We stayed in the middle of the week during a cold month, and what a great time we had! Our room had a beautiful view of the Mississippi River; the kids loved watching barges and trains (trains on the opposite bank) go by. During warmer months the walkway at the back of the hotel must be a wonderful place to stroll (we didn't venture out in the snow). Both our room and our bathroom were neat and clean.
As first time indoor-waterpark visitors, we were thrilled with the waterpark. The shallow pool is great for toddlers (small slide, fountains, etc.). The main climbing/slide apparatus is fun for older kids (two long water slides, water cannons and dumping buckets, web climbing areas, and a big bucket that dumps a shower every few minutes). There were enough lifeguards present and they were attentive to misbehaving kids. For the bravest in your family, there is a super fast tube slide that loops around outside the hotel and then shoots you out at the bottom (inside the waterpark, of course) next to the lazy river. The tube slide is fast and gets pitch black in the middle, so it can be scary to young kids at first.
We didn’t try the hotel restaurant.
Prices at Grand Harbor Resort vary widely by type of room, day of the week and time of the year, so do your homework if you care to save money.
One advantage Grand Harbor has over many other indoor waterparks in the midwest is that it is located in an interesting town. We loved Dubuque's restaurants, architecture and cable car. And the excellent Mississippi River Museum was just a short walk from Grand Harbor.
Thanks Grand Harbor for the wonderful family vacation at a fair price!
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