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Minnesota Indoor Water Parks

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Minnesota Indoor Water Parks

One of the indoor water park resorts in Minnesota.

Wild Woods. Used with permission.

The indoor water park craze started in the mid-1990s in Wisconsin Dells and soon spread to the Midwest, including Minnesota (and eventually to the rest of the US). The chief advantage of moving water slides and other bathing suit-friendly attractions indoors is that the watery fun becomes weatherproof. Even (especially?) Minnesota's brutal winters can't stop the fun.

There are quite a few hotels with indoor water parks of varying sizes and features around the state, which follow and are listed alphabetically. For more info, click on a park.

The Big Splash at the Arrowwood Resort
Alexandria, Minnesota
Medium-sized park open to registered hotel guests and the general public.

The Depot Waterpark
Minneapolis, Minnesota
612-375-1700
Small indoor water park, open to the public and to hotel guests.

The Edge at the Edgewater Resort
Duluth, Minnesota
Medium-sized park open to registered hotel guests and the general public.

The Great Serengeti
Owatonna, Minnesota
Small indoor water park for resort and non-resort guests.

Paul Bunyan Indoor Water Park at The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
Baxter, Minnesota
Medium-sized indoor water park is open to resort and non-resort guests.

Rapid River Lodge Waterpark
Baxter, Minnesota
Tiny indoor water park, open to the public along with hotel guests.

Seven Clans Casino Thief River Falls Water Park
Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Medium-sized indoor water park that is part of a hotel casino. The park is open to the public as well as on-property guests.

Three Bear Lodge Waterpark at the Holiday Inn Express
Baxter, Minnesota
Small indoor water park, open to registered hotel guests as well as the general public.

Thumper Pond Indoor Water Park
Ottertail, Minnesota
Small indoor water park, open to registered hotel guests and the general public.

Venetian Indoor Water Park at the Holiday Inn
Maple Grove (near Minneapolis), Minnesota
Small indoor water park open to registered hotel guests only.

Water Park of America
Bloomington (near Minneapolis), MN
Huge indoor water park open to registered hotel guests and to the general public.

Wild Woods Indoor Water Park at Elk River/Rogers Holiday Inn
Elk River (near Minneapolis), MN
Small indoor water park, open to hotel guests and the public at specific times.

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