Prepare for a wet and wild adventure in any season. These indoor water parks will thrill your adrenaline seekers, give you the chance to relax on lazy rivers, soak up the sun, and provide hours of family fun. We have gathered together parks big and small ranging from park destinations to smaller hotel waterparks. Grab your bathing suits and get packing for a family vacation you won’t forget. Here are the best indoor waterparks in the US.
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Best Indoor Waterparks
Silver Rapids – Kellogg Idaho
Located in the gondola village of Silver Mountain Resort, Silver Rapids is the largest indoor waterpark in Idaho. Roughly the size of a football field, it features a Flowrider, a lazy river, and seven different water slides for all ages. Kids and adults alike will find adventure in the park, which is always a tropical 84 degrees.
Silver Mountain Resort boasts more than just the water park, as it offers amenities year round, including a fantastic ski mountain with two peaks, a nine-hole golf course, the Northwest’s best lift-serviced downhill mountain bike park, and North America’s longest single-stage gondola.
Great Wolf Lodge – 19 US Locations
Guests of Great Wolf Lodge enjoy a massive, 75,000-square-foot indoor water park complete with thrilling, all-ages water slides. Families create unforgettable memories splashing down the family raft ride, trying out Wolf Rider Wipeout surf simulator, playing on a massive water fort tree house with a gigantic tipping bucket or swimming in the wave pool. There are tons of pools, rides and water slides for everyone from toddlers to teens, plus MagiQuest adventure, Oliver’s Mining Co. where families can search for gemstones, bowling alley, arcade, ropes course and climbing wall.
Epic Waters – Grand Prairie, Texas
Epic Waters is the largest indoor waterpark under a single retractable roof in North America. Recognized by the Travel Channel, USA Today, and the World Waterpark Association, the waterpark offers experiences to include high adrenaline waterslides, surfing simulator, Texas’ longest indoor lazy river, children’s area, and private cabanas.
Epic Waters is part of a health and fitness development known as EpicCentral Grand Prairie, which is also home to The Epic, a 120,000 square-foot fitness, arts and entertainment destination with programs and features for the whole family, including a million-dollar fitness facility, an interactive teen center, a theater, arts classrooms, a teaching kitchen outfitted by Ikea, private event areas and an outdoor concert space.
St. James Complex Water Park – Springfield, VA
Fairfax County, Virginia’s newest indoor waterpark is in Springfield, VA. The heated 6,000-square-foot waterpark is within the complex’s “Super, Awesome, & Amazing” Center and features multiple slides, bucket dumpers, and multi-directional sprayers. The Super, Awesome & Amazing center is a 30,000 square feet of indoor adventure with a rock wall, eSports and virtual reality games, climbing and obstacle center, and more.
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark – Lake Geneva, WI
Just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee, Moose Mountain Falls at Timber Ridge Lodge & Water Park was named one of USA Today’s 10Best top indoor waterparks for a third consecutive year!
This is the place featuring 50,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor fun complete with pools, a splash table for toddlers, light-up water tubes, three-person rafts, 35-foot high slides, mini golf, arcade, a food court, plus a lazy river for those tranquil float.
The Wilderness Resort – Wisconsin Dells, WI
Wisconsin Dells is “The Waterpark Capital of the World!” and there are more waterparks here in every size than anywhere else on the planet. The Wilderness Resort is America’s largest waterpark resort with 4 indoor waterparks. The Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark (70,000 sq ft) features a see-through-roof that bathes the entire park in natural light, which allows guests to tan (and tropical plants to flourish) all year long! The Wild WaterDome is also home to the Great Wave, America’s largest indoor wave pool!
Lost Rios – Wisconsin Dells, WI
Located within the Chula Vista Resort, this waterpark offers 200,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor water adventure with 27 exhilarating waterslides stretching over 1.5 miles long. The waterpark is complete with kiddie area, lazy river, croc walk water crossing, water coaster, and mat racing.
Kalahari Resorts – Various locations
Find Kalahari Resorts in 4 locations – Wisconsin Dells, Ohio, Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, and Round Rock,Texas. Kalahari proclaims to be America’s largest indoor waterparks. The Wisconsin location is the state’s largest indoor waterpark at 125,000 square feet. It is complete with mermaid lessons, indoor surf machine, swim-up bar, private whirlpool cabanas, extreme rides, lazy river and the country’s first underwater Virtual Reality.
Big Splash – Alexandria, MN
Located at Arrowwood Resort, Big Splash is voted best family resort & waterpark by the readers of the SUN Media Group in the Twin Cities. Features a 38,000-square-foot tropical-themed indoor water park with three four-story waterslides, an inner tube Lazy River ride and children’s play fort with three slides, water blasters, crazy tree, palm trees with tipping coconuts, spinning thatch roof, geysers and deck bubblers, topped with a 500-gallon splash bucket!
The Venetian Waterpark – Maple Grove, MN
With snow covering Minnesota during the winter months, indoor water parks are popular family destinations. Across the state, more than a dozen hotels and resorts feature water parks of varying sizes. The Venetian Waterpark at the Holiday Inn & Suites Maple Grove is one we really like. This hotel is just minutes outside busy Minneapolis, but the theming will transport you and your family to your own mini Italian city. It features water slides, activity area, kiddie area with smaller slides.
