Indoor Pools in All 50 States to Make You Forget It's Winter

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Anaconda, MT

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Aquadome Recreation Center
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Alabama: Aquadome Recreation Center

The Aquadome Recreation Center has a heated, indoor pool underneath a circular glass dome. Public swim times, swimming lessons, and aquatic exercise classes offer some activity for everyone. The lap-swim program is $200 a year or $50 quarterly ($100 a year or $25 quarterly for 62 and older) Guest fee $5 per visit.

Ketchikan Gateway Aquatic Center
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Alaska: Ketchikan Gateway Aquatic Center

The Ketchikan Gateway Aquatic Center, maintained by the city's parks and recreation department, features a large competition pool and a recreational pool that caters to kids. Twisty and tube slides, fountains, dump buckets, and spray faucets add some fun. Open swim is $3 (free for children under 2) and $1.50 for seniors, and the recreation center offers swim gear rentals for $1 to $3.

Kiwanis Recreation Center in Tempe, AZ
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Arizona: Kiwanis Recreation Center

Tempe's Kiwanis Recreation Center features an indoor, warm-water wave pool. The 3-foot waves come in eight patterns, and the pool offers tube and raft rentals. Visitors can also try a 122-foot, double-spiral waterslide and enjoy lap swimming, open swim, or water fitness. Admission fees are $7 or less.

Quapaw Baths & Spa in Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Arkansas: Quapaw Baths and Spa

Hot Springs
The swimming waters in Quapaw Baths and Spa, part of Hot Springs National Park, have been carbon-dated to 4,000 years old. Quapaw has four thermal pools with stained glass ceilings that are reserved for guests 14 and older. Entry to the pools is $20.

Westwood Pool in Los Angeles, CA
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California: Westwood Pool

Los Angeles
Serving West Los Angeles, the Westwood Pool offers an impressive array of classes and team athletics, including water polo, novice swim team, synchronized swimming, Special Olympic swim team, springboard diving, and adult lap swimming. Regular admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children and seniors.

Apex Center in Arvada, CO
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Colorado: Apex Center

Just outside Denver, the Apex Center has large waterslides and a vortex pool with a moving current. Most popular with kids, though, is probably a zero-depth play area with fountains, slides, geysers, and waterfalls. An adjoining indoor pool hosts lap swimming, lessons, and classes. Fees range from $4.75 to $8.75 (cheaper for residents; kids age 1 and under are free).

Derby Veterans Community Center in Derby, CT
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Connecticut: Derby Veterans Community Center

In New Haven County, the Derby Veterans Community Center offers annual membership rates (with discounts for veterans and their families), but daily fees are $3 or $4. The pool has a fun, underwater-themed mural. Private swim lessons ($20 a session) are also available.

Western Family YMCA in Newark, DE
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Delaware: Western Family YMCA

Head to the Western Family YMCA to hit the pool. While membership to the Y is required, financial aid is available to those who need it and free guest passes are available online (limit one per person per year). Fees are also lower for those who sign up for specific programs.  

Daytona State College Aquatic Center in Daytona Beach, FL
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Florida: Daytona State College Aquatic Center

Daytona Beach
The Daytona State College Aquatic Center opens its large, competitive swimming pool to the community for $5 a day (kids 3 and under are free). In addition to recreational play and lap swimming, it offers swim lessons (and sometimes scuba lessons). The facility is accessible for people with disabilities.

South Cobb Aquatic Center
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Georgia: South Cobb Aquatic Center

For less than $5 daily for locals, the South Cobb Aquatic Center is a fun and inexpensive water park alternative. With a shallow playground and a deeper area with giant twisty slides, this pool also has space for recreational and lap swimming. Water aerobics classes are $4.50 for adults ($6.75 for non-residents) and $2 for seniors ($1 more for non-residents).

Kawamoto Swim Stadium in Hilo, HI
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Hawaii: Kawamoto Swim Stadium

Fitness enthusiasts can visit Kawamoto Swim Stadium in Hilo to enjoy a rare covered pool that still gets island breezes. The public can use this pool for free when it’s not in use by local swim clubs or schools.

Silver Rapids Waterpark in Kellogg, ID
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Idaho: Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark

The Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark, part of the Silver Mountain Resort, is the largest in the state, with features including a lazy river and Hoop Lagoon for basketball. Entrance is free for those staying at the attached lodge, but non-guests can enjoy the attraction for $35 a person and $32 each for groups of six or more. Kids 3 and under are free.

