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Best Indoor Waterparks Near NYC for Families
The Big Apple is known for many things, from its thriving night life to the Statue of Liberty. One thing it lacks, however, is a selection of spacious indoor waterparks. When colder weather rears its ugly head, what's a nautically-drawn family do? Simple! Just head to one of the following near-NYC resorts for a weekend full of rest, relaxation, and, of course, plenty of fun!

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Highland, New York

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You'll live the high life in Highland when you stay at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort!

From the 250-foot long Gold Rush Flume to the Dynamite Alley Water Walk Challenge, every attraction in Rocking Horse's waterpark is as fun as it is thrilling! Here you'll find many activities and attractions found nowhere else in the Northeast, from the Fort Geyser Aqua Station with slides (great for small children) to the plethora of slides. Between swimming sessions you'll be relaxing in your pristine Rocking Horse room or suite, or experiencing the in-town wonders of rustic Highland!


600 US-44, Highland, NY 12528


The sprawling 500-acre property and beautiful private lake provides a scenic backdrop for your family’s next big adventure.

Related Onsite Offerings

You'll enjoy three delicious all-you-can-eat meals daily, prepared by the culinary team!


Split Rock Resort & Indoor Waterpark

Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

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You know the quality of the Split Rock Resort & Indoor Waterpark's waterpark just by looking at the name. It's so good that they put it in the title!

Split Rock's H20ooohh!! waterpark is 53,326 square feet of spectacular water attractions and spectacular fun. Let the kids loose and head over to a bubbling hot tub for supreme relaxation. Meanwhile, the kids will be having the time of their lives on H20ooohh!'s five slides or in the wavepool and activity pool. Zoom down the Komodo Dragon (Pennsylvania’s First Indoor Flow Rider), the Viper, the Piranha, and the Amazon Blast ( which all drop four stories) for an unforgettable ride. Knowing that you have a stupendously cozy room to return to afterwards will only make the experience even better!


100 Moseywood Rd, Lake Harmony, PA 18624

Related activities

The resort is near a plethora of hiking and biking trails!

Getting there

Split Rock Resort is conveniently located less than five miles from Interstate 80 at Exit 277 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Exit 95.

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It may be called Hope Lake Lodge, but when it comes to the waterpark hope has nothing to do with it; you know it'll be awesome going in!

Once you arrive, you'll be having fun before you can say "Hope Lake Lodge's Cascades Indoor Waterpark"! Its 41,000 square feet is filled with all assortment of fun, from over 500 feet of slides to a humongous wave pool! While the kids burn off some energy, parents can either join them or let off a little steam (literally) in a relaxing hot tub. A stay at Hope Lake comes with all this, plus the bevy of amenities and beautiful accommodations the lodge is famous for!


2177 Clute Rd, Cortland, NY 13045


Hope Lake Lodge Resort and Conference Center is a first class destination situated on more than 1,600 acres of forests and hills in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region.

Related Onsite Offerings

Make sure you check out the luxurious Waterfalls Spa, designed to melt away any stress or pain through massage, facials, manicures, pedicures and overall pampering.


Kalahari Resort Pocono Mountains

Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania

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Kalahari Resort Pocono Mountains' incredible hospitality and plethora of deluxe rooms (457, to be exact) make it a must-visit Pennsylvania destination!

Of course, there's the small matter of the 100,000 square foot indoor waterpark. We say that ironically, of course, as it's impossible to miss such a sprawling complex, filled with wet 'n' wild fun! The park features a retractable roof- how many pools have you seen that can adjust according to the weather? Regardless of what's above you, you'll spend your time having barrels of fun! Go stand-up surfing or body boarding on the FlowRider, zoom down the Anaconda and Swahili Swirl waterslides, or relax only the incredibly lazy river.


250 Kalahari Blvd, Pocono Manor, PA 18349

Fun facts

The resort has recently broken ground on Phase II of the resort, which will add hundreds of more rooms, three additional full-service signature dining experiences and bring the indoor waterpark to 200,000 sq. ft., making it the largest in America!

Related Onsite Offerings

The Convention Center at Kalahari features 65,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space for events both large and small!


Camelback Mountain Resort

Tannersville, Pennsylvania

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For incredible wet and wild fun, Camelback Resort is a superior choice!

Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark is the largest indoor water park on the East Coast, but it's not like its just a bunch of empty space. Instead, it's packed to the brim with slides, lazy rivers, activity pools, and much more! The 125,000-square foot complex is made up of two levels, effectively doubling the fun. Parents will appreciate the laid back atmosphere of a serene ride along the lazy river or a peaceful dip in one of the seven pools. Meanwhile. kids can zoom down a body or tube slide or test their surfing skills on Bombora FlowRider. It's simply an unforgettable experience!


301 Resort Dr, Tannersville, PA 18372


Aquatopia is covered by a Texlon transparent roof, allowing you to enjoy the toasty rays of the sun from the indoors by day and a view of the stars by night.

Related activities

The Resort is adjacent to, and partially within, Big Pocono State Park.


CoCo Key Water Resort

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

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Whether you're one or one-hundred, CoCo Key Water Resort will impress, entertain, and give you an unforgettable experience!

Let us throw some numbers at you: 55,000 square feet of indoor water park, 150,000 gallons of water, and thousands upon thousands of satisfied guests. Younger guests will be endlessly entertained by the 909-feet of spectacular slides, while adults will love the incredibly affordable prices. Add everything together and you get a cant-miss destination!


915 NJ-73, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054

Fun facts

New York City is the most densely populated major city in the United States.

Related Onsite Offerings

There are two restaurants onsite!


Great Wolf Lodge

Niagara Falls, Ontario

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Niagara Falls is one of the most spectacular wonders in North America. But however tempting it might seem on a hot day, it's far too dangerous to swim in. Enter Great Wolf Lodge, where you and your family can swim to their hearts content!

The waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge is over 100,000 square feet of unparalleled fun! From jaw-dropping thrill slide to activity pools and zero-depth-playgrounds, all ages can find something to love. When you aren't splish-splashing around, you'll either be relaxing in your spacious suite or out and enjoying the Fall's unrepentant majesty!


3950 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7M8, Canada


3160 tons of water flows over Niagara Falls every second!

Fun facts

Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the U.S.A., established in 1885.

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A fun-filled family fling isn't simply a tongue-twister- it's what you'll have when you stay at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark!

For those that love water-based fun, Six Flags Great Escape Lodge will more than cater to your desire. From it's backdrop of beautiful Lake George to the aforementioned spacious waterpark, families have no shortage of options at their fingertips. And your day at the park can be spent in any number of ways: float leisurely on inner tubes, have a whitewater rafting experience, catch a wave with some indoor surfing, or explore a treehouse full of slides and more! While the northeast can get pretty cold in the winter, the weather inside the park is always a balmy 82°, so you'll always have a\little slice of summer!


89 Six Flags Drive, Queensbury, NY 12804


There's also an onsite spa, if you're in need of some rejuvenating relaxation!

Related Onsite Offerings

Take advantage of the convenient onsite parking, laundry facility, and complimentary high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel!