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. Heated to a balmy 84 degrees, Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound’s indoor water park and its more than 10 splash-filled attractions draw visitors to this aquatic getaway no matter the season. In addition to braving Fort Mackenzie, you can crash into 3-foot waves at Slap Tail Pond, careen down a six-story funnel slide at Howlin’ Tornado, and unwind in the South Hot Springs warming pool.
The 56,000-square-foot water park is the pièce de résistance among many activities on the hotel's entertainment campus. During the MagiQuest live-action adventure, kids can wield magic wands and journey through a fantasy kingdom, encountering pixies and dragons along the way. More than 100 games such as skee-ball and virtual pinochle attract gamers to the Northern Lights Arcade. Scooops Kid Spa, meanwhile, offers manicures and pedicures for pint-size patrons perched atop ice-cream-cone stools and banana-split thrones—free ice cream tops off each visit. This Groupon comes with a resort credit you can use toward any of these offerings.
Upstairs, the resort's cabin-style suites are ideally suited to families, with plenty of kid-friendly amenities and lots of space to spread out.
Highlights of Thurston County, Washington
Diverse terrain: Located near the southernmost tip of Puget Sound and the state capital, Olympia, Thurston County includes the Chehalis River and Mount Rainier, the continental United States' fifth-tallest mountain.
Downtown Centralia is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its early 20th-century architecture. Along Tower Avenue, old-fashioned streetlights show the way as shoppers stroll to outlet stores and antique shops filled with vintage knickknacks.
Nature preserves such as Mima Mounds sprawl across the South Sound's hills, providing a habitat for endangered wildlife and indigenous plants.
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What You Get
1-night stay for seven in a KidCabin suite with water-park wristbands and a $25 resort credit
Option 1: $219 to check in Sunday–Thursday, not valid for Friday or Saturday stays, valid 4/29/14–6/13/14 (up to a $415 value)
Option 2: $259 to check in Friday, not valid for Saturday stays, valid 4/29/14–6/13/14 (up to a $485 value)
2-night stay for six in a Family suite with water-park wristbands and a $50 resort credit
Option 3: $389 to check in Sunday–Wednesday, not valid for Friday or Saturday stays, valid 4/29/14–6/13/14 (up to a $610 value)
Option 4: $429 to check in Sunday–Wednesday, not valid for Friday or Saturday stays, valid 6/15/14–6/25/14 (up to a $690 value)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 6/13/14 for Options 1–3; 6/25/14 for Option 4
Blackout dates: Not valid 5/23, 5/25, or 5/30
Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $30 fee; 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
Taxes: 10% tax not included
Additional fees: $19.99 daily resort fee not included