Floating in the pool is fun, but sometimes you have to kick it up a notch and go for a tricked-out water slide. Whether you’re a waterpark daredevil or more of a lazy river type, you can appreciate these off-the-wall water slides. Click through the slideshow below to see our favorite extreme water rides across the country. Who knows—you just might find your next splash-worthy vacation destination.

Sonic Boom, Wings & Waves Waterpark

Zoom down a 747 plane at this cool waterpark connected to Portland’s Evergreen Museum, a hub for all things air and space. Even budding aviators will love the twists and turns of the Sonic Boom. (And after you've dried off, you can check out the museum, too!)

460 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way
McMinnville, Or
Online: wingsandwaveswaterpark.com

photo: Wings & Waves Waterpark via Facebook

 

What’s your favorite water slide? Share your picks with us below!

—Sommy Rhee with Christal Yuen and Susie Foresman

photos from whitewaterwest.com unless otherwise stated