Splash and Slide at an Indoor Water Playground

Got cabin fever? Is your family looking for a wet and wild adventure for Spring Break? With a number of exciting indoor water parks right here in our state, there's no need to travel far for some great family fun. Michigans aquatic attractions include an 88,000-square-foot water playground, four-story water park, water basketball, lazy rivers and geysers, giant water slides, hot tubsand so much more. Whether it's a day trip or a full weekend getaway, nothing brings families closer together than a waterpark adventure.

If you are heading to the Upper Peninsula, reserve a stay at the Fairview Beachfront Inn & Water Park in Mackinaw City. Water cannons, geysers, dump buckets and more fun fill our indoor 5,000-square-foot Cast-a-way Bay Waterpark. Adults can enjoy a huge 25-person Jacuzzi. Day passes and packages are available and the inn is only minutes away from the Mackinac Island ferries.

Avalanche Bay at Boyne Mountain is an 88,000-square-foot water playground, the largest in Michigan. Enjoy five water slides, a lazy river, hot tubs, interactive play structure, wave rider surf pool and climbing wall. Boyne Mountain also offers guests a menu of activities including Michigans finest downhill skiing, amazing golf, and a pampered retreat at the Solace Spa. Lodging options include hotel rooms, chalets and luxury Austrian-themed housing options.

Great Wolf LodgeTraverse City offers Great Wolf Lodge, the ultimate family resort. With over 38,000 square feet of splash-loaded rides, slides and pools youre sure to find a favorite. The water park features eight waterslides, five unique pools, a multi-story interactive tree house, and a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket. And when youre ready to dry off the fun continues outside the water park. Grab a wand and battle a dragon in MagiQuest or get an ice cream-themed manicure at Scooops Kid Spa before gathering your family in our Grand Lobby for nightly fireside Story Time. Theres plenty for mom and dad too with a full-service Spa, fitness room, and plenty of shopping and dining options.

Northern Michigan also offers an indoor water park at Comfort Suites Lakeside in the resort town of Houghton Lake. This 9,000-square foot water park offers water slides, a lazy river, kids pool and a hot tub. Boaters can dock nearby and take in a round at one of five golf courses.

Located in Rothbury near Muskegon is Double JJ Resort, home to a 60,000-square foot Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark. Guests can play water basketball, try out the water slide, float down the lazy river and venture into the wave pool or water fort. Take a thrill ride on the white water raft, a choice of tubes and Michigans tallest indoor waterslide. Theres an indoor/outdoor family hot tub and one just for adults. Visitors not staying at the ranch can purchase day passes to the water park, which is open weekends for winter months. Call ahead for exact times and dates.

The Bavarian-themed town of Frankenmuth offers two types of water adventures. At the Bavarian Inn Lodge guests can dip into five indoor pools and three whirlpools. One pool features a waterfall and another is just for adults. A special pool is designated for toddlers and there is a two-story childrens play village. Kids and parents can play a round of indoor miniature golf or more than 100 arcade games. The lodge offers dining, 350 rooms and suites, and several packages for families, groups and special occasions.

Treat your family to an unforgettable weekend at Frankenmuth's Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark. The family favorite, just one mile from downtown, offers 30,000 square feet of aquatic adventures. The huge dumping bucket pours out 400 gallons of warm water and there are two, four-story tube slides, a lazy river, toddler area, water geysers and sprays and a hot tub. The 146-room hotel also offers a game arcade, snack bar and dining for breakfast and lunch. Many packages include dinner at Zehnders Restaurant on Main Street. Guests may use the free shuttle to dine and shop in downtown Frankenmuth.

Not far from downtown Detroit is the 248-room Best Western Sterling Inn in Sterling Heights. Plunge into the 22,000-square-foot indoor water park that includes a three-story water slide, lazy river and geysers. Kids can enjoy a 2,300 square foot interactive Splash Play Park. The inn also has an indoor running track, basketball court, video game arcade and a fitness center.

Splash Universe Water Park Resort, attached to the Holiday Inn & Suites hotel, is the perfect destination for your family's next adventure. Splash Universe is a 25,000 square foot water park that offers over 100,000 gallons of water park fun. Enjoy the outdoorsindoors, year round at Splash Universe Dundee, including an indoor water park featuring water slides, adventure areas, a Ripplin' River and an interactive play structure perfect for kids of all ages.

The 18,000-square foot Surfari Joe's Indoor Wilderness Water Park in Watervliet, just northeast of Benton Harbor, is open on weekends for splashing good fun. Check ahead before you go for times and dates. The park includes water, body and tube slides, a toddlers water play area, lazy river and hot tub. There is also a video arcade.

Central Michigan is home to the Soaring Eagle Waterpark & Hotel, located in Mount Pleasant. The hotel features a 45,000-square-foot water park and is more than an acre in size. Lodging options include 243 guest rooms, family suites and other accommodations.

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