8 Incredible Indoor Water Parks in Michigan

Is your family looking for a wet and wild adventure? With a number of exciting indoor water parks in Michigan, there’s no need to travel far for fun. Whether it’s a day trip or a full weekend getaway, a Pure Michigan water park adventure is sure to bring smiles to the whole family.

Here are indoor water parks in Michigan to visit for fun-filled days with family.

1. Great Wolf Lodge - Traverse City

Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark
Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark in Traverse City | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan

The Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City features a 38,000 square-foot indoor water park with 8 waterslides, 5 pools, 2 whirlpools and a 4-story/12-level interactive Tree House Water Fort. The state-of-the-art facility utilizes nearly 200,000 gallons of water that is splashed, sprayed, waved and played in by both kids and parents alike.

2. Surfari Joe's Indoor Wilderness Water Park - Watervliet

Michigan’s newest indoor water park, Surfari Joe's Indoor Wilderness Water Park in Watervliet offers a great escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. With two premier water slides, a kiddie water playground with tipping bucket, lazy river and activity pool and hot tub with waterfall, there’s something to please people of all ages. Whether it’s to host your child’s birthday party or just get away with the family for a day, Surfari Joe’s has plenty of options to meet your needs.

3. Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark - Boyne Falls

Rip Zone at Avalanche Bay
Rip Zone at Avalanche Bay | Photo Courtesy of Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark

Experience the ultimate family adventure at Michigan’s largest indoor water park, Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark in Boyne Falls. This 88,000 square foot aquatic playground offers a complete sensory experience for all ages, and features an expansive series of falls, tubes, waves and pools.

4. Bavarian Inn Lodge - Frankenmuth

Check out this Bavarian-themed indoor waterpark at Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge with four indoor pools and three whirlpools (one pool and whirlpool are reserved for adults)! Be sure to check out the Tower Twister Body Slide and the Bavarian Blast Tube Slide and the 15-foot waterfall! There is also a pool for toddlers featuring 18 inches of water and fountains. 

5. Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark - Frankenmuth

Zehnder's Splash Village
Zehnder's Splash Village | Photo Courtesy of Zehnder's Splash Village

Treat your family to an unforgettable weekend at Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark in Frankenmuth. Enjoy over 30,000 sq. ft. of aquatic fun with Splash landing play area, dumping bucket, giggling gorge and Perilous Plunge.  Mellow out by relaxing in the whimsical whirl hot tub or just float along the Crooked Brook Creek lazy river. After splashing around, experience some of Frankenmuth’s many other offerings – including Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, located just next door to Zehnder’s.

6. Gold Rush Waterpark - Rothbury

Gold Rush Waterpark at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury is home to 60,000 square feet of indoor water park excitement – including Western Michigan's tallest indoor waterslide. More thrill slides, a lazy/crazy river, wave pool, water fort, toddler pool, water basketball, and hot tubs offer tons of fun 365 days a year.

7. Splash Universe - Dundee

Lazy River at Splash Universe
Lazy River at Splash Universe | Photo Courtesy of Splash Universe

Splash Universe Water Park Resort in Dundee is a prime destination to enjoy the outdoors, indoors! The water park features over 100,000 gallons of water park fun with twisting water slides, adventure areas, a Ripplin’ River, a 500-gallon splash bucket and an interactive play structure for kids of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a birthday destination, a weekend getaway or just a day of family-fun, Splash Universe has you covered.

8. Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel - Mt. Pleasant

At Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel in Mt. Pleasant, you will find a 45,000-square-foot indoor waterpark designed for toddlers, tweens, teens, and adults! This family-fun waterpark features a wave rider, body slide, bowl slide, rock climbing wall, lazy river, children's play area and a private adult pool, hot tub and sauna.