Minnesota’s weather is often highlighted in the national news or the latest Hollywood film as nothing but snow, wind and subzero temperatures (and overly illustrative strong accents). Fortunately, we do experience our share of hot and sunny weather. Although we are known as the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota also has some pretty amazing water parks! Take a look at some of our favorite locations & make a plan to check them out to beat the heat and enjoy the summer.
One of our top water park picks is the Rapid River Lodge & Waterpark in Brainerd. This water park has a 240-foot body slide, a 240-foot aqua slide, a lazy river, basketball courts and much more! The lodge also offers many different specials throughout the summer to make it a cheap weekend destination for you and your family.
If you are looking for an outdoor waterpark adventure, Maple Grove has a fantastic option with the Grove Cove! This aquatic center offers both indoor and outdoor pools for you to cool off in, as well as log-walks, water sprays, and even a tot-walk for the little ones. Along with the pools & water slides, there are family friendly concessions that everyone in the family will enjoy. They offer many different specials throughout the summer so make sure to check them out before your next visit.
For those who want to enjoy a water park that is especially family friendly, the Richfield Outdoor Pool includes a wading area with aquatic toys for the younger generations in the family, and wheelchair accessible pools for the older generations. There are also water volleyball courts for the more athletic members of the family. Also, the Richfield Outdoor Pool has many different umbrella covered tables for families who may want to enjoy a picnic after a dip in the pool. As you can see, this pool is family friendly and a must-see this summer!
Yet another great outdoor water park location is Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls. This park includes four different water slides, a lazy river, Wild Adventure Island, and more! Wild Mountain is also one of the only places in Minnesota to offer an Alpine slide. This park makes it easy to spend a whole day enjoying the water and the weather. They also offer go-karting and many other fun outdoor activities that will make you return every summer.
As you can see, Minnesota may be the land of 10,000 lakes, but we also have tons of amazing water parks to enjoy throughout the warm summer months! Make sure to take advantage of them on the next hot summer day with your friends & family!