Rapid River Lodge & Waterpark – Baxter, MN
Across Wisconsin and Minnesota we found many hotels that offered exclusive access to private smaller water parks. This is a Comfort Suites hotel/resort water park features 240 ft tube slide, 240 ft body slide, a lazy river complete with waterfall and rapids, separate kiddie pool, and an indoor/outdoor hot tub.
Massanutten Water Park – McGahyesville VA
Set on 6,000 acres of land in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Massanutten Resort is one of the premier all-season resort destinations on the East Coast with spectacular mountain views and thrilling adventures.
One of the many big draws of the resort is the Massanutten WaterPark. Recognized as one of the top eight most incredible waterparks by TravelChannel.com, the Massanutten WaterPark is a paradise for adventurous families and travel groups. At any time of year, guests can enjoy the Indoor WaterPark, which is always heated to 84° Fahrenheit, complete with a triple-jet FlowRider® Endless Wave, thrilling water slides, a water fortress, inflatable adventures, pools, lazy river floats, and hot tubs. Three stories of eateries and gift shops overlook the Indoor/Outdoor WaterPark complex giving visitors a bird’s eye view of the action below.
Cape Codder Water Park – Cape Cod, MA
The renowned indoor/outdoor waterpark at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, Massachusetts is the only one of its kind in the area. Families find adventure at every turn in this 30,000 square foot complex. Spend the day floating the “stormy” river, enjoy 2’ waves in the wave pool, zoom down 160ft water slides or slide through their pirate ship replica. The pirate themed kiddie area is complete with small slides, dumping bucket, and water cannons.
Wild Bear Falls Water Park – Gatlinburg, TN
A mountain-themed, world-class family indoor water park, Wild Bear Falls at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, features a state-of-the-art retractable roof, taking Mother Nature out of the equation! Guests can enjoy comfortable conditions year round. Imagine splashing in the heated water when it’s freezing outside! At more than 60,000 square feet, Wild Bear Falls is the largest indoor water park resort in the South and the fifth largest in the country. A total of 300,000 gallons of water flow through Wild Bear Falls daily. The water park even pays homage to its surroundings by taking names from the national park. Aquatic adventures include attractions like Cades Cove Lazy River, Clingman’s Dome (a 360-foot body slide), Laurel Falls (a 300-foot tube slide) and Little Pigeon River, a zero-entry pool and toddler play area that’s ideal for the youngest in your group.
The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark — Monticello, NY (Catskills)
Just 90 minutes from New York City, The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark presents a modern-meets-mountain adventure for families. This family resort features 324 all-suite accommodations, 80,000 sq. ft. indoor waterpark, eight distinct restaurants and bars, rejuvenating spa and fitness center, indoor entertainment center, and more than 11,000 sq. ft. of function space for meetings and special occasions.
Heated to a toasty 84 degrees year-round, New York’s Biggest Waterpark delights underneath a Texlon transparent roof complete with private elevated cabanas for tanning, lush vegetation and meticulous landscaping — and more than 10 slides and water adventures boasting daring drops and gnarly waves, not-so-lazy river and indoor-outdoor pools. The adventure continues with ropes course, rock climbing, arcade games, mini bowling, laser tag and VR experiences.
Six Flags Great Escape – Queensbury, NY
The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark, nestled within the foothills of the Adirondacks and Lake George, is a family-friendly lodge featuring 200 guest suites and a giant indoor waterpark for the use of hotel guests and outside visitors. Kids and kids-at-heart will love their Starlight arcade, Timbertown Kids Klub, and their challenging Adventure Trek interactive gaming system.
Greek Peek Cascades – Cortland, NY (Finger Lakes)
Cascades Indoor Waterpark provides activities for all ages and swimming abilities. And, it’s the first Indoor Waterpark in the Finger Lakes Region, New York! The 41,000 square foot indoor waterpark is a constant 84˚ year around. It features more than 150,000 gallons of water and 500 feet of water slides! Located inside of Hope Lake Lodge, a luxurious “Green” Hotel with panoramic views in every direction.
Jay Peak Pump House Water Park – Jay, VT
Jay Peak is the Vermont village to experience the mountain in all seasons or enjoy the waterpark here at the Hotel Jay. During the winter months, many come to the area to experience the mountain with skiing, snowboarding, nordic skiing, and snowmobiling. Then they come here to catch a different thrill on a 65’ water slide that takes riders down at 45 mph, surf the double barrel Flowrider, float down the Big River, and more. Non-water activities include the 1851′ Family Arcade, The Warming Shelter, the Wave Surf Shop and The Drink ensure every moment is saturated with satisfaction.
Breaker Bay Indoor Waterpark – Sheboygan, WI
The Breaker Bay Waterpark at the Blue Harbor Resort has quickly evolved into one of the top-rated indoor water parks in the Midwest. It’s always 84 degrees inside this extravagant 54,000-square-foot indoor entertainment complex with thrilling waterslides, the only double surf simulator in eastern Wisconsin, private cabanas, small child activity zone, lazy river, whirlpool, arcade, and indoor glow-in-the-dark mini-golf.
Blue Harbor is the perfect hub for multi-generation travel with stunning views of the Lake Michigan beachfront. Ideal for winter staycations, spring break-ers at Breaker Bay, summertime watercentrique adventure in the “Malibu of the Midwest” or in timing with one of the holidays and resort-wide special events.
Just like outdoor water parks, there are certain waterpark essentials you should always have on hand. Take a look at this printable list.