Michigan is a beautiful state, but very cold in the winter! That's why these indoor water parks are such a fun idea for a quick and easy escape from winter. You don't have to drive far to experience an oasis of warm water and family fun. Whether you are visiting Michigan or live there, these six water parks are worth an excursion.
Best Indoor Water Parks In Michigan
1. Avalanche Bay
Address: 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls
In Boyne Falls, Michigan, Avalanche Bay is your go-to indoor waterpark for the colder months. In summer, the price is $40 for adults instead of $35. With a vertical “drop slide” and a launch capsule that catapults its riders into a speedy tunnel, this waterpark gets the adrenaline going. For a break, keep calm at the hot tubs or lazy river. Explore the multi-level play structure with the kids. Avalanche Bay has something for everyone!
2. Zehnder’s Splash Village
Address: 1365 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth
Frankenmuth’s aquatic park is indoor, and is also part of a hotel. You can get half day or full day passes for around $30, but the entrance is free for hotel guests. The winding tube slides with names like the “Giggling Gorge” and “Perilous Plunge” are just as fun as their alliteration. De-stress at the “whimsical whirl hot tub” after a long day of excitement.
3. Flash Flood Water Park
Address: 35 Hamblin Avenue, Battle Creek
This indoor and outdoor waterpark gives you the perfect option for colder weather. The entrance is just $9 for the water parks, with two 100 feet tall indoor water slides at your service. Try your luck at the whirlpool, and splash around with kids at the splash ground. This waterpark is appropriately in Battle Creek, as you’ll be fighting the incredible water.
4. Gold Rush Waterpark
Address: 5900 Water Road, Rothbury
Enjoy the rush of the water at Gold Rush in Rothbury. Entrance is $25 for adults and $20 for kids, but is also home to Michigan’s tallest indoor waterslide. The “Thunder Canyon” slide has four-person inner tubes — room for the whole family! Take it easy at the wave pool and the lazy river for a change of pace. Relax at this golden indoor water park!
5. Soaring Eagle Water Park & Hotel
Address: 5665 E. Pickard Road, Mount Pleasant
Soar through the water at this Mount Pleasant water park. Entrance is included for hotel guests, but is $20 for a regular day pass. With three water slides, and a water jungle gym for the kids, Soaring Eagle keeps you entertained. Play basketball int he water at the “Splash and Dunk” — a whole new outlook on water-sports!
6. Surfari Joe’s Indoor Wilderness Water Park & Hotel
Address: 8258 Arnt Boulevard, Watervliet
Find this waterpark in Watervliet, Southwest Michigan. Day passes go from $13 to $20, depending on the day of the week. The 18,000 square foot water park has two slides that soar outside of the indoor park. Take it easy at the bar and grill on the upper deck, after spending the day in the rivers, activity pools and lagoons.Find a vacation rental in Watervliet
This article was written by Clara Hudson.