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Best Water Parks in Santa Monica, CA

Great Wolf Lodge started out as a small indoor water park resort in the Wisconsin Dells area. It’s been over 20 years since we first opened our doors and we now have 18 locations across the United States and Canada. While our indoor water park was traditionally open only to guests staying at the resort, we now offer passes for anyone who wants to drop in for the day!

If you’re crazy about water adventures, playgrounds, slides and thrill rides, you won’t want to miss out on an opportunity to experience Great Wolf Lodge. Check out the information below for more on the best indoor water parks near Santa Monica!

indoor swimming pool at Great Wolf Lodge

Features of Our Water Park

We keep our indoor water park at a comfortable 84-degrees all year round, making it a perfect place to escape bad weather. We offer a variety of body slides, tube slides, raft rides, activity pools and splash areas for every member of the family, from toddlers and teens, to parents and grandparents.

If you’re traveling with little ones, we suggest visiting our Cub Paw Pool, which is filled with spray features and kiddie slides. Our lazy river, also known as the Crooked Creek, is another popular option among guests traveling with small children. Family and friends can relax and float down the river together. You don’t have to worry about pushing yourself along, either. The current does all the work for you!

Of course, you can’t visit an indoor water park without catching a wave. Head over to Slap Tail Pond and splash around the swells sweeping in from the deep end. You’ll be transported to the ocean within minutes of stepping into the tide. Surfs up!

Can’t Miss Water Slides

We’ve got four-story tube rides, a water-jet fueled vortex and raft-riding adventures the family won’t soon forget. While certain slides can only accommodate one guest at a time, plenty of others can seat up to four guests at once. Experience the thrill together!

Our activity pools are also a great place to splash around, hop on a float and enjoy the water. You’ll be sure to find a few basketball hoops located around Chincook Cove for you to practice your hook shots, free throws and rebounds. You can even take part in a friendly round of water basketball! 

Water Park Attractions

Even if you aren’t crazy about swimming, you’re sure to have a blast at our indoor water park. Our Cool Cabana Rentals provide a cozy spot for guests to rest, retreat and re-hydrate. Each comes complete with refreshing beverages, towels, seating and “smart” amenities to enjoy.

Don’t worry about working up an appetite after spending a day splashing around the indoor water park. You can refuel at any one of our onsite dining options. We’ve got all the classics, including pizza, burgers and ice cream! Parents can even enjoy a cup of coffee or adult beverage around the park.

While our indoor water park remains our standout feature, we do offer a handful of other activities. Guests can engage in a game of laser tag or challenge themselves on our ropes course from the safety of a climbing harness or win prizes over at our Northern Lights Arcade. We also offer MagiQuest, a live-action role-playing game. To play, kids must choose their very own magic wand which they can take home with them after completing the game!

You can find members of the Great Wolf Lodge team located around the park, ready to accommodate your every need. We also have individuals assigned to read stories, paint faces, teach art classes and yoga for kids!

Passes, Packages, and Special Offers

You can book your stay at our official site or call 1-800-905-9653. Day passes are also available and include full access to our indoor water park, free life jackets for every member of the family and free passes for kids aged 2 years and younger.

Our birthday party packages include 1.5 hours in a decorated birthday space, a sheet cake, pizza and soda, water park passes and more! You can find out more information on our birthday party packages here.

Our Garden Grove location in southern California also offers a host of seasonal specialties, from themed parties to holiday meals. Make sure to check out our special offers for more ways to save on your stay!

More Things to do in Santa Monica

Santa Monica is one of the most picturesque beach towns in the nation. It’s also packed with things to do and places to see. Surfers and swimmers will enjoy its pristine shoreline, while on-land adventurers can explore any number of attractions, including the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, Heal the Bay Aquarium, the Santa Monica Pier and of course, the famous Pacific Park amusement park. 

Other Water Parks and Splash Pads in Santa Monica, CA

Are you looking for more places to cool off around Santa Monica? Check out this next section for more information on splash pads and water parks in California. 

Raging Waters, Los Angeles

The Raging Waters San Dimas is one of the most popular destinations around Santa Monica. The 60-acre water park hosts more than 50 “world-class” water slides, rides and attractions. It’s also home to California’s only hydromagnetic water coaster!

Virginia Avenue Park, Santa Monica

Just as the name suggests, this destination is centrally located on Virginia Ave. The park features a major splash patio for families to enjoy. There are also plenty of shaded benches around for those who need a break from the sun.

Coldwater Canyon Park, Beverly Hills

Coldwater Canyon features a wide span of green space, a water stream, Gwynn Murrill’s “Cougar III”  bronze sculpture and a children’s playground for 2-5 year old and a 5-12 year old play areas. There’s also a small man-made beach where kids can swim or splash around! 

Hansen Dam Aquatic Center, Lake View Terrace

Another popular California water park, the Hansen Dam features an outdoor swimming pool area and water slide. This low-budget option also features other amenities designed for kids of all ages, including a skate park, recreational area, golf course and more! Families can also catch some shade under the trees, cabanas or umbrellas. 

Tongva Park, Santa Monica

Welcome to one of the most popular splash pads in Santa Monica! In addition to the splash pad, the park contains a few other water features including a climbing structure and slides. The park, located on Ocean Ave., also contains a picnic area, play area, a walking path, public gardens and a natural amphitheater. 

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