North Dakota has gone tropical. Splasher’s of the South Seas waterpark opened in Grand Forks in 2007, and families from near and far are heading to Grand Forks to experience the feel of an island getaway.
As the largest indoor waterpark in North Dakota,
Splasher’s of the South Seas at Canad Inns Destination Center
has something for everyone, from the exhilarating Rarotonga cannon
bowl slide and Tasman Sea activity pool to the long and winding
East Australian Current lazy river.
Priding themselves on being “Your Destination
Centres,” the Canad Inns resort chain made no exception with
this resort, which includes an activity pool with floatables and
water basketball; a children’s activity pool; a large
interactive play structure area with tipping bucket, slides and
geysers; a lazy river for the guests desiring relaxation; a cannon
bowl slide for those looking for adventure and plunge pool; and a
flume slide with two channels.
The Splasher’s of the South Seas artistic theming creates
an experience that increases the appeal of the waterpark and
overall resort. Upon entering the waterpark, the atmosphere gives
the guests a sense of arrival. They are transformed into another
world as they navigate through the themed waterfeatures, murals and
visually stimulating surroundings.
For guests looking for a more private area to relax and store
their personal items while enjoying the waterpark, there are 13
rentable cabanas, each uniquely named to carry on the theme.
Cabanas are useful as a central meeting place for families. With
the cabanas, fewer children are found wandering aimlessly in search
of their parents or that lounge chair they dropped their towel
The Splasher’s of the South Seas waterpark is a
destination, a place where hotel guests and the general public
spend a large amount of time. These guests tend to work up an
appetite during their visit, so to further ensure guest
satisfaction, adjoining the waterpark is the Great Barrier Reef
Concession Stand. Also strategically located near the waterpark is
Captain Cook’s Cove, a family-entertainment center offering
exciting arcade games.
The experience doesn’t end with the waterpark and
entertainment center. Conveniently connected by a climate
controlled walkway to the Alerus Center, the Canad Inns has made
the Alerus Center more appealing to those considering the site to
host conventions, concerts and meetings. It’s a win-win
situation. If a person is visiting the Alerus Center, why not stay
at the Canad Inns and experience the waterpark? Just the same, if a
person is staying at the Canad Inns, why not venture to visit the
The Canad Inns Destination Center is testimony that a hotel is no
longer just a place to sleep, it is just as the name implies, a
destination that creates a family experience. It takes the award
for high guest satisfaction.
NUTS & BOLTS
Aquatic space: 25,000 square feet
Year opened: 2007
Cost: $6.3 million
Dream feature: The largest indoor waterpark in North Dakota includes multiple pools; a play structure; slides and
geysers; and a lazy river.
- Dream Designer: Water Technology
- Pool Contractor: Neuman PoolsInc.
- Theming: Weber Group
- Civil Engineer: JLG Architects
- Pumps: Aurora Pump
- Water Play Structures: SCS Interactive
- Waterslides: Proslide Technology Inc.
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