Indoor Water Parks in North America

Stand-Alone Water Parks and Water Park Resorts with Hotels

Kalahari water park in Sandusky, Ohio
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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.

    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

    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

    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

    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

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