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Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound WA

Ok, I think most of us have heard of

Great Wolf Lodge, but maybe not. I had heard of it, but really hadn’t looked into it too much because I thought my kids ( five and three) would be too young to have fun. Not only that, I didn’t think they would be strong enough swimmers to enjoy themselves…well I was WRONG!

My sister just recently graduated from college and it was her idea to go on a whole family trip to Great Wolf. If it hadn’t been for her wanting to do that, I probably would have put it off for at least another year or two. Boy am I glad we went now! The kids had a blast! I was amazed at the fact that they were tall enough to go on everything except for the Howlin’ Tornado. Of course, on the bigger slides they rode with the adults. It’s nice that they have a spot on their website where you can explore by age to make planning the visit a bit easier.

If you’ve never been before, let me give you just a little bit of advice…be prepared to spend LOTS of money! I actually didn’t think the price for the Kid Kamp room was all that bad, but we did go during the week when the prices are a bit lower, I highly suggest doing that. Also, make sure to check Groupon for any deals they may have going on. One thing I would do next time is bring my own food! I would have saved a lot of money doing that. Each room has a mini fridge and a microwave so it would be easy to cook stuff ahead and bring it. We saw lots of people with coolers and grocery bags checking in…guess they knew what they were doing!

All-in-all, we had a great time and will definitely return. The nice lady at check in said the quietest times to first where the first couple weeks in May and the month of September (after Labor day). We might have to look into that for next time!

To see more fun things to do in the JBLM area, check out other posts on my blog or follow me on Facebook at JBLM Relocation Sponsor.


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