The Farmer's Almanac says Minnesota will be a "Hibernation Zone" this winter. They are calling for a brutal winter where it's so cold that you don't want to leave your house. I hope they're wrong with their long-term forecast because it doesn't look like much fun.

One of the worst parts about winter is being stuck inside on nasty days and that's especially true if you have kids. You can beat the winter blues by planning a fun family trip to an indoor water park. Read about four that have amazing reviews below.

4 Awesome Indoor Water Parks In Minnesota

Great Wolf Lodge Bloomington 

https://www.greatwolf.com/minnesota/waterpark-attractions/indoor-water-park/fort-mackenzie
https://www.greatwolf.com/minnesota/waterpark-attractions/indoor-water-park/fort-mackenzie
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The Great Wolf Lodge is located near the Mall of America at 1700 American Boulevard East in Bloomington.

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Claudia wrote this review online:

There was lots for every age to do and the waterpark is very well run. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We will definitely go back again!

Great Wolf is on the high end when it comes to cost - below, you'll see other options that may be a little more affordable.

Holiday Inn & Suites Maple Grove

https://www.venetianwaterpark.com/indoor-waterpark/
https://www.venetianwaterpark.com/indoor-waterpark/
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The Holiday Inn & Suites at 11801 Fountains Way North in Maple Grove is home to the Venetian Water Park. 

Linnea wrote:

The water park is definitely the best feature at this hotel. First of all the décor in the waterpark is fantastic...stars above and the walls replicating Italy from floor to ceiling. It has slides for every age, a huge hot tub, 4 water basketball hoops, a kiddie pool with slides, a American Ninja Warrior style leap frog water course, a concession stand, small arcade lifeguards on duty and the best part is it’s all included in your stay!

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lakeville

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/lakeville/lkvmn/hoteldetail/amenities
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/lakeville/lkvmn/hoteldetail/amenities
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The Holiday Inn in Lakeville is located at 20800 Kenrick Ave which is right off the interstate.

My wife and I have taken our kids to this hotel several times. I highly recommend it for families with younger kids.

Best Western Plus Bloomington Hotel

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-bloomington/best-western-plus-bloomington-hotel/propertyCode.24132.html
https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-bloomington/best-western-plus-bloomington-hotel/propertyCode.24132.html
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The Best Western in Bloomington is located at 1901 Killebrew Dr.

Stephanie wrote this review:

My daughter and I took my grandson there for an overnight stay. We played at the water park and had a great time.  All in all, a very nice outing, and we will go back.

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