16 Exhilarating Indoor Water Parks in Michigan | FUN Hotels with Waterslides for Michigan Winter Getaways | Frankenmuth, Mackinac City, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Detroit

16 Best Indoor Water Parks in Michigan | Hotels with Waterslides, Fun Michigan Winter Getaways | Frankenmuth, Mackinac City, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Detroit

By: Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com | Last updated: March 4, 2023

Raining, snowing, windy or cold? Who cares!!  Plan a perfect WARM Michigan winter getaway, spring birthday party, spring break adventure, fun Michigan road trip or summer adventure at these 11 indoor water parks in Michigan!  We also have the best hotel pools in Michigan on our list!

These Michigan water parks and waterpark hotels in Michigan are a perfect destination all year round!  So, if you are searching for an “indoor waterpark near me” or the best waterparks in Michigan, grab your flip flops, water wings, giggles and let's go!


  1. Frankenmuth Water Park: Zehnder's Splash Village
  2. Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark
  3. Frankenmuth's Bavarian Inn and Lodge Waterpark
  4. Double JJ - Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark
  5. Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel
  6. Splash Universe Water Park Resort
  7. Great Wolf Lodge Water Park
  8. The Grand Mackinaw Beachfront Hotel and Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark
  9. Crown Choice Inn & Suites Waterpark of Mackinaw City
  10. Bridge Vista Beach Hotel of Mackinaw City
  11. Lakeside Resort of Houghton Lake
  12. Romulus Athletic Center
  13. Holland Community Aquatic Zone
  14. Allegan Aquatics Center
  15. Spring Lake Fitness & Aquatic Center
  16. Holiday Inn Grand Rapids (best for small children)

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Does Michigan have water parks? Yes, of course! Both indoor and outdoor throughout the state! Since we won't be hitting the beaches in MI this spring break, why not go to the next best thing? Indoor Water Parks in Michigan!

Are there hotels with indoor water parks in Michigan? Yes! There are several hotels and resorts in Michigan that offer waterparks with waterslides, hot tubs, and indoor aquatic activities!

What is the largest indoor waterpark in Michigan? Avalanche Bay!

Where is the largest indoor waterpark? Avalanche Bay is located in northern Michigan at 1 Boyne Mountain Rd, Boyne Falls, MI

Your Michigan water park adventures start now!

1. Frankenmuth's Zehnder's Splash Village: One of our Favorite Hotels with Waterslides in Michigan!

  • Location: Eastern Michigan
  • Zehnder’s Splash Village Address - 1365 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI
  • Size: 50,000 square feet of fun at this Frankenmuth indoor water park!

Did you know Zehnder’s Splash Village is Michigan's Only Retractable Roof Waterpark? How cool is that?

We love the Atrium Waterpark at this Frankenmuth water park as you can enjoy a four person, six-story family raft ride! Float along the action river and wade into the zero entry pool with exciting water geysers. It's one of the best hotel pools in Michigan!

If you are a brave waterpark goer, you will get a serious adrenalin rush on The Super Loop which is a heart pound 6-story speed slide!   So much fun for the whole family!  Plus, Zehnder's Splash Village offers private family cabanas and a HUGE hot tub! 

Zehnder’s Splash Village also has a large arcade and meals are available at the Elf Hollow Café! 

How about a game of water basketball? They got it! 

  • Are water park tickets included in room stay? YES! When you book a hotel room the waterpark passes are included. One of our favorite hotels with waterslides in Michigan!

Not spending the night at this Frankenmuth indoor water park?

  • Just make an online day pass waterpark reservation and you are set to splash and play in this Frankenmuth water park's 50,000 square feet of aquatic fun! So many Frankenmuth Michigan things to do!

When You Go: Discover all the fun things to do in Frankenmuth!  If you go in February, check out Zehnder's Snowfest! It's a blast with live ice carving competitions, warming tent and incredible sculptures!  

Christmas in Frankenmuth is also a lovely time to visit-be sure to shop at Bronners Christmas Wonderland!  Oh, and there are so many things to do in Frankenmuth during the winter!  

2. Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark: Michigan's LARGEST Indoor Water Park Resort

  • Location: Northwest Michigan
  • Address: Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark- 1 Boyne Mountain Rd, Boyne Falls, MI 49713
  • Size: A whopping 88,000-square-foot water playground! Fantastic hotel with waterslides in Michigan

Did you know Avalanche Bay is Michigan's Largest Indoor Water Park?

