Top Minnesota Waterpark Hotels
Thumper Pond Golf Course & Resort
Thumper Pond is of the opinion that water-based fun should be year-round, not limited to the summer months. Thus, their huge indoor water park was born!
The 12,000 square foot center features two 3-story water slides, an activity pool with basketball hoops and volleyball net, and an 18-person whirlpool if you're in need of serious relaxation. If you have young children with you, you'll appreciate the zero entry activity pool, which features special features tailored specifically to them. Add in the spacious accommodations and the fact the park is open from from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week and you can be sure your family is going to have an unforgettable time at Thumper Pond!
300 Thumper Lodge Rd, Ottertail, MN 56571
The resort lies 34.1 miles from Fergus Falls.
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Other amenities include a business center, meeting rooms, event space and a game arcade.close
Edgewater Resort and Waterpark
Splash down for fun at Edgewater Resort and Waterpark in Duluth, Minnesota!
The Edge Waterpark is the only waterpark in Duluth, Minnesota. Their indoor facility means that, winter or summer, you'll always be able to enjoy a great day of aquatic fun whether you're zipping down the four-and-a-half story body slide or take a relaxing float down the 400-foot lazy river. If you need a moment to relax, try savoring a meal at Tiki Tom's Oasis & Grill. This on-site restaurant offers classic American fare. If you'd rather take some time to explore Duluth, try visiting the Lake Superior Zoo, Great Lakes Aquarium, or many other great local attractions. Then, at the end of the day, retire to your comfortable and spacious room at Edgewater Resort and Waterpark. All this and more awaits you!
2400 London Road Duluth, MN 55812
Dates and Times
Winter Waterpark Hours: September 04, 2012 - December: 20, 2012 Monday - Thursday 8am-noon & 4pm-9pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday 8am-9pm September - May: Sunday 8am - 10pm Monday - Thursday 8am - 12pm; 4pm - 9pm Friday 8am - 10pm Saturday 8am - 10pmclose
Radisson Hotel by Water Park of America
We’re going to kick off the second half of our list with the biggest and most exciting waterpark of them all. The one, the only, Water Park of America!
It makes sense that you’d find the country’s biggest indoor waterpark near The Mall of America, which happens to be the largest mall in the U.S. As you drive up to the Waterpark of America, you’ll be able to see the slides that twist in and out of the side of the building. Inside you’ll find nothing but fun, excitement, and tons of thrills! After you conquer all 12 slides, maybe it’s time to give the FlowRider a try. You’ll be saying “cowabunga dude!” as you surf the simulated waves and do your best not to wipe out. The whole family can enjoy a fun ride down the Lake Superior Wave Pool. It’s a great place to relax before or after you take on the high intensity water slides. There are so many things to discover at the Water Park of America that you just need to come experience it for yourself! And once you’ve had your fill of the fun, head back to your room at the Radisson, which is directly attached to the waterpark. There’s a range of room types to fit your specific needs and each room is brimming with thoughtful amenities. It’s time to head to the Minneapolis area and experience America’s largest indoor waterpark firsthand!
1700 American Blvd. E., Bloomington, MN 55425
The waterpark also features the Northern Lights Arcade with over 70 games!close
Holiday Inn Maple Grove
Maple Grove, Minnesota
The next hotel on our list might have you saying, “When did I get transported to Venice?” But make no mistake about it. You’re still in Minnesota and you’re at the beautiful Holiday Inn & Suites in Maple Grove.
The hotel’s Venetian themes will make you feel as though you’ve stepped into a whole other world. The guest rooms are vibrant and colorful and come with tons of great amenities. If you’re bringing your kids to the waterpark, make their stay even more special and rent a super fun KidSuite. They’ll be able to sleep in bunk beds and the room comes with a Playstation that is sure to keep them entertained. Like the rest of the hotel, the 25,000 square foot waterpark is also Venetian themed and is styled after a traditional Venice village…except that there’s a 4-story waterslide. There’s also a basketball hoop, slides for the little ones, and an oversized whirlpool. No shortage of fun here! Make your way to the Holiday Inn & Suites Maple Grove for your next waterpark adventure!
11801 Fountains Way N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Take advantage of the hotel's Palazzo restaurant & lounge.close
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna
Whew! We sure are tired after all this fun and adventure at Minnesota’s best waterparks. But before we go, we’re going to leave you with one last destination that feels more like the Serengeti than Minnesota. Our No. 8 waterpark hotel is the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna.
Giraffes, zebras, hippos– oh my! Feel like you’re on an African safari at The Great Serengeti Water Park. Here you can rush down the exciting Killimanjaro Tube Slide, slither down the Python Body Slide, or just chill out on the Lazy Zambezi River. The zero depth entry activity pool and play area is wonderful for toddlers, where they’ll be safe and secure. If you get hungry, feel free to have food delivered from 43rd St. Pub & Grill. The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites has a variety of room options. There are extra large rooms and suites that are split into two rooms with a wet bar, table and four chairs, a full size hide-a-bed-couch, and two TVs. The friendly staff can help you find the best accommodations to fit your needs. Come get wild at this great hotel and waterpark!
