Make a Splash at Minnesota's Indoor Water Parks

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Venetian Waterpark, Holiday Inn & Suites Maple Grove

Make a Splash at Minnesota's Indoor Water Parks

Just because the sun isn't out doesn't mean the swimsuits and beach towels have to go back into storage. Indoor water parks are a popular destination in Minnesota, and they're open year-round.

Special kiddie pools with fountains and little-kid slides, big-kid pools with super slides, inner tube rides, and big whirlpools for the grown-ups —water parks are a fun place to spend a snowy or rainy day (or longer for those with lodging attached).

Where to Find Indoor Water Parks in Minnesota

More than a dozen hotels and resorts have water parks of varying sizes. Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington features a massive, 75,000-square-foot indoor water park complete with five thrilling, all-ages water slides. Great Wolf Lodge also offers a kiddie splash zone, surfing simulator, lazy river, an interactive four-story water fort treehouse and an interactive water slide for your entire group with dazzling lights and music. 

Climbing a rope bridge in Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria

Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria / Kvidt Creative courtesy Explore Alexandria Tourism

In Alexandria, Big Splash at Arrowwood Resort boasts a 38,000-square-foot area with three four-story waterslides, an inner tube ride, a 500-gallon splash bucket and children's play fort. Paul Bunyan Waterpark  at The Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter is 30,000 square feet and features a four-story body slide, tube slide, zero-depth entry pool, lazy river and more. 

Also in the Brainerd Lakes Area, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites boasts Three Bear Water Park with a tube slide, body slide, 1,000-gallon splash bucket, lazy river and more.

People playing in a waterpark resembling Venice in Holiday Inn Suites, Maple Grove

Venetian Waterpark in Holiday Inn Suites, Maple Grove

The Venetian Waterpark at the Holiday Inn & Suites Maple Grove will transport you and your family to your own mini Italian city. The themed water park features two four-story water slides, a wading pool with splash zones, mini slides and water sprayers and an activity area with water basketball. The kids will also love the large arcade filled with video games.

Arial of Thumper Pond Resort, Ottertail

Thumper Pond Resort, Ottertail / Kvidt Creative

Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail features two three-story water slides, an activity pool with basketball and volleyball, and a zero-entry activity pool. 

There are also hotels and resorts with water parks, waterslides or special kiddie pools in Otsego, Detroit Lakes, Willmar, Shakopee and Thief River Falls. Find all of Minnesota's water parks—indoors and out—on our Family Fun page