Minnesota Indoor Water Parks: A Fun Winter Activity for the Family
A Fun Activity for Children and Parents
This is an up to date listing of the indoor water parks in Minnesota.
It is broken down into three areas; the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul), Duluth, and Outstate Minnesota.
Google Maps and other information is included.
If you are looking for good reasons to go to an indoor water park in Minnesota, here's a few:
- It's winter, and bitterly cold out.
- Gas is expensive, stay closer to home.
- The children want something to do.
- Do something fun as a family.
- It's just plain fun!
No need for sun screen!
"Don't forget the beach towel and grippy sandels.What about a radio?! Nope, I got the radio.Lotion? Better have the lotion. There's chlorine in the pools, need lotion! A snack! Bring some fruit and other light food. Did we forget anything else?The swim suits!"
Here is a list of things that are good to have with you, similar to going to the beach. The advantage here is that there is often your hotel room, your car, or lockers available. So, there's some flexibility in going to an indoor or outdoor water park.
♫ Water socks
♫ Flip flops
♫ Teva sandels (or similar) - these stay on your feet better than flip flops.
Swimsuits, Cover-ups, Towels:
♫ A normal beach towel will work well.
♫ Often there is food for sale nearby, along with other forms of paid entertainment.
♫ A good book or magazine
♫ A small radio, with headset
♫ A simple toy or game, for when members of the family become disinterested with the water park.
Things to Keep in Mind:
- You may need to make reservations, so call before you go!
- Visit here after you return home and rate the water park.
- Have fun!
Twin Cities Water Parks
Map of Waterpark Locations: Twin Cities
Water Park of America
For the Family:
America's Biggest Indoor Water Park is located inside the Radisson by Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. The Radisson Hotel provides every necessity to make your stay comfortable. Refrigerators, microwaves, safes (suitable for laptops), coffee makers, and wireless internet are provided in each room. In-room dining features menu items from Split Rock Grille or guests may take advantage of "hot & fresh" pizza service options.
General public admission is available at the Water Park of America. Saturday admission is always a favorite & tends to close quickly to the general public. Take advantage of our best admission prices Sunday through Thursday (days of operation are seasonal). Each guest entering the Water Park is required to have a valid wristband. Discounted "dry admission" prices are available to guests who are not participating in the aquatic fun.
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Poll: Water Park of America - 5 Stars being the highest rating
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Grand Rios Indoor Water Park
Grand Rios Indoor Water Park is Minnesota's Largest Indoor Water Parks. It is located in Brooklyn Park, MN directly inside the hotel. Water Park lodging and accommodations guarantee admission into the Grand Rios even on the busiest water park days.
You can enjoy two days of play when you reserve your Grand Rios & Ramada Water Park hotel package!
Located inside the water park is a place called Coconut Charley, which provides easy dining with sandwiches, pizzas, ice cream, hot dogs, and more.
For a more full dining experience, there are many restaurants within walking or driving distance of Grand Rios. However, Grand Rios does have an excellent restaurant called The Beach House Bar and Grille. It features steaks, seafood, salads, an extensive breakfast buffet, and much more.
Poll: Grand Rios Indoor Water Park - 5 Stars being the highest rating
WaterPark at The Depot
Featuring a three-story, indoor/outdoor water slide, along with many other fun indoor water park features, this is one cool place. It's located right in the center of Minneapolis, so you will be located within a short distance from other fun places in the city.
The Depot WaterPark is located in downtown Minneapolis and is the ideal spot for your next waterpark birthday party, school celebration, family vacation, or reunion. With a special party room and convenient party packages, you and your friends and family will be having fun at The Depot WaterPark where playtime is what we do best!
225 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
Charley's Grill features an extensive breakfast buffet, along with a full dinner menu.
Marriot Renaissance at the Depot.
All the Renaissance guest rooms are detailed with comfortable and stylish furniture and luxurious bedding reflecting a modern take on historic charm.
Residence Inn Marriott at the Depot.
Each comfortable room in this extended-stay option has a full kitchen, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and the amenities that you need to make a hotel room into a home.
Poll: WaterPark at The Depot - 5 Stars being the highest rating
Holiday Inn - Elk River/Rogers
For the Family:
This huge, 25,000 square foot water park is open to the community and guests of the hotel!
You can slide down one of their amazing four-story waterslides and the two tube slides and one body slide or circle the Prospector's Pan before you make a splash.
You can float down the Lazy River or go one-on-one at the basketball court in the activity pool.
For smaller children, Buddy’s Playland offers a zero-depth entry pool with toys and activities for toddlers.
A handy Pub N' Grub Snack Bar is available for a quick snack or bite to eat.
Otherwise, visit the Mississippi Valley Grill for lunch or dinner.
Front Desk 763-656-4400
Holiday Inn Elk River / Rogers
9200 Quaday Ave. NE
Elk River, MN 55330
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Duluth Water Parks
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Edgewater Resort & Water Park
The Edgewater Resort & Water Park is impressive in its size and offerings.
You can ride the Tiki Thriller, which is a four-and-a-half story body slide. "This twisted typhoon will take you in, out and over The Edge-in slippery, spiraling darkness".
You can also try the Tiki Tumbler.
"This massive tube slide drops one or two riders at a time-along with a few thousand gallons of water-down a four-and-a-half story swirl".
If those aren't enough, you can do the Vortex!
"The fun is spinning out of control, and it's Minnesota's first Vortex Pool".
