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Bavarian Inn Lodge Hotel and Waterpark

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Water slides at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

The Family Fun Center at the lodge includes two water slides.

Bavarian Inn Lodge. Used with permission.
The lovely German-themed lodge, which has had a "Family Fun Center" for many years, took a major leap in late 2012 and added two water slides. The Bavarian Inn, therefore, offers indoor water park fun, albeit on a relatively small scale. Its operators characterize the facility as a "water living room" more than a water park. Don't go expecting to find a huge assortment of water park attractions or any of the marquee rides, such as a water coaster, that bigger indoor water park hotels offer. But you will find an agreeable, laid-back, and fun atmosphere.

The "Family Fun Center" also offers indoor miniature golf and a large arcade that includes redemption games. The Bavarian Inn Restaurant serves family-style meals that focus on German specialties such as sauerbraten and Stollen fruit bread as well as homemade ice cream. It also claims to feature Michigan's largest selection of German beers. The inn and restaurant have function rooms that can accommodate business, meeting, and social functions. The lodge offers a number of hotel room options including family suites.

Phone:

888-775-6343

Location:

Frankenmuth, Michigan. The actual address is 1 Covered Bridge Lane

Admission Policy:

Water park and Family Fun Center is open to registered hotel guests only.

Family Fun Center Square Footage:

35,000

Indoor Water Park Features:

The two featured attractions are the Tunnel Twister, an enclosed body slide that delivers a lights-out experience, and the Bullet Bowl, a tube slide that sends riders swishing around a bowl before it deposits them back onto a chute. Both slides start and end indoors, but they extend outdoors for most of their routes. Because they are enclosed, and the water is heated, the slides are weatherproof and can be enjoyed year round.

In addition to the slides, the water park offerings include activity pools with sprayers and other interactive elements, a zero-depth pool that offers easy access for younger children, an adult pool, and a whirlpool.

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