Enjoy year-round summertime fun at the indoor water parks and amusement parks in Indiana and Kentucky. From Splash Universe in Northern Indiana to Pirate’s Bay in northeastern Kentucky, swimsuit season never ends. All four parks offer year-round splashing good times for the whole family.

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park Resort (bigsplashadventure.com) is 40,000-square-feet of indoor water fun in southern Indiana’s French Lick. Attractions include Buccaneer Bay, a three-story water play zone for the entire family, the Lost River, Pirate’s Plunder body slide, Silver Beard’s Revenge inner tube slide and Splish Splash Pool for young guests. An arcade, souvenir shop, mini-golf course, and restaurants are also available. The adjacent 154-room hotel offers smoke-free, pet-free, family-friendly accommodations. Park hours vary by season.

Splash Universe

Get your seasons passes to more than 100,000 gallons of water for your getaway at Splash Universe Indoor Water Park (splashuniverse.com) in Shipshewana, Indiana, approximately two hours north of Indianapolis. Relax on Ripplin’ River, brave the Dual Vortex Water Slides, test your balance on the Floating Lily Pad Walk or splash in the Little Squirt Swimming Pool. Dry attractions include the Shooting Star Arcade, Splash Crafts Country Store, with dining options at the Snack Barn and the Old Fashioned Ice Creamery. Day passes are available. Park hours vary.

Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park

Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park (caribbeancovewaterpark.com) in Indianapolis, Indiana offers 50,000 square feet of year-round summer fun. From Kastaway Bay interactive play area and Boom Bay sports pool to the Jungle Rumble body slide and a lazy river, Caribbean Cove offers water fun for the whole family. Other amenities include the Calypso Café and Crazy CoCo’s Arcade, with poolside cabanas to relax and get dry. The adjacent hotel offers 340 rooms for guests wishing to stay overnight. Hours of operation vary throughout the year.

Pirate's Bay Indoor Water Park

Pirate’s Bay Indoor Water Theme Park at the Comfort Inn in Shepherdsville, Kentucky is one of the best indoor water parks for family fun, featuring five water slides, an activity pool and kiddie pool, rock waterfalls, a wave pool, a water basketball court and water playground, water cannons and an adult-only hot tub. A café and event room are also available. Pirate’s Bay is open daily to hotel guests only. The hotel is less than 20 minutes from Louisville, Kentucky.

Other indoor pools waterparks and in the area include:

  • Indy Island Aquatic Center
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay
  • Deep River Water Park