The Midwest doesn't quite compare to the Kalahari Desert—the large sandy savanna in southern Africa—in terms of weather, but it does bring the heat when it comes to action-packed indoor waterpark resorts. Forget about taming your wild side and Escape to Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio.
Make the Two Room Family Suite your lair during a one-night stay for up to six people on Sundays through Thursdays, between now and May 24, 2012 ($159). Or, opt for a Friday-night stay on April 20, April 27, May 11, or May 18, 2012 ($199).
Your oasis is anything but primitive—one room boasts a king-size bed for you and your African queen, while the other holds two queen-size beds to accommodate the kiddos. And get more than just your feet wet with included waterpark admission for all guests, valid from noon on the day of your arrival until 3 p.m. on the day of your departure.
Appease your wild side on the Rippling Rhino and Victoria Falls raft rides, the Swahili Swirl, and the Zip Coaster—a rollercoaster waterslide—before challenging your comrades to the Cheetah Race (four-lane slalom-style waterslides) or a surfing competition on the FlowRider.
When you're ready to be as lazy as a lion, relax at Spa Kalahari, or let the water wash over you in the 12,000-square-foot wave pool. Then, grab a putter for six rounds at Madagascar Black Light Mini Golf.
Unlike its African cousin, whose name means "waterless place," Ohio's version of the Kalahari will wet your family's appetite for fun.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON July 30, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON May 24, 2012
A One-Night Stay for Up to Six Guests in a Two Room Family Suite, Sundays through Thursdays from Now to May 24, 2012 ($159) or Select Fridays in April and May ($199), with Water Park Admission for All Guests and Six Rounds of Mini Golf
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