You can find indoor water parks in every part of the country, even the South. While originally built as an oasis from the cold of northern winters, the indoor water park has spread even to warm weather states as people have come to appreciate its many other benefits. See, indoor parks not only protect from the cold, but the heat and humidity as well. They also offer a families a convenient playground for kids – one that’s enclosed and shielded from the sun.
Unfortunately, despite all those advantages, there are no true indoor water parks in Louisiana at this point. There may be a handful of indoor pools that have water park-type features, but we have yet to find one that really qualifies as an actual water park with multiple slides, kiddie play structure, and all the rest. If one does open up in the state, we’ll update this page with all the details.
In the meantime, if you want to visit an indoor water park, the nearest options are probably in Texas, which has Great Wolf Lodge and Schlitterbahn locations. There are also several excellent indoor water parks in the tourist town of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which is near Dollywood theme park and lots of other popular attractions.