Sometimes you need a break but don’t want to travel far, if you are in or near Columbus, Ohio you might want to check out Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark. Recently my family and I packed up and made the 20 minute drive to Fort Rapids for a weekend of water fun. My kids are young so I was a curious as to how this was going to go since they could not do the big water slides. As we pulled up to Fort Rapids we were greeted by a well maintained property with a fun western theme. The lobby and inside of the whole resort is in western theme which makes the experience fun for the whole family. We got to stay in one of the new villas and it was very nice. The room had 2 queen size beds, a table with kitchenette, a dryer and a sofa bed with coffee table. Plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the space. The dryer came in handy when we returned to our room for meal breaks. The waterpark was a blast. They have a great kids area complete with swings for babies allowing them to safely dip their toes while mom sits next to it and keeps an eye on other kids. All of 3 of my girls had a blast on the mini slides and playing with the mini water fountains spraying up from the ground. The waterpark is laid out very nicely and even though there were a lot of people it did not feel over crowded. The main water area has a giant bucket on top that periodically dumps water down and my girls loved watching it dump, although they were too nervous to get under it.
Having a room was a nice bonus. It allowed us to take breaks and go relax. We would head back to the room and have a bite to eat in the privacy of our own space then after a quick rest head back for more play. The in room dryer really came in handy so we never had to put back on wet suits. Even though we were only 20 minutes from home it was worth it to stay the weekend. We got to relax and enjoy some quality family time while splashing in the fun waterpark. As soon as we got home the girls started asking when we would go back.
Thanks to Fort Rapids for providing my family with a weekend at your resort free of charge in order to do this review.