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Schlitterbahn declared one of the 20 best water parks in America

Schlitterbahn declared one of the 20 best water parks in America

Schlitterbahn water park New Braunfels tubing 2015
Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels is one of the top water parks in America. Schlitterbahn New Braunfels/Facebook

The "hottest coolest time in Texas" is officially one of the coolest times in the country. According to TripAdvisor's 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards, popular Central Texas water park Schlitterbahn ranks among the best attractions in the U.S.

Millions of comments and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers were used to determine the annual awards. Based on reviews, Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels ranks No. 20 on the list of the top water parks in the United States.

Founded in 1979, Schlitterbahn also has locations in Galveston, South Padre Island, Corpus Christi and Kansas City. The original New Braunfels water park, which has four sections, features a ton of activities, from wading pools and tube chutes to water coasters and slides.

Many travelers give the family-friendly park props for its huge range of water rides and entertainment options for every age. 

"This water park has something for everyone to enjoy. There are fast-paced slides and tube rides, lazy river floats and bring-your-own picnic areas," writes one local reviewer. "Schlitterbahn is the ultimate water park destination, and it literally has something for everyone. The rides are incredible, and the park is clean and well-maintained," echoes another traveler.

The No. 1 water park in America is Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in Orlando, Florida. Dallas-Fort Worth's NRH2O Family Water Park ranks No. 6 in the country.