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The Big Pool: World's Largest Hand Dug Swimming Pool

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Address: 504 Maple Street, Garden City, KS 67846
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+1 620-276-1255

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This was a great place to cool off and the value was excellent!! Nothing too fancy about this pool otherwise.

Reviewed 31 July 2015
Breckenridge, Minnesota
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Pool admission prices are amazingly affordable! Pool has a couple of age friendly options! Loved it and I think it's definitely worth the price.

Thank Diana A
Garden City, Kansas
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Pool in Garden City, KS was fun for the whole family. Bigs slides for the bigger kids and the kiddie section for the little ones. The pool also offer a spray area that consists of different poles that spray water in different directions for those littles that prefer not get into the pool.

Thank swksg
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

we discovered this pool on a recent kansas road side attractions trip. the entry is $2!!! and we ended up swimming for 4 hours...the pool really is big, they now divided it into partitions with walls running the length of the pool, but you can easily get from one side to the other. there are plenty of lifeguards, some of... More 

Thank tourist1965
Cheney, Kansas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Our time spent at the pool was a highlight. We couldn't believe that admission was only two dollars. Our girls really enjoyed the afternoon.

Thank grosenhagen
Redding, California
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

It's misleading to say that it is the world's largest hand dug pool. It was that at one time, but now it is a series of smaller pools, not unlike you would find in many towns.

3 Thank Erin F
Breckenridge, Minnesota
2 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

This was a great place to cool off and the value was excellent!! Nothing too fancy about this pool otherwise.

1 Thank breckbaseballfan
Fremont, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

We love to visit places listed as oddities or special sites on the Roadside America website. Stop to see this pool. It was in the evening and they were not open, but was still able to get my picture in front of the sign! The Worlds Largest Hairball is across the street, but didn't make it there due to business... More 

1 Thank Frugalgirl125
Wichita, Kansas
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Reviewed 22 January 2015

Make sure to bring towels, there is no patio furniture. Be prepared for your child to take a swim test if he/she wants to go down the slides. They were very strict on that. It was fun and I would go back. Pretty much what you see is what you get; a huge pool.

3 Thank ginae75
Garden City, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Having recently moved to Garden City we are taken back by this gianormous pool and how cheap it is for the residents here! Seriously--- a dollar gets you an all day pool fun day. The do a good job of keeping it up with modern slides and cosmetic appeal. The down side of this pool is that because it is... More 

3 Thank Gloria A
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

I understand it's the "biggest pool" around here. It's dirty, needs to be updated. U could see the dirt that got picked up on the side of the pool. Bathroom definitely need to be updated.

4 Thank May P

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