These are the indoor water parks near Kentucky that you should visit

by | Last updated Oct 5, 2023

Sometimes the weather isn’t cooperating and you need to find an indoor water park to let the kids have some fun in the water. Unfortunately, there are no indoor water parks in Kentucky, but we have compiled a list of indoor water parks near Kentucky that are within a few hours drive to help you and the little ones have a splash in the water.

Lets get started with our list on the best indoor water parks near Kentucky:

Soundwaves Indoor Water Park

Gaylord Indoor water park near Kentucky

Soundwaves is a unique indoor water park located in Nashville, about an hour south of Bowling Green, Kentucky. The water park is on the Gaylord Opryland Hotel grounds and features an indoor and outdoor water attraction like no other.

The indoor water park is 111,000 square feet and with a water temperature of 84 degrees year round. They have 10 different attractions indoors such as the Stage Dive, Rapid Remix, Lazy Rivers and activity pools for the younger ones. This indoor park is one of the best in the area close to Kentucky.

2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

Big Splash Adventure Water Park

French Lick Indoor water park near Kentucky
Indoor water park in French Lick Indiana, about an hour north of Kentucky

Big Splash Adventure is a 40,000 square foot indoor water park located an hour north of Kentucky in French Lick, Indiana. It features a lot of different water attractions inside the water park. The three story Buccaneer Bay will keep kids of all ages entertained with the different interactive things to play. The Splish Splash pool is perfect for toddlers and young kids and offers a shallow area for them to play along with swings and slides.

If you are staying at French Lick or just traveling in the area, it’s a short hour drive from Owensboro or Louisville.

8505 W. St. Rd. 56 French Lick, IN 47432

Great Wolf Resorts Indoor Water Park

Great Wolf Resorts Indoor Water Park is a large chain of indoor water parks with the closet location to Kentucky in Mason, Ohio. It’s about a 30 minute drive from Covington, Kentucky to Mason, Ohio.

Indoor water park closest to Kentucky
Located in Mason, Ohio only 30 minutes from Kentucky

Great Wolf Lodge resorts has a ton of different water attractions, themed rooms, dining options and various entertainment activities, all designed with families and kids in mind. The water parks typically feature a variety of slides, pools, lazy rivers and other water based attractions suitable for different age groups, making it a popular choice for families with children.

2501 Great Wolf Dr, Mason, Ohio 45040


There are plenty of options for indoor water parks near Kentucky. We hoped this guide helped you find an indoor water park with lots of attractions for you and the kids to enjoy.

Do you have any indoor water parks on the list we missed?

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  1. Derek Taul

    I wonder if anyone actually visits these places before copying and pasting a description for an article. The first one on the list has been closed for probably close to 10 years now. I actually made reservations there several years ago after reading a similar article only to find it was no longer in operation. Just fyi

    • Trey Copeland

      Thanks Derek for the information. The Pirate’s Bay Indoor Water Park has been confirmed closed and removed from the list. Thank you!

    • Robin R Hutchins

      Wilderness in Pigeon Forge is nice. We love to go the week after Christmas to look at the lights at Dollywood just FYI 12/5/23

  2. Ashlynn

    I love the opryland one at nashville



  1. Ashley - Good to know for this upcoming winter season.

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