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Wisconsin Indoor Water Parks
Posted on: 12/13/2006
Indoor water parks are one of the nation’s hottest trends in family vacations, and Wisconsin boasts some of the largest and most elaborate in North America. For tens of thousands of families across the Midwest, they're proving just the right antidote to cabin fever.
The Waterpark Capital of the World ®
The Wisconsin Dells area features the highest concentration of indoor water parks in the world, as well as the largest – the African-themed Kalahari Resort & Convention Center. Water-lovers have no shortage of options in this massive 125,000 square foot facility, including an uphill water roller coaster, a colorful maze of waterslides, tube rides, the longest lazy river in the country, and the "FlowRider," in which a continuous surge of 50,000 gallons of water per minute creates ocean-like waves for a nearly authentic surfing experience. Plus, you can rent an indoor water park cabana and enjoy a flat screen TV, security safe, refrigerator, chaise lounges and table.
Great Wolf Lodge, also in the Dells, features another wild attraction known as the Howlin’ Tornado, an extreme water-tubing ride with a 53-foot vertical drop. Not to be outdone, the 80,000 sq. ft. Lost Rios indoor water park at nearby Chula Vista Resort is home to the country’s fastest indoor water coaster, the “Flyan Myan.” Just down the Parkway, the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort is America’s largest water park resort with four indoor and four outdoor water parks. Inside, that’s nearly 250,000 sq. ft. of water park fun including bumper boats, the Dell’s only 5-person tube ride, a 180-foot body slide, and a wave pool that creates five-footers.
Indoor Water Parks for Every Type of Getaway
The Dells isn’t Wisconsin’s only indoor water park destination. The Tundra Lodge Resort & Waterpark in Green Bay features two 250-foot water slides, an interactive water playground and Green Bay’s only lazy river and whirlpool… all within the shadow of legendary Lambeau Field.
The Grand Lodge by Stoney Creek in Wausau draws its inspiration from Wisconsin’s Northwoods and the city’s historic leadership in the timber industry. The lodge’s 50,000-square-foot indoor water park is one of northern Wisconsin’s largest. A bit further north, The Waters of Minocqua also offers a rustic, timbered, Northwoods-look with a pair of body tubes and a plunge pool.
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, Breaker Bay - inside the Blue Harbor Resort & Spais a four-story, 43,000 sq. ft. indoor water park with a nautical theme that captures the adventure of the Great Lakes. Its exhilarating waterslides, spray decks with interactive water toys,an adventure river and oversized whirlpools make it a perfect winter destination for the entire family.
If you're looking for a more urban family getaway, consider the Milwaukee Hilton’s Paradise Landing indoor water park. The 20,000 sq. ft. facility features a three-story Jamaican village theme with four water slides and an idyllic lagoon. Plus, you’re in the middle of the city’s many family attractio ns – th e zoo, the museums, cosmo shopping and dining. In nearby Waukesha, The Country Springs Hotel and Water Park is a great choice: think two-and-a-half football fields of indoor water fun - including their signature Body Flume waterslide - will keep the kids active and happy.
Another exciting indoor water park destination is Moose Mountain Falls on the grounds of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa at Timber Ridge Lodge in Lake Geneva. Complete with 30,000 square feet of indoor fun, the water park has two waterslides, a lazy river, splash pools filled with interactive water features, and a large whirlpool.
So c’mon, get wet – it’s Wisconsin’s way of having fun!This entry was posted in Things to Do