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Great Serengeti at Holiday Inn

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Address: Owatonna, MN
Phone Number: 507-446-8900
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Needs more oversight

Fun little waterparks, great for small kids. However was overcrowded when we were there. Suggest mgmt restrict usage to hotel guests only. Needs more oversight. Lots of wild... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Rochester, MN
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Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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449 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The thing that bothers me about this waterpark is the lack of lifeguards. Or maybe we shouldn't expect that they supply them. Then it should be posted none on duty. We were here for hours and all that time there was maybe one or two in attendance. and attendance I mean they were there but not paying attention to the... More 

2 Thank minneapol
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My husband and I went here for his birthday, to get away from home and to enjoy the hot tub mostly. However, the hot wasn't hot, and the rest of the water park was cold too. Told management and they said the boiler must have shut down and that it will be back up in a short time. We only... More 

Thank Borderline F
North Mankato, Minnesota
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86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Admission was included with our room so we had the grandchildren over for the afternoon that had a great time and did not want to leave the area, was a little warmer than I would like but I adjusted to it great area to let the little ones play and wear them out. Everyone must have a wrist band and... More 

Thank Mel H
Rochester, MN
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116 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Fun little waterparks, great for small kids. However was overcrowded when we were there. Suggest mgmt restrict usage to hotel guests only. Needs more oversight. Lots of wild kids running everywhere. Small children in hot tub. Beer drinking everywhere. Needs some improvement in cracking down on bad behavior.

2 Thank AdvoChampion
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46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

For that size hotel, the water park is way too small. Was crowded all day long. Not to mention locals can go in there. Couldn't go on the tube slide because all 12 tubes were taken and people didn't share. Lazy river is about 30 feet all around. Kids area would be fun if you have very young children. My... More 

Thank CarlaB6
Mankato, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Not our first waterpark visit to beat the winter doldrums but this one was like winter on the inside. a few teenage lifegaurds, no one enforcing safety

1 Thank mankatograndpa
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Recently stayed at the Holiday and I was disappointed. No coffee in the lobby or discount on breakfast for Rewards members. Tried to use the microwave in the room, it took 40 to heat up one bowl of pasta. Asked the front desk for a new and they delivered it soon afterwards. Pillows were labeled soft and firm ,but really... More 

Thank Gardengirl33
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The water park was ok. Not real big, but done ok. There are two slides and a few other things for young kids to do. Kids over 9 or 10 will get bored pretty quick. The rooms were nice and clean. But when we tried to sleep we found out that there was light over the window on the outside... More 

Thank Joshua B
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78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Great place to meet my little grandchildren during the winter. The lazy river is perfect for Gran and a toddler(like bath water). You can order pizza from the pool area to be brought over from the restaurant. One water slide for double tubes, the other just individual. The swimming /wading area happened to be too cold for us last time... More 

Thank luciearl
Northfield, Minnesota
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

the stay at the hoilday inn serengeti was dissapointing. we arrived to the hotel and there was full line the staff took forever to get a room. the water park did not looked in great sape. the waterslids had strachs and craks. plus a kid pooped in the pool. a couple kids in the pool notched so we had to... More 

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