As I clack away at my keyboard in my plush, but not overly ostentatious office in Massachusetts, there is a steady snowfall outside my window, and the temperature is a balmy 27 degrees (which is, at least, warmer than a few days ago when it dipped into the wind-chilled, face-stinging negative numbers). So...perfect weather for a day at the water park, right? Right! With the advent of indoor water parks, it is now possible to amble around a lazy river, bob and weave in a wave pool, and careen down water slides no matter how frightful it may be outside. Inside, it is always a delightful 82 degrees.
But where are these weatherproof inner tube shrines, you ask? You've come to the right place for the answers. For about a decade, About.com's Theme Parks site has had the most comprehensive collection of reviews, photos, and information about the many indoor water park resorts. For example, here is where folks living in my home state can head (after they brush the snow off of their cars) to indoor water parks in Massachusetts.
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- Niagara Falls Indoor Water Parks
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Photo: Jeremy Levine, 2006. Licensed to About.com.