Brrr… it’s chilly outside! Did you know that you don’t have to wait for the snow to melt before you can splish, splash and slide down your favorite water rides? In fact, you can enjoy the thrill of watermark amusement rides all year long!

No matter how cold it gets outside, you will find that temperatures generally hover in the 80s at these indoor water parks. So, put the sunscreen away and bring the kids out to play at one of America’s Best Indoor Waterparks:

Splash Lagoon — Erie, Pennsylvania

Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park

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Listed as one of America’s Top Indoor Water Parks, Splash Lagoon in Erie, PA, is an exhilarating escape from reality. Guests are invited to swirl down nine water slides, climb the Tree Tops Ropes Course, relax in the Lazy River, and ride the waves in the largest wave pool in the Eastern United States.

Schlitterbahn Indoor Waterpark Galveston, Texas

Located in Galveston, TX, Schlitterbahn’s amusement park features outdoor attractions open seasonally and a heated indoor park open year-round. From freefalling slides to spiraling water tubes, thrill seekers of all ages will surely have a great time. Feeling parched? Grab a beverage at the swim-up bar in the heated pool. There’s something for everyone!

Water Park of America — Bloomington, Minnesota

Did you know the Water Park of America is home to the tallest indoor water slide in the United States? Escape the cold and step into the heated 70,000 sq. ft. aquatic wonderland, featuring more than two dozen thrilling rides, 5,800 square feet of indoor arcade games, leisurely pools, relaxing hot tubs and more.

Kalahari Resort Sandusky, Ohio

Kalahari Resort Sandusky Ohio

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Tucked away on the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio, Kalahari Resorts features an exciting mix of rides, slides and adventures. The park offers an array of attractions for children of all ages, spa amenities for adults and exceptional dining options for the whole family. The resort also has location is Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Wilderness Territory Waterpark Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Located on 600 acres in Wisconsin Dells, Wilderness Territory Waterpark Resort is America’s largest waterpark resort. The resort features a whopping eight indoor and outdoor waterparks, all EXCLUSIVELY for the use of Wilderness guests. Our favorite, The Wild West, is a 70,000-square-foot indoor waterpark that features a see-though-roof that bathes the entire park in natural light all year long.

Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark Duluth, Minnesota 

The Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark is the wettest, wildest, most family-friendly attraction in Duluth, Minnesota. At 35,000 square feet, the indoor waterpark, also known as the Edge, pours out fun by the gallon. Located near I-35 by Lake Superior, this tiki-themed water park resort is 3.1 miles from Canal Park shopping and dining, and less than a mile from Glensheen Mansion. 

Have you ever visited an indoor waterpark? We’d love to hear about your experience! Share your stories in the comment section below.