With temperatures dropping as we head into December it seems like summer fun must be packed away to wait out the long winter days. Not so fast! There is a solution to the winter day blues - indoor water parks! Indoor water parks keep the fun of summer going all year round. You can lounge by the pool in toasty temperatures while the snow drifts outside. You can splash, float, and race down water slides all from an enclosed oasis. So grab your swimsuit and goggles and come explore some of the best indoor waterparks in the USA!
1) Aquatopia at Camelback Lodge (PA)
The largest indoor waterpark in the northeast is located in the Poconos, so while others hit the ski slopes you can hit up Storm Chaser - America’s longest indoor water coaster! From kiddie pools to swim up bars, this indoor waterpark has something for everyone in the family. There are five different themed play zones that include something for all ages.
2) Great Wolf Lodge (Various Locations)
This resort has 15 locations throughout the U.S, so you’re never too far away from a splash-tastic time! These indoor theme parks host a variety of twisty water slides, kiddie pools, lazy rivers, and hot tubs.
3) Kalahari Resorts (Various Locations)
Located in OH, WI, and PA these African themed parks are filled with safari thrills. Enjoy rides like the Rippling Rhino, Wild Wildebeast, and Victoria Falls. Their Poconos location is America’s largest indoor waterpark so you can be sure it’s filled with a multitude of attractions and large rides to suit anyone’s taste for adventure!
4) Massanutten Resort (VA)
Always kept at a tropical 84 degrees, this indoor water park is the perfect cold weather escape. Try your hand at surfing, explore a water fortress, or just chill along the lazy river.
5) Wilderness at the Smokies (TN)
With a five-story-tall water slide your family will be in for quite the adventure at the Wild Water Dome. This waterpark created a "tan through" roof so you can soak up the sun in any season. Try the Storm Chaser water slide that emulates the crazy twists of a tornado, accompanied by lightning and sound effects. Or shoot some hoops in their watery basketball court!
6) Splash Lagoon (PA)
This water park has a tranquil Polynesian aesthetic that is contrasted by their wild water slides! For a calmer experience, there is also a frog pond for little ones with giant lily pads, mushrooms, and an enchanting fountain.
7) Sahara Sam's (NJ)
Sitting right outside of Philadelphia is a year-round oasis. Within their 80,000 square ft park, there are light-up tubes and body slides, a lazy river, family-style raft rides, and an obstacle course. You can also shoot hoops in the pool or catch a wave at the surfing simulator. And don't forget the Lizard Lagoon, made just for toddlers!