Outdoor and Indoor Water Parks in Michigan

Looking for hotels with indoor water parks in Michigan – or public spots? Find 2015 fun, from Frankenmuth water parks to many in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Water Parks in Southeast Michigan

Tired of sitting indoors to beat the heat and humidity this summer? Make the sticky season cooler by taking the entire family to water parks in Michigan. Whether you’re looking for an indoor water park near Detroit or outdoor water parks in Michigan, our roundup of hot spots are sure to be a great source of entertainment for the whole family.

This list includes metro Detroit water parks in Michigan and a few attached to larger “destination” water parks elsewhere in the state and even in Canada, Ohio and Wisconsin (many are hotels with indoor water parks in Michigan, making them great for vacations). A few public pools in southeast Michigan are also included – if they offer bigger water features like cool slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, etc. Some parks do have splash features for little ones. However, for a complete list, visit our roundup of spray grounds and splash parks in Michigan and beyond.

Note: This list includes both indoor and outdoor water parks. See the first bullet points for details. Costs are for general public; in some cases, public parks may offer discounts for city/county residents (check ahead). Finally, if a park is located in Michigan but not southeast, that is denoted in parentheses at the end of the title.

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Adventure Bay Family Water Park in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

  • Type: Indoor (seven nearby downtown hotel locations)
  • Address: 401 Pitt St. West, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Phone: 519-974-AQUA (2782)
  • Hours (2015): 4-8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends
  • Costs (2015): $23/adults and kids 42 inches-plus, $18/under 42 inches; twilight (4 p.m.-close) and early bird (10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday and Friday) available

Fight the surf in the wave pool, ride the “Python” with its twists and turns or try the “Whizzard” – hydro-dynamic water slides that provide an intense downhill race experience. Other amenities include a jungle-themed splash zone and an activity pool where guests can shoot hoops or lounge by the pool. Hours and costs are subject to change. Learn more at www.adventurebay.ca.

Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark in Boyne Falls (Up North)

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: Boyne Mountain, 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls
  • Phone: 231-549-7979
  • Hours (2015): vary, year-round; generally 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays, June 5-Sept. 6; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays and holidays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays during the school season
  • Costs (2015): summer, hotel guests: $37/adult, $30/junior; summer non-hotel: $41/adults, $34/juniors; non-summer, all: $28/adult, $22/junior (after 4 p.m. rates available)

Find a 10-degree vertical “drop slide,” “The Big Couloir” – a launch capsule that drops riders into a narrow tunnel where they instantly accelerate to 38 feet per second – the “Rip Zone,” a surf simulator, lazy river, hot tubs, the “Vertigo Cannonbowl Slide” and “Splasherhorn Mountain” – a multi-level play structure with bridges, dumping buckets, slides, water spouts and more.

Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth (North of Flint)

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth
  • Phone: 888-775-6343
  • Hours (2015): 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday
  • Costs (2015): Included for “day room” guests: $69/up to four people, $15/additional person (10 people/room max, based on availability Sunday-Thursday)

At this Frankenmuth water park, you’ll find four indoor pools, three whirlpools, a toddler play pool and two waterslides. Plus, there’s a big arcade and 18-hole mini golf course adjacent to the pool complete with 15-foot waterfall. Add it to your list of hotels with indoor water parks in Michigan.

Best Western Plus Sterling Inn Indoor Water Park in Sterling Heights

  • Types: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: 34911 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-979-1400
  • Hours (2015): vary, year-round
  • Costs (2015): hotel guests only

Try this local 32,000-square-foot standout when it comes hotels with indoor water parks in Michigan. It has a 5,000-square-foot, zero-entry swimming pool, three-story water slide, lazy river, vortex and bubble seats and interactive splash play park with geysers and spray spouts for the kids – and lots more.

Blue Heron Bay Spray Park at Independence Lake County Park in Whitmore Lake

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 3200 Jennings Road, Webster Township, Whitmore Lake
  • Phone: 734-449-4437
  • Hours (2015): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2015): $5/general entry, free/2 and under; $4/after 5 p.m. weekdays

Ride the two 24-foot water slides, play on a water structure and splash in the water jet spider, cattails and buckets – plus soak your friends with the water cannons. Amenities include first-aid services, family changing rooms, diaper changing stations, showers and more.

Castaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: 2001 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-627-2106
  • Hours (2015): 9 a.m.-10 p.m. most of May-August; varies in off-season (see online calendar)
  • Costs (2015): $29/day pass (subject to availability), free/hotel guests

This Caribbean-themed retreat features four sweet slides, a wave pool, tide pool for toddlers and an inland lagoon spa for adults. Play water basketball or hitch a ride atop a flotation device at “Creature Cove,” or test your balance at “Cargo Crossing,” where guests cross the pool using inflatable lily pads and a cargo net.

Crystal Mountain’s Park at Water’s Edge in Thompsonville (Up North)

  • Type: Outdoor (hotel)
  • Address: 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville
  • Phone: 231-378-2000
  • Hours (2015): 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, June 13-Sept. 7
  • Costs (2015): free/hotel guest; $12/individual, $40/family (up to four people), $12/additional child; evening rates and Fun Park Pass available

This one-acre outdoor water playground features a 4,200-square-foot pool complete with water cannons and bubbling spouts, water volleyball and basketball, an outdoor hot tub, a 32-foot vertical climbing wall and an “Edge Adventure Course” – a rope and zip line above the pool.

East Lansing Family Aquatic Center (Mid Michigan)

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 6400 Abbott Road, East Lansing
  • Phone: 517-332-4420
  • Hours (2015): 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday June 5-31, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday June 6-Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Sunday Aug. 1-Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7 (Labor Day; last day of season)
  • Costs (2015): $10/general, $5/ages 60-plus, free/2 and under; after 5 p.m. discounts available

Cut loose on a 190-foot tube slide, 140-foot body slide, kid’s frog slide, wet and dry play areas, drop slide and more. Picnic areas and a concession area accommodate appetites and you can lounge on a large sunbathing deck. Tykes can enjoy the splash park that has zero-depth pool entry, water spouts and structures.

Flash Flood Water Park at Full Blast in Battle Creek (Southwest Michigan)

  • Type: Indoor and outdoor (public)
  • Address: 35 Hamblin Ave., Battle Creek
  • Phone: 269-966-3667
  • Hours (2015): 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday May 23-July; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday Aug. 1-23; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday Aug. 24-Sept. 7
  • Costs (2015): $9/indoor and outdoor water parks, $12/all indoor and outdoor amenities, free/2 and under

Features two 200-foot outdoor water slides, two 100-foot indoor water slides, zero-depth entry pools for the little ones, a whirlpool and a small splash ground where tykes can run beneath spouts, geysers and stand beneath dumping buckets.

Gold Rush Waterpark in Rothbury (Mid-West Michigan)

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: 5900 Water Road, Rothbury
  • Phone: 800-DOUBLEJJ (368-2535)
  • Hours (2015): 4-9 p.m. June 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 24; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 6-23 and 30, July 1-Sept. 6; hours vary in off-season (primarily limited to weekends)
  • Costs (2015): $25/adults, $20/kids under 42 inches, free/3 and under

This water park offers plenty of ways to get soaked, from “Miner’s Plunge,” a cannon-bowl slide, and “Thunder Canyon,” a tunnel slide that accommodates four-person inner tubes, to “Rustler’s Gulch,” Michigan’s tallest indoor waterslide. Ride the lazy or crazy rivers, or swim against the current in the wave pool.

Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City (Up North) and Sandusky, Ohio

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Traverse City: 3575 N. U.S. Highway 31 866-478-WOLF (9653)
  • Sandusky, Ohio: 4600 Milan Road (US 250) 800-641-WOLF (9653)
  • Hours (2015): 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (subject to change), year-round
  • Costs (2015): hotel guests only

Thrill seekers can try the three-person toboggan water slide and more, while little ones explore the four-story tree house, accessible through zero-depth entry. Chill in hot tubs and lounge in the lazy river, too.

Huron Valley/Milford High School Pool Water Park

  • Type: Indoor (public)
  • Address: 2380 S. Milford Road, Highland
  • Hours (2015): 4-8:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, July 6 through summer
  • Costs (2015): $5/day pass, free/3 and under with adult admission

This spot is a showstopper when it comes to indoor water parks in Michigan with its big slide wrapped around a giant gorilla. There’s also a tiki hut and spaceship features kids will love exploring.

Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio and Wisconsin Dells

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Sandusky, Ohio: 7000 Kalahari Drive
  • Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin: 1305 Kalahari Drive
  • Phone: 877-525-2427
  • Hours (2015): generally 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; outdoor water parks Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2015): $34-$45/general Wisconsin, $35-$59/Ohio, ages 2-plus; free/overnight guests; other costs vary

In Ohio, find the “Splashdown Safari” interactive play area and water slides at a 125,000-square-foot indoor water park, plus “Sahara Sidewinders” and the “Screaming Hyena” (there’s also an outdoor adventure park with rock walls, a zip line and ropes course). Wisconsin has a 12,000-square-foot wave pool, the “Swahili Swifl” 60-foot-wide bowl ride and “Cheetah Race” four-lane mat slides.

Lake Erie Metropark Wave Pool and Rip Slide in Brownstown

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown
  • Phone: 734-379-5020
  • Hours (2015): May 23-June 12: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and holidays; June 13-Sept. 7: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and holidays (note: hours may be reduced mid-August-Labor Day)
  • Costs (2015): rip slide: $12/day, $1/ride; pool and slide: $15/adults, $13/15 and under; wave pool: $7/adults, $5/15 and under, free/kids under 30 inches; after 5 p.m. twilight rates available; Metroparks vehicle pass: $7/daily, $30/annual

This wave pool has consistent three-foot waves for riders to cruise on rafts (first-come, first-served). Plus brave a three-story tall inflatable water slide – better known as the “rip slide” – that’s 175 feet long and 47 feet wide.

Macomb Township Recreation Center Pools

  • Type: Indoor (public)
  • Address: Macomb Township Recreation Center, 20699 Macomb St., Macomb Township
  • Phone: 586-992-2900
  • Hours (2015): open swim, summer: noon-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; open year-round (hours change in fall)
  • Costs (2015): $10/general (for the center)

Plunge into two pools, featuring a water slide, lazy river and more. Kids can sign up for swim lessons; plus the center offers a soft play indoor play scape, child-watch room (fees apply) and teen room, all near even more fitness facilities.

Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Water Park

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 5513 Milan Road, Sandusky, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-621-7357
  • Hours (2015): 3-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; times and dates are subject to change – contact for additional details
  • Costs (2015): Day pass: $39.99/over 42 inches tall, $19.99/under 42 inches tall; after 4 p.m.: $19.99/over 42 inches tall, $12.99/under 42 inches tall; $10/spectators

Want to ride a wave spinning around in a gigantic bowl? Or do you prefer to get “wiped out by a bucket dump” or travel down the tube slide? Do these things and more at this indoor water park.

Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 1455 E. 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights
  • Phone: 248-858-0918
  • Hours (2015): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends/holidays May 29-Sept. 7
  • Costs (2015): $18/weekends and holidays, $15/weekdays; twilight specials available (after 4 p.m. Monday-Friday); $1/coin-operated lockers; free/parking

Soak Station is a water playground with water jets, curtains, slides, bubbler jets and a six-foot tipping bucket. There’s also a 990-foot “River Ride” tubing adventure and “Spray Camp Play” zone for wee ones. Don’t miss the “Triple Turn” (a triple-flume waterslide) and the “Terrific Tides” wave-action pool.

Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 7660 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-484-9676
  • Hours (2015): 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and holidays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays Memorial Day Saturday-Labor Day
  • Costs (2015): $9/weekdays (less after 5 p.m.), $10/weekends and holidays, free/kids 36 inches tall or under $9/daily vehicle pass, 50 cents/locker use

We love local water parks in Michigan – and this one’s got a wave pool, water slides, zero-depth entry activity pool for kids (with gentle bubbler, geyser, waterfall and kiddy slide), sand play scape, lazy river and two spray grounds. Plus, there’s a big sun deck, concessions, life jacket rentals and more.

Romulus Aquatic Center

  • Type: Indoor and outdoor (public)
  • Address: Romulus Athletic Center, 35765 Northline Road, Romulus
  • Phone: 734-942-2223
  • Hours (2015): indoor: generally 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday (subject to swim classes and lessons); outdoor: noon-6 p.m. daily mid-June-Labor Day
  • Costs (2015): $12/all-day passes

You’ve got five pools to choose from: a “Splash Pool” complete with water curtain and 150-gallon tipping bucket, a 240-foot long “Lazy River” (inner tubes available), the red two-story twisting water slide, lap pool and hot tub. Just outside, find a splash pool with splash pad featuring water geysers, cannons and foaming jets.

