Well, the last I went here I didn't have to pay anything so I cant really comment on the wroth-your-money sort of thing, but it was really fun. What I like most is the really big slide! It is fun! This is a great place to go with your friends in the summer.
However when there are a lot of ppl here the water can get really dirty, so much you cant even see through it! don't come here if you want to swim, only if you want to use the slides and such.
we drive an hour to get to this place and it is well worth it. if u get there early enough u can get chairs. i do think they should have a few more, but this is the only complaint. this is a great day for anyone with or without kids. its a great fun place. the ones who complain about the admission price obviously haven't been to disney world or even holiday world. public pools are priced as well in this range. there are other things to do besides the pools but it is just great fun!!!!!
We drive an hour to get to Tropicanoe, and it's worth every minute. There's so much for everyone to do. I think that the lifeguards and staff do a good job. Tropicanoe is kept very nice and has always been clean when we visited.
Only draw back we have is the high price of snacks and food at the concession, I think that they could be a little more reasonable on that.
The irnoy of this place is that's it's situated direclty between rich and poor(er) neighborhoods. For those of us without tons of money to spend, it's out of the price range for admission and concessions. And once you get inside, the place is often overrun with rowdy kids, their inattentive parents, and all their STUFF. Finding a chair for your group is next to impossible.
The upside: Professional staff and mindful lifeguards. No complaints there whatsoever.
Yes, your kids will have a good time. But if you want to have a nice summer outing that won't break the bank or give you a headache, go to another smaller swimming pool.