16 Indoor Water Parks Near Pennsylvania [Updated 2023]

Are you looking for some fun indoor water parks near Pennsylvania? Wondering which ones are the best indoor water parks for your family? The following 16 indoor water parks near Pennsylvania range from large to small. Some water parks near PA require an overnight stay, while others have a daily admission fee. Check them out below:

Great Wolf Lodge – Poconos

There are two Great Wolf Lodge locations in the area, one in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and one near Williamsburg, Virginia. Both Great Wolf Lodge locations are similar, but the Pocono location has more slides for toddlers.

Great Wolf Lodge Entrance
Great Wolf Lodge Entrance

Great Wolf Lodge is known for catering to the toddler crowd for their activities and decor. However, kids and tweens like it for the MagiQuest game which can be played throughout the Lodge with magic wands.

Overnight stays allow you to access to the water park on the day of arrival through the day of departure. Day passes are available for purchase.

Great Wolf Lodge Poconos
Great Wolf Lodge – Poconos

Kalahari Resort – Poconos

Kalahari Resort in the Poconos of Pennsylvania is the largest indoor water park in North America. This water park has it all. There’s two large toddler areas including a toddler-size lazy river. Tons of large slides, a wave pool, and much more. Overnight stays allow you to access to the water park on the day of arrival through the day of departure.

Kalahari Resort’s Indoor water park in the Poconos

Aquatopia Indoor Water Park – Poconos

Aquatopia is the indoor water park at the Camelback Mountain Resort. Camelback is known for skiing and the largest snow tubing hill in America. There’s also Camelback Mountain Adventures, which features a mountain coaster and zip lines.

Aquatopia Wave Pool Lights
Aquatopia Wave Pool

Aquatopia indoor water park features many large slides, a wave pool, lazy river, and much more! The water park’s themeing is excellent, and the resort is a great place to stay in the winter during ski and tubing season. Overnight stays allow you to access to the water park on the day of arrival through the day of departure.

Hershey Lodge Indoor Water Park – Hershey

The Sweetest Place on Earth got a little sweeter when they built Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge several years ago. It’s a great add-on to a trip to the attractions in Hershey, PA. It also makes for a great rainy day or winter escape.

Hershey Lodge Pool
Hershey Lodge Pool

There are small slides and shallow water for toddlers. The big kids enjoy the Twizzler’s twist slides and Reese’s Cup walk.

Access to Hershey’s water works is only for Hershey Lodge overnight guests. Find tips for visiting Hershey Lodge here.

Hershey Lodge

Friendship YMCA – Harrisburg

Friendship Center became a Friendship YMCA in 2021. Check their website for details about their reopening.

The Friendship YMCA in Harrisburg has a zero-depth entry for toddlers and a big, yellow water slide for older kids. Check their website for their current access options.

Friendship Center indoor water park
Friendship Center

North Arundel Aquatic Center – Glen Burnie

North Arundel Aquatic Center in Glen Burnie, Maryland is the only indoor water park on the list that does not allow swim diapers. Meaning, kids have to be at least 3 years old and potty trained in order to use their pool and water park. Also, keep in mind that you can’t hop between the big lap pool and the water park. Your admission fee includes one or the other and is for a timed swim session.

This water park has one large slide and a play structure for kids. There’s also a vortex pool and hot tub. Find more information about North Arundel Aquatic Center.

North Arundel Aquatics Center Indoor water park

Germantown Indoor Swim Center – Germantown

Germantown Indoor Swim Center is located in Germantown, Maryland. There’s five small slides for the little kids and two large slides for the big kids (48″ and taller). This indoor water park can close when there are large swim meets in the facility, so always check their website before heading there.

The admission fee includes one timed swim / slide session.

Germantown Indoor Swim Center water park
Germantown Indoor Swim Center

Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool – Chillum

Rollingcrest-Chillum is located in Chillum, Maryland, right outside of Washington, D.C. This indoor water park features a toddler area, several slides, and one large slide. There are daily admission fees to access the splash pool.

Cub Run Rec Center – Chantilly

Cub Run Rec Center is located in Chantilly, Virginia. It’s not far from Washington D.C., and also a great addition to a trip to Udvar-Hazy Center. This indoor water park features one big slide, one play structure with small slide, and a vortex pool. Check out this post to learn more about Cub Run.

Cub Run Water Slide
Cub Run ReCenter

Kartrite Resort – Monticello

The Kartrite Resort in Monticello, New York just opened in 2019 and features many large slides, a large play structure with slides, a lazy river, toddler area, and much more.

This resort has it all with onsite dining, and outdoor kids play area, fire pits, and arcade. This is a great destination in winter or summer, and it’s also fun to visit the beautiful waterfalls that grace the area. Check out this post to learn more about Kartrite Resort.

The Kartrite Resort
Kartrite Resort

Big Kahuna’s Indoor Water Park

Big Kahuna in West Berlin, New Jersey has both an indoor water park and outdoor section of their water park. The indoor water park features a lazy river, large slide play structure, and many large water slides. There are tube slides and mat racers, as well as a small toddler area.

Big Kahuna pairs well with a trip to its next door neighbor, Diggerland USA, a construction-themed adventure park.

Lazy River at Sahara Sams Indoor water park
Sahara Sams

DoubleTree Resort Lancaster

DoubleTree Resort in Lancaster, Pennsylvania features a large indoor pool with lap lanes and also a children’s water playground. They recently renovated the water playground and removed the water slide, but the playground is still a nice water depth for toddlers. It has several water spray and bucket dump elements.

Lancaster DoubleTree Resort
Lancaster DoubleTree Resort

Derry Township Community Center – Hershey

Derry Township Community Center recently opened their new building with two indoor pools and an outdoor pool. One of the indoor pools features a small play structure with slide.

Derry Township Community Center Leisure Pool
Derry Township Indoor Pool

There’s also a larger slide that exits the building and renters for splashdown. Be sure to check their recreational swim schedule for when the larger slide will be open. Day passes and memberships are available.

Derry Township Community Center Slide Splash Down
Derry Township Water Slide

DreamWorks Water Park – East Rutherford

DreamWorks Water Park is located in the American Dream shopping and entertainment complex. The complex is in East Rutherford, New Jersey, at the Meadowlands.

Dreamworks Wave Pool
DreamWorks Wave Pool

This indoor water park includes a gigantic wave pool, tons of water slides, a kiddie water slide area, lazy river, water coaster, and much more!

Dreamworks Kiddie Slides
DreamWorks Kiddie Slides

Great Wolf Lodge – Baltimore / Perryville

Slated to open on June 14, 2023, this new Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park will be the largest indoor water park resort in the Great Wolf portfolio of resorts. It’s located in Perryville, Maryland, which is close to Baltimore. There will be 700 suites available, as well as the extra amenities like MagiQuest, ropes course, arcade, and more!

Showboat’s Island Waterpark – Atlantic City, New Jersey

Another water park slated to open this summer is the Showboat’s Island Waterpark. This beachfront indoor water park is planning to have 11 waterslides, a treehouse area, adult zone, restaurants, shopping, and more!

Have you found the perfect options for indoor water parks near Pennsylvania for your family? Check out some other great water parks in Pennsylvania and beyond here.

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