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Dallas-Fort Worth water park makes a splash as one of America's best

Dallas-Fort Worth water park makes a splash as one of America's best

Those in Dallas-Fort Worth looking for a way to cool down this summer have an award-winning choice. According to TripAdvisor's 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards, NRH2O Family Waterpark in North Richland Hills ranks among the best attractions in the country.

Millions of comments and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers were used to determine the annual awards. Based on reviews, NRH2O ranks No. 6 on the list of the top U.S. water parks — ahead of even the popular Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas, which ranks No. 20.

Opened in 1995, NRH2O is owned by the City of North Richland Hills and serves as its public swimming facility. But fans and visitors know that the park is no simple public pool. There are eight water slides, a lazy river, wave pool, sandy beach bay and kiddie area.

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

"I can't say enough how much my family and I love this water park. There is something to do for any age, and the park isn't overcrowded with people," writes one local reviewer. "Our family loves NRH2O. The park is well laid out, and perfect for families with kids across age ranges. It may not have the most thrill rides compared to other parks, but there are enough fun slides to keep my older kids busy," echoes another.

The No. 1 water park in America is Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in Orlando, Florida.

Aerial of NRH2O waterpark
Reviewers on TripAdvisor have named NRH2O one of the best water parks in the country. Photo courtesy of NRH2O Family Waterpark