Skip to main content

A world record-setting water slide is coming to Minnesota

It's as long as three football fields.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Put this on your summer bucket list: a giant slip and slide is coming to Minnesota.

Slide the City is a world record-setting water slide that travels to different cities all over the nation, throwing family friendly water parties. And for just one day in August it will set up in Chisholm, a town nestled in the Iron Range.

The slide is 1,000 feet long – that's about the same as three football fields. It's not the longest water slide in the world, but it does hold the Guinness World Record for the “longest distance travelled on a slip and slide in one hour.”

It'll stretch through the heart of downtown Chisholm, at Lake Street and 4th Avenue. Don't worry, there's a bunch of cushioning underneath – "more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers," Slide the City says.

The parties also feature music, food trucks, and local vendors.

Here's a sneak peek of the event when it was in Salt Lake City:

Clear your calendar for Saturday, Aug. 5. It's $20 for three trips, or $50 for an all-day pass. Buy tickets here.

Slide the City says you should come "dressed to impress" with a swim suit, shoes (you'll have to walk on hot pavement), sunscreen, and cash or card.

Kids must be at least 5 years old and over 46 inches tall to ride the slide.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-06-26 at 10.02.59 AM

North Dakota's only abortion clinic relocating to Minnesota

A GoFundMe set up to help the clinic make the move to Minnesota has surpassed its $500,000 goal.

Screen Shot 2022-06-26 at 12.37.03 PM

Deadly vehicle fire on Interstate 94 west of Fargo

The victim's age and name have not been released.

flickr - gov tim walz - mn senate dfl

Overturning Roe v. Wade won't do a 'damn thing' to prevent abortions, Walz says

Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Saturday meant to protect abortion access in the state and people who come from out of state seeking one.

ambulance

Man crossing Highway 13 in Burnsville fatally struck by driver

The victim is a 31-year-old man from Prior Lake.

Screen Shot 2022-06-26 at 7.50.33 AM

4 shot near Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis

The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Saturday.

Screen Shot 2022-06-25 at 7.55.28 PM

Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect

Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Burnsville, Minnesota - May 2019 (2)

Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville

Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.

minnesota river

Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.

Screen Shot 2022-06-25 at 11.01.17 AM

Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park

The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.

Related

Pumpkin Nights: Explore 10 'worlds' created with hand-carved pumpkins

One of the displays at the State Fairgrounds' Pumpkin Nights is a nod to Hogwarts' Great Hall.

This guy is riding a pumpkin down Red River for the world record

Rick Swenson of Fergus Falls plans to ride his 1,086 pound pumpkin 26 miles for a Guinness World Record.

This book says us folks in Minne-sohh-da do talk strange ya know

The author says most of us believe we don't have an accent. We're wrong.

Ride your bike all the way to Canada on the new North Star Route

It would take the average cyclist more than 21 hours to bike the entire thing.

Ride your bike all the way to Canada on the new North Star Route

It would take the average cyclist more than 21 hours to bike the entire thing.