If you need a surefire way to ensure El Niño’s wonky weather patterns won’t spoil your spring vacation, forgo the beach or the mountains and head to one of America’s most exciting indoor water parks, instead. From cyclone twists to larger than life obstacle courses, indoor water parks have something for everyone, plus plenty of perks (arcades, laser tag, and zip lines, anyone?!). And, with several resort-style packages, families can plan an entire week of fun without ever having to leave the hotel. Read on to find your favorite.

Wilderness Waterpark Resort - 2 locations in Wi and Tn

Wilderness offers extreme fun for guests indoors and out, with water slides, rides, pools, and giant vortexes. Thanks to a Foil Tech glass roof, guests can work on their tan year-round while "storm chasing" and "cyclone racing." What sets the Wilderness resorts aside, however, are the multitude of lodging options. Suites, lodges, and villas of all size and configuration are available to choose from. Only registered guests have access to both the water parks and dry land activities, which include wagon rides, nature trails, zip lines, arcades, go-carts, laser tag and paint-your-own pottery studios.

Online: wildernessresort.com

photo: Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort via Facebook

Have you ever been to these indoor water parks? What was your favorite feature? Tell us about it in the comments section below!

— Shelley Massey