USA Today names Splashin' Safari No. 1 water park

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SANTA CLAUS, IN (WFIE) - A recent poll from USA Today named Holiday World's Splashin' Safari as the nation's No. 1 water park.

The national newspaper held online voting throughout the month of July, challenging fans to vote for their favorite water park from the 20 nominated for America's "10 Best" Water Parks.

The newspaper reports tens of thousands of votes "poured in," resulting in this Top 10 list:

1.    Splashin' Safari – Santa Claus, Indiana
2.    Schlitterbahn – New Braunfels, Texas
3.    Noah's Ark – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
4.    Great Wolf Wilderness Lodge – Williamsburg, Virginia
5.    Wilderness Territory – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
6.    Water World – Denver, Colorado
7.    Water Country – Williamsburg, Virginia
8.    Raging Waters – San Dimas, California
9.    White Water Park – Branson, Missouri
10.  Wet 'n Wild Emerald Point – Greensboro, North Carolina

Covering nearly 40 acres, Splashin' Safari is one of the world's largest water parks, and the newspaper lists the park's two water coasters, family water slides and wave pools as outstanding features, as well as its free soft drinks and sunscreen. 

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari are open every day until August 14 with the new Hyena Falls water-slide complex.

For more information, visit or call 1-877-463-2645.

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