Moving water park fun indoors is a trend that may have started in the Midwest. But it has caught on throughout the US, including in Massachusetts. And for good reason.
It gets wicked cold (as they say in the Bay State) in the winter. But that doesn't mean that folks from the region or visitors to the state wouldn't want to grab their bathing suite and hoot and holler as they soar down water slides. No matter the weather, here's where you can take a Massachusetts water park vacation.
Location: Hyannis (on Cape Cod)
At 8,200 feet, the water park inside the hotel is comparatively small. But it does offer a wave pool, a couple of water slides, and a whirlpool. And that can make a rainy summer day on the Cape a lot more bearable. It could also make an offseason visit to Cape Cod an interesting proposition.
Location: Danvers, MA (on Boston's North Shore)
It was the first major indoor water park resort in New England. Among its highlights are the Barracuda Blast and Pelican Plunge raft slides and an indoor-to-outdoor spa. It used to be part of the CoCo Key Water Resort chain before the chain declared bankruptcy. It is now operated independently, but is similar to other CoCo Key indoor water parks. The water park is located in the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.
Location: Fitchburg (in the central part of the state)
Similar to the other parks in the Great Wolf Lodge chain, the Boston-area property features a 68,000-square-foot indoor water park and over 400 hotel suites. The property used to be part of the CoCo Key Water Resort chain, which declared bankruptcy. Great Wolf Lodge upgraded the water park and hotel considerably. Features include the River Canyon Run family raft ride and the Howlin' Tornado funnel ride. "Dry" activities include MagiQuest is an interactive game experience, an arcade, Ten Paw Alley kid-sized bowling lanes, Howl at the Moon mini-golf, and XD Theater, a 4-D ride.
More Ways to Get Wet
Are you looking for more water park fun? Here are some additional resources:
- Find more Indoor Water Parks- Locate hotels with water parks in other nearby states and beyond.
- The Top 10 Indoor Water Park Resorts
- A Lotta Water: Who Has the Biggest Indoor Water Park?
- Find more Massachusetts Water Parks- Including outdoor water parks in the state.
- Find more Water Parks in the US- Your gateway to outdoor and indoor water parks from coast to coast.