9 Top Indoor Water Park Resorts in the U.S.

Great Wolf Lodge is a pioneer in indoor water park resorts, with over two dozen facilities nationwide (plus one in Canada). Favorite activities for tourists include the four-story interactive water playground Fort Mackenzie, the water coaster HydroPlunge, the Coyote Cannon, a vortex powered by water jets with a 40-foot drop, and the lazy river at Crooked Creek.

Great Wolf Lodge: Multiple Locations

Four indoor water park resort locations are offered by Kalahari Resorts & Conventions: Sandusky, Ohio; Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania; and Round Rock, Texas, which is the company's newest destination. The entire resort, including the water park rides, has an African safari motif.

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions: Multiple Locations

Originally known as the New Exchange Hotel, this corner of Michigan with a Bavarian style has been in use since the middle of the 1800s. The historic resort now has two separate indoor water parks with loads of family-friendly features, such as hot tubs, private family cabanas, and family raft rides.

Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark: Frankenmuth, Michigan

The largest indoor water park in New York state is a feature of The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark, one of the top resorts in the Catskills. Fast-moving water slides like the Krakken tube slide, the Nor'Easter family raft ride, and the Jiggerty-Jaggerty tandem racing slides are a favorite among thrill-seekers.

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark: Monticello, New York

Situated in Shenandoah National Park, Massanutten Resort is a year-round destination offering winter activities like skiing and snow tubing, as well as summertime mountain biking and golfing.

Massanutten Resort: Massanutten, Virginia

The Splasher's of the South Seas indoor water park, situated at the Canad Inns Destination Centre Grand Forks in North Dakota, is a welcome diversion from the state's notoriously harsh winters. The 40,000 square foot indoor water park has many slides, a kiddie pool, an activity pool, a lazy river, a hot tub reserved for adults, and more.

Canad Inns Destination Centre: Grand Forks, North Dakota

About 80 miles northwest of Chicago and 50 miles southwest of Milwaukee, this Wisconsin water park hotel features the standard pools, slides, lazy river, and kids' spray area in addition to Avalanche Falls, where guests may zip around twists and turns while taking in their preferred lighting and music.

Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

For those who enjoy both national parks and water parks, Wilderness at the Smokies, located less than 20 miles north of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is the ideal destination. The largest indoor water park of its kind in Tennessee is the Wild Waterdome at the resort.

Wilderness at the Smokies: Sevierville, Tennessee

Before adding a 453-suite lodge, an indoor water park, and additional dining options in 2015, the Poconos' Camelback Resort was already well-liked by families who came for its ski trails and outdoor water park.

Camelback Resort & Indoor Waterpark: Tannersville, Pennsylvania