2365 43rd Street NW, Owatonna, MN 55060
The video arcade features a large selection of the latest video games, as well as interactive games for adults and children of all ages.close
Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Kids and adults alike can enjoy Treasure Island’s all-new water park, The Lagoon! There’s something exciting to do for all ages. Tiny tots can splash in the zero-depth entry pool and belly-flop down the toucan slide, while older kids will have a blast on the two water-slides and lazy river (featuring a waterfall!). For parents, the Barefoot Bar is a beacon of hope in an otherwise kid-utopia. Swim right up to the bar (in the adults only section, mind you) and order any of your favorite refreshments with the convenience of never having to leave the water. If you need some relaxation, hop in any of the two indoor and one outdoor hot tubs!
5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089
Treasure Island has over 2,200 state-of-the-art slot machines and over 50 table games, including blackjack, poker, video keno, video poker and bingo.
"Treasure Island" is a reference to the book of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson.close
Rapid River Lodge & Waterpark
Make sure that when you're planning your next waterpark adventure in Minnesota, you consider Rapid River Lodge & Waterpark in Baxter. Suite accommodations and outstanding aquatic amenities make this a sure-fire hit for your next family vacation.
Choose from 68 Brained hotel suites complete with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hairdryer and iron/ironing board. Some units also feature an in-room fireplace and whirlpool tub. However, you won't be spending much time in your room with all of the great aquatic adventures you'll be enjoying. Multiple waterslides, tipping water buckets, basketball hoops, and a lazy river are just a few of the amenities you'll be able to enjoy when you stay. If you are looking for a little relaxation, take advantage of the indoor/outdoor hot tubs or sauna. Make sure to plan your next Minnesota waterpark getaway at Rapid River Lodge & Waterpark!
7376 Woida Road Baxter, Minnesota 56425
Make sure to try both of the 240-foot water slides, the spray tubes, water hoses, tipping water buckets, adventure channel, and more inside the waterpark.
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If you are going to be spending the entire day at the waterpark, you'll want to fuel up in the mornings. Rapid River Lodge & Waterpark offers a deluxe continental breakfast that will provide plenty of energy for your fun-filled day. You can also grab something to eat at the snack bar.close
Holiday Inn Minneapolis NW Elk River & Wild Woods Waterpark
Elk River, Minnesota
Hang on to your swim trunks! It’s time to get wet ‘n wild at The Wild Wood Indoor Water Park located at the Holiday Inn in Elk River.
Wild Woods Waterpark is in the style of an old river town- with decor and thematic elements to match! Can you make it across the old-fashioned Log Walk? Once you’ve mastered that, head on over to one of the tube slides, or circle the Prospector’s Pan and relax on a tube. The smaller children can spend the day splashing in Buddy’s Playland, a zero entry pool with toys and activities. Afterwards, you have the Holiday Inn's affordable-yet-luxurious accommodations to relax in! The Holiday Inn is dedicated to ensuring you have a great stay. If your family needs more space than what’s provided in a standard hotel room, reserve one of their Family Suites, which have bunk beds and a larger living area. Come have a blast at the Holiday Inn Elk River!
9200 Quaday Ave. NE, Elk River, MN 55330
Once you work up an appetite, visit the Pub n’ Grub Snack Bar for a tasty treat.close
Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
Are you looking to make a “big splash?” Most likely your answer is yes, and that means it’s time to book a trip to Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, where you’ll find the Big Splash Indoor Waterpark.
Fun awaits you at this massive 38,000 square foot splash zone. Inside you’ll find three exhilarating slides that will twist you, turn you, and drop you down four stories. And guess what? These slides take you on an adventure inside and outside the park. Challenge your friends to a water basketball shootout or take over the play fort and blast them with streams of water. Look out below! You never know when the Calypso Cabana splash bucket will drop 500 gallons of water down on you. While the kids are busy splashing the day away, parents can relax in the tropical whirlpool spa or join in on the fun and head down the Lazy River. When it’s time to call it a day, stay in one of Arrowwood’s elegant guest rooms. The resort’s Family Rooms offer you two queen beds in an extra spacious room. If you need even more space, the resort also has Cottages and Townhomes available. We invite you to discover all of the great amenities at Arrowwood Resort, where the waterpark is just the beginning!
2100 Arrowwood Lane NW, Alexandria, MN 56308
Arrowwood Resort also has a spa, championship golf course, and a marina!
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Whether your stay is for a week or a weekend, the accommodations at this Minnesota vacation resort are spacious and furnished for comfort. Private balconies or patios overlooking Lake Darling or the golf course are featured in most guest rooms. Amenities include coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves, full-size ironing boards and irons, hairdryers, data ports and voicemail in all rooms.close