Indoor Water Parks in Minnesota

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Water Park of America

The weather may be frightful for several months a year in Minnesota, but it is always delightful in the state's indoor water parks. Summer temperatures in this northern state typically reach only the low 70s and there is between 35 and 70 inches of snow annually, but the temperature is always balmy and tropical at the many indoor water parks located throughout the state.

Have a Splash in Minnesota

Whether you are a resident of Minnesota or are planning a visit at any time of the year, you can enjoy one of the states numerous indoor water parks.

Venetian Indoor Water park

The Venetian Indoor Water Park at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Maple Grove offers visitors a fantastical trip to another country. Mediterranean flair accents the park.

Features include:

  • Four-story water slides
  • Toddler play area
  • Basketball hoops
  • Walking bridge
  • Wading pool with geysers

The park is only open weekends, so check hours before planning your trip.

Water Park of America

The Water Park of America is adjacent to the Mall of America in Bloomington. This extensive indoor water park has a rugged outdoors theme.

Attractions include:

  • FlowRider surfing simulator
  • Wave pool
  • Ten story family raft ride
  • Lazy river
  • Water basketball
  • Log course

The Eagle's Nest slide tower features three body slides and two tube slides, and the Fort Snelling interactive play area is topped with a tipping bucket to drench unwary guests. The resort also includes a fitness center, spa, and arcade. You can even plan a birthday party at this fun-filled family attraction.

Paul Bunyan Water Park

themed after one of Minnesota's most beloved folk legends, the Paul Bunyan Water Park near Baxter has 30,000 square feet of wet thrills for the whole family, and a water slide that takes riders outside as they send them down four stories to the pool.

Other attractions include:

  • Zero depth entry pool
  • Tee house activity center
  • Body slides
  • Water basketball
  • Indoor-outdoor hot tub.

Visitors should note that during cooler months, the park is open shorter hours, typically only over weekends.

The Edge at Edgewater Resort and Waterpark

The Duluth destination known as The Edge at Edgewater Resort and Waterpark has 35,000 square feet of fun with a colorful Polynesian theme. There are several indoor attractions, as well as and an outdoor water park section is open during the summer.

Indoor features include:

  • Tiki Thriller slides
  • Vortex pool
  • Lazy river
  • Water basketball

Wild Woods Water Park

Located at the Elk River Holiday Inn, the Wild Woods Water Park is a 30,000 square foot water park themed as an old-fashioned river town.

Attractions include:

  • Body slides
  • Tube slides
  • Bowl variations
  • Zero-depth entry pool
  • Lazy river
  • Log walk
  • Hot tub.

Tropics Indoor Water Park

The Shoreview Community Center's Tropics Indoor Water Park's point of pride is the Shark Attack, a jukebox style waterslide that allows visitors to choose their own tunes as they slide to the pool while being treated to a light show.

Additional park features include:

  • Splashing palm tree
  • Adults only area (18+)
  • Sea animal water walk
  • Floating sea creatures

The Big Splash at Arrowwood Resort

Guests in Alexandria can make a big splash at The Big Splash at Arrowwood Resort when they enjoy its 38,000 square feet of excitement.

Features include:

  • Lazy river,
  • Three four-story water slides
  • Whirlpool
  • Kiddie slides
  • Interactive play fort with geysers, fountains, and other splashes.
  • 500-gallon splash bucket

Northern Hideaway Indoor Waterpark

With just 12,000 square feet of space, the Northern Hideaway Indoor Waterpark in Ottertail may be one of the smallest indoor water parks in Minnesota, but it offers a wide range of fun attractions.

Park activities include:

  • Two slides
  • Beach-entry pool with geysers
  • Toddler area
  • Sporting games
  • Hot tub with waterfall

Water Park at The Depot

Located in downtown Minneapolis, the 15,000 square foot Water Park at The Depot is perfect for people who want to be in the heart of the city but still enjoy some wet family fun.

Attractions include:

  • Four pool
  • Three-story slide
  • Gigantic splash fountain
  • Oversized whirlpool

Splash Away in Minnesota

Minnesota tourists and locals alike can splash their cares away year-round in one of the many great indoor water parks. Explore the wetter side of the state, no matter what the weather does outside!

Indoor Water Parks in Minnesota