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Dive Into the Ultimate Family Vacation at Our Traverse City Resort

No matter what the weather outside is doing, our resort at Great Wolf Lodge Traverse City, MI, keeps the indoor water park fun flowing 365 days per year. Splash, swim, and slide with the whole family, then dry off and head into our adventure park to delight in dry-land attractions such as bowling, arcade games, mini golf, our immersive MagiQuest adventure game, and more. Kids will love the assortment of entertainment included in your stay—from yoga and arts & crafts projects to a dance party and story time that wrap up the day—and be sure to keep your camera handy for a photo op with the Great Wolf Kids characters who have been known to roam around the resort.

Whether you're planning a special occasion or just need a quick escape, our Great Wolf Lodge resort provides top-notch service that creates memories of a lifetime.

Resort Amenities

Great Wolf water park
Water Park
Discover the collection of slides, pools, and more that our indoor water park offers.
Great Wolf MagiQuest game
Keep the fun going on dry land with the various attractions in our adventure park.
Great Wolf activities
Enjoy a variety of interactive events that are included in your stay at the resort.

Guest Rooms, Suites & Accommodations

Our luxurious suites are spacious and inviting, providing the perfect respite after a day of play.

We have accommodations for groups small or large with special features like patios, sleeper sofas, themed sleeping areas, and/or accessible bathrooms, so you can customize your stay to fit your family's needs.

Room amenities such as a coffeemaker, a mini fridge, internet access, and HDTVs are standard, ensuring you have everything you need at our Traverse City resort for the ultimate family getaway.

Resort Dining

The variety of dining options for kids and adults located throughout our Traverse City resort can cater to any appetite: enjoy a family meal of shareable plates, pizza fresh from the oven, a casual poolside picnic, and more.

Parents will appreciate our coffee and bar outlets for when it's time to fuel up or unwind, and there are sweet treats to grab and go whenever the craving strikes.

The Great Wolf Lodge mobile app offers contactless food ordering so you can plan ahead and have your food ready for pick-up exactly when you want it.

Events & Meetings

Great Wolf Lodge is available to host private events of all types. With multiple flexible rooms and more than 7,000 square feet of outdoor event space, our Traverse City resort has your next special occasion covered with:

  • Adaptable event spaces for birthdays, weddings, cocktail receptions, conferences, meetings, and more
  • A personalized program for groups of any size
  • Dedicated blocks of suites with easy payment options
  • Separate event parking and entrance
  • Full-service customizable catering
  • Fully integrated A/V and technology options

Things To Do in Traverse City, MI

Once you're done having fun at the resort, take some time to explore the rest of Traverse City.

The northern Michigan destination is best known for its proximity to Lake Michigan. A number of hotels, motels, cabins, and additional lodging options have popped up over the past few years to support an increasing number of tourists.

Grand Traverse Bay remains one of the most popular places to visit, with over 32 miles of sugar-sand beach to explore. There are some great Traverse City resorts located nearby for visitors to enjoy a meal with a view, including the West Bay Beach and the Grand Traverse Resort. 

You can also explore Traverse City on foot! Some of the most popular hiking trails around the water include the West Grand Traverse Bay Trail, East Grand Traverse Bay Trail, Little Traverse Bay Trail, and Crooked Tree Trail. Pyramid Point, Sand Lakes Quiet Area, and Empire Bluffs provide some of the best views in the area.

Leelanau County and Old Mission Peninsula offer even more to do, as home to the oldest continuously operated hotel in Michigan, a 19th-century lighthouse, and the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes. If you're willing to drive just a bit further outside of the city, both Antrim County and Benzie County provide miles of forests, lakes, rivers, and more. These destinations are open year-round to travelers for water sports, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, and fall colors.

Frequently Asked Questions

What towns are near Traverse City?

Traverse City is surrounded by an entire region of peninsulas, islands, and forested highlands. It also borders port villages like Leland, Glen Arbor, Frankfort, and Empire.

What is there to do in downtown Traverse City?

Apart from the waterfront, Traverse City offers tons of fun things to do. Some of the most popular downtown attractions include the City Opera House, the State Theater & Bijou by the Bay, and the Old Town Playhouse. You can also plan your trip around the many events taking place within the city. The Traverse City film festival, the National Cherry Festival, and the Up North Pride Parade are some of the most widely attended occasions in town.

Where should I stay in Traverse City?

Traverse City is located right on Lake Michigan. If you'd like to enjoy the scenery, activities, and attractions the lake offers, it's best to stay somewhere near the waterfront. Conveniently, Great Wolf Lodge is less than a 10-minute drive from the shoreline.

Is Traverse City safe?

Traverse City is a very safe place to visit. The crime rate remains much lower than the statewide average. To ensure your safety after dark, we recommend only walking within a few blocks of where you are staying. If you need to travel further distances, we suggest using a car service or travel app.