South Dakota’s Indoor Waterparks

by Katlyn Richter on December 20, 2010 · 6 comments


Splish, splash, cannon-ball! Probably not outdoors in the winter months up here in South Dakota. But wait, South Dakota has several indoor water parks allowing families to enjoy the splash and echo of a cannonball year round.

Watiki Waterpark, Rapid City, SD

Watiki Waterpark in Rapid City is a popular destination year-round destination for families. This is the largest waterpark resort in the Dakotas. It boasts over 30,000 square feet of waterpark and concessions. If you’re planning an overnight stay in Rapid City, enjoy your choice of 250 hotels rooms attached to the waterpark. No more frozen kiddos to bundle up after an afternoon of swimming. Check their website for rates, operating hours and more information about this great spot for a winter getaway in South Dakota.

Natural spring water flows from a thermal spring in Hot Springs at about 5,000 gallons per minute. Families of all ages can enjoy this rejuvenating warm water at Evans Plunge – the World’s largest natural warm water (87 degrees), indoor swimming pool. People have enjoyed this water for over one hundred years. Today, kids can enjoy this indoor waterpark complete with waterslides, Tarzan rings, fun tubes and kiddy pools while mom and dad relax in the warm water.

Many Ramkota hotels in South Dakota have indoor water play areas on site. The addition of indoor water parks makes a big difference in how excited a kid will get when entering a hotel pool. Check out each of these locations to see what you can find at Ramkota Hotel in South Dakota:

            Best Western Ramkota Hotel Aberdeen, South Dakota
            Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center Rapid City, South Dakota
            Best Western Ramkota Hotel Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The Ramada Inn and Suite of Sioux Falls has Buccaneer Bay – an indoor water park that also is conveniently located inside the hotel. This Ramada Hotel is only a mile away from the Sioux Falls Regional Airport and only 3 miles from Downtown Sioux Falls, which is filled with adventures for the whole family.

The kids by now are ready to practice their backstroke and butterfly (and cannonballs of course), and wash away the winter blues. So, make South Dakota your winter getaway and enjoy one of several water parks.

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