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One of the waterslides you should ride this summer is in Minnesota

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One of the waterslides the Travel Channel says you should ride this summer is right here in Minnesota.

Breaker's Plunge, at Soak City Waterpark inside ValleyFair, made the Travel Channel's list of seven high-octane waterslides adrenaline junkies should visit this year.

The water ride opened last summer and is the tallest twin body slide in America – they're freefall slides that send the rider down a 90-foot drop at a 65-degree angle drop.

The slider hits a top speed of 40 mph and it takes only seven seconds to get to the bottom.

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Waterslide enthusiasts don't have to drive too far to visit another slide on the list: Scorpion's Tail at Noah's Ark in the Wisconsin Dells. It's the first "nearly vertical waterslide loop" in the country. It's 10 stories tall, and riders drop more than 50 feet per second.

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There are also slides in Texas, Arizona, Georgia and Nevada.

All the waterslides on the list will be featured on the Travel Channel's new season of "Xtreme Waterparks." The show premieres on Sunday at 8 p.m.

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