Get ready to experience the Big Couloir, one heck of a waterslide with G-forces strong enough to glue the fearless rider to the wall while spiraling around the 360° loop until you are "flushed!" Be sure to try surfing or boogie boarding on Avalanche Bay's Rip Zone Surf Simulator. 

Don't miss the Splasherhorn, a waterfall plus a play structure with multiple levels, bridges, dumping buckets, slides, and water sprays!

There's also downhill mat racing, water basketball, ropes course and my favorite, the Lazy River adventure! There's also an activity pool just for tiny kids!  One other feature you won't want to miss is the Glacier Hot Springs where you can relax and soak in the hot tubs. You can see why Avalanche Bay is one of the most popular indoor water parks in Michigan!

Avalanche Bay indoor water park is a perfect spot for a safe and warm family vacation.

Harbor Springs is also a lovely town to visit.  Of course, I always recommend visiting Traverse City!  Grab our guide, "Top 55 Traverse City Michigan Things To Do with 3 Jam-Packed Travel Guides Exploring Downtown, Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula."

3. Frankenmuth's Bavarian Inn Lodge Waterpark - Fun Hotel with Waterslides in Michigan!

  • Location: Eastern Michigan
  • Bavarian Inn Lodge Address: 1 Covered Bridge Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

This Frankenmuth water park is an absolute blast!  The Bavarian Inn and Lodge Waterpark has 4 pools with one that is adults only.  They also have 3 whirlpools of which one is adult only.  

Love waterslides?  Well you are in luck! The Tower Twister Body Slide and The Bavarian Blast Tube Slide will meet your need for thrills and speed!

Day Passes can be purchased mid-week depending on availability.

If water isn't your thing, don't worry! The Bavarian Inn Lodge Waterpark also has miniature golf and a Family Fun Center with a whopping 160 video and redemption games, air hockey and pool tables! How fun is that?!

If water isn't your thing, don't worry! The Bavarian Inn and Lodge Waterpark also has miniature golf and a Familly Fun Center with a whopping 160 video and redemption games, air hockey and pool tables! How fun is that?!

Protect Your Feet and Your Belongings While At the Pool or Beach

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Pink Water Shoes

I'm not a fan of walking around pools or going into the bathroom barefoot.  You too? These super cute water shoes are perfect to slip on and also work great at the beach. They have TON of colors, sizes and they pack flat. Perfect for indoor water parks in Michigan!

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THIS waterproof pouch is an excellent way to get in the pool, play on the waterslide and enjoy the beach without worrying about your money, room key, phone, or other valuables getting stolen. Comes in solid black and other colors too! Super affordable!

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Flexsafe - hanging on back of pool chair

This FlexSafe (seen on Shark Tank) works great by attaching to a beach chair (I'd also fling a towel over it to not draw attention.) Perfect for the beach, pool, waterpark or cruise ship to keep your phone, money, ID, keys and more safe so you can relax and enjoy your day.


4. Double JJ Resort - Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark

Day pass prices vary depending on when you go, so be sure to check their calendar! Double JJ Resort is one of the most popular Michigan indoor waterparks!

Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark's claim to fame: They have Western Michigan’s tallest indoor waterslide!   

Gold Rush also has several thrill slides, a lazy/crazy river, wave pool, water fort, toddler pool, water basketball, and hot tubs! You can see why Double JJ Resort is one of the most popular indoor water parks in Michigan!

TIP: If you are booking a night, the Thoroughbred Suites are the closest rooms to the waterpark.

5. Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel

  • Location: Central Michigan
  • Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel Address: 5665 E Pickard St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

Soaring Eagle Waterpark in Mount Pleasant offers fun activities for all ages. There's waterslides, a lazy river with tubes (always my favorite), water basketball, water toys, wall climbing, huge hot tub and private cabanas.  Soaring Eagle Waterpark also has an arcade for hours of fun.

There's also a food court, snacking spots and Soaring Eagle's Nbakade Family Restaurant for when you get a huge appetite from swimming, splashing and playing!   What a fun family vacation as it's one of the best hotel pools in Michigan.

Do you have to stay at the hotel to use the waterpark? Nope! You can purchase day passes! We recommend buying them in advance.

Also, Midland Michigan is close by and offers great restaurants, coffee shops and hotels.  The downtown area features lots of shops and the famous Tridge, a three way walking bridge!

