USA TODAY – 10 best indoor water parks you can enjoy in any weather

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Whether it’s snowing, raining, or just too hot to play outside, indoor water parks offer an opportunity for a splashing good time no matter the weather or season. We asked a panel of experts to nominate their top picks for water parks, then our readers voted for their favorites. Here are the 10 best indoor water parks in the United States.

Island Waterpark at Showboat

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No. 10: Island Waterpark at Showboat – Atlantic City, New Jersey

Located within the vibrant atmosphere of the Showboat Hotel Atlantic City, Island Waterpark at Showboat is a perfect destination for families and thrill-seekers alike. This amusement park offers guests 11 waterslides, four restaurants, three bars, and access to Lucky Snake Arcade. There’s no shortage of fun between cooling off in the lazy river or splashing down the waterslides.

Tropic Falls at OWA

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No. 9: Tropic Falls at OWA – Foley, Alabama

Tropic Falls at OWA, open year-round, offers a vibrant oasis of relaxation with its lush tropical surroundings and cascading water features, all under a convertible glass roof. Thrill-seekers can find adventure too, as this indoor water park features 75-foot-tall waterslides. A lazy river and kid-friendly play structure round out the ways to play.

Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark

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No. 8: Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Timber Ridge Lodge in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, is home to a 50,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor water park, where visitors can zip down 35-foot-high slides, drift along a calm 500-foot-long lazy river, get moving in an activity pool, or kick back and relax in an indoor/outdoor hot tub.

Splash Lagoon

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No. 7: Splash Lagoon – Erie, Pennsylvania

The Polynesian-themed Splash Lagoon is home to one of the biggest indoor wave pools in the eastern United States, as well as other unique water-centric attractions. Guests can test themselves on the ropes course high above the water or float along the lazy river. For adrenaline-seekers, the Black Hole waterslide submerges riders into total darkness. In total, the park features nine different waterslides — one tube reaches 40 miles per hour — as well as a few on-site restaurants/bars and shops.

Massanutten Indoor WaterPark

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No. 6: Massanutten Indoor WaterPark – Massanutten, Virginia

Guests of Massanutten in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley have waterslides, a lazy river, and the state’s first and biggest FlowRider surf simulator to choose from. Kid-friendly Frog Pond offers pint-sized thrills, while the whole family will enjoy the water cannons and gadgets of the Massanutten Meltdown play structure. An indoor/outdoor hot tub sets the scene for year-round relaxation.

Great Wolf Lodge Resorts

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No. 5: Great Wolf Lodge Resorts – Multiple locations

Great Wolf Lodge Resorts is a chain of indoor water park resorts located in the United States and Canada. The resorts’ water parks include indoor and seasonal outdoor activities such as tube rides, wave pools, waterslides, hot tubs, and surfing simulators.

Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark

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No. 4: Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark – Tannersville, Pennsylvania

Aquatopia at Camelback Resort in the Poconos boasts 125,000 square feet of water-filled fun, featuring seven pools (including a wave pool), 13 slides, an adventure river, and a water play structure with more than 80 gadgets and interactive elements. A highlight for thrill-seekers is Storm Chaser, one of the longest indoor uphill water coasters in North America. Visitors looking to relax can work on their tan year-round, thanks to Aquatopia’s transparent roof.

DreamWorks Water Park

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No. 3: DreamWorks Water Park – East Rutherford, New Jersey

One of the largest indoor water parks in North America, DreamWorks Water Park offers an immersive experience where visitors can splash and play in themed attractions inspired by some of their favorite and most beloved DreamWorks characters. From exhilarating slides to interactive water features, the park promises fun for the whole family amidst a vibrant and fantastical setting.

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

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No. 2: Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark – Grand Prairie, Texas

With Mountain Creek Lake nearby, the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie has plenty of natural water to play with, but that doesn’t stop families from spending time at this epic water park — and for good reason. Racing slides, inner tube rides, and the wall-climbing Yellowjacket Drop are among Epic Waters’ top attractions.

Kalahari Resorts

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No. 1: Kalahari Resorts – Multiple locations

Kalahari Resorts is an African-themed water park resort chain with four locations throughout the United States. The resorts’ water parks include uphill water coasters, surfing simulators, waterslides, and a unique virtual reality waterslide.

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