Tucked away on the outskirts of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, is a new family
attraction called Bluff Falls Water Park and Entertainment Center. It is located just
16 miles south of Wappapello Lake, off of Highway 53 and Cheshire Blvd.
This family fun center is a great place to
spend the day. Although Bluff Falls is not as big as Noah's Ark water park
located in the Wisconsin Dells, it serves the small community of Poplar Bluff
There are several attractions inside Bluff Falls, such as:
Batting Cages: With speeds ranging from slow pitch, to over
ninety miles per hour, the batting cages are a challenge, no matter what skill
level you are.
Miniature Golf: Spend time on this 18 hole miniature
golf course. I can not think of a better way to get a tan. It is always a fun
time playing on this course.
Kiddy Land: This is like a miniature water park for the young kids.
has 3 slides, water guns, a small shallow pool, and a huge bucket in the shape
of a pineapple, that dumps water on the kids.
Lazy River: This shallow river winds its way around the
south end of the
water park. We have spent many days relaxing on float tubes, getting tanned
as we float our way around the water park. This is a great way for the
parents to unwind as their kids play in the water park.
Water Slides: Bluff Falls has 3 water slides. All 3 are
45 feet tall. There are 2 open topped slides you can go down using a tube, and there is 1
fully enclosed slide if you enjoy a quick and wild ride. All 3 slides let you
splash down in a small pool, and you can float right into the lazy river if you
Wave Pool: This 18,000 square foot pool will toss and turn you with its 5 to
6 foot swells. The best way to experience this wave pool, is on one of the float
tubes found throughout the park. Be sure you hang on tight when the waves are at
full force, it will give you a wild ride you won't soon forget.
Sandy Beach: This enclosed area is great for the small kids who want to build
a sandcastle, or just play in the sand. With it's Big Squirty water tower
showering the beach with a cool mist, it makes for a fun in the sun day for the
Arcade: Be sure to stop by the arcade. Have hours of fun playing their many
pinball and video games. They also have games of skill like ski-ball that gives
you tickets that are redeemable for toys and candy.
Go Carts: Hop on board one of their go carts and race your friends around the
winding track. With its many corners and turns, you and your friends can have
fun passing each other, until the checkered flag is waved.
Bluff Falls is open 10am to 7pm from Sunday to Thursday, and 10am to 8pm on
Friday and Saturday.
They also have party rooms for rent for events such as: birthdays, holidays,
church events or fundraisers.
Enjoy a meal at the water park, at their food pavilion. There is a variety of
foods available such as:
They offer many different options on admission prices. You could buy a year
long family pass, or just an afternoon pass, whatever one fits your needs. They
have daily price specials too. We find that going in the afternoon is cheaper,
and less crowded. It has always been a fun day trip for the family during the
long hot summer.
Source:Many visits to Bluff Falls
Bluff Falls Water
Park and Entertainment Center. 12 Aug 2004