Water parks in Montana offer big fun in big sky country. The area offers both indoor and outdoor water parks so that families can play year round. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day or a thrilling ride, Montana water parks have something for you. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on parks, here is our guide to all the key information visitors need to know about Montana water parks. --Shellie Braeuner
Electric City Water ParkGreat Falls Montana got its name, "Electric City," from the five hydroelectric dams surrounding the city. The Electric City Water Park continues the tradition of shocking visitors with their electrifying slides and attractions. Located in the center of the state of Montana, Electric City is accessible from any part of the state.
The Surf That Never EndsThe Flow Rider Wave is a never-ending curl that gives riders a chance to test their surfing skills. The wave moves more than 36,000 gallons of water every minute to keep riders afloat. When you reach the bottom of the wave, slip into the lazy river that is fed by the Flow Rider.
Soak ZoneThe Little Squirt's Soak Zone is the largest water play area in the Great Falls area. When children are "in the zone," they can run, hop and jump through sprinklers, geysers and fountains. The Power Tower Plunge gives riders a twisting splashing ride off of a 20-foot tower. Electric City offers fun on chilly mornings with the Mitchell Pool, the largest outdoor heated pool in Montana.
Typical Park FareThe concession stand serves fun food such as hot dogs, burgers, beer baron sausages and soda. How much does it cost to visit this park?
Safety RecordOur research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Electric City Water Park.
Address: 100 River Drive South, Great Falls, MT 59405
Hours: The park is open weekdays from 1 to 8 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 through Aug. 30.
Price: Adults 18 and older, $9; children 3 to 17, children 3 and younger, free.
Big Timber Waterslide Park
Billed as the first and most complete water park in Montana, Big Timber has something for every member of the family. The park is located next to a campground for more family fun. You can turn a day of fun into a weekend adventure.
Natural ThrillsThe Oldface water slide uses the land's natural hills to give you a thrilling ride. Slide over the hills and under the ground before getting a face full of water. Up to four people can share the ride and the thrills together.
Rides For MunchkinsYounger guests enjoy the kiddie pool and the Munchkin Slide, a water slide sized just for little ones. Ride the Raging Rapid Slide down two stories as the Bodacious Bucket drops gallons of water on your head. The Hurricane and Typhoon are twin corkscrew slides with tubes and high banks that are sure to get your heart pumping.
Picnic In The ParkBig Timber has a concession stand that offers burgers, chips and hot dogs. But the park also allows families to bring coolers and picnics into the park. There is even a picnic area with grills.
Safety RecordOur research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Big Timber Water Slide.
Address: 705 Highway 10 E., Big Timber, MT 59011
House: Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: Adults and children 13 and older, $15.95; children ages 4 to 12, $11.95; children 3 and younger, free.
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