; Skip to Content

17 Fun Indoor Water Parks Near Omaha (2024)

The beauty of indoor water parks is there’s a year-round pool destination you can always count on. If you’re looking for a family-pleasing getaway, hotels with a waterpark are an excellent combination. Here are a few indoor water parks near Omaha, including resorts and aquatic centers in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri to add to your family travel wish list.

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

UPDATED: This post was first published in October 2020, and it has been updated in February 2024 for closures. Coco Key Water Resort in Omaha has closed.

What are the best indoor water parks in Omaha?

Omaha has only a few indoor water parks, and they’re small ones but at least they’re very family-friendly. There is one water resort/hotel and the rest are day-use aquatic centers.

Holiday Inn Omaha Downtown – Old Market

Where: 1420 Cuming St., Omaha

What to expect: While the size of the Holiday Bay is small compared to most others, it’s still exciting for youngsters with its waterslide that can be seen outside the building. The waterpark covers 10,000 square feet with a play structure, three-story slide, plus a pool and oversized whirlpool.

And, bonus, kids eat for free when you stay at the Holiday Inn.

Salvation Army Kroc Center

Where: 2825 Y St., Omaha

What to expect: This indoor aquatic center is great for local families looking for a fun way to burn some energy. There’s a long slide plus a little toddler slide, lazy river, and a 1,877-gallon leisure pool.

A day pass for the Kroc Center, which can get you into the pool, is $19 for adults (ages 19+), $11 for teens (ages 12-18), $8 for youth (ages 2-11), and free for kids under 2. Open swim hours vary:

Monday – Friday
Rec Pool, 5:30-10 a.m. (19+)
Lap Pool, 6:30-10 a.m. (19+)

Both Pools, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday
Both Pools, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Both Pools, noon to 4 p.m.

The Bellevue indoor water park {planned for 2026}

In early February 2024, Bellevue City Council voted unanimously to build an enormous, 100,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor water park. Given the size and amenities, they predict it could be a Top 10 water park in the U.S.! Read more information about it here.

Indoor Water Parks Near Omaha

Play in the water year-round at these indoor water resorts and water parks within five hours of Omaha.

My recommendations

I have not had a whole lot of luck with indoor water parks when we travel. I have visited all of the local indoor water parks, and honestly, I’d skip the hotel versions and go straight to the Kroc Center.

For our travels thus far, I haven’t been too impressed with the hotels we’ve stayed at with indoor waterparks. It seems elusive to find a hotel and waterpark that meet my expectations. Great Wolf Lodge KCK was a hit with my kids but I felt like the price was absurd…even with the Groupon discount.

Your turn: Let me know your favorites and recommendations!

Indoor water parks make year-round vacations possible in the Midwest. Here are 15+ indoor water parks and resorts in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and South Dakota (all very drivable from Omaha!)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Wednesday 5th of October 2022

Several of these are listed as closed or your hyperlinks don't work


Wednesday 5th of October 2022

Thank you for the heads up. I've updated all the broken links. Sorry about that!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.