Disclosure: We received a complimentary stay to help facilitate this post, as always all opinions are 100% my own

Great Wolf Lodge Attractions: Beyond the Waterpark

When I started thinking about our Great Wolf Lodge getaway I was excited about the water slides and the lazy river.  I couldn’t wait to get wet in the water parks!  However, I had no idea how many other exciting Great Wolf Lodge Attractions were at the resort!

Great Wolf Lodge Attractions with Paw Passes

Here are just some of the family attractions at Great Wolf Lodge

The Rope Course at Howlers Peak 

This was an awesome rope course where kids and parents are harnessed in and get to climb, walk, and balance on all sorts of ropes.
Great Wolf Lodge Attractions Rope Course
Plus if your child isn’t tall enough or a bit scared of the big course, they have a miniature version for them!

Scoops Kid Spa 

What little girl wouldn’t want to sit on a banana split chair, eat ice cream, get a pedicure, and wear a tiara and pink comfy robe?  This is a girly girls dream come try!  Manicures, pedicures, and chocolate facials plus tons of pretty pink products to purchase.
Great Wolf Lodge Spa

Northern Lights Arcade

Great Wolf Lodge New England also has a huge arcade with state of the art games!  I liked that there are no quarters involved, you put money on a paw points card and swipe it for every game.  I got one for each of the kids and let them jump around from game to game.

Creation Station at the Great Wolf Kids Store 

This is where you create your own stuffed animal or pillow.  We decided to do this one night right before the night time show and the bedtime story, and it was perfect.  We got great pictures of the kids with their new stuffed animal characters watching the show, plus after the story, they were ready to head up to the room and snuggle with their new friends and fall asleep.  The Great Wolf Kids Store also had color your own shirts and other activities that the kids thought were “very cool”!
Great Wolf Lodge Creation Station


I had never heard of MagiQuest before visiting Great Wolf Lodge, but once there it’s all I heard about!  The kids quickly became obsessed once they saw other kids running around with magic wands.  The paw pass includes a basic wand choice and the game itself,  however, you can also purchase a cool wand topper, cape, costume, wand holder and more.  We let the kids get a special topper and cape.  They carried their wands everywhere throughout the entire stay and the capes only came off when I told them they weren’t allowed in the water park!  The purpose of the game is to find different items and complete different quests and adventures throughout the resort.  
Great Wolf Lodge Magi Quest Game

Glitz Glitter Tattoos 

A fun and sparkly temporary tattoo kiosk
Great Wolf Lodge Tattoos

Attractions In the Great Wold Lodge Lobby 

There are countless activities in the resort’s lobby every day and night!  From face painting and origami to wolf walks and bedtime stories, there is always some fun to be had.
Great Wolf Lodge Character Meet and Greet
Great Wolf Lodge Story Time

Howlywood XD theater 

This is a fun 6D ride/theater, the films are approximately 10-15 minutes long.  You get to choose the movie you would like to watch, there was 3 to choose from during our visit.  Then you buckle into your seat, put on the 3D glasses and enjoy the ride.
Attractions in the Lobby of Great Wolf Lodge
That’s not all, there is also Lazer Frenzy laser tag, the Howl at the Moon mini golf course, Ten Paw bowling alley, and more!  
There is certainly enough activities to fill your vacation with tons of special memories, and make sure you don’t overpack with my Great Wolf Lodge Packing Guide!
Lobby of Great Wolf Lodge New England

35 Comments on Attractions at Great Wolf Lodge – Beyond the Waterpark

  1. Masshole Mommy
    August 19, 2014 at 8:43 pm (4 years ago)

    I had no idea there was so much else to do there. I have been hesitant to go there because it's about 2 hours from where I live, but maybe one of these days.

  2. Lindsey Paris
    August 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm (4 years ago)

    I love a challenging ropes course. It's my favorite workout!

  3. Shell
    August 20, 2014 at 12:20 am (4 years ago)

    The ropes course looks awesome! I don't think ours had that- I'll have to check!

  4. Just Short
    August 20, 2014 at 12:37 am (4 years ago)

    It looks like the kids had so much fun. I love the ropes course, that looks awesome!

  5. Shop with Me Mama
    August 20, 2014 at 1:05 am (4 years ago)

    we visit the one near us every year around my birthday. There is so much to do!

  6. Amber
    August 20, 2014 at 1:29 am (4 years ago)

    I've never been to a Great Wolf Lodge but have heard wonderful things about them! I can't wait to take my family there sometime!

  7. Mickey
    August 20, 2014 at 1:56 am (4 years ago)

    I wish our GWL had a ropes course like that. Looks like so much fun!

