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Ohio Indoor Waterparks

Castaway Bay at Cedar Point, CoCo Key Water Resort at Cherry Valley Lodge, Fort Rapids Indoor Water Park, Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, CoCo Key Water Resort at Crowne Plaza Cincinnati

Whether the weather outside is frightful or delightful, it's a balmy 84 degrees in Ohio's exciting indoor waterparks! With eight parks throughout Ohio offering unique combinations of waterslides, water rides, pools, full-service spas and more, kids will have a blast and parents can relax poolside or join in the fun. Best of all, family-sized, comfortable hotel rooms are just steps away, making for a no-stress family getaway!

  • Castaway Bay at Cedar Point
    Sandusky
    www.castawaybay.com With its tropical theme, guests at Cedar Point's Castaway Bay feel like they have just landed on an island paradise upon entering this lush indoor waterpark resort. Take a spin on one of the three Tropical Tube Slides, or go for an adventure on Rendezvous Run, a 35-foot-high, 520-foot long, water ride that propels riders uphill using water jets, then twists riders through a maze of slides in the water park. Castaway Bay features 237 hotel rooms and suites including family-oriented units, a 38,000-square-foot indoor waterpark loaded with water activities for all ages, a day spa, fitness center, 6,000-square-foot arcade, a craft and child activity center and three restaurants.

  • CoCo Key Water Resort at Cherry Valley Lodge
    Newark (east of Columbus)
    www.cherryvalleylodge.com/coco-key/
    This 50,000-square-foot waterpark features a décor and atmosphere that reflect the tropical appeal of Key West. Discover the fun filled water attractions such as Parrot’s Perch, an interactive adventure with slides for younger children, water cannons, and a huge bucket that dumps hundreds of gallons of water every few minutes. Go for a ride on the Coconut Grove Adventure River, a fast paced tube ride through the water island with splashy coconut surprises along the way. Cherry Valley Lodge the park also includes an indoor/outdoor spa, activity pool with basketball hoops, raft waterslides, arcade, snack bar, lounge, and cabanas.

  • Fort Rapids Indoor Water Park
    Columbus
    www.fortrapids.com
    Visitors to this western-themed resort experience America's Old West as they splash their way through 12 water slides including Shoot Out Racer, Rattlesnake Falls, Raging Bull and Ambush Alley. Have more family fun on the four-story interactive water play structure with a 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, gliding down the Cowboy Creek Lazy River or soaking in the 30-person hot tub. Fort Rapids offers 277 tower guest rooms and 60 villa family suites. Great for family reunions.

  • Great Wolf Lodge
    Sandusky
    www.greatwolf.com/sandusky/waterpark
    This enormous north woods-themed waterpark includes eight water slides, five pools – indoor recreation pool, zero-depth entry children's pool, giant water fort and a leisure river; and two whirlpools - family and adult. The Soak'n Oak Springs™ 16-foot soft play tree house is a favorite for children and those young at heart. Stay in one of the Great Wolf Lodge's 271 family-sized suites that captures the atmosphere and adventure of the north woods. Other amenities include two casual, themed family restaurants, a spacious arcade, a fitness center and a gift emporium.

  • Great Wolf Lodge
    Mason (Near Cincinnati, next to Kings Island)
    www.greatwolf.com/mason/waterpark
    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, with the only water roller coaster in the country. Situated next to Kings Island, the lodge boasts twelve waterslides, seven pools and a four-story tree house water fort. Go for a spin on Coyote Cannon, where you twist, turn and loop back and forth along the 436-foot enclosed slide. Great Wolf Lodge in Mason is a north woods-themed family resort with 401 all-suite guest rooms, a full-service spa, fitness center, themed restaurants and a 7,000 square-foot arcade.

  • Kalahari Resort
    Sandusky
    www.kalahariresorts.com/oh/
    Kalahari Resort in Sandusky is America's largest indoor waterpark, boasting 80,000-square-feet of African-inspired excitement. Stand up and surf or boogie board on the five-foot ocean-like waves of FlowRider®, ride the Zip Coaster uphill roller coaster slide or just chill out on the lazy river or at the spa. The little ones will love the Leopard's Lair and Crocodile Cove play areas. The resort features nearly 900 African-themed guest rooms and suites, a fitness center, spa, shopping and dining. For extra comfort, opt to rent your own private indoor cabana!

  • Splash Harbor
    Bellville (south of Mansfield on I-71)
    www.splashharbor.com
    Splash Harbor's 6,000-square-foot tropical-themed atrium, with retractable roof, lets the sunshine stream in and keeps the cold out during the winter months. There are 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; a hot tub area for adults; a family hot tub area; a water spray area with shooting geysers, spraying palm trees and water-dumping buckets; a large swimming pool with two basketball hoops; and a kiddie pool area that is gated off from the main pool.

  • Rainwater Park
    Sandusky
    www.rainwaterpark.com
    Rain indoor waterpark offers thrill slides and water play, featuring a 50-foot tower with two giant slides (each more than 250 feet long). There is a play structure with additional water activities and an outdoor pool. As the name indicates, waterpark guests are frequently showered with rain.

  • CoCo Key Water Resort - Crowne Plaza Cincinnati North
    Cincinnati
    www.cocokeycincinnati.com
    This 50,000-square-foot indoor water park features four story water slides, lazy river, buckets that dump several gallons of water every few seconds and more fun-filled water activities. There also are exciting arcade games, birthday party rooms and more.
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