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The Grand Lodge Waterpark, WI – Review

My family LOVES Waterparks!

Camping doesn’t have to always be about sleeping in a tent.

While there are a ton of amazing places to go Camping in Wisconsin, there is also a large number of people who “Hotel” camp and this review is for you guys! During our adventure out to Door County, WI I made arrangements to stop halfway and stay overnight at The Grand Lodge Waterpark in Wausau.

Right when we drove up to the hotel the kids were excited! I loved the up North feel the hotel has throughout the building. There is a huge tree in the middle of the lobby the kids played on while we were checking into our room for the night. This place is more than family friendly!

Veggin’ Out Kid Style

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 We stayed in the Kids Bunk Bed Suite and that first night everyone was tired from the packing and traveling. We watched a little TV and called it an early night. The hotel doesn’t run the waterpark pool area during the week, which was kind of a bummer. We lifted the kid’s spirits by reminding them our plans to stay at the waterpark again on our way home and the waterpark pool area would be open we came back.

It’s Pool Time

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We had more than enough time to enjoy the pool when we showed up on Sunday. I have to be honest with you I have been to a handful of indoor waterparks and this one is amazing fun! There is a few sections that cater to all ages.

The large water works area with a water bucket that dumps on everyone was a huge hit! A bell starts to ring just before the bucket is ready to empty out on top of everyone’s head. This came in handy for me because I don’t really like to get wet!

There it Goes

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Yet, I stood under it just for Ryan…


The little children enjoyed playing in the toddler area. This was the first time I had seen a baby swing in the water for babies.

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The whole family spent time floating down the lazy river together. Ryan and I shared a tube with the two mini children and tried our best to keep them from getting wet from the water falling above us.


From water slide tubes, water pads, hot tub all the way to the water bucket you are guaranteed to have a blast when you stay at the Grand Lodge!

We had a Great Time!


The hotel has many different types of rooms for guests to choose from when planning a trip to stay. There are a couple of loft style suites, standard rooms and you can stay in an extended stay room if you are vacationing longer than normal.

The Girls liked Hanging Out in the Bunk Bed


My bed was very comfortable and it was nice having our own space after spending 5 days together in our camper. I can see why some people “Hotel Camp”!


The next morning, before heading out onto the open road once again we all had a light breakfast provided by the Grand Lodge. Everything was tasty and the coffee was hot. If you are in the area and need a place to entertain children, but don’t want to feel like you are at a “Kid Zone” the Grand Lodge gives you the best of both worlds.


Let us know if you plan on visiting the Grand Lodge Hotel in Wisconsin soon!

Happy Camping – Whatever type you like, Kelly


Wednesday 16th of February 2022

Unfortunately this Waterpark has been closed since March 2021.


Monday 7th of February 2022

The waterpark here is now closed. I'm not sure the hotel is open anymore either... in case you want to delete this article.


Saturday 5th of February 2022

The watermark part of the lodge is closed due to lack of maintenance. Not sure when you visited, but it’s been closed for a while.


Tuesday 1st of February 2022

This must be old the water park is permanently closed due to constant health code violations and that was before Covid hit in 2020.

Jimmy Wiggles

Sunday 30th of January 2022

About the Grand Lodge,, the Water Park went broke, the Restaurant is also broke and closed, the only thing left is the front desk to get a room for the night.