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Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Columbus

Where is it at?

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Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark
4560 Hilton Corporate Drive
Columbus
OH
43232
Tel: 877-337-7527

Directions

Fort Rapids can be found at I-70 and Hamilton Road in Columbus, Ohio From I-70 to Hamilton Road South, turn into Truro Station Drive, then a left at Hilton Corporation Drive and you'll find the waterpark on the left.

Where are we going today?

Ohio's largest indoor waterpark is none other than Fort Rapids - a HUGE resort / waterpark complex which has activities for the whole family. 

For the little ones there is Kiddie Koral - a fun and playful childrens activity area featuring 2 small slides which take them into a zero depth area with small play structures.

For some real interactive water fun there is the Rascal Round Up where kids can shoot out of a water cannon! (We know...A water cannon!) but you better watch out as a tipping bucket dumps over 1,000 throughout the hour...you might get caught!

There is buzzing activity pool with basketball hoops, raft floats and a promenade, and for those 42" or taller, you can enjoy some of the more thrilling slides the park has to offer, including a tube that slides you right out side of the building then back in again, and the Black Out Pass where you travel round and round in a dark tunnel before being shot out!

For the adults, never fear, you can recline in a 30 person hot tub as the kids enjoy the splashingly fun attractions nearby. And relax.....

You can also get caught up in the western fun, getting dressed up in top hats and bustles beofre having your photos taking with Ole Tyme Photography, or attempt to pan for gems and fossils with Cold River Mining. 

Too much fun!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsTwo day pass - $39.95 / All day pass - $29.95
  • ChildrenTwo day pass - $39.95 / All day pass - $29.95
  • Free Under: 3
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Times vary depending on dates

January - September

I'm Hungry!

There are a number of delicious eating options to recharge before you had back out into the water! The Branding Iron Grille is a full service restaurant which is open to the general public as well as those staying at the resorts. Lunch and Dinner, as well as breakfast, are served daily. Here you can feast on Old Southwest specialities such as Blackened Chicken Caesar Salad, Texas Red Chili and Buffalo Dip. There is also the casual Canyon Cafe for snacks and coffees, the Western themed Copper Star Saloon, and the concession stand DB's Sidewinder Grill for the pizza and hot dog lovers. .

Healthy Eating!

The newly opened Koo Seafood Buffet has sushi options. .

Any Top Tips?

There are only a small number of complimentary towels available so make sure you bring your own! You can also rent lockers for the day - $6 for a small and $8 for a large. .

Need a little extra help?

Each hotel room has restrooms, with 2 facilities on the first floor of the resort which have handicap accessible stalls available. There are also lockers, restrooms, and changing rooms inside the waterpark..

Baby Facilities

The hotel has two separate facilities on the first floor which have baby changing stations, as well as changing rooms inside the waterpark facilities. .

Can I get one of those?

Well howdy partners, I see you've strolled into The Trading Post - the parks westerns themed gift shop. Here you can find something for everyone from candies, novelties, tshirts, hats, mugs, postcards and other gift ideas. It is also a great place to pick up any items you may have forgotten, such as toiletries and underwater disposable cameras!.

What people are saying?

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    We have been here twice before (in 2013) and things went pretty smoothly both times staying in the hotel and the water park. This time it was a completely different story. We only came for the water park and half of the stuff was closed (the pool with basketball hoops and the lily pads, the lazy river, all the slides that don't require a tube not in the kiddie area, and the green tube slide). The water was freezing!!!!! Especially in the kiddie area where they allow everyone to open the doors to go out and smoke which might be contributing to...Read More

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    I didn't stay in the hotel. I went there for a day pass. My company gave us a significant discount. I had read the prior reviews and went anyway. I was annoyed when I got there it was horribly crowded and there were not any lockers left. I looked at the life guards and thought great a bunch of young punks. My kids will not be safe. I was wrong. The life guards are AWESOME. They are young responsible adults who took there jobs very serious. They constantly paced and had their eyes on the water. The immediately stopped any rough housing....Read More

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    Arrived on 6-12-14 to register, used price line and found out my 236 dollar room does not include passes to the water park. Staff allowed me to pay 15 dollars each ticket, for our one night stay.

    Staff seems friendly however they are perfectly content to let you stand at the registration desk while they carry on their conversations. It appears their conversations are far more important than a customer standing waiting. I would recommend they do this at some other place besides the front desk.

