You've been to water parks, but you haven't truly experienced them until you've stayed at one of Minnesota's many thrilling hotels for families
One of the unique perks of visiting Minnesota is the hotels and resorts brimming with fun for the family. You'll find rides, all-you-can-eat buffets, nearby shopping, and some of the best water parks in the country.
Even better is that you can have the full water park experience for as little as $100 a night (or even less!)
Learn more about the state's best hotels with indoor water parks.
Make a Splash at the Rapid River Lodge
You don't have to wait until summer to visit one of Minnesota's famous water parks. Just book a stay at the Rapid River Lodge in Baxter.
You can find prices as low as $70 and $80 for the Rapid River Lodge. That's quite a bargain for everything you get.
Here are just a few things to expect from the Rapid River Lodge Indoor Water Park:
- 240-foot slides
- 240-foot calm river-style ride
- 13,000 square foot activity pools for kids
- Water landing forts
- Water basketball hoops
- Water hoses and water fighting toys
- Saunas for relaxation
- Indoor hot tubs
Families can also enjoy piping hot saunas and hot tubs outdoors, as well. You can also expect the Rapid River Lodge to be open on school holidays and weekends, making it an ideal vacation for kids.
Splash in the Pool at the Silver Bay AmericInn
Next up is the super fun AmericInn in Silver Bay. Brought to you by Wyndham hotels, this AmericInn comes with a sparkling indoor pool, hot tubs, and party rooms.
The Silver Bay AmericInn is ideal for visiting families, but it's an accessible location for private birthday parties. Guests can host up to 15 people at the pool for private parties, and the party area can host 40 people or less.
The AmericInn's indoor pool activities and parties aren't available year-round, however. You'll need to book your reservation anywhere between November and Mid-May.
AmericInn prices are $124 on average, but you can find deals and discounts throughout the year.
Have the Time of Your Life at the Great Wolf Lodge
Now, if you're looking for the ultimate water park in Minnesota, you'll meet your match at the Great Wolf Lodge. You'll probably need to book an extra night just to experience everything.
The Great Wolf Lodge is home to one of the most popular water parks in the state. Enjoy thrilling water rides like Wolf Rider Wipeout, Fort Mackenzie, Totem Towers, Crooked Pass, and Bigfoot Creek. Little kids and tots can enjoy the Cub Paw Pool, Otter Run, and slap tail pond with their parents.
These rides and attractions are just the beginning at the Great Wolf Lodge. Today's best indoor water parks offer more than water slides and pools.
Discover the following surprises at the lodge:
- Oliver's Mining Co.
- The Rustic Ridge Climbing Wall
- Ten Paw Bowling Alley
- Northern Lights Arcade
- Howlers Peak Ropes Course
The Great Wolf Lodge even has its own Build-a-Bear Workshop. This is a wonderful way to make your own keepsakes and souvenirs.
If you want the full experience, consider buying a day pass. Passes also come with free life jackets. Plus, all kids under 2 can access the park for free!
Dive into the Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark Near Downtown Duluth
If you're craving more water park adventures after the Great Wolf Lodge, then you have to visit the Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark. Located just minutes from downtown Duluth, this indoor waterpark gives the lodge a serious run for its money.
Discover popular water rides and slides like the Tiki Thriller and Tumbler, Paradise Playground, River's Edge, and The Vortex.
Like the Great Wolf Lodge, there are also activities to enjoy out of the water. Kids love the Paradise Cove Arcade, while parents and grandparents can't get enough of Tiki Adventure Island.
At Tiki Adventure Island, you'll discover miniature golf courses, as well as hot tubs and regular pools for swimming. It's also a wonderful place to roast marshmallows and enjoy the ambiance of Lake Superior.
At the end of a long day, dine with your family at the delicious Tiki Tom's Oasis and Grill. There's nothing like poolside service and dining while on vacation.
Enjoy Indoor Water Parks at the Holiday Inn
Some of the most familiar family hotels are home to amazing indoor water parks. Take, for example, the iconic Holiday Inn.
At Holiday Inns near the State's most bustling hot spots, you'll find thrilling water adventures, like the Great Serengeti Water Park in Owatonna. This Holiday Inn is also home to the popular Kilimanjaro and python tube slides.
If you're staying at the Holiday Inn in Maple Grove, you have to check out the Venetian Waterpark. This cool indoor water park recreates the ambiance of a real Italian City. Kids and families can enjoy rip-roaring slides and indoor water sports. The Bambini Piscina is perfect for little ones and their parents.
Like Minnesota's best indoor water parks, the Venetian also provides plenty of fun for folks who don't want to get wet. Enjoy delicious fine dining, all-you-can-eat buffets, boutique shopping, cocktail hour, and arcades for kids. There's even a Dave & Buster's arcade for grown-ups!
Level Up Your Minnesota Vacation with Indoor Water Parks
Don't end your trip to Minnesota without experiencing the state's best water parks. Forget winter weather and warm up this season with a vacation the whole family will love.
It's not too late to make a splash in Minnesota. Book your vacation today!