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Families will love:

  • Largest indoor water park in U.S.
  • Children's play zones
  • Adventure Park with zip line, ropes course and animal park
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About Kalahari Resorts & Conventions - Sandusky, Ohio

Soak up the sights, sounds and tastes of Africa at Kalahari Resort Sandusky, an African-themed family destination boasting the largest indoor water park in the entire U.S.

Opened in 2005, the 884-room northern Ohio resort is the second in the Kalahari family -- succeeding Kalahari Wisconsin Dells -- and includes a 173,000-square-foot indoor water park, a 77,000-square-foot outdoor water park and a new Safari Adventure Park, featuring an African-themed animal park complete with camels, giraffes and zebras.

In winter months and throughout the year, visitors will find a veritable host of indoor venues to entertain the troops, from a massive arcade and a pottery studio to play zones for both big and little kids.

In fair weather, aspiring adventurers can get their feet wet at an expansive outdoor complex, which includes a three-level Ropes Course, two water playgrounds and a four-tower Zipline Tour, where explorers can enjoy awe-inspiring aerial views of both climbing walls and water.

Lodging options range from standard guestrooms with a refrigerator and a microwave to three-bedroom, three-bathroom condos with full kitchens, and a multitude of dining options, from African-themed table service to pizza delivery, appeal to a range of palates as well as family budgets.

Written by Jackie Perrin

Best for:

  • Tots (0-2)
  • Kids (3-6)
  • Kids (7-9)
  • Tweens (10-12)
  • Teens (13+)

Family Interests

  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
  • Water Parks

Family Amenities

  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • Family Room 5+
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool

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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions - Sandusky, Ohio Reviews

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Great First Visit
by nanapapaw
We have no complaints. This was an awesome first time vacation with our 3 grandkids and this water park. We'll definitely go back. We were there for 3days. Everyone that works there were very nice and helpful. They really have the safety of there guest,especially at the water areas. We were very impressed. Great job Kalahari Employees!!! ... read more