    Arcade token machine was broken as well and the...Read More

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    IF i could give it less than one I would. These are the rudest people I have ever encountered. I've visited this facility many times but refuse to ever sit foot there again. I tried to contact customer service to reschedule a vacation 5 days in advance due to child being in hospital. The first call, I was transferred twice and waited 17 minutes without any help. Called back, told them the issue and I needed to cancel and they transferred me to a manager's office where again there was no answer. By the fifth call I made in the hospital lobby,...Read More

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    We had a GREAT time! The rooms were clean and the waterpark was well maintained. The life guards were serious about what they are doing! I found there to be a ton of staff and all of the young staff had mature supervisors close at hand.
    Our room was a perfect size with lots of space. There was a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and blow dryer. Full sized iron and ironing board, but I wasn't touching those while on vacation. The only thing that I would like to see an improvement on is the food services. If you love buffets theirs is awesome,...Read More

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by Carli O

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We have been here twice before (in 2013) and things went pretty smoothly both times staying in the hotel and the water park. This time it was a completely different story. We only came for the water park and half of the stuff was closed (the pool with basketball hoops and the lily pads, the lazy river, all the slides that don't require a tube not in the kiddie area, and the green tube slide). The water was freezing!!!!! Especially in the kiddie area where they allow everyone to open the doors to go out and smoke which might be contributing to it. I asked a lifeguard about the temp. as we have been here before and it was never an issue. She claimed they were having trouble with their heating system. It was so cold that our children's lips were blue and we only ended up staying for a few hours. We arrived at 12pm and they didn't open up the lazy river until after 2pm and one slide. Then they finally opened the other pool around 2:30. Honestly, I couldn't figure out why they weren't open. The only thing I can speculate on is that they were short staffed as everything was in working order.
The locker rooms are a whole story of their own. Dirty, toilets not flushing, no toilet paper, and neither swimsuit dryer worked (in either the men's or the women's locker room). My husband reported no toilet paper in the men's locker room for hours and that it was extremely small-2 toilets and 2 urinals.
This was definitely our last trip to Fort Rapids.

by Cathy Towe

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I didn't stay in the hotel. I went there for a day pass. My company gave us a significant discount. I had read the prior reviews and went anyway. I was annoyed when I got there it was horribly crowded and there were not any lockers left. I looked at the life guards and thought great a bunch of young punks. My kids will not be safe. I was wrong. The life guards are AWESOME. They are young responsible adults who took there jobs very serious. They constantly paced and had their eyes on the water. The immediately stopped any rough housing. They were in constant communication with hand signals. They always had their whistle in their mouth, life preserver in hand and face mask readily available. They were helpful, respectful and smiled when they spoke to you. Yes I had to wait a long time for food and it was crowded, but above all my family and I were safe at all times. BTW the water and atmosphere is warm. I will go back.

by Robert Jagenberg

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Arrived on 6-12-14 to register, used price line and found out my 236 dollar room does not include passes to the water park. Staff allowed me to pay 15 dollars each ticket, for our one night stay.

Staff seems friendly however they are perfectly content to let you stand at the registration desk while they carry on their conversations. It appears their conversations are far more important than a customer standing waiting. I would recommend they do this at some other place besides the front desk.

Arcade token machine was broken as well and the staff told me they could not fix it, like I should have know that.

Bathrooms are pretty old but clean. Massive caulking, loose TP dispenser.

Assuming this resort is past its prime and is struggling with cash flow??

by Mavrick Hall

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IF i could give it less than one I would. These are the rudest people I have ever encountered. I've visited this facility many times but refuse to ever sit foot there again. I tried to contact customer service to reschedule a vacation 5 days in advance due to child being in hospital. The first call, I was transferred twice and waited 17 minutes without any help. Called back, told them the issue and I needed to cancel and they transferred me to a manager's office where again there was no answer. By the fifth call I made in the hospital lobby, I was pissed and the bit*h hung up on me. I finally got the reservations CANCELLED after paying for 1/2 the stay! NEVER again! They've go my last dime, hope they choke on it!

by Mici Bos

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We had a GREAT time! The rooms were clean and the waterpark was well maintained. The life guards were serious about what they are doing! I found there to be a ton of staff and all of the young staff had mature supervisors close at hand.
Our room was a perfect size with lots of space. There was a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and blow dryer. Full sized iron and ironing board, but I wasn't touching those while on vacation. The only thing that I would like to see an improvement on is the food services. If you love buffets theirs is awesome, but if you don't then your choices are limited. Overall we had an incredible stay and were very surprised by how great the staff was and how clean the room was.

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