7 Indoor Waterparks Near Des Moines

Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park
Great Wolf Lodge, Kansas City

Indoor waterparks are a kid’s dream come true. They can swim and play to their heart’s content, no matter the season. And as a parent, they’re pretty nice too. Next time you’re looking to get away, check out these indoor waterparks that are within 4 hours from Des Moines. Whether you stay for a whole weekend or just a night, enjoy! 

Indoor Waterparks Driving Distance from Des Moines

Buccaneer Bay at Honey Creek Resort, Moravia, IA

Distance from Des Moines: 1 ½ hours
This golf resort overlooks Lake Rathbun. The indoor waterpark has a lazy river, two-story waterslide, and hot tub.

Bridges Bay Resort, Lake Okoboji

Distance from Des Moines: 3 ½ hours 
Splash year-round at this indoor waterpark that includes a tube slide, dump bucket, lazy river, and more. There is also an outdoor pool that is open during the summer. 

Holiday Inn Omaha Downtown

Distance from Des Moines: 2 hours 
Heading to Omaha and want to spend the night? This Holiday Inn is centrally located in downtown Omaha. The waterpark is on the small side, making it great for younger kids. Check out more fun family activities in Omaha. 

Siouxnami Indoor/Outdoor Waterpark, Sioux Center, IA

Distance from Des Moines: 3 ½ hours
This standalone waterpark is not connected to a hotel. Enjoy indoor water slides, a lazy river, and a zero-depth entry pool.

King’s Pointe, Storm Lake, IA

Distance from Des Moines: 2 ½ hours 
Kids will have a blast on the 3 waterslides, relaxing in the lazy river, playing pool basketball, and more. Before booking, check dates to make sure the waterpark is open during your stay. 

Great Wolf Lodge–Kansas City and Minnesota

Distance from Des Moines: 3 hours to Kansas City and 3 ½ hours to Bloomington, MN Great Wolf Lodge is a luxury indoor waterpark experience. The waterslides and amenities are impressive. Everything is geared toward kids including bedtime stories and rooms with bunk beds. The price of a room includes access to the indoor waterpark and other kid activities. Look for Groupon deals to save on the cost. 

Grand Harbor Resort, Dubuque, IA 

Distance from Des Moines: 3 hours
The 25,000 square-foot indoor waterpark is fun for all ages with waterslides, rope ladders, waterspouts, lazy river, activity pools, and two giant hot tub whirlpools. While you’re there, explore Dubuque.

What’s your favorite indoor waterpark? 


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