When deciding what to do in Gulf Shores beyond the beach, Waterville USA should top your list for family fun activities. This 20-acre water park and amusement park, established in 1986, is conveniently located just a quarter of the mile from the public beach and has proven to be a favorite of visitors both young and young at heart.

Summer Pleasures

The water park itself is open during the summer from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Little ones have a special place designed just for them at WAWA World where they can frolic in their exclusive water world for hours. Moving up to some wave action, the large wave pool features three-foot waves that mimic the gulf waters.

The straight shooting and curvy slides are not for the faint of heart including the Screamin’ Demon, Triple Dog Dare, Jet Stream, Hurricane, Black Widow, Great White and Gold Rush options. Some of these thrill rides are open and some are enclosed slides and are either tube or body slides depending on the experience.

Slow your pace as you float along throughout the park on the Crystal Waters Lazy River or test your surfing skills at the Flowrider.

Amuse the Family

In spring, summer and fall spend some quality family time at Waterville’s amusement park where you can challenge each other to a Nascart go-cart race at the Waterville 500 or a game or two of mini-golf. Entertain the little ones at the Starcade arcade. If you like puzzles, be sure to book a visit to the on-site Breakout Room.