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WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort

1314 N Elk Vale Rd, Rapid City, SD 57703-9588
+1 605-718-2445
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Sticker Shock, But The Kids Enjoyed It

These indoor waterparks always give me sticker shock. WaTiki is no different. There is an adjoining... read more

Reviewed yesterday
WhoDey1974
Kids enjoyed a few hours there.

Our teenage sons enjoyed about 2 hours at this park. While they were old enough to be dropped off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John S
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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Grab your friends and family and come "slide in" to WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort! Guests and visitors are invited to enjoy over 30,000 square feet of pools and water-slides. The waterpark is open year-round and is conveniently located right off I-90 on Elk Vale Road at Exit 61. WaTiki is connected to Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, and Home 2 Suites by Hilton which means we can accommodate every one in your pool party! We got a huge arcade, Starbucks, Sliders Bar, Marco's Pizza, and Perkin's Restaurant all connected indoors to our waterpark! See you guys soon!
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“water park” (84 reviews)
“lazy river” (95 reviews)
“hot tub” (59 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1314 N Elk Vale Rd, Rapid City, SD 57703-9588
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+1 605-718-2445
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Reviewed yesterday

These indoor waterparks always give me sticker shock. WaTiki is no different. There is an adjoining hotel on the property with a restaurant as well. The facility I will have to say was very clean, including the bathrooms and locker facility. The kids had a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our teenage sons enjoyed about 2 hours at this park. While they were old enough to be dropped off and spend alone time, many of the things inside were for smaller kids. But ours enjoyed it. Good change of pace.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it was a bit crowded and not enough inner tubes for everyone, it was great fun. Lazy river and lots of thrilling slides.

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grandpa asked us to write this review. We are 9 & 13. This is the best water park in the world. The slides were insanely amazing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were super excited to visit this water park especially after reading all the reviews. However on our visit I witnessed a lady walk around the kids slide and step in a pile of poop. There were several piles and the life guard and supervisors...More

8  Thank wayrub
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fun place for families but it needs way more guards. They need at least five more or none at all. There is very little supervision and they are missing guards in some key areas in the park. The notion of guards lulls parents into...More

Thank Elizabeth H
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Mike_DeLosReyes, Manager at WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Elizabeth and thank you for your review. I am so sorry if we are not able to reach your expectations. We do have at least 5-7 guards on duty at a time and we always make sure we always do specially throughout the summer...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked two rooms for two nights at the Fairfield Inn as part of a family road trip. The Waterpark was a great added bonus. On the night of our 20th Anniversary, we left our three young teens at the waterpark while we went downtown for...More

1  Thank Thundergrass
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Mike_DeLosReyes, Manager at WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thundergrass and thank you for your feedback. We are more than happy to provide you and your family a really good time and we thank you for stopping by on your roadtrip. We hope to see you guys again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent about 10 hours here over three days and the kids loved it! It is $17/day for each person but the wife and I just went in as spectators for free each time and kept an eye on our 8 and 10 year old. It...More

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Mike_DeLosReyes, Manager at WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello jmootree and thank you very much for your review. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay! And we have 4 hotels connected to the waterpark, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently visited the Watiki Indoor Water Park in Rapid City during my South Dakota vacation. I was staying in the attached Fairfield Inn on a Sunday night, so I spent time in the water park on Sunday night and Monday morning. It was nice...More

Thank Mark E
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Mike_DeLosReyes, Manager at WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Mark for taking some time to provide us a feedback. We love to hear from our guests that they had a blast and enjoyed their stay. I appreciate you mentioning about some noticeable issues, and I have shared this to our staff and...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My pre-teen daughter had loads of fun and would liked to have spent longer playing but it was closing for the evening (we arrived at 8pm). I had a few rides and enjoyed them but the lazy river was too crowded for me to “laze”...More

Thank Rochelle M
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Mike_DeLosReyes, Manager at WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Rochelle for your review and we really appreciate it. Our waterpark tends to be busier on weekends late afternoon onwards but a lot slower on weekdays as well as every mornings. It gets too loud inside the waterpark on busy days as well...More

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Sara C
15 July 2017|
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Response from J D | Reviewed this property |
Unless you plan to stay beside him the entire time, I would say yes. There are attractions appropriate for your 3 year old, but I have no confidence in the lifeguarding staff. I had a 6 and 10 year old with me who were... More
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Abby M
18 March 2017|
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Response from Mike_DeLosReyes | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We have lockers available, small ($7), medium ($11), and large ($16), and you can pay with cash or card.
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Response from VETNVET | Reviewed this property |
Here is the link to admission prices. Monday - Thursday: $9.25 plus tax Friday - Sunday: $13.65 plus tax
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