Community Recreation Center Water Works
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Illinois: Community Recreation Center Water Works

The Community Recreation Center boasts an all-ages water park. The Water Works features a water playground, a pool with beach-like entry for little kids, three waterslides, a whirlpool, a rapid water channel, and more. Entry is $6 to $10.

Krannert Family Center in Indianapolis, IN
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Indiana: Krannert Family Center

Formerly known as the Krannert YMCA, the Krannert Family Center offers aqua aerobics, aqua Zumba, and swimming for the whole family. The fee for adults is $3 a day, $2 for seniors, and kids 2 and under are free.

Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque, IA
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Iowa: Grand Harbor Resort

Get soaked at the Grand Harbor Resort to enjoy a 25,000-foot indoor water park. Kids can play with squirt guns, waterslides, and spouts, and a four-story water "dump" from a Huck Finn treehouse. Guests can also enjoy a lazy river, relaxing pools, activity pools, and hot tubs starting at $10 for children ($14 on weekends) and $12 for adults ($18 on weekends), and $5 for spectators.

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Indoor Aquatic Center

Kansas: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Indoor Aquatic Center

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Indoor Aquatic Center has a competitive swimming pool with 10 lanes and a diving well and a separate (warmer) family pool with a slide, interactive water playground, and zero-depth entry. Daily passes are $5 or $6; free for children 2 and under.

Mary T Meagher Aquatic Center in Louisville, KY
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Kentucky: Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center

For a daily fee of $3 to $8, the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center offers indoor lap swimming, recreational swimming, aquatic exercise, and swimming and lifeguard classes. Monthly and annual memberships are available, too.

UNO Lakefront Arena Aquatic Center in New Orleans, LA
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Louisiana: Uno Lakefront Arena Aquatic Center

New Orleans
At the University of New Orleans, the public can pay $10 six days a week (the center is closed Sundays) to use the UNO Lakefront Arena Aquatic Center, which features a 50-meter indoor pool and an adjacent outdoor pool and deck. Both pools are heated, and lessons are available year-round.

Colonial Mast Campground in Naples, ME
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Maine: Colonial Mast Campground

The Colonial Mast Campground has a rustic, wood-paneled indoor pool with entrance fees of $4.50 to $8. The pool is open year-round for open swim, parties, lessons, and water aerobics.

Germantown Indoor Swim Center in Boyds, MD
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Maryland: Germantown Indoor Swim Center

The Germantown Indoor Swim Center measures about 60,000 square feet, including an indoor pool, diving area, and waterslide. It's fully accessible for people with disabilities. Day passes are $5 to $15, depending on age and residency.

Cape Codder Water Park in Hyannis, MA
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Massachusetts: Cape Codder Water Park

The Cape Codder Water Park at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa is open to the public. A $30 to $40 day pass buys access to an 8,200-square-foot pool featuring 2-foot waves, a water-umbrella fountain, two waterslides (50 feet and 80 feet), and a 24-person whirlpool.

Troy Community Center in Troy, MI
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Michigan: Troy Community Center

The Troy Community Center combines an adults' section, including lap lanes and a therapy pool, and a kids' area with a twisting slide, lily pad leap, splash zone, and boat slide. Daily passes cost $6 to $11, depending on age and residency (children 2 and under are free). Classes in lifeguarding, swimming, and water aerobics run year-round.

Edinborough Park
City of Edina

Minnesota: Edinborough Park

Edinborough Park has an 82-degree pool that everyone can use, but only swimmers over the age of 16 can engage in lap swimming. Entry to the pool (which also includes the use of the surrounding track) is $8.

Biloxi Natatorium
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Mississippi: Biloxi Natatorium

The Biloxi Natatorium houses an Olympic-size indoor pool that's open year-round for adult lap swimming, all-ages recreational swimming, teams, lessons, and parties. Regular admittance costs $1 for those 17 and under and $3 for adults. A 15-visit pass (which lasts 90 days) is $30.

Castle Rock Resort in Branson, MO
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Missouri: Castle Rock Resort

The Castle Rock Resort offers public access to its 30,000-square-foot, indoor, climate-controlled water park at a day-pass rate of $15 a person (free for one child 2 or under). Families will enjoy corkscrew and tube slides, animal statues and fountains, dumping buckets, a lazy river, a lap pool, and more.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Anaconda, MT
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Montana: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

The Fairmont Hot Springs Resort houses a hot pool (average temperatures of 100 to 104 degrees) as well as a regular pool indoors. Although the facility is open 24/7, lifeguards stay on duty 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Guests of the resort get free access, and public entrance is $11.75 or less.

