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Eastern Iowa waterpark named top 10 in country

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A local waterpark is being named one of the top ten in the country.

Lost Island Waterpark in Waterloo gained the title from Trip Advisor, it joins the likes of places like Typhoon Lagoon in Disney.

"The kids enjoy it, toddlers through teenage age," said Jill Smith, a parent at the park.

Even on an overcast day, people from near and far come to enjoy roller coaster-like slides, racing rapids, and even giant toilet bowl slides.

The Bertch family, owners of the park, say it's always been their goal to build something like you'd see at any major theme park, and Lost Island being on the list proves they're making it.

"People should dig Waterloo and the Cedar Valley," said owner Eric Bertch. "Just because we're a smaller town in the Midwest doesn't mean we can't compete with other bigger places around the country."

Bertch says they are beginning to plans to build single-family homes on the property around the park.

It'll cover 73 acres and have nearly 120 lots.

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