Top Indoor Theme Parks In The USA

The best amusement centers indoors offer entertainment for the entire family, including roller coasters that set records and classic arcade games.

Nickelodeon Universe

It can be challenging to organize a family trip that everyone will enjoy. Why not move the party indoors if spending time outdoors, such as camping in some of the nation’s best national parks, isn’t quite your thing? America is home to some pretty amazing, action-packed indoor theme parks that have something for everyone. These parks can be found from coast to coast.

No matter what the weather holds, the best indoor amusement parks are vast playgrounds that can be conquered year-round. Roller coaster rides are for thrill-seekers, while those who are tired of such heart-pounding activities may prefer black-light mini golf or retro arcade games like skeeball and air hockey. Frequently, rides and games are accessible to children of all ages, including adults. Another benefit is that these family-friendly locations frequently have bars and restaurants on-site for parents who need a break.

Best indoor amusement parks

Nickelodeon Universe | Bloomington, MN

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Nick Universe | Bloomington, Minnesota

Everything in Bloomington is bigger, including the seven-acre Nickelodeon Universe theme park in the Mall of America, which is the largest indoor theme park in the country. The theme park recently celebrated 15 years of providing families with fun. There are 27 rides available here, ranging from the family-friendly Blue Skidoo to the Avatar Airbender, which is only for older children. Your kids will want to capture meeting their favorite cartoon characters, such as Aang, Blue, Diego, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so make sure there is space on your camera roll for pictures. 

Adventuredome | Las Vegas, NV

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Adventuredome | Nevada, Las

At the Circus Circus Adventuredome, you can transform your visit to Sin City into a family retreat. The five-acre indoor park, which is packed with entertainment, has a distinct desert theme. The family with a need for speed can go wild with vertical drops on El Loco or the Canyon Blaster: it’s the world’s only indoor double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster. The young ones can take their turn on the carousel or the gentle Miner Mike train ride. Getting the family together soon? Play a game of mini bowling, mini golf, or laser tag to engage in some friendly competition. 

iPlay America | Freehold, NJ

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iPlay America | Freehold, New Jersey

The Jersey Shore is a full half-hour drive from iPlay America, but guests can still experience a beachy atmosphere all year long at this boardwalk-themed park. The park, which is 115,000 square feet in size, has a variety of family-friendly attractions like a carousel, happy swing, and dizzy dragons. Drive go-karts or bumper cars, immerse yourself in a 4D experience, or play old-fashioned games like whack-a-mole, balloon darts, or skeeball. On Saturdays, stay for dinner and take advantage of the free live music. This is at the top of the list of Top Indoor Theme Parks in the USA

Kalahari Indoor Theme Park | Wisconsin Dells, WI

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Wisconsin Dells, WI’s Kalahari Indoor Theme Park

This indoor park is a bonus to the already jam-packed Kalahari Waterpark & Resort, which is situated in the family funhouse known as the Wisconsin Dells, the world’s waterpark capital. A six-story Ferris wheel, ropes course, climbing wall, go-karts, and even laser tag are among the thrilling features of the 220,000 square foot waterpark. In addition, there is a sports bar on the property where parents can unwind while their children earn points at the arcade. To receive a discount on the entrance fees, stay at the resort.

Mt. Olympus | Wisconsin Dells, WI

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Wisconsin Dells, WI’s Mount Olympus

Mt. Olympus, yet another worthwhile attraction in Wisconsin Dells, is a haven for children. Toddler rides abound and include trolleys, bi-planes, tea cups, and miniature hot air balloons. Along with more traditional attractions like climbing walls, bumper cars, and an arcade with mini bowling, the alien ball pit is a must-have. If you stay at the resort, admission is free only during the colder months. This is also one of the top indoor theme parks in the USA

Spooky Nook Sports Center | Lancaster, PA

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s Spooky Nook Sports Center

Even though the vast majority of visitors to Spooky Nook, the nation’s largest indoor sports facility, are undoubtedly interested in taking advantage of the fields and courts, there is still a ton of other sporting fun to be had. There is an outdoor field hockey field and a climate-controlled dome for field hockey, soccer, football, and other sports, in addition to the 700,000-square-foot indoor facility. Additionally, the large pay-as-you-go arcade’s more than 60 games, including several vintage carnival favorites with prizes, will keep visitors occupied for hours.

Scene 75 Entertainment Center | Dayton, OH

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Dayton, Ohio’s Scene 75 Entertainment Center

At Dayton’s indoor entertainment complex Scene 75, where the first airplane factory in the world was constructed, soar high. Take advantage of the Tsunami Roller Coaster’s many turns and twists, or visit the drop tower to feel your stomach drop. Looking for something more realistic? Play a game of laser tag or try the mini-golf course and put while the lights are off. For parents who need a little downtime, there are three full-service bars on-site. 

Funplex | Houston, TX

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Houston, Texas’ Funplex

Go big in Texas or go home, they say. For children of all ages, the Funplex offers more than 200 activities and attractions. Little ones will enjoy the rides with ladybug and airplane themes, but they’ll also have a blast at the park’s two-story indoor playground, Playport. The VR roller coaster and car simulators will enthrall older children and teenagers, and the inflatable laser maze is another park favorite.

Great Wolf Lodge | Pocono Mountains, PA

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Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania’s Great Wolf Lodge

At Great Wolf Lodge, you can cool off with a bewildering selection of activities. Little ones can have interactive water treehouse fun at Fort Mackenzie or have small-scale fun sliding down Whooping Hollow. The Hydro Plunge, a roller coaster slide that sends you down an exhilarating 52-foot drop in a raft, is suitable for older children and adults. On the premises are also interactive mining experiences, live-action games, a ropes course, a mini bowling alley, and an arcade. Great Wolf Lodge has numerous locations in addition to the one in the Poconos.

Las Vegas, Nevada’s Stratosphere Tower

Of course, Vegas is the place to be if your idea of fun involves having your heart leap into your throat. Even though they are not technically “indoors,” The Tower is home to a number of thrilling, unusual rides and offers some of the best views of Sin City. Willing participants are secured in a harness at the Stratosphere Casino’s launching pad on the 108th floor and connected to a cable that is attached to a “descender.” The device slows the fall for a secure landing after the jump, just before they touch the ground. 

We hope you enjoyed this virtual tour, and be sure to let us know in the comments which place you’re most excited to visit.

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