Soak City Waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-627-2350
  • Hours (2015): 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 2-June 19 and Aug. 17-Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 20-June 30 and July 1-Aug. 16 weekdays; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 3-Aug. 15 weekends
  • Costs (2015): $34.99/ages 3-61 (48 inches-plus, bare feet), $19.99/under 48 inches, free/2 and under

Explore “Adventure Cove,” where you can skip across inflatable lily pads, or slide down waterslides. Battle tidal waves at “Breakers Bay,” slide “Zoom Flume,” ride the “Renegade River” or watch the kids drench guests at “Splash Zone” – a multi-level, interactive play area with more than 100 wild water gadgets.

Soaring Eagle Water Park & Hotel in Mount Pleasant (Mid Michigan)

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: 5665 E. Pickard Road, Mount Pleasant
  • Phone: 877-2EAGLE2
  • Hours (2015): 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • Costs (2015): $17.99/day passes, free/2 and under, included/hotel guests

Catch a big wave on the “Flow Rider” or race down one of three water slides. Kids can make a splash and shoot hoops in “Gizi’s Splash and Dunk” or wait for 317 gallons of water to fall from a huge bucket suspended at the top of “Biish Falls” – a water jungle gym designed especially for the youngest guests.

Splash ‘n’ Blast at Kensington Metropark in Milford

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford
  • Phone: 248-685-0603
  • Hours (2015): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day
  • Costs (2015): regular: $6/adults, $5/kids (ages 15 and under); twilight rates after 5 p.m.; must add Metroparks vehicle pass: $7/daily, $30/annual

This spot has two 250-foot twisted water slides and a cool spray ground with palm trees, serpents and cannons, earning it cred as one of the great outdoor water parks in Michigan. Water slide riders must be at least 48 inches tall.

Splash Universe in Dundee (South of Ann Arbor)

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 100 Whitetail Drive, Dundee
  • Phone: 877-752-7482
  • Hours (2015): summer and holidays: usually 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily (check ahead); school year: 4-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Costs (2015): $32/full-day pass

This two-story spot has “Goldmine Adventure Slides” guests can slide down with inner tubes, a family spa that opens to the “River Raisin” lazy river, a floating log walk, water tree house for tykes and more. Kids experience hourly fun at the arcade, too. It’s a water parks in Michigan adventure close to home.

Surfari Joe’s Indoor Wilderness Water Park & Hotel in Watervliet (Southwest Michigan)

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: 8258 Arnt Blvd., Watervliet
  • Phone: 269-463-7946
  • Hours (2015): hours vary; generally 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, 3-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday (year-round)
  • Costs (2015): one session (3.5 hours): $13/Friday-Sunday, $15/Saturday; day pass: $25/Friday-Sunday, $29/Saturday.

This 18,000-square-foot water park is packed with two slides that funnel outside of the park! Swim in “Lino’s Lagoon,” an activity pool, or relax in an inner tube, floating down the “Zambezi River Run.” Try the “Pygmy Pond Play Place” for smaller kids; the upper deck features the Water Hole Grill and Bar.

Summit Aquatic Center in Canton

  • Type: Indoor (public)
  • Address: Summit on the Park, 1150 Canton Center Road South, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5460
  • Hours (2015): hosts open swim hours year-round; check ahead for latest
  • Costs (2015): $15/adults, $6/ages 12-17, $5/4-11 (covers entire Summit complex)

A cool twisting turquoise slide complements a lazy river and zero-depth leisure pool with features for little ones; plus find a lap pool, therapy pool, spa, steam room, sauna, swim lessons and water fitness classes.

Troy Family Aquatic Center

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 3425 Civic Center Drive, Troy
  • Phone: 248-524-3514
  • Hours (2015): open swim: 3-7:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. weekends Memorial Day-June 12; 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily weekends June 12-Aug. 16; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends Aug. 17-Sept. 7
  • Costs (2015): $13/daily pass; twilight discount after 5 p.m.; free/under 3

With two small kiddy pools, a zero-depth entry leisure pool, a 20-foot-wide waterfall, bubbling geysers, a water tree and a 25-foot waterside, this center has lots to offer the whole family.

Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center at Lower Huron Metropark in Belleville

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 17845 Savage Road, Belleville
  • Phone: 734-697-9181
  • Hours (2015): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and holidays Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day
  • Costs (2015): $10/adults 48 inches and taller, $8/kids 30-47 inches, free/kids under 30 inches; discount after 5 p.m. 50 cents/coin-operated lockers; must add Metroparks vehicle pass: $7/daily, $30/annual

Find two water slides, a laid-back lazy river, sunning hill and water play scape with a 300-gallon dumping bucket. Don’t forget the zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes. Top it off with food at Turtle Cove Grille. Ages 10 and under must be accompanied by parent. Definitely high among the cool water parks in Michigan.

Waterford Oaks Waterpark

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford
  • Phone: 248-858-0918
  • Hours (2015): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends and holidays May 29-Sept. 7
  • Costs (2015): $12/weekends and holidays, $8/weekdays, $1/coin-operated lockers; free/parking; twilight rates after 4 p.m. Monday-Friday excluding holidays

This tropical-themed oasis stands out among water parks in Michigan for its a “Dual-Flume Slidewinder Waterslide” and wave-action pool. A kids playground has 30-plus activities, including a giant tipping bucket, waterfalls and sprayers; or try “Ragin’ Rapid,” a group raft ride with three stories of twists and turns.

Warren Community Center Water Park

  • Type: Indoor (public)
  • Address: 5460 Arden Ave., Warren
  • Phone: 586-268-8400
  • Hours (2015): 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; year-round
  • Costs (2015): $10/general

Want an indoor water park near Detroit? Try this tropical spot. It’s got the biggest indoor enclosed water slides in Michigan! There’s also a lazy river and 300-gallon tipping bucket attached to a play structure that’s “a jungle gym in a foot of water,” Plus find a hot tub (15-plus) and sauna (18-plus) – and a pool for lap swimming.

Wayne County Family Aquatic Center in Detroit

  • Type: Outdoor (public)
  • Address: 12600 Chandler Park Drive, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-822-7665
  • Hours (2015): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends Memorial Day-June 15, daily June 16-Labor Day (note: pool closes at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Costs (2015): $8/ages 13-plus, $6/ages 3-12, $3/ages 0-2

One of the great outdoor water parks in Michigan is over in east Detroit. Boasts the “Way Cool Wave Pool,” ranging in depth from zero to six feet – plus “Splish Splash Land” for tots. Find a 16,000-square-foot wave pool, 100 spray fountains, two 23-foot water slides and more. Swim lessons, camps and parties, too.

Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora, Ohio

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 1060 N. Aurora Road, Aurora, Ohio
  • Phone: 330-562-8303
  • Hours (2015): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 23-25, 30-June 21, Aug. 10-16 and weekends through Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 22-Aug. 9
  • Costs (2015): All day: $32.99/ages 3-61 (48 inches-plus, bare feet), $15.99/under 48 inches, bare feet, free/2 and under, $10/parking, $18.99/after 4 p.m.

Climb the 100-foot tower to plunge down one of three enclosed body slides or four inner tube slides. Splash in the 390,000 gallon wave pool. Grab an inner tube and lounge in “Riptide Run,” or explore “Coral Cove” and climb atop a floating turtle play some water basketball. Smaller kids can cool off at “Splash Landing.”

Zehnder’s Splash Village in Frankenmuth (North of Flint)

  • Type: Indoor (hotel)
  • Address: 1365 S. Main St., Frankenmuth
  • Phone: 800-863-7999
  • Hours (2015): half-day passes 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 3-8 pm; all-day passes 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (subject to change and varies, year-round)
  • Costs (2015): $31-$38/day passes (half/full available); free/hotel guests

Find elaborate tube slides at this Frankenmuth water park – including the “Giggling Gorge” and “Perilous Plunge.” Little ones play in the zero-entry activity pool with water geysers and gadgets – or “Splash Landing.” The “Whimsical Whirl Hot Tub” and the “Crooked Brook Creek Lazy River” allow you to take a breather and relax.

This post was updated for 2015 by Kristy Case.

  • Hi, thanks for the list…..Is very hard to know where any of these places are if you do not know the area…A map would be awesome!!

    • Stacey W.

      Thanks so much for your comment! Not sure we can include a map, but you can pull the address and put it in Google maps to see the location.


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