Water Country USA

#3 in Best Things To Do in Williamsburg
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176 Water Country Parkway

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Amusement Parks, Swimming/Pools Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

If you can stand the large crowds, you should be more than pleased with Water Country USA, say several recent parkgoers. Some of Water Country's popular attractions include Surfer's Bay (a wave pool), Vanish Point (a 75-foot tower slide), the Jet Scream (an inner tube slide) and Big Daddy Falls (a whitewater rapids ride). There's also Cow-A-Bunga (a kiddie pool area) and lessons can be arranged for less-confident swimmers (these cost extra). Visitors appreciate the variety of water attractions and say the wait times aren't unreasonable at rides, slides and concession stands despite all the people. 

You can find Water Country USA in the same vicinity as Busch Gardens, southeast of Williamsburg. It's open from late spring until Labor Day weekend. Each day begins at 10 a.m., but closing time ranges from 5 to 8 p.m., depending on the day. Single-day tickets cost between $45 and $52, but there are also bundle passes to visit Water Country over several days or to visit the water park, Colonial Williamsburg and other nearby attractions for a set price. Go to the official website for more information.

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#1 Colonial Williamsburg

According to many, this site is like a Disney theme park for history fanatics. Plus, Colonial Williamsburg's appeal isn't just for kids but also for anyone who feels young at heart. Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg will be greeted with townspeople, shopkeepers, politicians, slaves and more who called the Revolutionary City home. More than 20 guided and self-guided tours are available on a daily basis, including ghost walks, garden tours, city itineraries and carriage rides. Travelers can also shop authentic wares and sample 18th-century-inspired meals.

Recent visitors praised Colonial Williamsburg, saying it offered an expertly recreated step back in time and helped them understand more about this period and our nation's history. This history-themed park also earns kudos for employing knowledgeable guides and maintaining pristine facilities throughout. However, travelers warn that the ticket prices to access Colonial Williamsburg are on the steep side.

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