Minnesota Water Parks

Where to Find Outdoor and Indoor Water Park Fun in the State

Soak City water park at Valleyfair

There are a decent amount of outdoor water parks in Minnesota that provide great relief when temperatures soar in the summer. But, like the rest of the Midwest, the state also boast an impressive number of indoor water park resorts. They offer climate-controlled, year-round fun. Let's run them all down. Minnesota water parks are arranged alphabetically.

The Big Splash Indoor Water Park at the Arrowwood Resort

A medium-sized indoor water park, open to resort guests as well as the general public. Attractions include tube slides, a body slide, and a lazy river.

Bunker Beach
Coon Rapids

Small, municipal outdoor water park. Includes wave pool, 2 slides, interactive kids' pool, and sand volleyball.

Cascade Bay

Medium-sized, municipal, outdoor water park. Rides include a lazy river, body slides, tube slides, and kiddie slides. Also offers mini-golf.

The Edge Indoor Water Park at the Edgewater Resort

A medium-sized indoor water park resort, The Edge is open to registered hotel guests. The resort also offers group rates to the general public for parties and other functions. Activities include body slides and tube slides, a Vortex Pool with a variable speed current, a spa, and an interactive water play center.

The Great Serengeti

Small indoor water park for resort and non-resort guests, located at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites.

The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes -- Paul Bunyan Indoor Water Park

Despite the huge size of its legendary namesake, the Paul Bunyan Waterpark is medium-sized for indoor parks. Open to resort and non-resort guests, its features include a lazy river, tube slides, body slides, kiddie slides, and an interactive play structure.

Marriott Depot Waterpark

Small indoor water park resort, open to the public as well as resort guests of the Marriott hotel. Activities include one four-story water slide, three kidde slides, and a hot tub.

McFarland's Nisswa Family Fun Center

Small outdoor water park offers two slides, a wading pool, and a kiddie slide.

Northern Hideaway Indoor Waterpark at Thumper Pond Resort

Small indoor water park resort, open to registered hotel guests and the general public. Features include two water slides, an activity pool, a spa, and a lazy river.

Rapid River Lodge Waterpark

Small indoor water park resort, open to the public as well as guests of the Comfort Suites in which it is located. Features include tube slides, body slides, a lazy river, water basketball, and a hot tub.

7 Clans Casino/Hotel and Waterpark
Thief River Falls

Medium-sized indoor water park resort, open to the public and guests of the 7 Clans Hotel. Activities include tube and body water slides, a lazy river, a tipping bucket, a wading pool, and two hot tubs.

Soak City

Large outdoor water park. Included in the general admission to "dry" amusement park, Valleyfair. Among the many attractions are speed slides, a family raft ride, a lunch capsule body slide, a long lazy river, and activities for young children.

Three Bear Lodge Waterpark at the Holiday Inn Express

Small indoor water park resort open to the public as well as Holiday Inn guests. Attractions include a tipping bucket, a tube slide, a body slide, spas, activity pool, and activities for young children.

The Tropics

Small, municipal indoor water park open to the general public with discounted rates for residents of Shoreview. Attractions include a "Shark Attack" water slide on which riders can choose a song to play and experience a light and music show. 

Venetian Indoor Water Park at the Holiday Inn Arbor Lakes
Maple Grove

Small indoor water park resort, open to registered hotel guests. It is also available for private functions. Activities include two water slides, a kiddie slide, water basketball, a lily pad walk, wading pool, and hot tub.

Water Park of America

Large indoor water park resort open to registered guests of the Radisson Hotel Bloomington as well as the general public. Features include a surfing simulator ride, tube and body water slides, interactive water play structure, a family raft ride, hot tub spas, and a lazy river.

Wild Mountain
Taylors Falls

Good-sized outdoor waterpark at at the Wild Mountain ski resort. Attractions include Big Country inner-tube ride, Black Hole speed slide, lazy river, and kids' area.

Wild Woods Indoor Water Park at Elk River/Rogers Holiday Inn
Elk River

A medium-sized indoor water park resort open to Holiday Inn guests as well as the general public. Activities include water slides, a log walk, a lazy river, a 20-person spa with a waterfall, and a Vortex pool.