Indoor water parks have become popular destinations for families any season of the year. Many hotels combine park admission with overnight stays to encourage families to visit. In Indiana and Kentucky, indoor water parks provide recreation during humid summer months as well as colder winter months. Within the 380 miles from South Bend at Indiana's northern border to Scottsville at Kentucky's southern border, several indoor water parks provide entertainment.
Comfort Inn Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park
Conveniently located near Interstate 65 in Kentucky, the Comfort Inn Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park combines 79 guest rooms with aquatic fun. Glide down on one of five water slides, play on a pirate ship with water cannons or frolic in the kiddie pool at the water park. Grown-ups can relax in the hot tub or go next door to the Pirates Bay Cafe for refreshments while the children play. A complimentary breakfast is provided for fueling up before a day at the water park or venturing 10 miles north to downtown Louisville's attractions such as carriage rides and a zoo. Guest rooms feature two double or king beds, flat-screen televisions, refrigerators and microwaves. The Comfort Inn Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park is located in Shepherdsville, 17 miles south of the Indiana border.
Comfort Inn Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park 191 Brenton Way Shepherdsville, KY 40165 502-955-5566 comfortinn.com
Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Resort
With a retractable roof covering 40,000 square feet of water park space, Big Splash adapts to every season by closing or opening the roof according to the weather. The adjacent resort features 154 guest rooms and suites, many with bunk beds and pirate themes. At the park, Buccaneer Bay has 10 platforms and two body slides, Silver Beard's Revenge allows riders on inner tubes and the Lost Treasure Lagoon features currents and basketball hoops. Resort guests receive a hot full breakfast each morning and daily admission to the park. Dine at Big Splash at a lounge or restaurant or grab meals to go from the grill or on-site market. Big Splash Adventure Resort is located 50 miles northwest of the Kentucky border in French Lick, Indiana near the Hoosier National Forest.
Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Resort 8505 W State Road 56 French Lick, IN 47432 812-936-3866 bigsplashadventure.com
Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park
Stay at one of 344 rooms at the Holiday Inn North at the Pyramids in Indianapolis and venture next door to the 50,000-square-foot Caribbean Cove water park for year-round fun. After barreling down slides over 200 feet long, visitors can frolic beneath a 700-gallon bucket dumping station. A lazy river is available for floating more calmly and several spas help to keep body temperatures warm. Play games in the sports activity pool or pretend to be shipwrecked on the park's castaway island. Hotel guests may reserve rooms as a water package with admission to the water park included and the public is admitted on a space-available basis. Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park and the Holiday Inn North are located near the intersection of Interstate 465 and Highway 421 in northwest Indianapolis.
Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park 3850 DePauw Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46268 317-872-9790 caribbeancovewaterpark.com