Montclair Community Center in Omaha, NE
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Nebraska: Montclair Community Center

Montclair Community Center's indoor pool offers open swim, lap swimming, and a variety of classes for kids and adults. Day pass rates are $4 for adults and $3 for teens, kids, and seniors. Guests can purchase season passes. Lifeguards are on duty during public swim times.

Alf Sorensen Community Center
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Nevada: Alf Sorensen Community Center

The Alf Sorensen Community Center has a 25-yard heated pool for lap swimming and open swim, a diving well, and a tot pool. Certified lifeguards keep things safe, and the center requires that children under 7 pass a swim test to swim unsupervised. Drop-in fees are $5 to $8.

Portsmouth Recreation Department
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New Hampshire: Portsmouth Recreation Department

The Portsmouth Recreation Department maintains a 25-meter, year-round indoor pool with six lanes for dedicated swimmers and a diving board. Day entry is $3 to $5 for residents and $5 to $10 for nonresidents. Swimming, water aerobics, and Red Cross lessons are available.

Pershing Field Pool in Jersey City, NJ
City of Jersey City

New Jersey: Pershing Field Pool

Jersey City
Jersey City's half-Olympic size Pershing Field Pool has lanes for lap swimmers and an area for everyone else, draws good reviews for cleanliness, swim kit availability, and free parking, and costs only $1 to $4 for residents of the city and $2 to $8 for others.

Highland Swimming Pool in Albuquerque, NM
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New Mexico: Highland Pool

Highland Pool is one of several public pools that's heated by solar power, and the prices can't be beat — entry fees for kids 5 and under are 50 cents, kids 6 to 12 are $1.75, and adults are $2.50. There are also discounts for military and seniors.

Lovejoy Public Pool
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New York: Lovejoy Public Pool

In Buffalo, the outdoor pools are free in summer, but those looking to take a dip indoors shouldn't mind the prices. Lovejoy Public Pool is $3 for nonresidents, $2 for residents, and $1 for kids and seniors from Labor Day to June 30, and $2.50 for everyone July 1 to Aug. 31.

Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center in Raleigh, NC
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North Carolina: Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center

Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center features not only the standard lap swims and recreational open swims at its indoor pool but also a three-story waterslide, lazy river, and water vortex. Visitors pay $4 to $15, depending on age and residency.

Williston Area Recreation Center
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North Dakota: Williston Area Recreation Center

The Williston Area Recreation Center on the campus of Williston State College opened in 2014, and the new facility has a water park, an indoor turf field, and a golf simulator. The indoor pool is just as much of a draw, and entry is $3 for kids 7 and under, $5 for teens and seniors, and $8 for adults.

Columbus Aquatics Center
City of Columbus

Ohio: Columbus Aquatics Center

The indoor pools at the Columbus Aquatics Center charge just $1 for admission, although there are a few requirements. Everyone 6 and older needs a Leisure Card ($1 for the year with proof of identity). Once inside, swimmers can enjoy a small, shallow pool or a competition-size pool with a diving board.

Water Zoo in Clinton, OK
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Oklahoma: Water Zoo

The Water Zoo is 28,000 square feet — all indoors, and kept at a constant 83 degrees, year-round — with 500 feet of slides (long enough that an enclosed tube leaves and returns to the main Zoo structure) and plenty of other water features to keep everyone busy no matter what their speed. Admission is $26 for those 4 feet and under, $40 for taller people and free for children 3 and under.

Oregon City Swimming Pool
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Oregon: Oregon City Swimming Pool

Oregon City
Oregon City's swimming pool is 25 meters long, with six swim lanes, and a lifeguard is always on duty. The pool also has a waterslide, diving board, and water basketball area. Guests can drop in for $3.50 to $5 a person, depending on residency and age. Parents bringing kids can save with family rates: $6.75 for residents and $9 for nonresidents.

H2Oooohh in Lake Harmony, PA
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Pennsylvania: H2Oooohh

Lake Harmony
Split Rock Resort in the Poconos has an adjacent indoor water park called H2Oooohh, which spans more than 53,000 square feet. The park has tube, raft, and body slides, as well as a play structure and hot tubs. Day passes cost $20 to $25 after 4 p.m. and $33 to $38 otherwise, but discounts are available for multi-day passes, seniors, hotel guests, and observers.

