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Your Guide to DMV-Area Indoor Water Parks

Kick your family calendar up a notch with a visit to one of these indoor water parks! Ranging from some really impressive community centers to dedicated vacation destinations, there is a local and regional opportunity here for every swimmer.

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Claude Moore Recreation Center | Sterling, VA
About 7-miles from Dulles International Airport

Locally, the indoor water park at Claude Moore Recreation Center is a hidden gem! The Center boasts not only a multi-story slide but also an in-water climb on play structure with a mini slide. Kids will also love the spinning vortex and lazy river, as well as the large free-swim area while parents will have peace of mind knowing swimmers are under the watchful eyes of trained lifeguards. Plus, if you time your visit right, kids can also enjoy the multi-story rock climbing wall! The Center is open to the public, residents, and non-residents.

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Cub Run RECenter | Chantilly, VA
About 8-miles from Dulles International Airport

Cub Run RECenter is also an indoor water oasis! In addition to their competition pool, families with young kids, toddlers, and preschool-aged children will enjoy their indoor water park with a leisure pool, a shallow water playground with a mini slide, and fun spray features! Older, stronger swimmers will love their lazy river, vortex, and 20- and 30-foot-high water slides! Part of Fairfax County Parks and Recreation, you can expect attentive lifeguards and a state-of-the-art, multi-use facility. The Center is open to the public, residents, and non-residents.

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Dulles South Recreation and Community Center | South Riding, VA
About 11-miles from Dulles International Airport

The completion of phases II and III of the Dulles South Recreation and Community Center means plenty of indoor swimming fun for all, year-round! Take some laps in the 50-meter competition pool, relax in the lazy river, or slip on down the curvy 125-foot slide! The 4,500 square foot leisure pool also features a vortex and games like water basketball!

Need to relax? Take a break in the spa and enjoy a unique massage courtesy of a hydrotherapy bench!! The Dulles South Recreation and Community Center is open to both members and non-members, with a variety of admission plans available.

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Freedom Aquatic & Swim Center | Manassas, VA
About 20-miles from Dulles International Airport

The pool at this Manassas Aquatic & Swim Center is a great place to get your feet wet! It’s always warm inside, no matter the weather outside. In addition to their water vortex, current channel, and fun water dump buckets, kids love their slide and diving board! On select nights, enjoy Family Swim Night — an opportunity to splash around while listening to popular music! Plus, during the summer on select nights, come out and enjoy the Wibit — an inflatable water sports park! The Center is open to members and non-members.

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Super, Awesome, & Amazing at The St. James | Springfield, VA
About 26-miles from Dulles International Airport

The St. James is Springfield, VA’s newest health, wellness, and entertainment destination for adults and children of all ages! Inside this massive sports and recreation complex, find an indoor waterpark bursting with slides, sprayers, buckets, and so much fun! As part of the “Super, Awesome & Amazing” active entertainment portion of the complex, the waterpark is open to both facility members and non-members, with a drop-in rate available for spur-of-the-moment splish-splashing year-round. Plus, there’s no charge for parents or spectators who don’t want to get wet! Sit back and relax and enjoy free WiFi while the kids slip and slide the afternoon away.

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Warrenton Aquatic & Recreation Facility | Warrenton, VA
About 34-miles from Dulles International Airport

The Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility (WARF) is home to a 68,000-gallon leisure pool, perfect for indoor water fun! Young and young-at-heart will love their open tube water slide with lots of twists and turns, lazy river, and water vortex. Their zero-depth entry play area boasts an in-water climb on play structure with spray features, a slide, and more! Plus, parents love the added safety of trained lifeguards on duty. The Center is open to the public, residents, and non-residents.

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Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool | Chillum, MD
About 34-miles from Dulles International Airport

Indoor water play reaches new heights at the Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool! With slides, tunnels, and cool spray features coupled with a lily pad obstacle course, the whole family will love spending the day splashing, swimming, and soaking up all kinds of fun! With a special play area for preschoolers and three 25-yard lap lanes, there really is something for everyone within this enormous splash park! This indoor water park is open to both residents and non-residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery County. For information including hours, rates, and rules, please click here.

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Germantown Indoor Swim Center | Boyds, MD
About 39-miles from Dulles International Airport

Swim into an indoor paradise at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center! The 60,000+ square foot facility includes competition, recreation, leisure, and hydrotherapy pools alongside an exciting tot pool for the littlest of swimmers! Found nestled amongst faux palm trees, guests will love the twists and turns of the gigantic, multi-story water slide! Open daily for both residents and non-residents, the Germantown Indoor Swim Center is a great place to soak up some fun! For additional information, including admission costs, rules, and hours of operation, please click here.

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North Arundel Aquatic Center | Glen Burnie, MD
About 60-miles from Dulles International Airport

Splash into fun at the North Arundel Aquatic Center! Featuring water buckets, a waterfall, 134-foot water slide, and thrilling splashdown area, children and adults will love this indoor gem of a park! Alongside the leisure pool, guests will find an 8-lane, 25-yard competition pool as well as a poolside spa for adults! Open seven days a week, daily admission to the aquatic center is available for both residents and non-residents of Anne Arundel County. For more information on admission, hours, and special hours for preschool swim time, please click here!

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Massanutten Indoor Water Park | McGaheysville, VA
About 130-miles from Dulles International Airport

Serving up 84-degrees of adventure all year round, Massanutten’s Indoor Water Park is fun for everyone! Rapids, slides, and water cannons are just some of what you’ll find inside the huge park! Tiny tots will love shallow waters of the Frog Pond, and adventure seekers can surf in The Pipeline, the first and biggest Flowrider in Virginia! Hang out under the giant tipping bucket of Massanutten Meltdown or drop down a 39-foot high body slide before visiting one of the many on-site restaurants for a bite to eat! Visit the water park with the family on a day pass or spend the weekend at the resort! Children 2 and under are free.

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Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Williamsburg, VA
About 150-miles from Dulles International Airport

As North America’s largest indoor family water park, Great Wolf Lodge is the place to visit for unforgettable family memories! Available exclusively to the lodge’s registered guests, Great Wolf Lodge’s massive indoor water park features tons of attractions for the entire family! From the stationary jet skis at the Cub Paw Pool to the roaring waves of the Wolf Rider Wipeout, little swimmers, teenagers, and adults are sure to have a blast inside this 84-degree water park! With shallow pools, wild slides, and cabana rentals available, Great Wolf Lodge has it all! Check out more of the lodge’s fantastic attractions here and plan your next getaway! Children 2 and under are considered free for access to the water park, however, they must be listed as occupants for lodging purposes.

Sahara Sam’s Oasis | West Berlin, NJ
About 170-miles from Dulles International Airport]

Find tons of year-round, weatherproof fun at Sahara Sam’s Oasis! Great for all ages, the smallest of swimmers will love the Lizard Lagoon, a fun-sized oasis for the youngest guests! Older guests can play a game of ball in Sam’s Slamdunker, ride down the 350-foot Nile Mile body slide, and hang out in Tim-Buk-Tu, Sahara Sam’s tree house village attraction! Daredevils, prepare to ride the waves on the Flowrider or enjoy a leisurely ride in the Congo Bongo Adventure River before grabbing some food in the Desert Palm Cafe! Save time and purchase your single day or season pass tickets online. For more information on this family oasis, including height and flotation device requirements, click here. Don’t forget to sign up for the Sahara Sam’s Oasis newsletter and receive a discount code for use on future admission purchases.

Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.

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