We Tried It: Indoor Water Parks

Take The Plunge

For the full experience, consider a stay-and-play park. Two of the best chains are:

Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin

Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin (shown at right) and Ohio

Indoor surfing and raft rides meet The Lion King at this Dells favorite. Although there's plenty for even the littlest waders, Kalahari gets rave reviews from older kids and grown-ups who love thrill rides. Prices start at $139 per night for a room for four, including water park passes. kalahariresorts.com; 877-525-2427

Great Wolf Resort

Great Wolf Lodge in Ohio (shown at right), Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Ontario

Another Dells classic, Great Wolf has ten other North American lodges. Besides all the water attractions, most offer a variety of dry activities, from MagiQuest, an interactive, live- action game, to story time in the lobby. Some rooms have beds in "log cabins" and "caves." Prices vary by location. greatwolf.com; 800-559-9653

Originally published in the December/January 2013 issue of FamilyFun

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