The Great Serengeti is a small facility at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites that barely qualifies as an indoor water park.
It offers two slides—a body slide and a tube slide—neither of which are particularly thrilling. Larger water parks, such as Water Park of America in Bloomington, typically feature more marquee attractions such as a family raft ride and a FlowRider surfing simulator. The Great Serengeti is more of a glorified hotel pool and a diversion than a destination water park.
The indoor African-themed park does offer a zero-depth entry pool with a few play areas that should keep small children entertained. The hot tub is a welcome amenity for parents and older kids. Everyone would enjoy the park's lazy river. There is also water basketball available.
Indoor Water Park Square Footage
14,000 (which is quite small by indoor water park standards. For more info, see "A Lotta Water: Who Has the Biggest Indoor Water Park?")
The water park is open to registered guests of the hotel. There is limited public access. The park can be booked for group events such as birthday parties.
From Minneapolis-St. Paul: I-35 to Exit 45, Clinton Falls. The actual address is 2365 43rd Street NW Owatonna, Minnesota 55060.
Other Things to Do
The Lion's Den Arcade offers games. There is a Cabela's next door and Preferred Outlets nearby.
What's to Eat?
The hotel's 43rd Street Pub & Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kids eat free. It offers casual fare including pizza, burgers, and salads as well as more substantial dishes such as ribeye and New York Strip steaks. Food can be ordered and brought into The Great Serengeti water park.
About the Hotel
The Holiday Inn offers suites as well as standard rooms. It offers meeting facilities, a health and fitness center, and a business center.
Nearby Indoor Water Parks
- Paul Bunyan Indoor Water Park at The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
- The Edge at the Edgewater Resort
- The Depot Waterpark
- More Minnesota indoor water parks