Splash Lagoon (Erie, Pennsylvania)

Splash Lagoon
8091 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
(866) 377-5274

Erie, Pennsylvania is the 6th snowiest place in the United States, and in our book, that makes ┬áit a perfect spot for a world class indoor water park. Fortunately, Splash Lagoon fills the bill with its enormous size and Polynesian-themed attractions. For both residents and visitors, it offers a break from the chill of winter, or a fun place to stay during the summer months when there’s a lot going on in the area.


Splash Lagoon is connected to three different hotels, giving you plenty of different options for rates and accommodations. Here are the three different options to look into if you want the best year-round access to the water park:

  • Holiday Inn
  • Residence Inn
  • Comfort Inn

These aren’t the only options, however. There are loads of other hotels just a short drive from the park. To find the best deal, shop around and find a package that includes Splash Lagoon passes.

Slides and Rides

Splash Lagoon is about 80,000 square feet, making it the largest indoor water park in Pennsylvania – and on the East Coast. But it’s not just the size of the water park that draws visitors, but the style. The Polynesian theme adds flavor to the different rides, which have colorful names like Maui Wowie and Monkey Shines Island. Overall, Splash Lagoon has all the “normal” stuff you expect from an indoor water park – just bigger, and with a few twists. Here are some of the main attractions:

  • Large Funnel Slide (Hurricane Hole)
  • Numerous Tube and Body Slides
  • Multiple Children’s Areas
  • Lazy River (Including Waterfall)
  • Activity Pool

Splash Lagoon also provides opportunities for the adults to relax. There’s a large hot tub called the Lava Pool, and an adults-only section named Paradise Cove (21 and older).

Nearby Attractions

Erie, Pennsylvania is a major tourist destination on the East Coast. Each year, over four million people visit Presque Island State Park for swimming, boating, bird watching, and lots of other fun nature activities. Even when the weather is too chilly to take a dip outside, Lake Erie provides plenty of scenic attractions for visitors to enjoy. Staying at a resort with an indoor water park is a nice complement to a day of sightseeing in Erie, as it allows kids to blow off some steam while the adults relax in the soothing comfort of a hot tub.