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5 Ohio Indoor Waterparks

Get out of the cold this winter and experience some fun - inside! Check out these indoor waterparks that are perfect for kids and the whole family.

5 Ohio Indoor Waterparks

By Ohio.org Staff

Posted On: Dec 30, 2022

Whether the weather outside is frightful or delightful, it's a balmy 84 degrees in Ohio's exciting indoor waterparks! Five parks throughout Ohio offer unique combinations of waterslides, water rides, pools, full-service spas, and more.

Kids will have a blast splashing, playing, and laughing the day away. While the parents can kick-back, relax, and unwind poolside or jump right in and experience the excitement for themselves.

Best of all, family-sized, comfortable hotel rooms are just steps away, making for a no-stress family getaway! So check out these indoor waterparks that offer great family getaway.

boy and girl sliding down mini indoor waterslide at Castaway Bay at Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio
Hank's Hangout at Castaway Bay in Sandusky 

Castaway Bay at Cedar Point in Sandusky

With its tropical theme, guests at Castaway Bay feel like they have just landed on an island paradise upon entering this lush indoor waterpark resort. Have some splish-splashin' fun at Pierce's Play Pool, an interactive indoor pool which features floatables and basketball hoops. Or head to Hank's Hangout with its giant tipping bucket, sprayers, rope bridges, and four body slides! 

Castaway Bay features 237 hotel rooms and suites including family-oriented units, and the 38,000-square-foot indoor waterpark loaded with water activities for all ages. There's also the 6,000-square-foot arcade, Castaway Play (an activity center with an escape room, blacklight mini-golf and mini-bowling, plus a craft and child activity center), and several dining options.

dad and son in blue inner tube on crooked creek lazy river at Great Wolf Lodge indoor waterpark in Mason Ohio
Crooked Creek at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason

Great Wolf Lodge in Mason

A sister resort to the Great Wolf Lodge property in Sandusky, Great Wolf Lodge in Mason features a 79,000-square-foot , indoor water park. Situated next to Kings Island, the lodge boasts waterslides, pools, and a four-story treehouse water fort. Go for a spin on Coyote Cannon, where you twist nd turn on this 40-foot drop waterslide.

Great Wolf Lodge in Mason is a north woods-themed family resort with guest rooms (including themed suites), dining options, and even more attractions like The Northern Lights Arcade

group of kids getting water dumped on them standing under giant tipping bucket at Great Wolf Lodge indoor waterpark in Sandusky Ohio
Fort Mackenzie at Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky

Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky

The enormous north woods-themed waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky includes waterslides, pools, a giant water fort, a lazy river, and an adults-only hot springs. The Soak'n Oak Springs soft play treehouse is a favorite for children and those young at heart.

Stay in one of the Great Wolf Lodge's standard, themed, or premium suites that capture the atmosphere and adventure of the north woods. Other amenities include dining options, a spacious arcade, a mini bowling alley, and shopping.

two woman in bathing suits getting water dumped overhead at Kalahari Resort indoor waterpark in Sandusky Ohio
Leopard's Lair at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky

Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky

Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky is the Midwest's largest indoor waterpark, boasting 173,000 square feet of 'wet, wild, fun.' Stand up and surf or boogie board on the five-foot ocean-like waves of FlowRider, ride the Zig Zag Zebra tandem tube slide, or just chill out on the lazy river. Your little ones will love the Leopard's Lair and Crocodile Cove play areas.

The resort features a variety of guest rooms, suites, and villas, as well as a fitness center, spa, shopping, and dining. For extra comfort, opt to rent your own private indoor cabana!

group of young girls at indoor waterpark Splash Harbor in Belville Ohio
Spray ground at Splash Harbor in Belville

Splash Harbor in Belville

Splash Harbor's 6,000-square-foot indoor waterpark features plenty of water activities to enjoy. including a 49-foot looping water slide (that shoots more than 600 gallons of water per minute), a floating raft, hot tub area for both adults, plus a water spray area with shooting geysers, spraying palm trees, and water-dumping buckets.

There's also a large swimming pool with two basketball hoops, and a kiddie pool area that's gated off from the main pool. You can also book a room and stay at the Comfort Inn Splash Harbor. During your stay, enjoy amenities like the fitness center, game room, and video game arcade. 

For more family fun things to do this #WinterinOhio, check out #OhioFindItHere at Ohio.org

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