Great Wolf Lodge is a large chain of indoor water park resort hotels, with an emphasis on family fun for all ages. They have 17 waterparks across the US and 1 in Canada. Each resort has a variety of room options to fit your family’s size and budget. Have a look below at the list of Great Wolf Lodge water park resort locations and activities!
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With features like kid-friendly indoor activities, a range of dining options and more all under one roof, there is something for everyone. The waterparks are kept at 84-degrees year-round and access is included with your stay and exclusive to guests. Here is an example of some of the activities.
Every lodge is slightly different with various activities but do expect activities like:
- Play MagiQuest around the Lodge, an interactive adventure game
- Scooops Kid Spa
- Northern Lights Arcade
- Nightly Story Time and lobby show.
- Kids yoga
- Paws-on projects (aka vacation crafts)
- Wiley Bingo
- Jammie Jamboree
- Dance parties
- Hustle and Howl for big kids
- Plus the indoor water park and more at the various locations
List of Great Wolf Lodge Locations
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Park locations are in the following cities:
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- Chicago / Gurnee, IL
- Kansas City, KS
- Cincinnati / Mason, OH
- Minneapolis / Bloomington, MN
- Sandusky, OH
- Traverse City, MI
- Wisconsin Dells, WI
- Scottsdale / Talking Stick, AZ
- Colorado Springs, CO
- Grand Mound, WA
- Anaheim, CA
- San Francisco / Manteca, CA
Although Great Wolf Lodge is perfect for children ages 4–10, there is plenty to do for younger ones. So what provisions are there for younger kids and toddlers at Great Wolf Lodge?
Expect lots of activities at the water park. Kids are measured and then given an appropriate height tag bracelet so they can easily see what they can go and be kept an eye on too, in case they try to go down a bigger slide. Pool toys and inflatable toys are not permitted inside the waterparks, so leave these at home.
Other activities for toddlers (apart from the many waterpark activities) include, shows, story-time, bowling, kids clubs, the arcade, kiddie rides. The resorts can also provide a Pack n Play and rooms come with a microwave and refrigerator so you save money on the onsite restaurants. Another way of saving money is bringing your cooler filled with breakfast. Your cool box can’t be brought inside of the waterpark though.
Check in is guaranteed from 4pm but sometimes you can check in as early as 1pm. Have you bathing suits ready to hand so you can make use of the waterpark whilst waiting to check in or Mom’s may like the spa!
Here’s a bit more information about each Great Wolf Lodge arranged by state.
Arizona: Scottsdale – Salt River
This huge entertainment center includes arcade games, rides, and other attractions. Look out for the mirror maze, ropes course, mini golf, climbing wall and more.
California: Garden Grove
Expect bowling, mini golf, lazer quest and more in this Anaheim based GWL.
California | Manteca (San Francisco)
Opened in September 2020 this brand new Grand Wolf Lodge resort offers 500 rooms. A fun addition to the water park and other attractions is the mining activity, where kids can mine for gemstones and minerals.
Colorado| Colorado Springs
Other activities include a climbing wall, bowling, a ropes course, an arcade, mini-golf. Dining options include the sit-down restaurant, Barnwood, and the buffet eatery, The Loose Moose Family Kitchen.
Georgia | LaGrange
Located near Atlanta, the Great Wolf Lodge Georgia comprises a huge, indoor water park with the River Canyon Run family raft ride, the Big Foot Pass lily pad walk, and Raccoon Lagoon – an outdoor activity pool. The resort offers a rope course, climbing wall, mini golf, a spa for kids, a MagiQuest interactive attraction and more!
The park includes Double Whirlwind, a family raft ride, Coyote Cannon, a bowl ride, and Whooping Hollow, an area for young kids. Other activities include crafts, dance party for the kids, story time, yogaAtomicRUSH, a family game experience, 4D World, an interactive game, and outdoor mini-golf.
Kansas | Kansas City
This indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City is a little smaller than some of the other sites but still has some great attractions, including the first-of-its-kind Triple Twist, a slide that includes three mini funnels. The resort also has mini golf, Build a Bear, an Aveda Spa, and a MagiQuest interactive attraction and more.
