Gone Outdoors

Indoor Water Parks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

by Alyssa Guzman

Located in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin state, Milwaukee and its surrounding metro areas is famous its professional sports teams, brewing companies, and ethnic neighborhoods with small shops and eateries. Travelers to the Milwaukee area can enjoy a tropical atmosphere no matter the weather by visiting a local indoor water park. For a day of aquatic activities, guests to the area can choose from several indoor water parks in Milwaukee.

Paradise Landing Indoor Water Park

The Paradise Landing Indoor Water Park is in the Hilton Milwaukee City Center and offers travelers a year-round tropical getaway. A three-story Jamaican Village with four water slides, lagoon, boat slide, seashell slide, frog slide, turtle squirt, water canons, and mushroom rain drop fountain are among the various water attractions at this 20,000 square water park. You can also test your luck at a variety of video, table and arcade games at the resort, or enjoy a bite to eat at the park's Cabana Cove snack bar. While children frolic in one of the resort's many pools, adults can relax in the hydro-therapy spa while the tropical sounds of steel drums and reggae bands plays in the background. Paradise Landing Indoor Water Park 509 West Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53203 414-390-8278 paradiselanding.com

Puddle Jumper Lagoon

The Holiday Inn Express at the Milwaukee Airport is home to the Puddle Jumper Lagoon indoor water playground. Located close to Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport, this small indoor water park hotel is a convenient, smoke-free facility perfect for traveling families with young children. The water park offers an indoor playground 6,000 square feet in size where children can play in the splash pool and the kiddie play structure. Children of all ages can take a ride down one of two twisting water slides, or play in the park's water fountains and waterfalls. Adults may prefer a dip in the park's relaxing whirlpool, or exercising in the hotel's fitness center. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Milwaukee Airport 1400 West Zellman Court Milwaukee, WI 414-563-4000 wiscohotels.com

Springs Water Park

Waukesha is home to the Country Springs Hotel and Springs Water Park. Just 20 minutes west of Milwaukee, the water park is 45,000 square feet in size and offers a variety of aquatic attractions for both adults and children. The indoor water park features a three-person boat ride, kiddy pool, water basketball play area and video game arcade. Guests seeking a more relaxing experience can drift along the lazy Barrel Roll River or revive their muscles in the indoor or outdoor hot tub. The Waukesha Waterworks playground provides entertainment for children including a 600-gallon tipping bucket, water cannons, and kiddy slides. If these aquatic attractions are not enough, guests can also enjoy a variety of sandwiches, beverages, burgers, fresh fruit and pizza in the park's Square Meal Snack Bar. Country Springs Hotel and Springs Water Park 2810 Golf Road Pewaukee, WI 53072-5499 262-547-0201 countryspringshotel.com/waterpark

About the Author

Alyssa Guzman has written online content for eHow and Answerbag since 2010. She is a "journalist of all trades" and writes on many subjects including travel and leisure, animal health, informaton technology, business etiquette and exotic flowering plants. Guzman was a communications studies major at the Florida State University.

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