It's finally June! That can mean only one thing that summer is almost here, June 21, marks the first official day of the summer season. Many of you will be taking vacations over the next couple of months, here's one place you need to visit not too far away in Grand Prarie, Texas.

Epic Waters Indoor Water Park happens to be the Largest Indoor Water Park in North Texas but the best part about this waterpark is that it stays open year-round. Epic Waters features 11 waterslides all designed to keep you screaming through every twist and turn you can imagine.

Here are just a few mind-blowing slides to ride.

  • Prairie Plunge - enclosed see-thru body slide with an open 50' drop to the bottom
  • Yellow Jacket - Experience zero gravity through various ups and downs leading to the big mega- drop
  • Lasso Loop -  Ride in a launch capsule with a freefall drop and 360-degree loop

And if you ever wanted to learn how to surf or boogie board on some gnarly waves, hop on the FlowRider Surf Simulator. Families can also enjoy the huge outdoor wave pool now open through Labor Day. Kids will also enjoy floating in the Lazy River designed just for them.

Cabana Rentals are available too as well as an arcade, gift shop, full-service bar, and great food in the Hungry Waves Cafe. Birthday parties are always welcome and special group services available too. Come out and watch the Creature Teacher show off some epic animals every weekend this summer from 2 pm - 3 pm.

Epic Waters Indoor Water Park offers free parking and free tubes for its guests. So, what are you waiting for? Make plans to put this waterpark on your must-do list this summer!

For tickets and more information, please visit their website or Facebook page.

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