Indoor Water Parks in North America

Stand-Alone Water Parks and Water Park Resorts with Hotels

Kalahari water park in Sandusky, Ohio
••• Kalahari water park in Sandusky, Ohio. Iris/irisphotos/Flickr/Creative Commons

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 regularly updated listings that follow provide the most comprehensive online guide to indoor water parks (and a couple of outdoor parks as well) in the United States and Canada. One note: Very small water parks and most municipal water parks are not included.

A Little Background

It used to be that if folks in North America who lived anywhere outside of Florida or other warm-weather states wanted to ride down a waterslide in February, they had a couple of options: Wait until June, or book a flight to Florida (or some warm-weather location outside North America).

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 around 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. The idea caught on and exploded in the Dells and elsewhere around Wisconsin, expanded into the Midwest, and eventually spread throughout the United States and into Canada.

Info to Help You Plan a Water Park Vacation

Here are some articles and info that may help you as you plan your vacation or visit to an indoor water park.

  • 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

What follows is a comprehensive list of water parks and resorts with water parks, listed alphabetically by US state. Although there are some stand-alone indoor water parks, most are connected to hotels, and some restrict park admission to hotel guests only. Click on a park below to learn about its policy and to get more information. For water parks in Canada, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

ALASKA

H2Oasis
Anchorage
Alaska's only indoor water park is open year-round, even when it's a frigid -30℉ outside.

CALIFORNIA

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

COLORADO

APEX Center
Arvada, Colorado
Small park

CONNECTICUT

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

FLORIDA

CoCo Key Orlando Water Resort
Orlando, Florida
Unlike other CoCo Key locations, the Florida CoCo Key features an outdoor water park, instead of a climate-controlled indoor park.

 

IDAHO

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

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

ILLINOIS

There are several water parks in Illinois—too many to list them all here. Check out the online directory dedicated to Illinois indoor water parks for all the up-to-date information you'll need.

INDIANA

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

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 the general public

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

There are several water parks in Massachusetts—​too many to list them all here. Check out the onine directory dedicated to Massachusetts indoor water parks for all the up-to-date information you'll need.

MICHIGAN

There are several water parks in Michigan—​too many to list them all here. Check out the online directory dedicated to Michigan indoor water parks for all the up-to-date information you'll need.

MINNESOTA

There are several water parks in Minnesota—​too many to list them all here. Check out the online directory dedicated to indoor water parks in Minnesota for all the up-to-date information you'll need.

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

Big Horn Resort, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Billings, Montana
Resort with indoor water park open to the general public and hotel guests

NEBRASKA

CoCo Key Water Resort at the Holiday Inn Omaha Central
Omaha
Indoor water park resort, part of the chain of CoCo Key indoor water parks

Great Adventures Water Resort
Bellevue, Nebraska
Indoor water park resort

NEVADA

Las Vegas Wet Indoor Water Park Resort
Las Vegas
Indoor water park resort and casino

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Kahuna Laguna at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
North Conway, New Hampshire
Small indoor water park 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 water parks

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

NEW MEXICO

Radisson Water Park Albuquerque
Albuquerque
Indoor water park at the Radisson Albuquerque hotel

NEW YORK

Aquazonia Indoor Waterworld at Glacier Lakes Resort
Farmington, New York

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

Maya Resort
Syracuse, New York

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge
Lake George, New York
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 water park resort. Part of the chain of Great Wolf Lodge indoor water parks

NORTH DAKOTA

Splashdown at Sleep Inn & Suites
Minot, North Dakota
Indoor water park 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 the general public

OHIO

There are several water parks in Ohio—​too many to list them all here. Check out the online directory dedicated to Ohio indoor water parks for all the up-to-date information you'll need.

OKLAHOMA

Water-Zoo
Clinton, Oklahoma
Medium-size facility with wave pool, lazy river, bowl ride, interactive water play structure, and more Nearby campground and hotels offer packages

OREGON

Splash at Lively Park
Springfield, Oregon
Small municipal facility with indoor wave pool, waterslide, water umbrella, family play area, adult spa, lap pool, and kiddie pool

PENNSYLVANIA

There are several water parks in Pennsylvania—​too many to list them all here. Check out the online directory dedicated to Pennsylvania indoor water parks for all the up-to-date information you'll need.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Evans Plunge
Hot Springs, South Dakota
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, Tennessee
Small outdoor water park

The Water Resort at Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Medium-size indoor water park

Wild Bear Falls at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Mid-size indoor park open to resort guests only

Wilderness at the Smokies
Sevierville, Tennessee
Mid-size 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 water parks in the Wisconsin Dells and throughout the state that Wisconsin has its own online directory to Wisconsin indoor water parks.

CANADA
Indoor Water Parks

Adventure Bay
Windsor, Ontario

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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

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