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Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park in French Lick, Indiana
Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park in French Lick, Indiana

The Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park in French Lick, Indiana is a must for year-round fun.

Winter or Summer, you’ll plenty to do to keep you busy at this wonderful Orange County attraction.

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park in French Lick, Indiana

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park and Resort in French Lick, Indiana
Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park and Resort in French Lick, Indiana

As we drove up the very big hill in this small Indiana town to get to the hotel and water park, the kids were amazed. They had no idea where we going. We sometimes like to keep secrets like that when we are traveling Indiana. Where we live in northwest Indiana, there aren’t exactly big hills and trees everywhere.

They just knew we were on the way to something good. But the way this indoor water park is built, and how it is situated on this hill, it was pretty obvious where it was located, and what we were going to get to do.

Encased in glass windows, there’s no hiding or missing the colorful slides darting around inside–and even out. It looks really sharp, all 40,000 square feet of it.

We had been sitting in the car for hours. It was a long, gloomy ride. Kid #1 couldn’t believe his great good luck. “Mom, are we staying HERE?” I think he may have danced and sung all the way into the building because he was so excited.

French Lick, Indiana Lodging

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park in French Lick, Indiana Rooms
Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park in French Lick, Indiana Rooms

Who knew our room, one of 154 available rooms, at Big Splash Indoor Water Park would be so comfortable? I was expecting more “kid-friendly” and less decorative type things. Boy, did I have it wrong. Extra-long decorative pillows, a comfortable mattress, and nice, neutral colors lent a relaxing feel to the room. The kids really liked playing with the giant pillows. They built a fort using the pillows that stretched across the bed. It kept them busy while we got ready in the morning so that’s absolutely fine with me.

What’s great is that even after you check out, you are still allowed access to the indoor water park. How fun is that? The lazy river was calling my name. Kid #1 liked to go through it with me. I liked to bop his inner tube over and under as many buckets, fountains, and other “get you drenched” sort of surprises. It’s one of the perks of being a parent.

Now that was fun. Kid #2 loved the toddler pool and slide. He felt like such big stuff. It was great that he had something to do at his level. It took him awhile to warm up to the idea of it all but he enjoyed himself.

Kid #1 and my husband, Jeremy, were brave enough to tackle the slides first thing. They couldn’t wait to tell me how creepy the red slide was at night–so dark you can’t see anything but can feel the temperature change as it darts outside the building. I wasn’t brave enough to battle the stairs (you know my fear of heights, right?) until the next morning. But then? Wow did I have fun! I wish I had started with the slides earlier but oh, well. Don’t make my mistake.

Visit Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park

People travel all over the country looking for something to do when there’s great good fun to be had in their very own backyard. Get over to Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park in French Lick, Indiana and make a splash–any time of year.

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Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana.

Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you.

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park
8505 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432
877.936.3866

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Special thanks to Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park and Resort for hosting our stay. Opinions remain mine and mine alone (as always). 

About Jessica Nunemaker

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and a book. Look for "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in April 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration.

2 comments

  1. Jessica Nunemaker

    Have fun! :)

  2. yall guys will be seeing me this weekend we are so exited to be coming so be looking out for us

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