Ride the River's Edge, which is "400 feet of lazy lounging, and nothing to do but float along. It's the perfect break at the perfect pace".
Splash in Paradise Playground
"If you're a kid, this is heaven. Six inches deep (with zero-depth entry), this is a Kids Zone kids crave-complete with right-sized slides, crazy climbing, and a 300-gallon splashdown every few minutes".
The 300-room hotel overlooks Lake Superior and features several cool room layout options, including suites for children. This is the hottest of Duluth Minnesota hotels.
toll free 800-777-7925
2400 London Road
Duluth, MN 55812
Poll: Edgewater Resort and Water Park - 5 Stars being the highest rating
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Outstate Water Parks in Minnesota
Map of Water Park Locations: Outstate Minnesota
Arrowwood Resort and Water Park
Arrowwood Resort and Water Park has an enormous 38,000 square foot indoor water park featuring three exhilarating 4-story slides that twist and turn and take you on a journey inside and outside the waterpark. You can also enjoy the "Lazy River" floating inner tube ride, tropical whirlpool spa, lily pad waterwalk, children's play fort with water blasters, basketball shoot out, and geysers all topped off with "Calypso Cabana", the 500 gallon splash bucket!
You have many tasty choices for scrumptious food, which include the Lake CafÃ©, Deck Bar & Grill, Rafter's, and the Banana Cabana Snack Bar.
This massive resort has so many types of lodging available, that you really have to read about it on their site. Along with single rooms, they have extensive suites and town homes available to rent.
2100 Arrowwood Lane NW
Alexandria, Minnesota 56308
You can also enter to win a 1-night stay in a deluxe standard room, 4 Big Splash Waterpark passes and breakfast for 4 in the Lake CafÃ©. Wow!
Poll: Arrowwood Resort and Water Park - 5 Stars being the highest rating
Paul Bunyan Water Park
The Paul Bunyan Water Park is part of The Lodge At Brainerd Lakes.
The Paul Bunyan Water Park is 30,000 square foot water park in size and features a Holographic Tube Slide (second of its kind)! With the holographic tube slide you get to choose between sixteen different themes on the tube slide and experience a light and music package to coincide with your selected ride. Awesome!
Also, this huge water park has a body slide, large tree house activity center, with water cannons, a Log Walk, Lazy River ride, basketball hoops, and an indoor/outdoor hot tub. For the younger kids, there is a zero depth entry pool.
Rockwoods Grill & Backwater Bar - The menu combines traditional favorites with contemporary meals.
The Lodge offers a natural rustic style in the four-story, 102 smoke free-rooms in a modern lodge. Some rooms even include fireplaces and whirlpool tubs! High-speed internet access, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, and voicemail is available in all rooms as well.
Daily water park admission included with most rates!
6967 Lake Forest Road
Baxter, MN 56425
Great Serengeti Waterpark at Holiday Inn Owatonna
The Great Serengeti Waterpark, located in Owatonna Minnesota, has many fun features, including the exciting Kilimanjaro Tube Slide, the Python Body Slide, and a relaxed ride down the Zambezi River.
In addition, there are several columns of water shooting up from the park floor, along with a water basketball quart, and a waterfall spa. For the smaller children, there is a Zero Depth Entry activity pool.
The hotel's 43rd Street Pub & Grill features all the fun and tasty foods, such as hamburgers, steak, pastas, and low carb options. The best part is that kids, 12 and under(etc), eat free!
The Holiday Inn has a 130-room full-service hotel offering family-friendly amenities, including what they call KidSuitesÂ®.
2365 43rd Street NW
Owatonna, MN 55060
Poll: Great Serengeti Waterpark - 5 Stars being the highest rating
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- Grand Rios
Family friendly Grand Rios Ramada hotel near Minneapolis/St Paul is located in Brooklyn Park, MN, near Brooklyn Center & Maple Grove, offers 224 guest rooms & suites, meeting, banquet & event space, dining, & one of Minnesota's larges
- Water Park of America
Water Park of America: Minnesota's Biggest Indoor Water Park. Located in Bloomington MN.
- The Depot Water Park
The Depot WaterPark in downtown Minneapolis is the ideal spot for your next birthday party, school celebration, family vacation, or reunion. From our three-story, indoor/outdoor water slide, video arcade and secluded northwoods whirlpool area, to our
- Wild Woods Indoor Water Park
The Rogers MN / Elk River Minnesota Holiday Inn Hotel and Water Park is a beautiful facility for families and business travelers. Enjoy spacious guest rooms and conference space, as well as a lounge and restaurant.
- Arrowwood Resort and Indoor Waterpark
Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
- The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes & Paul Bunyan Water Park
The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in northern Minnesota offers a natural rustic style in the four-story, 102-room modern luxury lodge and resort. Our Brainerd hotel is home to the Paul bunyan Water Park and the Rockwoods Grill.
- Venetian Water Park
If your looking for waterparks in Minnesota our Maple Grove indoor waterpark located just minutes from Minneapolis entertains both kids and adults.
- Holiday Inn Hotel Owatonna
This Owatonna hotel offers 130 guest hotel rooms, the Great Serengeti Indoor Waterpark, and more! All in Owatonna, Minnesota.
- The Edge Water Park
The Edge Water Park Duluth Resort: This Hotel is unique among Minnesota indoor water parks. Newly rebuilt it adjoins a 35,000 square foot Polynesian-themed-resort which stands out among water parks MN.
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