To hear it spoken aloud is a little funny; unless you go to them. Then it’s not funny at all. Living in an urban area where there is so much distraction one could get a little jaded towards something so seemingly aberrant like indoor water park hotel properties, but the fact of the matter is there are lots of these water parks. They are everywhere; except maybe in the urban, city Mecca’s my wife and I call home. Regardless if you are in the mood for a water park/hotel experience and it’s the middle of winter; why not consider these destinations, all over the nation, for 3 of the finest indoor water park hotels in America.
Kahuna Laguna Indoor Water Park at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort: North Conway, New Hampshire. While North Conway New Hampshire may not be on your list of places you need to go in your life, there is an outlet for the indoor water park crowd at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort. A 40,000 square foot indoor water park; the Kahuna Laguna is definitely one of the finer indoor water parks in America. The one caveat with this park is that you need to be a registered guest of the hotel in order to experience the water park. North Conway here we come! 2251 White Mountain Highway (rte 16) North Conway, NH 03860. 603-356-5411. http://www.kahunalaguna.com/.
Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park at the Holiday Inn North at the Pyramids: Holiday Inn is a legendary hotel property virtually everyone in America has at least seen, and probably stayed at with all manner of service and accommodations for their guests; the Caribbean is a tropical island getaway which many of us will never see but most of us have heard of. Bring the two together in Indianapolis and you’ve got one heck of a vacation experience. The Caribbean Cove Water Park is a 50,000 square foot tropical explosion which is open year round. Come for the football; stay for the waterslide! 3850 Depauw Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46268. 317-872-1144. http://www.caribbeancovewaterpark.com/.
Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center: With more than 700 rooms, suites, condos, and five bedroom condos, the Kalahari Resort is the second largest resort in the state of Wisconsin; the entertainment portion of the Kalahari is another beast entirely. With expansive water parks, an American Gladiators style rock wall, and an arcade to name just a few, the child will never be at a loss for things to do. With huge rooms, wonderful suites, and spa treatments, the parents can also get some much needed R&R.1305 Kalahari Drive Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. 608-254-5466. http://www.kalahariresorts.com/wi/.
There are other indoor water park hotels in America and elsewhere in the world. The one thing folks visiting indoor water park hotel properties should always remember is an adage my dad nailed to my forehead as a boy at my grandfathers lovely, aqua blue, in ground refresher; “Don’t pee in my pool, I won’t swim in your toilet.”