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Indoor Water Parks

Includes Water Park Resorts with Hotels

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If you are planning a visit to an indoor water park or a hotel with a water park, you've come to the right place. The listings that follow provide the most comprehensive guide to parks in the US and Canada on the Web. They are regularly updated. Note that very small parks and most municipal parks are not included.

First, a Little Background

It used to be that if folks in North America who lived pretty much anywhere outside of Florida wanted to ride down a water slide during February, they had a couple of options: Wait until June, or book a flight to Florida (or some warm-weather location outside the continent). That's no longer true. Indoor water parks now offer a low-cost alternative to expensive tropical vacations in the winter. And because they are weatherproof, they provide a surefire way to have water park fun any time of the year.

The concept began in earnest in 1994 when a Wisconsin Dells hotelier thought that if he erected an outdoor water park attraction in his indoor pool, he might be able to get a little more business in the early spring and late fall. When hordes of guests showed up -- and kept showing up straight through the winter -- he knew that he was onto something. (Read more about the history of Wisconsin Dells water parks.) The idea caught on and exploded in the Dells and around Wisconsin, expanded into the Midwest, and eventually spread throughout the US (even to Alaska!) and into Canada.

Before we Get to the Listings...

Here are some articles and info that may help you as you plan your vacation or visit to an indoor water park:
  • The Top 10 Indoor Water Park Resorts
    There are lots of parks and more opening all the time. Which ones offer the biggest splash for your cash?
  • A Lotta Water: Who Has the Biggest Indoor Water Park?
    Lots of water parks claim to be the "biggest in America," or the "biggest in North America," but they can't all be true. The About Theme Parks Guide sorts it all out (or at least tries to).
  • Great Wolf Lodge
    With locations throughout North America, Great Wolf is the biggest chain of water park hotels.
  • CoCo Key Water Resorts
    It's always balmy and looks like the Florida Keys inside CoCo Key resorts, even when the weather outside is dreadful.

US Indoor Water Parks

Parks and resorts are arranged alphabetically by US state. Although there are some standalone indoor water parks, most are connected to hotels, and some restrict admission to the park for hotel guests only. Click on a park below to find out about its policy and to get more info. Indoor water parks in Canada follow at the end.

ALASKA

H2Oasis
Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska's only indoor water park is open year-round -- even when it's 30 degrees below zero outside.

CALIFORNIA

Great Wolf Lodge California
Garden Grove
Part of the Great Wolf Lodge chain.

COLORADO

APEX Center
Arvada
Small park.

CONNECTICUT

CoCo Key Water Resort Waterbury
Waterbury, Connecticut (west of Hartford)
Medium-szied park open to hotel guests and to the general public.

FLORIDA

CoCo Key Orlando Water Resort
Orlando, Florida
Note that unlike the other CoCo Key Resorts, the Orlando property has an outdoor, but no indoor water park.

GEORGIA

Grand Empire Resort Indoor Water Park
Lithonia in DeKalb County (near Atlanta), Georgia
Don't get too excited. The grand plans for this indoor water park and theme park didn't materialize, and it was never built. But you can see what its developers had planned.

IDAHO

Silver Rapids Water Park at Silver Mountain Resort
Kellogg, Idaho
Medium-sized indoor water park at the Silver Mountain Ski Resort.

Raptor Reef Waterpark at the Holiday Inn Express
Hayden, Idaho
Small indoor park.

ILLINOIS

Illinois indoor water parks have their own page.

INDIANA
Big Splash Adventure at Valley of the Springs Resort
French Lick, Indiana
Medium-sized indoor water park.

Caribbean Cove
Indianapolis, Indiana
Medium-sized indoor water park resort.

IOWA

'Boji Splash at Bridges Bay Resort
Arnolds Park, Iowa
Indoor water park open to registered hotel guests.

Grand Harbor Resort
Dubuque, Iowa
Indoor water park open to registered hotel guests.

Huck's Harbor at PZAZZ! Resort Hotel
Burlington, Iowa
Indoor water park open to registered hotel guests and general public.

King's Pointe Waterpark Resort
Storm Lake, Iowa
Indoor and outdoor water parks open to registered hotel guests and general public.

Wasserbahn Waterpark Resort
Amana, Iowa
Indoor water park for hotel guests with waterslides, interactive children's play area, spa, and sauna.

KANSAS

Great Wolf Lodge Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas
Open to registered hotel guests only.

Schlitterbahn Vacation Village
Kansas City, Kansas
Outdoor and indoor water park resort

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts indoor water parks are listed on their own page.

