BELCOURT, ND – Sky Dancer Casino & Resort recently celebrated the grand opening of its Turtle Island Indoor Water Park. The indoor water park features three water slides, a 175-foot-long lazy river, activity pool, and children’s play area.
“We are thrilled to welcome families from across North Dakota, Canada, and Minnesota,” said Carl Foy, Marketing Director for Turtle Island Indoor Water Park. “Turtle Island Indoor Water Park is going to be the number one destination in our area for families. There is something for everyone – thrill seekers will love our waterslides, our youngest guests will play all day at the splash pad, and parents can spend a relaxing day on the lazy river. Being attached to Sky Dancer Casino & Resort offers families easy access to lodging and dining, without ever having to step outside.”
In addition to slides, a pool, and a lazy river, Turtle Island Indoor Water Park celebrates the Ojibwe culture and traditions of the local area. Turtle Island is named for the Ojibwe origin story, where the center of creation begins on a turtle’s back. Visitors to the water park will see other characters and scenes from the creation story depicted on murals and installations throughout the park.
Turtle Island Indoor Water Park marks the first attraction opening as part of the new Turtle Island Adventure Park, a family destination concentrated in and around the Belcourt area. Over the coming months, a trampoline park, winter park, and arcade will join the water park to give families more options during their visit.
“Turtle Island Adventure Park will truly be a destination for families with children of all ages,” said John Allery, Director of Inclusive Economic Development Projects with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. “Bringing this attraction to the Turtle Mountains is a significant opportunity for us to share our local community and culture with even more visitors.”