Best Indoor Waterparks Near Detroit

October 19, 2011 7:35 AM

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Looking to get wild and wet regardless of the season outside? Detroit families can find great indoor swimming holes at several waterparks just a short drive away, include Zehnder’s, Great Wolf, Best Western Sterling Inn and Avalanche Bay.
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Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel & Water Park

730 S. Main St.
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
(800) 863-7999

Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark has over 30,000 square feet of water fun with a Splash Landing play area, Dumping Bucket, Giggling Gorge and Perilous Plunge four-story tube slides. Complimentary shuttle service is available to Zehnder’s Restaurant and the Fortress golf course.

Warren Indoor Waterpark


Indoor Waterpark At The Warren Community Center

5460 Arden Avenue
Warren, MI 48092
(586) 268-8400

Find it located south of 14 Mile and west of Mound Rd. The facility has a large splash area, slides and a sauna. There’s a banquet room to accomodate a good-sized group. They take reservations for parties and offer discounts for churches, schools and scout troops. They’re open 7 days a week. $4 for Warren residents and $8 for non-residents.

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Great Wolf Lodge – Sandusky

4600 Milan Rd. (US250)
Sandusky OH 44870
(800) 641-9653

Great Wolf Lodge’s four-story water tree house is for both kids and adults, but watch out for the soaker bucket.  It spills 1000 gallons of water on those who dare to stand under it. Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky is close to Cedar Point amusement park.

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Great Wolf Lodge – Traverse City

3575 N US Highway 31 S
Traverse City, MI 49684
(866) 478-9653 or (231) 941-3600

If you are looking to travel a little further, then the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City may be for you.  Amenities are much the same as the Sandusky location, but it is located on the west side of the state.

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Best Western Sterling Inn

34911 Van Dyke Avenue
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
(800) 953-1400 or (586) 979-1400

Features include a three-story waterslide, lazy river, vortex, bubble seats and geysers, two large whirlpools and a new 2,300-square-foot splash play park.

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Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park

Boyne Mountain
One Boyne Mountain Road
Boyne Falls, MI 49713
(231) 549.7979

Avalanche Bay has a Swiss – Austrian snowy village theme and Michigan’s biggest indoor water park. Features include slides, rides, kids pools, climbing walls, lazy river, and even a surf simulator.

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  • Gelio

    Actually, the Best Western is not SE Michigan’s only indoor water park, as both Livonia and Warren have indoor parks as well, with Warrens being larger, cheaper and newer. The warren park has two slides, a lazy river that you can walk or tube, water basketball, lap pool, full size pool, etc etc etc.

    • JorgeMSU

      Thanks for the suggestion Gelio. We’ll take a closer look.

  • Laura

    avalanche bay is not around detroit

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