MICHIGAN

Michigan indoor water parks are listed on their own page.

MINNESOTA

There are quite a few indoor water parks in Minnesota, which are listed on their own page.

MISSOURI

Castle Rock Resort
Branson, Missouri
Indoor waterpark resort

CoCo Key Water Resort at the Clarion Hotel Kansas City Sports Complex
Kansas City, Missouri

Splash Country at Grand Country Resort
Branson, Missouri
Indoor and outdoor water park open to Grand Country hotel guests and the general public.

MONTANA

The Reef at Big Horn Resort and Billings Wingate by Wyndham
Billings, Montana
Indoor waterpark resort open to the general public and hotel guests.

NEBRASKA

CoCo Key Water Resort at the Holiday Inn Omaha Central
Omaha, Nebraska
Indoor waterpark resort, part of the chain of CoCo Key indoor waterparks.

Great Adventures Water Resort
Bellevue, Nebraska
Indoor waterpark resort

NEVADA

Las Vegas Wet Indoor Water Park Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada
Indoor waterpark resort and casino

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Manchester Marriott at the Pines
Merrimack, New Hampshire, near Manchester
Indoor waterpark resort

Kahuna Laguna at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
North Conway, New Hampshire
Small indoor waterpark for registered hotel guests.

NEW JERSEY

CoCo Key Water Resort at the Mt. Laurel Marriott
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
Part of the chain of CoCo Key indoor waterparks.

Sahara Sam's Oasis
West Berlin, New Jersey
Indoor water park

NEW MEXICO

Radisson Water Park Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Indoor water park at the Radisson Albuquerque hotel.

NEW YORK

Aquazonia Indoor Waterworld at Glacier Lakes Resort
Farmington, NY

The Cascades, part of Hope Lake Lodge Resort at Greek Peak
Cortland, NY

Maya Resort
Syracuse, NY

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge
Lake George, NY
888-708-2684
Affiliated Theme Park: The Great Escape

NORTH CAROLINA

Ray's Splash Planet
Charlotte, North Carolina
Small, municipal indoor water park with waterslides, lazy river, and children's play area.

Great Wolf Lodge Concord
Concord, North Carolina
Indoor waterpark resort. Part of the chain of Great Wolf Lodge indoor waterparks.

NORTH DAKOTA

Splashdown at Sleep Inn & Suites
Minot, North Dakota
Indoor waterpark open to registered hotel guests and to the general public.

Splashers of the South Seas at Canad Inn
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Indoor water park open to registered hotel guests and to the general public.

OHIO

Ohio indoor water parks have their own page.

OREGON

Splash at Lively Park
Springfield, Oregon
541-736-4244
Small municipal facility with indoor wave pool, water slide, water umbrella, family play area, adult spa, lap pool, and kiddie pool.

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania indoor water parks have their own page.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Evans Plunge
Hot Springs, South Dakota
605-745-5165
Indoor and outdoor park. Features geothermal pools. Attractions include speed slide, body slide, kiddie slide, hot tubs, and kiddie pool.

Rippin' Rapids Resort
Rapid City, South Dakota

WaTiki
Rapid City, South Dakota

TENNESSEE

The Resort at Governor's Crossing
Sevierville, TN
Small indoor water park.

The Water Resort at Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge, TN
Medium-sized indoor water park.

Wild Bear Falls at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort
Gatlinburg, TN
Mid-sized indoor park open to resort guests only.

Wilderness at the Smokies
Sevierville, TN
Mid-sized indoor water park resort.

TEXAS

Great Wolf Lodge
Grapevine, Texas

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island
Galveston Island, Texas

Schlitterbahn South Padre Island
South Padre Island, Texas

Waterpark at The Villages
Flint, Texas

VIRGINIA

Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg
Williamsburg, Virginia

Massanutten Resort
Massanutten, Virginia

VERMONT

Jay Peak Water Park
Jay, Vermont

WASHINGTON

Great Wolf Lodge
On the Chehalis Reservation in Grand Mound, Washington

WEST VIRGINIA

Volcano Island Resort
Fairmont, West Virginia

WISCONSIN

There are so many indoor waterparks in Wisconsin Dells and throughout the state, Wisconsin has its own directory: Wisconsin Indoor Waterparks

Indoor Water Parks in CANADA

Adventure Bay
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Waves Indoor Water Park
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
At the Americana Conference Resort & Spa.

World Waterpark in the West Edmonton Mall
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
North America's largest indoor water park

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