  8. Susanna Barbee
    August 20, 2014 at 2:04 am (4 years ago)

    This place looks absolutely amazing. My boys would an a ball going to a Great Wolf Lodge. We have two relatively near to us; now we just need to plan a trip!

  9. mail4rosey
    August 20, 2014 at 2:20 am (4 years ago)

    That harnessed rope walk is pretty amazing. I think that would be a blast at any age. 🙂

  10. Carly
    August 20, 2014 at 2:43 am (4 years ago)

    Wow, I had no idea that there so many different things to do at Great Wolf Lodge! I'm wondering if our local one has all these great things!

  11. Faithfully Free Blog
    August 20, 2014 at 4:07 am (4 years ago)

    We love GWL. I actually sent my brother and his wife there for their honeymoon and they had a blast! It's not just for kids 😉

  12. Dawn
    August 20, 2014 at 4:30 am (4 years ago)

    Great Wolf Lodge looks like a blast. My son would love the arcade.

  13. Courtney
    August 20, 2014 at 4:31 am (4 years ago)

    I'd love to take my daughter there. She'd have such a great time.

  14. Camesha
    August 20, 2014 at 4:42 am (4 years ago)

    I want to go to the kids spa. Is that bad? It looks like a good time. I guess I'd take the kids too. LOL!

  15. Kristin
    August 20, 2014 at 6:07 am (4 years ago)

    WE love GWL but after moving form the Pacific NW we don't have one near us anymore.

  16. Jinxy and Me
    August 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm (4 years ago)

    They really have tons to do there! I think the MagicQuest would be really fun.

  17. Tracey
    August 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm (4 years ago)

    I have heard such great things about Great Wolf Lodge! It seems like there would be lots to do for families!

  18. Theresa Mahoney
    August 20, 2014 at 4:21 pm (4 years ago)

    I always hear such great things about Great Wold Lodge. I really want to go. It looks like you had a full day of activities going on there!

  19. The Mommy-Files
    August 20, 2014 at 6:39 pm (4 years ago)

    When I lived in Washington, we used to go to the Great Wolf Lodge there. Wish there was one in California.

  20. Christie C
    August 20, 2014 at 8:36 pm (4 years ago)

    i like the mini ropes course! My 5 year old asks me to go to the BIG one all the time!

  21. April Decheine
    August 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm (4 years ago)

    I have heard of this place, I almost thought I went for a conference. I heard it is a beautiful place. Looks nice!

  22. Krystal Butherus
    August 20, 2014 at 9:40 pm (4 years ago)

    You'll find me in that arcade! How fun is that?!

  23. Erica
    August 21, 2014 at 1:07 am (4 years ago)

    My 8 year old saw the Great Wold Lodge on a commercial and is begging to go. I hope we get the chance to make it there!

  24. Mary O'Malley
    August 21, 2014 at 1:16 am (4 years ago)

    Looks like a really fun time. I would love to go across that climb, but I think I'm too big. :p

  25. Carly from The Puzzled Palate
    August 21, 2014 at 3:28 am (4 years ago)

    My mother in law was just talking about this place! It looks like a lot of fun!

  26. Marina @ Mommy Snippets
    August 21, 2014 at 4:26 am (4 years ago)

    Great Wolf Lodge is awesome! That's different than the one I've been to. I'd like to check that out!

  27. Brett Martin
    August 21, 2014 at 4:27 am (4 years ago)

    Glad you had fun! We always enjoy it!

  28. debdenny
    August 21, 2014 at 12:18 pm (4 years ago)

    We are going to the one in KC in October. I cant wait.

  29. Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy)
    August 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm (4 years ago)

    wow there is so much to do and keep kids busy! I love places that understand that kids need to have many things to help get all that energy out.

  30. Janeane Davis
    August 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm (4 years ago)

    This is a great place for family fun. I enjoyed seeing the photos of your family having so much fun.

  31. Amy @ Marvelous Mommy
    August 21, 2014 at 3:38 pm (4 years ago)

    We almost made a trip to Great Wolf Lodge a few years ago but then our plans fell through. I definitely want to go! It looks like you had an awesome time!

  32. Dina
    August 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm (4 years ago)

    I would love to go to great wolf lodge some day. Marking it down as a bucket list item.

  33. Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy
    August 22, 2014 at 11:42 pm (4 years ago)

    Great Wolf Lodge looks like a great place to get away. I don't think my kids would ever leave the arcade.

  34. Felicia Carter
    August 23, 2014 at 2:07 am (4 years ago)

    Our kids love the Great Wolf Lodge. This is a great reminder that we need to go back!

  35. Carla WorkingMommyJournal
    September 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm (4 years ago)

    Love Great Wolf Lodge – we go to the Niagara one and it is INCREDIBLE