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5 Indoor Water Parks for the Most Fun in Texas

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The weather in Texas can be summed up as unpredictable at best. And for those wanting to plan a mini-vacation or Texas staycation where the weather won’t be an issue, there’s nothing better than these indoor water parks! Whether it’s raining and chilly, or hot and humid, you’ll won’t have to stress over your destination at these five indoor water parks in Texas. Both family-friendly and fun, some even with a wooden playset, they make a great destination for folks of all ages. Plan a day away at one of these places, or build them into your itinerary for a longer Texas trip! You might even find one that offers spa treatments.

1. Schlitterbahn Galveston Island

5 Indoor Water Parks for the Most Fun in Texas

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Meaning “slippery road” in German, Schlitterbahn, opened its first location in New Braunfels, in the Texas Hill Country, in 1979. The name pays homage to the German roots of the area. Now, their chain consists of five parks throughout Texas, with the Galveston Island park opening 2006. Open year-round, this park features an indoor section called “Wasserfest” which boasts a number of great water slides, pools, a beach, kids’ area, and a luxurious swim-up bar.

2. Epic Waters Grand Prairie

5 Indoor Water Parks for the Most Fun in Texas

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Epic Waters is the newest indoor water park to open in Texas, located in Grand Prairie. Said to be one of the largest of its kind in North America, it features nine water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, and a flow rider for those that want to try their hand at surfing. It’s also home to dining options and retail shopping. Its retractable roof works at the touch of a button, which gives park-goers a two-in-one experience when the weather is right.

3. Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine

5 Indoor Water Parks for the Most Fun in Texas

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Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine is a great way to go for a weekend getaway. This 80,000-square-foot facility is perfect for families, although the water park portion is only open to hotel guests. It features the Howlin’ Tornado raft ride, Coyote Cannon water tubes (with a 40-foot drop), and a tree house fort that has a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket! They also boast Ten Paw Alley for bowling, great dining options, spa treatments, and an arcade.

4. Schlitterbahn South Padre Island

5 Indoor Water Parks for the Most Fun in Texas

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The second time Schlitterbahn makes this list is at South Padre Island. This location is also great for adults and kids alike. It features a variety of heated indoor waterslides, a heated pool, and a swim-up bar. There are also kid’s rides dining options and gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico.

5. WaterPark at The Villages

5 Indoor Water Parks for the Most Fun in Texas

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Located in Flint, WaterPark at The Villages is a 19,000-square-foot extravaganza of water fun which is attached to a luxury condominium complex known as “The Villages.” Enclosed in glass, the park has a retractable roof which is opened frequently in the hotter months. Situated on the shores of Lake Palestine, it features four water slides, a children’s play area, and a wave pool.

These indoor water parks are a must for summer fun in the Lone Star State!