North Providence Pool and Fitness Center
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Rhode Island: North Providence Pool and Fitness Center

North Providence
At the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center, day passes are no longer sold, but the pool offers a range memberships include a 30-day option that is $30 for adults and $15 for youngsters and seniors. The pool’s shallow end is accessible for people with disabilities. A tropical mural adorns the wall beside the hot tub, which holds 12 adults (no kids allowed).

W.L. Stephens Aquatic Center in Charleston, SC
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South Carolina: W.L. Stephens Aquatic Center

The W.L. Stephens Aquatic Center offers an array of swim classes and lifeguard courses. Day passes for residents are $1.50 for kids and $2 for adults, while nonresidents pay twice that.

Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls, SD
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South Dakota: Midco Aquatic Center

Sioux Falls
The Midco Aquatic Center is $6 for adults and $5 for kids and seniors, and families will be thrilled that this facility offers some of the perks of an expensive water park. The recreation pool has a dumping bucket, slides, water sprays, and a lily pad water crossing.

Kingsport Aquatic Center in Kingsport, TN
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Tennessee: Kingsport Aquatic Center

The Kingsport Aquatic Center hosts year-round swimming and water play at its three indoor pools, one of which is Olympic-size. Guests can swim laps, engage in recreational swim time, or take water therapy classes. Day passes cost $6 for youth and seniors and $8 for adults.

Bachman Indoor Pool
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Texas: Bachman Indoor Pool

Visitors to the Bachman Indoor Pool can enjoy a hot jet spa in addition to the large swimming pool, which has an underwater entrance ramp to accommodate people with disabilities. The facility uses UV sanitation to purify the water. The drop-in fee is $3 a day with a City of Dallas recreation card ($5 to $15 for residents; free for children 5 and under; $5 to $25 for non-residents).

Provo Recreation Center in Provo, UT
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Utah: Provo Recreation Center

The Provo Recreation Center is $5 a day for adults and $4 for kids and seniors, and the whole family will find something to do even if they don't want to swim laps. There's an aquatic climbing wall plus a leisure pool with a lazy river and treehouse.

The Swimming Hole in Stowe, VT
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Vermont: The Swimming Hole

The Swimming Hole is a nonprofit community swimming and fitness center. Housed inside a quaint, red barn, the center features an Olympic-size lap pool with a diving board, as well as a smaller pool for kids with a small slide. Non-member day fees are $7 to $21, which includes access to all fitness areas.

Southside Aquatics Center in Norfolk, VA
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Virginia: Southside Aquatics Center

The city of Norfolk has outfitted its Southside Aquatics Center with an accessible pool that has two diving boards. The pool also features a two-story twisty slide and a zero-depth recreation center for the youngest visitors. Annual fees for residents are $20 for youth and $50 for adults, and day passes are $3. 

Mountlake Terrace City Pool in Mountlake Terrace, WA
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Washington: Mountlake Terrace City Pool

Mountlake Terrace
Located outside Seattle, the Mountlake Terrace city pool has a shallow leisure pool with a beach-like entry and padded floor adjacent to the regular pool, plus basketball hoops and jet sprays, a lazy river, and a designated toddler area. The warm-water pool is accessible for people with disabilities. Floaties and life jackets, as well as water toys, are provided. Admission ranges from $4.25 to $5.75 based on age and residency, 

YMCA in Wheeling, WV
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West Virginia: YMCA

The YMCA in Wheeling has a competition-size pool that caters to kids and adults with swimming lessons and free swim time year-round. There's also a hot tub, so adults can relax while swim-capable kids play under the watch of certified lifeguards. A day pass costs $10 a person (with no membership), while kids 5 and under swim free.

Noyes Pool and Pulaski Pool
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Wisconsin: Noyes Pool and Pulaski Pool

Milwaukee has two impressive indoor pools with cheap admission prices. Both the Noyes Pool and the Pulaski Pool charge $3 to $4 for open or lap swim. They also have aqua Zumba and water exercise classes. The pools are competition-size and have two diving boards each.

Hot Springs State Park And Star Plunge in Thermopolis, WY

Wyoming: Hot Springs State Park and Star Plunge

Thermopolis is home to Hot Springs State Park, where the mineral water is geothermally heated and supposedly has therapeutic properties. Indoor soaking pools, free of charge for park guests, are open year-round. There's also the Star Plunge recreation center, with an indoor slide and warm-water pool (admission $6 to $12.50).