We recently visited the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Washington with a close friend and her daughter. If you’re not familiar with Great Wolf, they advertise as “America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts.” They have 14 locations throughout the United States and one in Canada. In the Pacific Northwest, which has a reputation for rain and clouds, Great Wolf Lodge offers the opportunity to enjoy water activities all year long.
The resort is located approximately 67 miles south of Seattle/Tacoma Airport. If you’re thinking of making a visit here, know that it’s going to be a drive. If you’re traveling south during the week, it’s probably best to leave before noon, or 1PM at the latest. Most traffic heads north during the morning commute and the afternoon commute tends to start around 2PM or 3PM. When you’re leaving, follow the same rules. Either leave early or leave late because the traffic heading north through Olympia and Tacoma is awful.