Wild Woods Indoor Water Park at the Elk River/Rogers Holiday Inn models itself after the old river towns of yesteryear. It's a medium-sized park at 30,000 square feet, but with three four-story water slides--including the swirling Prospector's Pan--an old-fashioned Log Walk, a lazy river, the toddler-friendly Buddy’s Playland, a 20-person spa with waterfall, and the only Vortex pool in Minnesota, the park still manages to provide a decent amount of splash for your cash.
Check the park's Website for operating days and hours. It is closed on select weekdays. For those considering the park as a celebration destination, comprehensive party packages are available.
The hotel itself offers standard rooms and various suite options, as well as an on-site restaurant, bar/lounge, fitness center, and the Gold Rush Arcade with two ATV Track simulators, Golden Tee, car racing games, air hockey, and more.
Wild Woods is one of many indoor water parks in Minnesota.
Elk River (near Minneapolis), Minnesota
Indoor Water Park Square Footage:
Wild Woods Indoor Water Park passes are included with every Elk River/Rogers Holiday Inn Hotel room and suite. Open to the public every Thursday and Friday evening, as well as all day Saturday and Sunday. Specific rates available on website, as well as special deals and coupons.
The Holiday Inn is located 45 minutes northwest of Minneapolis, and 35 minutes southeast of St. Cloud.
From the MSP Airport: Take MN-5 W toward BLOOMINGTON. Merge onto I-494 W, then take the I-94 W exit toward ST CLOUD. Take exit #207/MN-101 toward ELK RIVER, turn left at stoplight on CR-39, then turn right at the next stoplight and right once more onto Quaday.
From St. Cloud: Take I-94 E to ROGERS, then take exit #207/MN-101 NORTH toward ELK RIVER and follow as above.
Indoor Water Park Features:
Two tube slides, one body slide, Log Walk, lazy river, water basketball, Vortex pool, and Buddy’s Playland with zero-depth entry pool.
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