If you’re looking for a place to warm up during the winter, Wisconsin’s indoor water parks have something for everyone. These family-friendly destinations scattered across the state are just the right antidote to cabin fever.
At 125,000 square feet, the Kalahari is Wisconsin’s largest indoor waterpark. The African-themed resort offers an unprecedented array of fun for the whole family. Water-lovers have no shortage of options in this massive facility, including an uphill water roller coaster, waterslides, tube rides, a 920-foot lazy river and the "FlowRider" that creates continuous ocean-like waves for a nearly authentic surfing experience.
Regardless of the weather outside, the Chaos Waterpark in Eau Claire excites with its signature waterslides, Hurricane and Twister. The park’s activity pool, Tsunami lazy river and hot tub are settings for even more memory-making. Bring the younger kids to the Monsters Lagoon Kiddie Area for endless laughs and splashes. For those who are a little waterlogged, check out Action City Fun Center which houses indoor go-karts, laser tag, batting cages and mini golf.
The Tundra Lodge Resort & Waterpark is the largest indoor waterpark hotel in Northeast Wisconsin. It has two three-story-tall water slides, an interactive water playground for kids of all ages and Green Bay’s only lazy river and whirlpool, all within the shadow of legendary Lambeau Field. When you need a break from the water, there’s also the Gold Rush Arcade that features more than 70 arcade games.
The Waters of Minocqua - Minocqua
Another timbered, Northwoods-themed waterpark a bit further north is The Waters of Minocqua. Adults and children alike will enjoy this 10,000-square-foot waterpark, complete with an indoor-outdoor pool, hot tub, kiddie play area and a pair of three-story body slides. Pet-friendly rooms are also available, so even your four-legged family member can join the wintertime getaway.
Blue Harbor Resort & Spa - Sheboygan
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, Breaker Bay — inside the Blue Harbor Resort & Spa — is a 54,000-square-foot indoor water park with a nautical theme that captures the adventure of the Great Lakes. Its exhilarating waterslides, spray decks with interactive water toys, adventure river and oversized whirlpools make it a perfect winter destination for the entire family.
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. Timber Ridge also offers tons of unique activities in the Kids Activity Center as well as over 60 arcade games.
Regardless of the weather outside, Wisconsin’s indoor waterparks offer endless memory making for the entire family. For more, check out these kid-friendly tours and destinations!