As in most other parts of the country, New York has hopped on the indoor water park bandwagon. The concept makes a great deal of sense, especially in a place where the weather can turn cold and nasty in the winter. (If you've survived a winter in or near Ithaca or Buffalo, you know what I mean.) Instead of heading off to a tropical clime, vacationers can opt for a considerably less costly tropical-ish trip to a nearby hotel, such as the following:
01 of 06Location: Cortland
With its downhill and cross-country skiing, Greek Peak embraces winter. But its indoor water park offers a great way to beat the cold, either as a supplement to a ski trip or as a destination in its own right. The water park also helps make the mountain resort a place to visit year-round.
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Location: Queensbury (near Lake George)
Located across the street from The Great Escape, the lovely indoor water park and hotel could turn a one-day visit to the amusement park into a mini trip or it could provide an off-season excuse to put on your bathing suit and tackle some water slides. Be sure to give the wave-surfing ride a whirl if you go.
03 of 06Location: Farmington
How des a 70,000-square-foot park themed to a lost-world civilization plus a mansion-themed hotel sound? Pretty nifty, eh? There's one major problem, however: It hasn't been built -- and it may never get built. If it does, its developers say it would also offer a surfing attraction.
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Nearby Indoor Water Parks
- Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls - On the Canada side of the falls
- Other indoor water parks in Niagara Falls
- Camelback Lodge and Indoor Waterpark - In the Pocono Mountains
- Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains
- More Pennsylvania indoor water parks
- CoCo Key Water Resort Waterbury - Connecticut
- CoCo Key Water Resort at the Mt. Laurel Marriott - New Jersey
- Sahara Sam's Oasis - In West Berlin, New Jersey
- Massachusetts indoor water parks
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More Ways to Get Wet
Are you looking for additional water park fun? Here are some more resources for you: