11801 Fountains Way North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
While a certain other indoor water park in Minneapolis gets all the attention due to its sheer size, this small indoor water park succeeds with style. Located in Maple Grove, Minnesota (part of the Twin Cities metro area), the Venetian Indoor Water Park attracts visitors with its fun water attractions and quaint Mediterranean theme. The walls of this water park are decorated with scenes from Venice, providing a romantic backdrop for guests as they frolic in its “canals” year-round.
It’s a unique idea in an indoor water park industry where – let’s face it – a lot of the facilities are distinguished only by their square footage. What might be even more surprising to some is the hotel that’s connected to this water park – none other than Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. Of course, not all Holiday Inns are cookie cutter, and this one is a prime example. It features the same Venetian theme as the water park.
At 25,000 square feet, this is a small water park by national standards – and certainly by the standards of Minnesota, where there are so many options. However, the water park does have plenty of attractions to keep both children and adults busy. Here are a few we found worth mentioning:
- Activity Pool
- Four-Story Water Slides
- Toddler Pool with Beach Entry
- Walking Bridge
- Spa Area
- Arcade Onsite
Admission is limited to hotel guests, so you’ll have to book a room to enjoy this unique water park. Each room comes with up to four wristbands, with the option to purchase one additional pass. One thing that’s important to note: this water park is generally only open on weekends (Friday-Saturday-Sunday). That schedule is subject to change and may vary at different times of year, so make sure you check with the hotel before booking your room.
If you want more indoor water park options, there are certainly plenty to choose from. In addition to the other parks in the Twin Cities, there are tons more around the state.