6. Splash Universe Water Park Resort | Dundee (Indoor Water Park Near Detroit) 

  • Location: Southeast Michigan
  • Splash Universe Water Park Resort Address: 100 Whitetail Dr, Dundee, MI 48131

Splash Universe Water Park Resort in Dundee is a great Michigan Day Trip for your family and friends. This Michigan waterpark has both outdoors and indoor fun with water slides, adventure areas, lazy river and so much more!

Season and day passes are available for purchase. Oh, and they have birthday packages to celebrate your special day! Locals and visitors alike love this indoor water park in Dundee MI.

What a perfect place to plan a birthday party, Michigan weekend getaway or a fun family adventure! If you are searching for water parks near Detroit Michigan, check out the Splash Universe Water Park Resort!

7. Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City

  • Location: Northwest Michigan
  • Great Wolf Lodge Water Park Address - 3575 US-31, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Size: 37,000-square-foot water park

So many water slides, water sprayers, rapids and water basketball games to conquer!

Book a themed suite so you have enough time to enjoy all the amenities! Visitors will stay toasty even on the coldest and rainiest days in Michigan as the water park is kept at 84 degrees year-round. Great Wolf Lodge Water Park is heralded as The Best Indoor Water Park In Michigan! 

So fun waterpark amenities to enjoy:

  • Fort Mackenzie best water fort treehouse ever!  
  • Crooked Creek lazy river is our favorite! I adore lazy rivers!
  • River Canyon Run is an exhilarating tube ride that can fit several people! 
  • Alberta Falls - swoosh down four stories on a fast tandem tube ride!
  • Whooping Hollow - perfect sized waterslide for small children!
  • Manitoba Tubs-Bask in the heat of the hot tubs (adult only!)

There's also water basketball, water games, floating lily pads and an adult only hot tub (Manitoba Tubs).

When You Go: Since you are visiting Traverse City, grab our guide!  Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau Peninsula in Traverse City are stunning and one of my favorite things to do in Northern Michigan. Think lighthouses, walking trails, scenery!

SO guys, Sleeping Bear Dunes is also a nearby incredible Michigan getaway! Extend your Traverse City vacation and explore the incredible dunes, hiking trails and rivers.  

8. The Grand Mackinaw Beachfront Hotel
and Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark of Mackinaw City 

  • Location: Northern Michigan 
  • The Grand Mackinaw Beachfront Hotel and Waterpark of Mackinaw City Address: 907 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

The Grand Mackinaw Beachfront Hotel (Previously the Fairview Beachfront Inn) is located near the ferries departing and arriving from Mackinac Island.  It's also close to downtown Mackinaw City's shopping, dining, and attractions.  Play in Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark on-site (open June through September).

If you visit while the Castaway Bay waterpark is closed, you have free unlimited access to two offsite indoor waterparks, Pirate's Adventure Indoor Waterpark at Crown Choice Inn and Emerald Cove Indoor Waterpark at Bridge Vista Beach Hotel (listed below). So many choices for fun indoor water parks in Michigan!

Additional guides:

9. Crown Choice Inn & Suites Waterpark | Mackinaw City Water Park in Northern Michigan

  • Location: Northern Michigan
  • Pirate's Adventure Indoor Waterpark Address: 720 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, MI

The waterpark features a pirate head tipping bucket, 3 waterslides, bubbler jets, crawl tunnels, water guns, climbing nets, oversized indoor pool and whirlpool sauna and heated outdoor pool. Best for children. 

This Michigan waterpark is open year round at select dates and times. Check with the hotel for details. 

10. Bridge Vista Beach Hotel | Mackinaw City Water Park

  • Location: Northern Michigan
  • Bridge Vista Beach Hotel of Mackinaw City Address: 1027 South Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Relax in the indoor heated pool, play in the spray park, enjoy the oversized spa or float along the 250 foot lazy river on tubes in this Mackinaw City Water Park! Waterpark and pool are open from May 1st to September 26. Check with the hotel for details, hours and dates of operation. 

11. Lakeside Resort and Conference Center | Houghton Lake: Lazy River, Hot Tubs, Pool

  • Location: Northern Michigan
  • Lakeside Resort Address: 100 Clearview Drive, Houghton Lake, MI 48629
  • Size: 9,000-square foot water park

Waterpark passes are available to overnight guests. Amenities include a three story high indoor water slide, pool, kid's pool, adult hot tub, kid's hot tub, wading pool, and lazy river.

