In the heat of summer, it’s not a bad idea just to throw on a swimsuit and spend a day in the pool and on water rides. At Water Country USA, two hours from Washington, D.C. in Williamsburg, VA, you can find a whole lot of both.
There are over 10 different major rides of all kinds for adults. You can get wet and scream in a four-person raft on Big Daddy Falls or Aquazoid; a three-person inner tube on Meltdown; a two-person tube on Wild Thang or Malibu Pipeline; a solo tube on Jet Scream; a toboggan on Rampage; or a racing mat on Nitro Racer. There are tons of body surfing water slides too, plus a giant wave pool.
There are also tamer slides for younger kids (or parents carrying younger kids), along with a host of other wet attractions like water playgrounds and the slow-moving Lazy River.
Buy your tickets online in advance here and print them at home to avoid the lines at the gate.
For vacation packages, hotels, tickets, and more, see our Busch Gardens Vacations page.
For more park information, visit www.watercountryusa.com.
Water Country USA
Hours: The park operates from mid-May through Labor Day, and always opens at 10 a.m. In May and early June it closes at either 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. From mid-June through mid-August it stays open until 8 p.m., and from then until the end of the season closing time varies from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Check www.watercountryusa.com before you go.
Admission: $51 for adults and children over 10, $44 for children between 3 and 9, children 2 and under free. You can also buy discount tickets online here.
Driving directions:. Drive south on I-95 to Richmond, then take I-295 south to I-64, and follow I-64 east to Exit 242B.
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