5 Pro Tips for the Ultimate WaTiki® Waterpark Experience


After a long, cold winter, you and your little ones are itching to explore and experience something exciting and adventurous this summer. Whether you are exploring the Black Hills or escaping for the weekend, WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort in Rapid City, SD is the perfect oasis for non-stop family fun. Our 30,000 sq. foot indoor waterpark boasts tons of activities in and out of the pool. 
We have compiled a list of 5 Pro Tips to help make your vacation a splashing good time.


1. Choose Your Hotel

Our large resort complex features five hotels that are adjacent to the waterpark: Fairfield by Marriott, La Quinta by Wyndham, Residence Inn by Marriott, Home2 Suites by Hilton, and Courtyard by Marriott. All five hotels feature free parking, wi-fi, and discounted admission to the waterpark. Looking to extend your stay and splash longer? Check-in to the Home2 Suites or Residence Inn for a ‘home away from home’ feel. Want a waterpark view? Book the Reef Suite at Fairfield by Marriott for an incredible view from the comfort of your hotel room. Need extra space to recharge after the waterpark? Courtyard by Marriott offers plenty of spaces to relax and reset. Don’t leave your furry friend behind! We accept all pets at La Quinta, Home2 Suites, and Residence Inn.


2. Win at the Arcade

The fun doesn’t stop at the waterpark! Head over to the arcade where you can win tickets and score some fun prizes. With over 30 of your favorite classic & modern video games, plus skeeball and air hockey, there’s something for every age. Planning a birthday party? Our birthday party goers get $5 in arcade play each!


3. Grab A Bite to Eat

We offer many dining options within our resort, so you’ll never have to leave! Fairfield by Marriott, La Quinta by Wyndham, Residence Inn by Marriott, and Home2 Suites by Hilton all offer complimentary breakfast. The Bistro Bar, located inside Courtyard by Marriott, is a delectable dining option for breakfast, dinner, and classic cocktails. Sliders Bar & Grill, located inside the waterpark, is a tropical-themed restaurant with a waterslide running through it. Order a delicious meal on the spot from our extensive menu including specialty pizza, wings, subs, and salads. We have something to satisfy every craving! While the kiddos are at the pool, the adults can grab a cold one at the full-service bar. If you need a pick-me-up at any point during your stay, we offer Proudly Serving Starbucks right from the bar or at our kiosk.


4. Relax and Have Fun

WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort has something for everyone. If you’re looking to relax while you’re here, grab a tube and float down the Lazy River or hang out in the Oasis Hot Tub. We offer discounted spectator passes that includes access to the Oasis Hot Tub. Are you more of a thrill-seeker? Slip into one of our exhilarating slides that will have you yelling “cowabunga, dude!” We’ve got three slides to choose from: Maui’s Body Slide, the Sink Hole, and the Funky Frog Slide. We guarantee one ride is not enough! If little ones are in tow, they can splash around in KoKo’s Kingdom water playground.


5. Head to the Gift Shop!

What better way to complete your vacation than with photos and souvenirs? Create an unforgettable experience at WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort by purchasing a one-of-a-kind Tropical Tumbler and t-shirt. Don’t forget to snap a photo with our mascot, Koko! We know you’ll have the ‘slide of your life’ and we want you to share your experience with us. Show us your best #WaTikiFun photos and take your best #SplashSelfie for social media!

Are you ready to dive into WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort?