A long cold winter can leave everyone with cabin fever. It can be hard to find things to do in winter in Wisconsin that make everyone in the family happy and don’t involve seven layers of clothes and possible frostbite. Luckily, you’re in Wisconsin, home of the Waterpark Capital of the World. That moniker doesn’t just refer to outdoor, summer fun. Indoor waterparks provide the perfect winter escape, with plenty of things for kids and adults alike. They’re a great place to burn off some energy, get a little break from life and forget about the cold and snow outside. And the Dells aren’t the only place in Wisconsin where you can find indoor waterparks where you and your family can burn off some of those winter blues. Here are 12 indoor waterparks — only four of which are in the Dells — where you and your family can find a little bit of tropical oasis this winter:
1. Grand Lodge Resort — Rothschild
This waterpark is only open on Wednesdays to Sundays during the winter and is free to guests of the hotel. They have seven waterslides, a lazy river and more to keep you entertained. There are 50,000 square feet of fun here. Day passes aren't always available, but they are $15 on Wednesday and Thursday, $20 on Sunday and $25 on Friday and Saturday. Located at 805 Creske Ave., Rothschild, WI 54474.
2. Great Wolf Lodge — Wisconsin Dells
The indoor waterpark here is 80,000 square feet with a four-story tree house water fort, 13 slides, a giant tipping bucket, and nine different pools to play in. Located at 1400 Great Wolf Dr., Baraboo, WI 53913.
3. The Ingleside Hotel — Pewaukee
This spot just west of Milwaukee offers a great option in the southern part of the state. There are three slides, a lazy river and tons more to keep your family entertained. Located at 2810 Golf Rd., Pewaukee, WI 53072.
4. Timber Ridge Lodge — Lake Geneva
The slides are 35-feet high here and go for more than 300-feet. Close to Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, this is a great getaway option for a lot of folks. Hang out in the lazy river or check out the activity pools that have great things for all ages. Located at 7020 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147.
5. Blue Harbor Resort — Sheboygan
Blue Harbor offers day passes for $14 during the week and $29 over the weekend, in addition to anyone staying at the hotel. In addition to traditional slides and a lazy river, these folks also have a surf simulator. Located at 725 Blue Harbor Dr., Sheboygan, WI 53081.
6. Kalahari Resort — Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin's Largest Indoor Waterpark, Kalahari has 125,000 square feet of fun. You and your family cannot possibly get bored here, from water slides to surf simulators and so much more. There are some day passes available that should be purchased online in advance and their prices vary.
Located at 1305 Kalahari Dr., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965.
7. Three Bears Resort — Warrens
This spot has times when just the pools are open, so make sure you check in on that to make sure it matches up with your needs. Pools, forts, a lazy river and more make this a great option outside the Dells. Day passes are $20. Located at 701 Yogi Cir., Warrens, WI 54666.
8. Tundra Lodge — Green Bay
This is a great option up north with 30,000 square feet, a lazy river, slides and so much more fun. Located at 865 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay, WI 54304.
9. Chula Vista Resort — Wisconsin Dells
There's an awesome uphill waterslide, racing slides, activity pools, a lazy river and so much more. Day passes are $35. Located at 1000 Chula Vista Pkwy., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965.
10. Chaos Waterpark — Eau Claire
There's an indoor waterpark, trampoline park, and activity center all in this location, so there's a ton to do to keep your family busy. You can get a pass for access to all three for $50 or a swim only pass for $14. The waterpark has activity pools, slides and more. Located at 5150 Fairview Dr., Eau Claire, WI 54701.
11. The Waters Resort — Minocqua
This spot is smaller than some of the others, but it's also one of the only options way up north. There are slides, an indoor/outdoor hot tub and more. Located at 8116 U.S. 51 S, Minocqua, WI 54548
12. Mount Olympus Resort — Wisconsin Dells
You'll find an indoor waterpark and an indoor theme park here that your family will love. There are four different waterslides and tons of square footage of pools and fun to enjoy. Located at 1881 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965.