Full Guide 2023
Ready for an unforgettable water park vacation in Michigan? Explore our list and treat your family to your favorite pick.
Zehnder’s Splash Village is one of the few indoor water parks in the nation offering two distinct waterparks, both with a retractable roof!
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Treat your family to an unforgettable weekend at Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel. Located just one mile from downtown Frankenmuth, it offers 30,000 square feet of aquatic adventures. The huge dumping bucket pours 400 gallons of water. There are two, four-story tube slides, a lazy river, toddler area, water geysers and sprays, a hot tub, a four-person 6-story family raft ride, and much more.
The 146-room hotel offers a game arcade, snack bar, and dining for breakfast and lunch.
You can rent cabanas, sunbathe and splash in the outdoor pool and enjoy various dining options.
You can also have hours of fun in the 2,000 square foot arcade that hosts 40+ of the latest and greatest arcade games with a large selection of prizes.
The water park is located near Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, the largest Christmas store in the world (it’s a must-see during the winter).
Zehnder’s Splash Village offers a complimentary movie night every evening in the main lobby. Catch the current Disney classics and lounge pajamas.
The Gift Shop carries many unique souvenir items such as t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts from toddler to adult sizes.
If you’re celebrating a birthday you’ll get a Complimentary Birthday Club dinner at Zehnder’s Restaurant during the month of your birthday.
The Traverse City of Michigan offers one of the most popular indoor water park—the Great Wolf Lodge. It’s the perfect family resort.
With over 38,000 square feet of splash-loaded rides, slides and pools, you’re sure to find one that will capture your attention. This water park offers eight waterslides, including the famous River Canyon Run, five unique pools, a multi-story interactive tree house, and a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket. You can also play water basketball with the kids, have them test their agility on lily pads, and splash around in the interactive Cub Paw Pool.
The fun continues outside the water park! Have a blast in the Arcade. Grab a wand and battle fierce monsters in MagiQuest or get a candy-themed manicure at Scoops Kid Spa before gathering your family in the Grand Lobby for nightly fireside Story Time.
There’s plenty for adults too with a full-service Spa, fitness room, and lots of shopping and dining options.
You can arrive as early as 1:00 pm on the day of your arrival to access the water park before room check-in at 4:00 pm.
Great Wolf Resorts charges a $29.99 nightly resort fee to all room reservations at all locations.
Upon arrival you will get the Great Wolf Lodge water park wristbands. They are radio frequency identification devices meaning you don’t have to carry cash or room keys!
Find out how fun indoor water parks can really be at the Michigan’s largest one—The Avalanche Bay at Boyne Mountains.
Avalanche is a massive 88,000-square-foot water playground, the largest in Michigan.
Try the ultimate thrill ride with the steepest drop in the industry and 360° of action-packed fun.
Enjoy five water slides, a lazy river, hot tubs, interactive play structure, wave rider surf simulator, a waterfall, mat racer, cannon bowl and more!
Boyne Mountain also offers various other activities such as Michigan’s finest downhill skiing, amazing golf, and a relaxing retreat at the Solace Spa. Lodging options include hotel rooms, chalets, and charming Austrian-themed houses.
You can also get a birthday party package. The staff will take care of all the planning, decorating, and baking. All you need to do is book the party.
You can purchase tickets upon arrival, but we suggest booking in advance to avoid lines.
You don’t have to stay overnight to use the water park, but Boyne lodging guests receive 10% off waterpark day passes.
It’s encouraged you come to the water park wearing water shoes. The only ride that we will require you to remove your water shoes is The Big Couloir.
Located in the Double JJ Resort, the Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark is perfect for family vacations. It also has the tallest indoor waterslide in Michigan.
Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury is home to a 60,000-square-foot Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark. Play water basketball, try out the water slide, float down the lazy river and venture into the wave pool or water fort. Take a thrill ride on the white water raft, a choice of tubes, and Michigan’s tallest indoor waterslide. There’s an indoor/outdoor family hot tub and one just for adults.
Have fun in the mystical Forest Indoor Glow Mini-Golf it has 18-holes, vibrant murals and black lights that will light up your game.
The water park also offers Wooden Nickel Arcade.
Enjoy various restaurants with mouthwatering steaks, pizzas and sandwiches, coffee, ice cream, and various snacks.
