Minnesota Indoor Water Parks

Find Year-Round, Weatherproof Fun

The indoor water park craze started in the mid–1990s in Wisconsin Dells and soon spread to the Midwest, including Minnesota (and eventually to the rest of the country and beyond). The chief advantage of moving water slides and other bathing suit-friendly attractions indoors is that the watery fun becomes weatherproof.

Even Minnesota's notoriously brutal winters can't stop the fun. There are quite a few hotels with indoor water parks of varying sizes and features around the state.

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The Edge

Edge Water Park in Duluth, Minnesota.

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2400 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55812, USA
Phone +1 218-728-3601


A medium-sized park that is open to registered hotel guests at the Edgewater Resort and the general public, The Edge offers tube and body water slides, an interactive water play structure, children's pool, vortex pool, activity pool, hot tub whirlpool, and lazy river. In addition to the park, the resort offers 230 hotel rooms, an arcade, and conference rooms.

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Big Splash

2100 Arrowwood Ln, Alexandria, MN 56308-9063, USA
Phone +1 320-762-1124


The medium-sized park is open to registered hotel guests at the Arrowwood Resort and the general public. Attractions include tube slides, body slide, lazy river, whirlpool hot tub, water basketball, tipping bucket, and a play area for small children. Other features include an arcade, golf course, marina, horseback riding, and snowmobile rentals.

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Paul Bunyan Indoor Water Park

6967 Lake Forest Rd, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
Phone +1 218-822-5634


This medium-sized indoor water park at Arrowood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes includes tube slides, body slides, lazy river, kiddie slides, whirlpool spas, and an interactive play structure with water cannons. The Arrowwood Lodge also offers more than 100 guest rooms, an arcade with redemption games, conference facilities, and a restaurant.

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Great Serengeti Water Park

Holiday Inn Owatonna toddler area

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2365 43rd St NW, Owatonna, MN 55060, USA
Phone +1 507-446-8900


A tiny indoor water park for resort and non-resort guests at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna, the Great Serengeti Water Park barely qualifies as a water park. It offers two slides—a body slide and tube slide. The hotel also has an arcade.

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Rapid River Lodge Waterpark

13149 S 15, Rapid River, MI 49878-9713, USA
Phone +1 734-837-4976


A small park, Rapid River Lodge offers tube slides, body slides, a 250-foot lazy river, water basketball, play areas for children, and an indoor-to-outdoor hot tub.

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Thief River Falls

Thief River Falls, MN 56701, USA

Thief River Falls

This is a medium-sized indoor water park at Seven Clans Casino is part of a hotel/casino. The park is open to the public as well as on-property guests. Attractions include water slides, a lazy river, and an interactive water play center with a tipping bucket.

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Three Bear Lodge

15739 Audubon Way, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
Phone +1 218-824-3232


This water park at the Holiday Inn Express features a small park with a tube slide, a body slide, a splash bucket, whirlpools, ​an activity pool, a lazy river, and activities for younger children. The hotel also offers laser tag, an arcade, a birthday party room, meeting rooms, and a restaurant.

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Thumper Pond Indoor Water Park

300 Thumper Lodge Rd, Ottertail, MN 56571, USA
Phone +1 218-367-2000


Thumper Pond has a small park with two water slides, an activity pool, and a whirlpool. The resort also offers golf, an RV park, function rooms, and restaurants.

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Venetian Indoor Water Park

The Venetian at Holiday Inn Suites in Maple Grove, Minneapolis

Holiday Inn & Suites Maple Grove 

11801 Fountains Way N, Maple Grove, MN 55369, USA
Phone +1 763-425-3800

Maple Grove

This small park, found at the Holiday Inn Suites at Arbor Lakes Maple Grove, has a cute Italian theme and offers two large water slides, one kiddie slide, water basketball, an activity pool, a lily pad walk, a wading pool, and a hot tub. The hotel features 136 rooms as well as an on-site restaurant, a bar/lounge, meeting and function space, and an arcade.

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Wild Woods

Wild Woods indoor water park Minnesota
Holiday Inn
20930 135th Ave N, Rogers, MN 55374, USA
Phone +1 763-428-3000

Elk River

A small park located at the Elk River/Rogers Holiday Inn, Wild Woods offers three water slides, a log walk, a lazy river, the toddler-friendly Buddy’s Playland, a whirlpool spa with a waterfall, and a vortex pool.

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