Remember that record-breaking winter that left sheets of ice inches thick everywhere? Remember those sub-zero temperatures and how no amount of layers seemed to be enough to keep us warm even during short walks from building to vehicle? Now it’s time to create a different set of memories, and what better place to start than at your local water park?
Below is a list of the top water parks in Michigan along with all the information you’ll need to begin planning your family trip:
Avalanche Bay- Readers of The Detroit News voted this park number one. It also happens to be the largest indoor park in the state, meaning it maintains a steady temperature of 84 degrees no matter the time of year. According to Ultimate Water park.com, “Attractions in this indoor waterpark include Splasherhorn a multi-level water play structure topped with an 800-gallon tipping bucket and Vertigo, a cannonbowl tube slide that sends riders around-and-around a giant bowl to eventually be flushed into a pool below.” Call (231) 549-7979 (800) GO-BOYNE for more info.
Zehnders Splash Village- Not just a water park, this location boasts a world class hotel with sixty-nine suites and a 30,000 square foot indoor water park in the heart of historic Frankenmuth. Guests of the hotel have their admission included in their rate. Call (800) 863-7999 for more info.
Wild Water Adventure at Michigan’s Adventure- This is Michigan’s largest water park, featuring a 313 foot “Funnel of Fear” tbe slide in addition to three wave pools, a lazy river and more. Located in Muskegon. Call (231) 766-3377 for more info.
Full Blast- Both an indoor and an outdoor water park, Full Blast is two venues in one. According to Ultimate Water Park, “Gully Washer, the indoor water park, has two 100-foot water slides, zero-depth entry pool, interactive water play area and lazy river. Flash Flood, the outdoor water park, has two 200-foot water slides, pool and water playground.” Located in Battle Creek. Call (269) 966-3667 for more info.
Great Wolf Lodge- Located in Traverse City, this venue rivals Zehnders in all that it offers. Ultimate Water Park says, “Great Wolf Lodge features 281 family-sized suites…The 51,000 square-foot waterpark features 200,000 gallons of heated water. Bear Track Landing has eight waterslides, whirlpools, activity pools and Fort Mackenzie, an interactive treehouse waterfort featuring a 1,000-gallon tipping water bucket.” You’re going to want to make reservations for this one. Call (231) 941-3600 (866) GR8-WOLF for more info.