The Great Wolf Lodge in New England is located in Central Massachusetts, about 45 minutes from Boston. It offers a large indoor water park, climbing wall, mini golf, mining for gems, lazer quest and more.
Michigan | Traverse City
This smaller Great Wolf Lodge resort has low to medium level thrill rides, ideal for younger kids,. Activities include Compass Quest, an interactive, high-tech adventure game, bowling and mini golf.
Minnesota | Bloomington
The Great Wolf Lodge in Minnesota is located next to the Mall of America so bring your credit card! Onsite activities include bowling, rope course, Oliver’s Mining, a climbing wall, music, dancing, games, balloon twisting, unique craft projects, face painting, hula hoop contests, Wiley Bingo, and more. The schedule of activities changes daily to bring a variety of fun to your family.
North Carolina |Concord
A large indoor waterpark. MagiQuest and Shadow quest features interactive adventure games at an additional price. Themed animated shows are sprinkled throughout the day. There is also an Aveda Spa, miniature golf and outdoor water park Raccoon Lagoon. The outdoor paradise offers an all-around three-foot, six-inch deep water play area, with fountains and plenty of poolside seating for soaking up the sun.
Ohio | Mason
The Cincinnati, Ohio Great Wolf Lodge has more than 400 woodland-themed suites which can accommodate 4 to 8 people. The resort boasts over 15 exciting water slides and family attractions.
Ohio | Sandusky
The suites all include separate living room areas, free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges and microwaves making it easy to prepare a quick bite in your room. There is no Spa, but lots of other fun activities. Cedar Point amusement park with rollercoasters galore is nearby too.
Pennsylvania | Scotrun
This Poconos mountains Great Wolf Lodge has an indoor water park and 4 restaurants. There is a Starbucks on site. WiFi, parking, and access to the fitness centre are included in the resort fee. There are a variety of activities available on site, including mini-golf.
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is 3.4 miles from Great Wolf Lodge Poconos.
Texas |Great Wolf Grapevine
You’ll find fun slides, rides, a lazy river, the exciting MagiQuest game and more in this exciting family-friendly resort. And make sure to visit Scooops, the perfect spa for kids!
Washington | Grand Mound
Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound is located 6.2 miles from the city centre of Centralia. Guests can enjoy over a dozen water attractions, with over 56,000 sq. ft. of swimming pools and waterslides.
All units feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some units include a seating area and/or balcony. A microwave and fridge are also featured, as well as a coffee machine.
Amenities include an Elements Spa, indoor mini-golf, a mining for gems attraction, and outdoor water activities.
Located near Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg, the Great Wolf Lodge has an indoor water park with a funnel ride, a family raft ride, and a tube ride designed for two riders. Attractions include an Elements Spa, a MagiQuest interactive attraction, a 4-D theater, bowling and more. Offering free admission to the on-site water park, Great Wolf Lodge is located 5 miles from Colonial Williamsburg. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.
Wisconsin| Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin has a few indoor water parks. This is the original Great Wolf Lodge. Room wise, there is a seating and/or dining area in some units. Some units also have a kitchenette, fitted with an oven. Activities include an indoor interactive children’s role playing adventure, an Elements Spa, and a 3-D virtual reality theater.
Canada | Niagara Falls in Ontario,
This Great Wolf Lodge has an 82,000-square-foot indoor water park. The Lodge features an indoor/outdoor waterpark of over 100,000 square-feet; an 18-hole interactive miniature golf course; Ten Paw Bowling Alley; Northern Lights Arcade, including a ticket redemption center; MagiQuest, interactive adventure game; Elements Spa & Salon and Scoops Kid Spa. Five themed restaurants, including a confectionary cafe and Northwood’s Pizza.
Alternatives to Great Wolf Lodges
Is the Great Wolf Lodge, not quite for you? How about trying the Kalahari Resorts? These large Indoor Waterpark is also INCLUDED for all registered guests when staying at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions. Plus, you get an extra hour for splish splash fun too! However, they do offer limited day passes.
Kalahari Resort & Conventions are full service vacation destinations including meeting & convention facilities that combine America’s largest indoor Waterparks with the magic of Africa.
- Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
- Sandusky, Ohio,
- Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin,
- and soon Round Rock, Texas
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