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‘Cathycation’ Week 1: Family Fun at the Regions Largest Outdoor Waterpark [Sponsored]

Photo: Steven Holappa

If you’re looking for a family get away that is affordable AND close enough to do in a week-end…you MUST check out Cascade Bay Waterpark in Eagan.  Nothing compares to a wet, wild time at the largest outdoor municipal waterpark in the Upper Midwest.

First of all, being outside gives you the opportunity to tan while you play.  My family and I were all worried about what we were going to do with our towels, swimsuit cover-ups, flip-flops etc.  But, no worries, there are LOCKERS to rent for as long as you need one, and you can open it and close it as many times as you need, so reapplying the sunscreen isn’t a problem!

The kids (both aged 17, but kids, none-the-less) wanted to hit one of the SEVEN THRILLING SLIDES, but, I talked them into a few circles of the relaxing LAZY RIVER first!  After all, we were on a Cathycation!  The Lazy River is full of fun and surprises for all ages with their sprays, slide and bubblers.

Then it was off to the SLIDES!  Seven to choose from and I had anxiety before I took off on every one!!!  Just as I was beginning to enjoy the ride, sploosh….it was time to re-adjust the bikini bottoms, climb out of the pool and grab another slide!!!


Like I said, I had two 17 year olds with me, but I stopped long enough to feel the slight sadness that Kylee had grown up too fast…the kids in the SAND PLAY AREA were having such fun….I’ll have to wait for grandchildren someday…..a long way down the road!!

We spent hours at Cascade Bay Waterpark…which of course meant…we got hungry…..Cascade Bay has you covered!  They offer a great selection of snacks at the CAPTAIN’S GALLEY.  Because we had dried off by that time, we decided before we get back to splish splashing, we should try the CAPTAIN’S COURSE, an exciting nine-hole mini-golf course.  Who knew my daughter’s boyfriend, Steven was a pro at putting!!!

There’s lots of ways for you to “Make A Splash” with your family…consider birthday parties, company picnics, family reunions, group church outings, all at a location just 10 minutes from the Mall of America!  In fact, you could PICK YOUR PACKAGE with the Eagan Convention and Visitors Bureau and include a hotel and other fun, famous attractions and delicious meals the whole family will remember!!


If you win you’ll get:

  • Two-night stay at Eagan’s Crowne Plaza hotel ($280.00 value)
  • (4) complimentary Nickelodeon Universe Unlimited Ride Wristbands ($120.00 value)
  • Granite City dining certificates ($100 value)

Total value of package for contest: $500.00

Sponsored By: The Eagan Convention and Visitors Bureau

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