If you’re not staying at the ranch, you can purchase day passes to the water park, which is open on weekends for the winter months.
They have a complimentary shuttle bus that provides door-to-door service from all of their accommodations to the waterpark (and back again).
If you don’t want to swim, you’re not required to buy a ticket. Remember to pack a cool T-shirt and shorts to wear while in the water park.
Bring plastic bags to put your wet swimsuit in when you’re done swimming.
This is the perfect place to go with little kids. Enjoy delicious food while your kids explore various activities made just for them.
Splash Universe Water Park Resort in Dundee is the perfect destination for your family’s next adventure. Enjoy the thrills of everything from the Goldmine Adventure Water Slide to the Water Adventure Tree House. For the more adventurous, try our Floating Log Walk overhead ropes accompanying this journey across floating log jams! If you’re looking to sit back and relax, enjoy the slow-moving currents of the River Raison lazy river.
The water park is right next to 163 beautifully appointed, comfortable guest rooms and family suites; in-room movies and a family arcade; restaurants and snack areas. Celebrating? Make your next birthday or group event a Splash Celebration.
Splash Universe offers hourly activities for the kids. Activity schedules will vary by day. Daily activities are posted throughout the water park.
If you stay in one of their resort suites then the cost of the water park is built directly into your package, plus you get to play for 2 days.
The water park is located next to Cabela’s. Just minutes from Silver Bells Christmas Shoppe, Downtown Dundee restaurants, shops, the Old Mill Museum, and more.
From water slides to pretzel rolling to arcade games, the Bavarian Inn has tons of activities for the whole family.
Discover various pools, tube slides, twister slides, and family raft rides in a toasty 80 degrees atmosphere.
The water park includes:
4 Pools – One for Adults Only
3 Whirlpools – One for Adults Only
The Tower Twister Body Slide
And the Bavarian Blast Tube Slide.
With over 160 video and redemption games, air hockey and pool tables, the Family Fun Center is the largest in any midwest hotel.
“Putt your stuff” at our Bavarian-themed mini-golf course. With colorful accents and kid friendly obstacles, it is purely fun family entertainment.
Check out the onsite spots to grab a bite to eat, featuring everything from kid classics like chicken tenders and pizza, to hearty meals that will fill you up like delicious pasta dishes and Frankenmuth chicken.
Learn the roper pretzel-rolling methods then it’s your turn to try and match the technique.
Celebrate your kid’s birthday with any of the three packages that include decorations, food, and a lot of entertainment.
If yu book both Thursday and Friday night with this deal and get 50% off a Premium Room with a Riverview and Balcony.
You can buy a kid’s mystery bag that has an assortment of activities, toys, and other fun goodies. Items are suitable for ages 4 – 10 years old.
Don’t forget to bring the change jar for the hundred amazing arcade games.
At Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel in Mt. Pleasant, you will find a 45,000-square-foot indoor waterpark designed for toddlers, tweens, teens, and adults!
This family-fun waterpark features a wave rider, body slide, bowl slide, rock climbing wall, lazy river, children’s play area, and a private adult pool, hot tub, and a very relaxing sauna.
You can also try your skills at the water basketball. By the way, have you ever balanced on an acorn? Well, you can here! You have to walk from one floating acorn to another to cross the open expanse of water.
The Soaring Eagle organizes the hottest birthday parties in the Great Lakes Bay Region. With Private Birthday Rooms, the assistance of a very seasoned group of event planners, and a dedicated promotions team, the guest of honor will remember this birthday for a lifetime.
The experienced food and beverage staff at Soaring Eagle creates family-friendly cuisine in Nbakade’s large Dining Room. Be sure to check out their delicious pizzas.
The Soaring Eagle has amazing promotional packages. Find promotions such as Taco and Prime Rib Buffet, Kids Eat Free days, and snow passes.
Your waterpark passes are valid beginning at 4:00 PM on the day of arrival.
Your fee includes complimentary life jackets and towels in the waterpark and many other features throughout the property.
The Avalanche water park. It's a massive 88,000-square-foot water playground, the largest in Michigan, so it has the biggest amount of water activities.
Before booking your stay at any water park in the Michigan, check their website for special deals and reservations.
Zehnder's Splash Village. It offers two distinct waterparks, both with a retractable roof for a relaxing and sunny vacation.
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