Indoor Waterparks

Whether it's a cool summer day or the middle of winter, indoor water parks in Minnesota offer a wide range of activities for you to enjoy. Some are part of other attractions, while others are part of a hotel.

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Some are big, while others are small.  The best ones are the ones that ensure safety and at the same time meet your family’s needs and budget.

Minnesota Hotels With Waterparks

Arrowood Resort And Conference Center

The Big Splash indoor waterpark located at Arrowood Resort and Conference Center has some of the longest water slides in Minnesota waterparks. You’ll enjoy a trip down the three and four-story water slides that twist and turn inside and outside the water park for a fun adventure. If slides aren’t your thing the 38,000 square foot indoor Minnesota waterpark has tons more to offer like their 500 gallon splash bucket.

The children’s play area includes fun features like a lily pad water walk, and a play fort complete with water blasters and geysers. Families will enjoy relaxing on the Lazy River in inner tubes, and playing water basketball. You can access full details about The Big Splash indoor waterpark at Arrowood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria, Minnesota at http://www.arrowwoodresort.com/bigsplashwaterpark.php.

Edgewater Resort: The Duluth Waterpark

At http://www.duluthwaterpark.com/waterpark/index.php you can learn all about the Duluth Waterpark which is part of Edgewater Resort And Waterpark Hotel And Conference Center. Among Minnesota waterparks, the Duluth Waterpark has Minnesota’s first Vortex Pool which creates spinning waves. Want something a bit more subtle for your day’s cooling off in the pool, the waterpark offers a 400 foot long lounge ride to the river’s edge.

Kid’s are sure to enjoy the Tiki Tumbler, a huge tube slide that takes two riders at a time down a four and a half story spiral slide. Think you can go it alone? Then the Tiki Thriller slide, which is also four and a half stories, might be just your speed. Smaller children, and parents, will enjoy the safe environment of Paradise Playground which has a zero depth entry and six inch deep water. Appropriate sized slides, climbing opportunities and a 300-gallon splashdown keep kids entertained for hours.

Of course, if the kids get bored in the water, there’s always the 2,000 square foot video arcade with more than 40 games available and lots of prize options. Many families come to the Duluth Waterpark to enjoy the great outdoors. In addition to the indoor waterpark, families can also enjoy an afternoon in the outdoor pool which overlooks Lake Superior.

Indoor Waterparks In Minnesota

The Great Serengeti

The Great Serengeti Water Park is located inside the Owatonna Holiday Inn & Suites and is a themed water attraction. It is the only Minneapolis waterparks location in Owatonna and has an African animals theme that children and families love. Some of the features that make this one of the more popular indoor waterparks in Minnesota include a zero entry pool kids play area that is safe and secure for toddlers and young children. Families also enjoy floating in the relaxing Lazy Zambezi River, or taking a more adventurous approach and riding the Python Body Slide or the Kilimanjaro Tube Slide. Food delivery is also available from the 43rd Street Pub & Grill for park goers who get hungry. You can access full details about the Great Serengeti Waterpark at http://www.hiowatonna.com/waterpark.asp.

Marriot Depot WaterPark

The official website of the Marriot Depot indoor waterpark is located at http://www.thedepotminneapolis.com/waterpark/. Located in downtown Minneapolis, the Depot WaterPark is a combination indoor water park that has a three-story indoor/outdoor water slide that takes you down to their video arcade. The three-story waterslide also will take you to their Northwoods pool area which is secluded even though located in an urban environment.

When you access the website you can take a virtual tour of the Depot WaterPark, or look at several images of features that your family will enjoy. There are three distinct sections of the indoor waterpark. One section contains just 12” of water, and a fun train beneath an indoor waterfall for small children to climb and play on. Another four foot deep section has a large floating log beneath a shooting water spout, climbing ropes and is equipped for water basketball to entertain older kids. The final section of the Depot WaterPark is the indoor arcade which has popular games like ski ball and air hockey as well as food and drinks. The Marriot Depot WaterPark is one of the most popular indoor water parks In Minnesota and while you can stay there overnight, you don’t have to as the waterpark is open to the public.

Indoor Water Park Hotels

Several hotels in Minnesota offer an indoor water park.  Some are open to the public, while others are reserved for hotel guests only.  At 45,000 square feet, the Grand Rios Indoor Waterpark in Brooklyn Park, MN, offers a 4-story water tower, tube rides, a 500-gallon dumping bucket, and more.  First priority for admission goes to guests staying at the hotel.  Marriott Depot Hotel and Indoor Waterpark, located in downtown Minneapolis , is modest at 15,000 sq feet.  It is open to the public for parties and conferences.

For more information on these parks check out these links:

http://themeparks.about.com/od/finduswaterparks/p/grandrios.htm

http://themeparks.about.com/cs/waterparks/p/marriottdepot.htm

Indoor Waterpark Resorts

Some indoor water parks offer a variety of activities for their patrons.  7 Clans Casino/Hotel and Waterpark in Thief River Falls , MN , offers fun for the entire family.  There is gaming for adults and an arcade, as well as a 40,000 sq foot indoor waterpark with water slides, a lazy river, and tipping bucket.  The Edgewater Resort and Waterpark in Duluth, MN, offers a wide variety of water fun combined with an arcade, conference room, and two-room suites for guests to enjoy.

To find out more information about these indoor waterparks look here:

http://www.sevenclanscasino.com/

http://www.duluthwaterpark.com/

Indoor Waterparks and Mall of America

Water Park of America is adjacent to the Mall of America, one of Minnesota ’s most popular destinations.  The water park offers a raft ride that is over a mile long, a surf simulator, and more.  Guests can stay in the family friendly hotel to enjoy the spa, arcade, dining, and shopping.  The public may go as long as there is room for the hotel guests.

For more information about Water Park of America, click here:

http://www.waterparkofamerica.com/admission/

Indoor water parks in Minnesota are a great way to spend the day.  Keep safety in mind.  Call ahead and make sure you can gain admission if it is at a hotel.  Find out what rules you must adhere to and make sure you take extra clothes with you.  Above all, have fun!

To see a list of water parks and view their safety rules look here:

http://themeparks.about.com/cs/waterparks/a/MINNEwater.htm