USA Today takes a trip to 5 Midwest Water Parks

We've been to the Castaway Bay Water Park & Resort a couple of times. Part of the Cedar Point franchise, the park is a terrific escape from the Midwest winter for us and many other families. While I would say that the Castaway Bay is better suited for families with younger children (teens might get bored pretty quickly there), I suspect there are other water parks that are more appealing to families with older kids.

That said, here's a great article from USA today on water parks in the Midwest.

Author Juanita Bognanni takes a quick look at five water parks, including the Kalahari Resort (Sandusky, OH), Water Park of America (Bloomington, MN), KeyLime Cover (Gurnee, IL), Wilderness Territory (Wisconsin Dells WI), and Avalanche Bay (Boyne Falls, MI).