Indoor water parks in Missouri offer so much fun, the kids won’t want to leave. You might not, either.
Whether it’s whooshing down a water slide, relaxing on a lazy river or just enjoying fun with family and friends in the pool, it’s hard to beat an outing at one of the indoor water parks in Missouri.
So where can you find these summer-esque playgrounds in the middle of the winter? Well …
• Two huge water slides, a massive tipping bucket (it dumps about 500 gallons of water every few minutes) a lazy river and activity pools, including those designed for younger children, are part of the fun at Castle Rock Waterpark in Branson. There’s also a swimming pool for lap swimming and playing water basketball. The park is part of Castle Rock Resort.
• Coco Key Water Resort in Kansas City has a great assortment of activities and water slides, several of which offer a ride of 300 feet or more. The Parrot’s Perch attraction is like a massive jungle gym designed to get you soaked, while the Coconut Grove Adventure River offers a relaxing ride and a break to re-charge for more fun. Coco Key is located in the Adam’s Mark Hotel and Resort.
• You can see Lake the Ozarks from the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, but on a cold winter day, it’s probably a better idea to visit Timber Falls, the resort’s indoor water park. The tree house play area appeals to kids of varying ages, while two large tube slides offer more adventure for those who don’t mind careening along in the dark. The 600-gallon tipping bucket also is a fan favorite.
• Splash Country, also in Branson, is part of the Grand Country Resort. Splash Country has two large water slides and a three-story activity tree house, known as Grand’s Fort, that includes a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket (water dumps out about every eight minutes) and two tube slides. There’s a 2,000-square-foot toddler pool for younger visitors.
You don’t have to wait for summer to come around again to enjoy a day of fun in the water in Missouri. Remember that water park dates and hours of operation vary by season, so it’s best to call ahead when planning your water-centric getaway.