You can also enjoy a round at one of five local golf courses.

When You Go: See our guide of fun things to do in Houghton Lake!

12. Romulus Athletic Center-5 Pools, Lazy River, Water Slides! (Indoor Water Park Near Detroit)

  • Location: Southeast Michigan
  • Romulus Athletic Center Address - 35765 Northline Rd, Romulus, MI 48174

Romulus Athletic Center as 5 pools creating 280,000 gallons of water fun!  lessons, water aerobics, lap swim, open swim, water walking, birthday parties.

  • You can become a member if you live in Ypsilanti, Belleville, Plymouth, Allen Park or Detroit.  Individual All-Day Passes are available for a fun day at the pool.  

Splash Pool - Great pool for the little ones as you can enter the water with zero depth. 

Lazy River - Grab an inner tube and let the current sweep away your stress and worries!  So relaxing and fun!

Two Story Water Slide - This super fun water slide is over 120 feet long and after you make it to the end, you'll drop into the plunge pool!

Lap Pool - If you are looking for a chance to stretch your legs and exercise, the indoor lap pool is the perfect place!

Hot Tub and Spa - The Romulus Athletic Center's hot tub is HUGE.  Find your space and relax! Such a perfect winter Michigan getaway!

Outdoor Splash Pool - Open Memorial Day through Labor Day (weather & staff permitting)

So if you are searching for water parks near Detroit Michigan, check out the Romulus Athletic Center!

When You Go: Did you know Belle Isle is only a short distance away?  We love this park in the Detroit River as you can visit the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle Conservancy, Belle Isle aquarium, James Scott Memorial Fountain and hit the beach!

Grab our Belle Isle Guide and Detroit Guide

13. Holland Aquatic Center

A recent $26.3 million expansion and renovation makes the Holland Aquatic Center an incredible place for locals and visitors alike to enjoy year round!

Grab a day pass to splash and play at the family-friendly Splash Zone! Slide down the huge indoor water slide, giggle in the children’s play area, grab a tub and float down the lazy river!  Walk right into their zero-entry pool and enjoy this incredible water play place!

  • Single visit passes are available or you can join the if you live in the Holland area!  If you are searching for an indoor water park Grand Rapids MI area, check out the Holland Aquatic Center, it 's fantastic.

Accessibility: HAC is entirely wheelchair accessible, with an elevator, automatic doors and a covered walkway entrance with snowmelt for additional winter safety. All pools are equipped with lifts and all locker rooms include accessible restrooms, changing spaces and shower facilities.

So many choices for fun indoor water parks in Michigan!

14. Allegan Aquatics Center

  • Location: Southwest Michigan
  • Address: 1560 M-40 Allegan, MI 49010 – Attached to Allegan Public High School

The Allegan Aquatic Center is located in the South-West wing of Allegan Public High School.  They offer open swim and a large variety of classes such as Aqua HIIT, Aqua Kickboxing and laps. 

Competition Pool Activities - Enjoy the inflatable Obstacle Course and a Diving Board.

  • The Leisure Pool is a heated swimming pool with a zero depth entry shallow area, water slide, fountains, lazy river and a 10 yard lap pool.

Membership options and punch cards are available.  If you are searching for indoor water park Grand Rapids MI region, check out Allegan Aquatic Center.

15. Spring Lake Fitness & Aquatic Center (Membership Based)

Enjoy the lazy river, blue water slide, ropes courses and water activities in the Family Pool at the Spring Lake Fitness & Aquatic Center. Family swim times are at set dates and times so be sure to visit the website or call the Aquatic center for more information prior to your visit. 

Lots of group exercise classes, 340,000-gallon competition pool, steam room, hot tub and lots of other amenities.

The FAC is a membership based facility and not currently selling day passes. If you are searching for indoor water park Grand Rapids MI, check out Spring Lake Fitness and Aquatic Center!

16. Holiday Inn Grand Rapids - South

  • Location: Southwest Michigan
  • Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Address: 6569 Clay Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548

If you are searching for indoor water park Grand Rapids MI, check out the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids - South.  They offer a small pool area for small children that features a dueling waterslide, water pour and swim area. 

We hope you have a wonderful Michigan getaway or vacation this year at these indoor water parks in Michigan!

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