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Midwest Living

Fun-ctional Meetings

Bliesure’ travel has become more and more popular over the years. Part of this travel style now often includes bringing family members, significant others, or friends along. Those looking to intermix family fun with business travel enjoy the waterpark concept as a favorite family outing year-round.

“Families” delight in the wide range of activities offered at Timber Ridge,” expressed Mark Fenton, General Manager of Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark. Located in Lake Geneva, WI, this Midwest waterpark resort is impressing bliesure travelers. Its 50,000-sq-ft. indoor/outdoor waterpark, Moose Mountain Falls, is home to multiple pools, slides, a lazy river, several hot tubs, and a new, musically inspired waterslide, Avalanche Falls.

Fenton provided details on this new attractions, “Only the second slide of its kind in the country, kids can get their groove on by jamming out to favorite tunes while swooshing down Avalanche Falls. Fun song themes include kids’ movie songs, pop paradise, country waves, and favorite tunes from Timber Ridges’s mascot, Bruce the Moose. In addition to singing to their favorite songs, kids will love the colored lights on their way down for a fun, concert-like experience. Each theme will rotate three to four songs, which means that every ride down the slide can bring a new experience.”

At Thumper Pond, located in Ottertrail, MN, guests enjoy a 12,000-sq.-ft. center featuring two, three-story waterslides, an activity pool with basketball hoops and volleyball net, and an 18-person whirlpool. The center also offers a zero-entry, activity pool with water features for younger children.

Toddler swim areas have increased throughout waterparks. At Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark, in Utica, IL, every age is accommodated. From the Kid’s Ranger Station to the wave pool and lazy river to the tube slide, generations can enjoy respite while traveling with a guest on business.

Be assured, safety and cleanliness are high ranking priorities at all waterpark facilities. As a green-certified hotel, Timber Ridge uses ultraviolet light to help reduce the amount of chemicals used in the water. In addition, the use of large fans help circulate air to eliminate the need for air conditioning and LED lighting is used throughout the waterpark for vast efficiency.

If attendees need to remain dry for a time, many other activities can be found at waterpark resorts. Timber Ridge offers horseback riding, 12 indoor rock walls and access to the Adventure Center, which provides the tools for family mountain biking, disc golf courses, hiking trails, sand volleyball courts, archery, and picnic and recreation areas. And if that isn’t enough, the resort also houses a 3,600-sq.-ft. arcade. Thumper Pond guests can engage in many seasonal activities, including golf, fishing, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing. Those in Illinois, will enjoy Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort’s many family extras, such as Annie’s Little Pots, a ceramic painting studio, family craft times, Grizzly Jack’s & Grand Bear’s Story Time, Canyon Creek Mini Golf, and family movie time.

No matter the season, family getaways help foster work/life balance. Give your attendees the opportunity to gain knowledge and create family memories by utilizing a great Midwest waterpark resort for your next meeting or event.

Filed in Press Coverage