7 of the Most Amazing Slides in the World

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1. Airport Slide - Singapore

Singapore’s Changi Airport was recently voted best in the world, and I’m pretty sure it has a lot to do with this 40-foot indoor slide (the country’s tallest) that gives passengers traveling from gate to gate an awesome alternative to the escalator. Watch this video to experience a trip down the slide at T3!

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2. Giant Tube Slide – Technical University of Munich

One might expect the Faculty Building for Math and Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich to be a very serious place, but the reality suggests even the scholars who walk its halls still remember the joys of being a kid. The atrium of the building contains twin 4-story slides, a much faster way to get from the top floor to the bottom. Experience the slide with this video.

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3. Sliding Rock – North Carolina

Sliding Rock is a 50 foot natural water slide that ends in a 7 foot deep pool of water. There are 2 observation platforms, and lifeguards on duty during the season. You just climb the in-river stair case, plop down on your butt, and slide. I can tell you from personal experience that it’s a thrill, and one of the best affordable day trip ideas in the Southeast.

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4. SkyHouse – Lower Manhattan, NY

Designed by architect David Hotson, the SkyHouse occupies the top four floors of a skyscraper in Lower Manhattan. It sports a 50-foot climbing wall in the living room, and an 80-foot metal slide that snakes its way from the attic to the ground floor!

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5. Monster Slide – City Museum, St. Louis

Comprised of wrought iron slinkies, fire trucks, stone turrets, airplane fuselages, multi-story slides of all sizes and shapes, and a pair of ball pits modeled after the Thunderdome, MonstroCity makes me want to plan a trip to this museum post-haste. See what it’s like to ride these slides in this video.

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6. Hill of Slides – Governor’s Island, New York

When completed, Slide Hill will feature four slides of various heights, making it a center for activity and play. The longest slide, for those seeking a thrill, will be 48-feet-long. There are also plans to build wider and shorter slides for families and young children.

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7. Blaxland Riverside Park – Sydney Australia

Officially opened in 2012, Blaxland Common Regional Playspace is one of a number of parks that make up Sydney Olympic Parklands. Custom designed installations at the park include a double flying fox, tunnel slides, ground mounted slides, a giant swing, climbing walls, a suspended climbing net, a water park and a 12m high tree house.

Images: Dushan Hanuska, CNN/Changi AirportMartinroell, LTC_Photography, St. Louis City Museum

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2 Responses to “7 of the Most Amazing Slides in the World”

  1. sugarcandy says:

    Great slides!
    In Hungary, at Hajógyári-sziget (where the famous Sziget/Island Festival is held) you can find these amazing slides. http://www.csaladhalo.hu/felderito/helyek/duna-oleleseben-hajogyari-sziget-es-jatszoter

  2. dgenos says:

    hmmmmm…. contrary to caption description, the 2. Giant Tube Slide is three stories tall in photo !

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