Waterpark description: The North Woods-themed indoor waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls has more than 10 water slides, including three tube slides and a cannon bowl slide, a water coaster, a wave pool, two adults-only hot tubs and a lazy river — but the signature attraction is Fort Mackenzie. The four-story, interactive treehouse water fort is in the center of the park and features 12 levels of water-based adventure with more than 60 guest-activated water effects, all interconnected with suspension bridges, cargo nets and web crawls. Crowning Fort Mackenzie is a giant tipping bucket that holds nearly 1,000 gallons.

The “it” factor: From the all-suite guest accommodations to the 103,000-square-foot indoor waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge provides Niagara Falls visitors a comprehensive package of destination lodging amenities in a log cabin-styled setting. The property also offers two themed family restaurants, a spa, Scooops kids spa, a children’s craft and activity room, a 100-game arcade, a fitness center and nearly 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space. A testament to the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability, this facility has received a four leaf Green Leaf Eco-Rating from Audubon International’s Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program.