H2Oasis in Anchorage is an indoor waterpark with a lazy river, wave pool, beached boat, children's lagoon and pirate boat, body slide, open flume slide, and swim lessons
We visited the H20asis Indoor Waterpark on our April, 2010 Spring Break. Our girls were 10, 8 and 5. Our goal on this trip was to do and see all the fun things Anchorage had to offer that we never got to do on our short layovers to and from Kodiak. It was very, very cold the week we stayed (surprising for Alaska ...ha,ha,ha) crushing our dreams of taking the girls skiing. We did not plan to swim so we made a quick stop to Old Navy to get all of us"clearance" bathing suits for the day. The girls were VERY excited to arrive at the Waterpark, it was a rare treat to swim while we lived in Alaska. We walked in and were immediately hit by an overpowering smell of chlorine. So strong ,in fact, by the end of our visit my lungs felt raw.
The facility was older, which was not a surprise. But I wished it had been better maintained. It was dim inside, not much natural light made it through and the interior lights were not very bright. The cleanliness left alot to be desired. The bathrooms were dingy and felt icky. There was standing water all over the floors, and it was no place I would want my kids to be barefoot. The attractions themselves were fun for the girls. My husband took our 2 older girls on the larger water slides while I stayed in the Lazy River and Children's Lagoon with our youngest. We stayed for about 3 hours, much shorter than we intended. Overall,the facility felt rundown and dirty, not a place we wanted to be. We agreed that we would save our trips to the Waterpark for a time when we were back down south and we could enjoy them outside in the fresh air and sunshine.