The indoor water park phenomenon began in the northern states, and that’s still where you can find many of the best and largest parks. However, the trend is gradually spreading across the country, even to places like South Carolina that have long, hot summers. Even in the South, indoor water parks offer benefits – including shelter from inclement weather, and an enclosed space where it’s easier to keep track of kids.
At the moment, there aren’t a lot of indoor water parks in South Carolina – in fact, there’s only one that we’ve found to be worth mentioning.
Dunes Village Resort (Myrtle Beach)
This oceanfront resort features a small indoor water park with a lot of classic attractions like water slides, a lazy river, and play equipment for kids. At 15,000 square feet, it doesn’t really compare to some of the larger indoor water parks in the country – in fact, it’s about the size of the wave pool at the Kalahari Resort in Ohio. Still, as far as indoor water parks go, it’s the only game in town (in fact, in state). When the weather’s nice – and it usually is – the outdoor water park opens up, adding another 15,000 square feet to the fun. Put it all together, and this is a great place for a family to stay when you’re in town for golfing, the beaches, or other area attractions.
That’s all for now. We’ll update this page whenever any new indoor water parks open up in South Carolina. Given how they seem to be spreading southward, it’s likely there will be new options in the coming years, so check back when you’re planning your next vacation. Otherwise, if you’re willing to look out of state, you might want to check out the options in North Carolina and Tennessee. They both have indoor water parks that are worthy of a road trip.