Are you an adrenaline junkie with the wintertime blues? Life for a thrill seeker can get pretty bad when Cedar Point and Michigan’s Adventure shut down for the winter. But there is a way you can get your adrenaline fix! All across the country, and in parts of Canada, there are indoor amusement parks that don’t have to close for good ol’ Jack Frost, and Metro Parent asked around to find some of the best indoor amusement parks. Check out this roundup and start planning your trip this winter.
- Address: 2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada
- Phone: 702-794-3939
- Cost: $6-$12/individual rides, $32.95/daily regular pass, $18.95/regular junior pass
This Las Vegas spot offers five acres of climate-controlled, and family-friendly, indoor fun including two coaster rides, a pirate swing, bumper cars and a carousel; plus junior rides, laser tag and 4-D experiences. All riders must be over 33″ tall.
- Address: 500 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
- Phone: 416-674-5437
- Cost: $5.75/single ride, $18-$27/unlimited ride pass
This spot has been serving screams and laughs since 1985, and boasts being the largest indoor amusement park in Ontario. Make the trek over the border to enjoy all 12 of the full-sized rides offered here, plus a full midway, a 5500 square-foot soft play area, arcade and more.
- Address: West Edmonton Mall, 8882-170 St., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- Phone: 780-444-5300
- Cost: $35-$45/general admission
This spot, located in the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, features more than 27 rides and attractions, including a roller coaster and swing ride; plus play areas for younger kids, making it the largest indoor amusement park in the world.
- Address: 110 Schanck Road, Freehold, New Jersey
- Phone: 732-577-8200
- Cost: $22.99-$29.99/unlimited ride bands
Step into a galaxy and battle it out in this spot’s two story laser tag arena, take a spin on the go-kart track, enjoy rides like the Spin Zone Bumper Cars, Kite Flyer, Skyscraper, Dizzy Dragons, carousel and Freedom Rider, test your nerve on the ropes course, hang out in the arcade and more.
- Address: 6200 Riverside Drive, Cleveland, Ohio
- Phone: 800-897-3942
- Cost: $10/parking; nominal fees apply for some activities
Older kids take a spin on the Crazy Mouse Spinning Coaster and Giant Ferris Wheel, while younger kids take a trip to Kidzville for some pint-sized rides at this Ohio favorite. They also offer a petting zoo, vendors for parents, carnival games, a fun house and much more.
- Address: 14600 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, Michigan
- Phone: 586-247-1400
- Cost: $.25-$20/game tokens, $1.25/single ride tickets, $5-$11.99/all-day ride wristbands
Tots and younger kids 36″ and taller can try the Banana Squadron, Yak Attack and Python Pit Roller Coaster, while younger thrill seekers enjoy a soft pit area and arcade games at this local spot.
- Address: 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
- Phone: 608-254-5466
- Cost: Hotel Guests: $12.99/kids under 42″, $29.99/42″ and taller; Outside passes: $14.99/kids under 42″, $34.99/42″ and taller
Kalahari is well-known as being the ultimate water park, but did you know the Wisconsin location has an over 100,000 square-foot indoor theme park, too? It features a six-story Ferris wheel, an African-themed carousel, ropes course and climbing wall; plus a 24-lane bowling alley, golf simulator, elevated go carts mini golf and more.
- Address: 1701 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
- Phone: 800-800-4997
- Cost: Included with hotel stay; contact for rate details
Find an alien ball pit, arcade, laser tag and rock climbing wall; plus oodles and oodles of classic family-friendly rides including spinning tea cups, a drop tower, kiddie swings, bumper cars and crazy trolley. Take two days for this spot because they offer an indoor waterpark, too.
- Address: 5000 Center Court, Bloomington, Minnesota
- Phone: 952-883-8800
- Cost: $3.45/one ride, $35.99/single day wristband, $49.99/two-day wristband, $11.99-$15.99/ropes course and zipline, $9.99/adventure golf
The Mall of America is the home of this Nickelodeon-themed park, which features 27 rides, including three roller coasters, classic carnival rides, pint-sized thrills and more. They also offer an adventure course, complete with zipline, and adventure golf.
This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly.