Read parent reviews (and add your own!) for the best indoor water parks near Columbus. Whatever the weather brings, an indoor water park is your family's answer to year-round pool, water slide and splash pad fun.

Use our interactive map to find an indoor waterpark near you, and check out parent recommendations for the best outdoor waterparks around Columbus, too.

    Comfort Inn Splash Harbor

     (367.1 mi)

    Katie G.:  Comfort Inn Splash Harbor is a hotel where you can find an indoor water park near Columbus - its pool is geared towards families with younger children. Splash Harbor indoor water park has a water slide, water spray ground, a family whirlpool, and more. Park passes are included in the room rate for hotel guests, and day passes are available on select days. This hotel is by a few kid friendly museums, and you'll find more fun things to do in Columbus with kids nearby too - like catch a Buckeye game!

    Worthington Community Center Natatorium

     (389.1 mi)

    Katie G.:  This water park near me offers plenty of indoor fun for the whole family. The Worthington Community Center features lap lanes, a hot tub and zero entry pool area with a water slide perfect for little kids. For the older kids, there is a lazy river and a 110-foot water slide. No matter the season, this indoor water park is open to swimming, including lessons and designated family times.

    Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

     (391.9 mi)

    Katie G.:  Kalahari is the Midwest's largest indoor waterpark, with an amazing outdoor water park open seasonally as well! It features slides, a wave pool, basketball pool, lazy river and kids play area for little ones. Cabana rentals, a swim up bar and hot tubs are also available. If you need a break from the water, there are plenty of activities to keep the kids busy - arcade, escape rooms, mini golf and laser tag. Access to the waterpark is included with your stay for resort guests, and a limited number of day passes are also available.

    Great Wolf Lodge

     (394.3 mi)

    Katie G.:  Great Wolf Lodge offers everything a Columbus family would want for a weekend getaway while visiting Cleveland or Cincinnati with kids. These indoor water parks have a ton of slides, pools and lazy rivers. The resorts also have an arcade room, family game nights, arts and crafts, and restaurants. And after an extended day of fun, head up to one of the family-sized suites for bedtime. Day passes are also available that include access to the water park, events, and more.

    Castaway Bay

     (395.7 mi)

    Katie G.:  This Caribbean-themed facility features a 38,000-square-foot indoor waterpark, a 100,000 gallon wave pool, 10 water slides, a 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art arcade and a craft and child activity center.

Primary photo:   Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

Upparent collects community-submitted recommendations and reviews, and any ideas that are shared reflect the opinions of individual contributors.

View Map
5 places in this list