout the park. Downtown Kansas City is located 15 miles (24.1 kilometers) to the east.


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Lodging Near Schlitterbahn

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Best Western Premier KC Speedway Inn & Suites $118
Best Western Premier KC Speedway Inn & Suites

Best Western Premier KC Speedway Inn & Suites

10401 France Family Drive, Kansas City
     
    4.4
    of 5, from 665 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Located in the heart of Kansas City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Village West and Legends Outlets Kansas City. Kansas Speedway is 1.3 mi (2 km) away.

    Chateau Avalon $100
    Chateau Avalon

    Chateau Avalon

    701 Village West Parkway, Kansas City
       
      4.2
      of 5, from 561 reviews
      3.5 out of 5.0

      Situated on a woodsy hilltop, this French country-style hotel is 1.5 miles from the Kansas Speedway and Legends at Village West shopping; downtown Kansas City, MO is 16.5 miles away.

      Hampton Inn Kansas City-Village West $116
      Hampton Inn Kansas City-Village West

      Hampton Inn Kansas City-Village West

      1400 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City
         
        4.1
        of 5, from 219 reviews
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Situated in Kansas City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Village West and Legends Outlets Kansas City. Kansas Speedway is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

        Holiday Inn Express Kansas City - Village West $101
        Holiday Inn Express Kansas City - Village West

        Holiday Inn Express Kansas City - Village West

        1931 Prairie Crossing Parallel, Kansas City
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 468 reviews
          2.5 out of 5.0

          Situated in Kansas City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Village West and Legends Outlets Kansas City. Kansas Speedway is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.

          Days Inn by Wyndham near Kansas Speedway $51
          Days Inn by Wyndham near Kansas Speedway

          Days Inn by Wyndham near Kansas Speedway

          7721 Elizabeth Ave, Kansas City
             
            3.2
            of 5, from 804 reviews
            2.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Grinter Place State Historic Site, Schlitterbahn, and Kansas City Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Legends Outlets Kansas City and Kansas Speedway are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Kansas City at Village West, KS $90
            Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Kansas City at Village West, KS

            Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Kansas City at Village West, KS

            1805 N 110th St, Kansas City
               
              4.2
              of 5, from 1,063 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Kansas City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Village West and Legends Outlets Kansas City. Kansas Speedway is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) away.

              Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City
              Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City

              Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City

              10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City
                 
                3.9
                of 5, from 562 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                This family-friendly Kansas City lodge is located in Village West, within 1 mi (2 km) of Sporting Park and Legends Outlets Kansas City. Kansas Speedway is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away.

                Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City at The Legends $139
                Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City at The Legends

                Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City at The Legends

                1875 Village West Parkway, Kansas City
                   
                  4.6
                  of 5, from 115 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Kansas City, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Village West and Legends Outlets Kansas City. Kansas Speedway is 1 mi (1.5 km) away.