Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark, the nation’s only education and aviation-themed nonprofit waterpark, now is open to the public.
Located in McMinnville, Ore., in the heart of Oregon wine country,
this 70,000-square-foot indoor waterpark is the newest addition to
the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum campus, developed with
the mission “to inspire and educate, promote and preserve
aviation and space history, and honor the patriotic service of our
The highlight is a retired Evergreen International Airlines Boeing
747 aircraft, located on the rooftop with four water slides coming
off either side that snake down and end inside the building.
Other aquatic attractions
include a 91,000-gallon wave pool, a toddler area, a play structure
with a 300-gallon splash bucket and helicopter, a leisure pool, and
a vortex pool. Waterpark visitors learn about the power of water
and its effects on society through dozens of interactive exhibits
and learning tools, located throughout the space.
There’s also a gaming center and children’s museum,
created to teach visitors about the philosophy “H20: Life