Aquatopia: The BEST Indoor Water Park for Family Vacations

Last year, readers of USA Today voted on a selected group of twenty indoor water parks shortlisted by a panel of experts. Aquatopia at Camelback Resort was once again voted the best indoor water park in North America. 

So last summer, my family took a road trip to the Poconos to see why it is repeatedly crowned the best place for indoor water thrills and family fun. 

What Makes Aquatopia So Special?

No matter the weather outside, inside Aquatopia, it is 84 degrees and sunny every day. This weather-proof vacation is a big convenience when planning a family getaway year-round, as weather is uncontrollable. 

When you enter Aquatopia, its sheer size and transparent roof are astonishing. It covers 125,000 square feet in total and houses 13 slides, a huge wave pool staffed with lifeguards, a lazy river, the challenging forever-wave FlowRider, and multiple play areas for younger kids and toddlers.  

Self-Guided Tours

Aquatopia has seven pools, an indoor/outdoor hot tub, and Kartrite’s Quest – the world’s first multi-level aqua play structure equipped with 84 interactive water effects. This is ideal for those family members afraid of heights or tube rides. 

The Lost River isn’t a typical lazy river but more like an adventure river ride through an enclosed jungle before emerging into daylight and a surprise waterfall. Even babies can join the family fun, sharing a tube with a parent as long as they wear a life jacket. 

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