Cabin-Style Suites Above Massive Indoor Water Park
High above Fort Mackenzie—a four-story waterlogged treehouse that feels like it could be a part of Swiss Family Robinson or Pirates of the Caribbean—a 1,000-gallon bucket slowly fills with water. Suddenly, the big bucket topples, drenching those gathered below in a torrent of water. Heated to a balmy 84 degrees, Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City’s indoor water park and its more than 10 splash-filled attractions draw visitors looking for an aquatic getaway no matter the season. In addition to braving Fort Mackenzie, you can plunge down a four-story slide at Alberta Falls or careen through twisting tunnels on The Triple Twist.
The 38,000-square-foot water park is merely one of many activities at the hotel’s entertainment campus. During the MagiQuest live-action adventure, kids wield magic wands and journey through a kingdom to meet mythical creatures, including a pixie and a dragon. Scooops Kid Spa gives manicures and pedicures to pintsize patrons sitting atop ice-cream-cone stools and banana-split thrones—free ice cream completes each visit.
Six vacationers can comfortably sleep in the family suite, where they can plan daily itineraries in the semiprivate living area. Each suite includes a private balcony or patio, to be determined upon check-in.
What makes Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City eco?
- Silver certification from Green Seal, a nonprofit, third-party organization
- Recirculation of most of the water in the park, encouraging water conservation
- UV water-filtration system that minimizes chlorine use
- Low-flow toilets, tubs, and showers that reduce water waste
- Energy-efficient lighting and appliances
- Composting of food waste
Kansas City: Barbecue and Major League Soccer
Great Wolf Lodge sits next to the thunderous Kansas Speedway, host of two stock-car-race weekends a year, as well as the brand-new Livestrong Sporting Park, home of the high-flying Sporting Kansas City Major League Soccer team. You can easily walk to either location from the hotel.
Just 15 miles east is Kansas City, Missouri. The “world’s barbecue capital” is stocked with more than 100 barbecue joints that serve traditional slow-smoked meats and fish. Burnt ends, the crispy tips of a brisket, are a noted regional delicacy. Most locals prefer to wash up after a saucy dinner by splashing around in 1 of more than 200 fountains in the area.
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