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the University of the Cumberlands, founded as the Williamsburg In- stitute in 1889. The university offers undergraduate and graduate pro- grams, and an approximate enrollment of 11,696 students. Also the city offers the Kentucky Splash Waterpark. Williamsburg and Whitley County also offer a number of boat docks for those want- ing to enjoy the Cumberland River, whether it be fishing, kayaking or canoeing. Hundreds of thousands of business people, travelers and over-the- road truckers from all points beyond the city and county borders an- nually wind their way along both the north and south routes of I-75 through the state of Kentucky. Williamsburg is either the first place northbound tourists have the chance to see after they cross the state line, or the last place southbound tourists can stop before they leave the Bluegrass State. Williamsburg is truly the Gateway to the Cumberlands. Tourists, visi- tors and residents have the opportunity to experience the power and see the beauty of the Cumberland River, Cumberland Falls or Lake Cumberland. KENTUCKY SPLASH WATERPARK The Hal Rogers Family Entertainment Center/Kentucky Splash Waterpark his located at 1050 KY 92W in Williamsburg, just off I-75 Exit 11. Tadpole Island All the kids will have plenty of summer fun in the 6,000-square- foot kiddy activity pool on Tadpole Island. This kiddy activ- ity pool features a Caribbean- themed playhouse with interac- tive valves and wheels so the kids control the water, two slides, a cargo climbing net, water cannons, and a climb through tunnel. Kids will love the approximately 300-gallon bucket that dumps water every 30 seconds. There is a turtle slide and a seal slide. Since the pool is only 12-inches deep, it is a great place for kids 54 inches or smaller to play. Triple Slide Complex The triple slide complex stands 40-feet tall and includes two tube slides and one body slide. The Aqua Whiz body slide is totally enclosed and takes slid- ers from top to bottom in 10 seconds or less. The Blue Twister and Crazy Cruz are single tube slides and are exciting for all. You must be at least 42-inches tall to ride. Double Slide Complex The Aquatwist stands 30-feet tall and includes two twisted totally enclosed 180-feet long body slides. The twist and turns will take sliders to the bottom in 10 seconds or less. You must be at least 42-inches tall to ride. Other attractions An 18,000-square-feet wave pool is also a big attraction at the park. Or visitors can relax in the 900-foot lazy river. The center also features Kentucky Falls Miniature Golf, which is a 18-hole course for all ages. There is also a driving range and a campground with 18 sites featuring full hookup and five tent sites. There is water, elec- tric, sewer, cable, Wi-Fi and a bathhouse. Visit www.kentuckysplash.com for more information and 2019 pricing. The Times-Tribune • Community Guide 2019 — Page 29