15 Of The Coolest Indoor Waterparks In North America

Outdoor adventures in the winter are great options for a thrilling vacation but no one can deny that hiding away from the cold is also a fun way to spend your free time. When you're done exploring beautiful national parks covered in snow, relax in a whirlpool while watching your kids race down giant waterslides and having a lot of fun.[slideshow:98299]

Fun rides, long lazy rivers, and tall treehouses with swinging bridges will make you think it's summer, or at least pretend for a day that it is. The roofs of some parks are entirely made of glass so you don't miss a minute of sunshine, even though you are in a completely weather-controlled environment.

There is no need to worry about paying for a plane ticket because cool indoor water parks are located all across the country. A weekend road trip will be enough for a fun family vacation even if you don't live near the ocean. You'll still feel like you're at the beach as you're relaxing on a lounge chair hearing the lapping waves.

Water parks are not all about their wet and wild attractions. Drier temptations such as arcades and play areas with video games will keep the kids entertained for hours. Many have pools simulating waves so even capricious teens can have a blast without complaining.

Take your family and go on a summer-like, splashtastic holiday in the dead of winter without spending a fortune.

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