Lost Island Water Park in Iowa was just recognized as the 2nd best water park in the entire country. Its owner, Gary Bertch, told the Waterloo Courier: “A little over 20 years ago (our family) decided that we wanted to make an investment in Waterloo and the Cedar Valley in a way to try to enhance family entertainment and make the area more appealing to people outside the area as well as those here.”

Bertch wants to continue enhancing the area and just got the the Waterloo City Council to approve zoning for a $100-million dollar theme park to be built on the land next to the water park. The Iowa newspaper says the council rezoned 159 acres of farm land for the new attraction which is expected to open in 2022.

Waterloo is located 2-hours south of Rochester.