When Missouri’s winter winds start to bite, the daydreams begin: sun-warmed beach, surfing, swimming, floating lazily down a warm stream. Fortunately, you don’t have to hop a plane to one of the coasts or a tropical island. Just head to one of the Show-Me State’s many indoor pools and water parks for some weather-proof fun and relaxation the whole family can enjoy.
Coco Key Water Resort, in Kansas City, is a constant 84 degrees inside this tropical paradise of a water park. The kids can enjoy pulling themselves across the lily pads, floating down the Coconut Grove Adventure River and zooming down over 900 feet of water slides. Mom and Dad can relax under the private poolside cabana, or of course join the kids on those slides!
Timber Falls Indoor Waterpark, at the Lake of the Ozarks, is an amazingly interactive water park which is home to a three-story “Ozark Wilderness” tree house. Watch out, because every minute a six-foot-wide wooden bucket will spill over 600 gallons of water on those standing below! Add in slides and water basketball and the kids will be busy all day. Parents wanting to relax can enjoy the 21-seat whirlpool.
Splash Country Waterpark, at Grand Country in Branson, holds everything you need for a day or two of indoor water park fun, plus some great things for the parents too. Get lost in the tree house or escape using the tube slides. Toddlers have their own pool fully equipped with jumping water, two slides and bungee swings. Parents can enjoy the 250 feet of lazy river and the “Melting Pot Spa” with massaging water jets.
Branson is the home of good times, so of course they would have two incredible indoor water parks Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark houses 30,000 square feet of fun, including two tipping buckets; rain showers; waterfalls; corkscrew and tube slides; not to mention, multiple activity pools and a lazy river.
All four of these water park adventures have restaurants on-site for lunch and dinner breaks (some have multiple eateries.) Now that you know about these wonderful cabin fever cures, don’t waste any more time. Get poolside at one of these Missouri indoor water parks and destroy those winter weather blues.