While the Wisconsin Dells is known for being the Waterpark Capital of the World, the neighboring state of Minnesota, isn’t exactly a slouch in the water fun arena. Not for nothing, but with over 10,000 lakes, Minnesota is a dream destination for water sports and activities.
And with so many opportunities for water-based hijinks in the summer, it makes sense that Minnesotans need places to get into the water even in winter. Consequently, Minnesota has tons of outdoor and indoor waterparks in all shapes and sizes.
Heck, maybe someone should consider retheming the nickname from “Land of 10,000 Lakes” to “Land of 10,000 Lazy Rivers”. Okay, there aren’t that many indoor water parks in Minnesota, but there are enough worth narrowing down to a top ten, the very cream of the crop!
Especially in the middle of a chilling Minnesota winter, you may want to cozy up in a hot tub or take a ride on some thrilling water slides. Even when the weather outside is far from friendly, there are plenty of indoor water park options around the state.
Best Indoor Waterparks in Minnesota
1. Venetian Waterpark
Address: 11801 Fountains Way, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Just outside of Minneapolis in Maple Grove, at the Holiday Inn and Suites – Maple Grove, is the spacious Venetian Waterpark. Adorably themed around Venice, where colorful Italian facades surround guests, guests can enjoy 25,000 square feet of fun. Holiday Inn guests are given five wristbands for waterpark entry; you must be a guest of the hotel to enter.
Here, you’ll find a zero-depth entry pool perfect for little kids, two waterslides, basketball hoops, a floating platform obstacle course, and a general pool area to enjoy. Adult Holiday Inn guests will be glad to know there is also a 20-person spa hot tub for the grown-ups to enjoy.
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2. Great Wolf Lodge
Address: 1700 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425
The littlest waterpark visitors can enjoy Fort Mackenzie, a treehouse-themed zero-depth entry pool. Older kids and adults will love to zip down the River Canyon Run water slides.
One of the best indoor waterparks in Minnesota,…