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The Holiday Inn Express, Brainerd/Baxter is a New Wave of Minnesota Waterpark Resorts

Known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota is not in short supply of swimming holes. Beautiful scenery and idyllic lakes make this Midwest marvel the perfect place to take a dip. While the sunny summer season offers countless opportunities for aquatic adventures, the cooler seasons aren’t as water friendly.

Fortunately, the Holiday Inn Express, Brainerd/Baxter provides water-fueled fun no matter the temperature. Treat your family to year-round swimming adventures at the indoor Three Bear Waterpark, where there’s something for everyone. In addition to this exciting waterpark, the hotel also features four seasons of activities at your fingertips.  

Boasting 250,000 gallons of heated water, the Three Bear Waterpark has plenty of space for recreation and relaxation. Thrill-seekers can shoot down the Grizzly Express, a 300-foot tube slide, or zip along the Polar Express’ 300 feet of body sliding fun. Have twice the fun on the Grizzly Express on a double tube.

Enjoy entertainment at a lower elevation in the Activity Pool, which features two basketball hoops, an animal water walk, and a floatable snake. Get your feet wet (and much more) at the Big Splash, a 1,000-gallon splash bucket that’s fun for all ages.

The kids can make a splash at the Cub Express, a 125-foot slide designed for the little divers. If that’s a little too high, the plunge slide will please the younger children and the Tot Slide is perfect for toddlers.

After zipping down the slides, kick up your feet at the relaxing family and adult hot tubs, which can accommodate up to 18 people each. Forget your worries drifting down the lazy river and munch on a post-pool snack at the Three Bear Grill & Bar.

“The kids always have a great time at the Three Bear Waterpark and the parents enjoy it too,” Holiday Inn Express General Manager Thomas Vasecka said. “The convenience of a having a casual-style grill allows great access to great eats and treats during your stay.”  

If it’s outdoor adventures you seek, the staff will keep you up to speed with the Brainerd Lakes area attractions. When the summer sun shines, head to the nearby lakes for fishing, boating, swimming, and much more.

For those who prefer to stay dry, enjoy horseback riding, golfing, and hiking. Once the winter wonderland arrives, carve up the slopes at Brainerd Lakes Ski Area or snowshoe through the powdery white landscape.

Offering an aquatic playground in the Three Bear Waterpark and 365 days of outdoor activities, the Holiday Inn Express, Brainerd/Baxter is a new wave of Minnesota waterpark resorts. 

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