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Water Park of America

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The Water Park of America is one of the country's biggest indoor water park hotel resorts. Located around the corner from the humongous Mall of America, its name both plays off of its famous neighbor's name and its neighbor's size. Take a tour of the Water Park of America and the Grand Lodge resort.
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With water slide tubes snaking outside the building, there's no mistaking the Water Park of America.Slide On InA wood carving of the park's mascot, Hobey the Bear, greets guests at the entrance to the park.Bear in a Bathing SuitThe cavernous Water Park of America  includes a replica of Minnesota's Split Rock Lighthouse.Lighting the WayThe St. Croix Lazy River ride travels nearly the entire perimeter of the park and is unusually long.Lazy--and Long
The lazy river travels through a cave.Cave DwellersA bear keeps a watchful eye over the lazy river.Beware--a Bear!The lazy river takes a detour through the park's Lake Superior wave pool.Not so LazyWith its 100-foot Eagle's Nest slide tower, the WPOA is America's tallest indoor water park.A Raft in the Rafters
The tube for the family raft ride (and many of the park's other water slides) snakes outdoors.Get Out of HereThe family raft ride makes a big splash landing at the Water Park of America.Splashdown!Riders can also begin a long and steep body slide at the 100-foot level.Can I Go Now?The body slides return inside the building and end in a long chute.Shoot the Chutes

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