Point Mallard Water Park - Perfect day trip from Spring Hill
I'm going to start this off by saying I can't believe I've never been to this place. I had some friends go last summer, but I couldn't make it. After going there, I don't understand why it hasn't been a place that we go several times each summer. I've heard a few people talking about it, but in general, it feels like one of the best-kept secrets for a day trip from Spring Hill. Or possibly maybe I haven't been paying attention and am the last one to figure this out. Either way, I am really glad my friend Christy decided we should go yesterday, despite the iffy chances of rain. (Note: Megan isn't really into waterparks and had the option to spend the day with her daddy alone, so it was just Kayla and I and our friends.)
So where is it?
The water park is in Decatur, Alabama....which is sort of Huntsville. Our plan for if a downpour began and ruined our waterpark adventures was to go to the Space & Rocket Center instead. It takes about an hour and a half from Spring Hill. Christy picked Kayla and me up around 8 and we stopped for gas and for breakfast and still got there about 15 minutes before they opened at 10 am.
This is the really cool part. Admission is generally $20 for adults (12 and over) and $15 for kids. But Monday - Thursdays (excluding holidays) are half-price days. So it was only $10 per adult and $7.50 per child. (Please check their website before going to double-check prices and half-price days.) Just as a comparison, Nashville Shores is generally $36.99 for adults and $28.99 for kids, though you can sometimes get deals for tickets for $24.99. That's a big difference. And spoiler alert, I liked Point Mallard better than Nashville Shores.
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We all had a great time at Point Mallard. The ride didn't seem that long and I thought it was a better park overall than Nashville Shores. We are definitely adding this day trip to our normal rotation.
Keywords: 2019, adventures, Alabama, day trips, daytrip, Decatur, Nashville Adventures, personal, Point Mallard, roadtrip, Spring HIll, summer, TN, travel, water park
Thanks for reviewing this! I was wondering myself how it compares to Nashville Shores. I went to Point Mallard as a kid, too! I'll definitely have to take our kids there now.
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