Three children laugh while getting sprayed with water at Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, Georgia. Courtesy of Visit LaGrange

5 Insider Tips for a Great Stay at Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange

Looking for a place to unwind with the whole family? Just about an hour southeast of Atlanta, Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange has everything you need—and then some—to make life-long memories.
Make the most of your Great Wolf Lodge vacation with these insider tips.

Kids gather round a Camp Howl councelor and a giant stuffed bear

Camp Howl at Great Wolf Lodge. Photo courtesy of Visit LaGrange

1. The Lobby is a Happening Spot

This isn’t your average hotel reception area. The Great Wolf Lodge lobby is chock-full of fun activities led by welcoming team members. Yoga Tails sessions are the perfect way for the whole fam to get in a relaxed vacation mindset, while Hustle & Howl dance parties liven things up. And keep an eye out for characters like Violet Wolf and Sammy Squirrel, who love to join in on the good times.
At night, put on your best PJs and gather for bedtime stories, setting the stage for sweet dreams in cool lodge-style suites decked out with unique amenities like caves and log cabins.
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A towering complex of water features, wtih yellow stairs, blue slides, brown climbing bars and more.

Fort Mackenzie at Great Wolf Lodge. Photo courtesy of Visit LaGrange

2. There’s More Adventure Than Meets the Eye

Great Wolf Lodge’s indoor water park is no secret. This wet and wild isle of smiles boasts every feature you can imagine, from wave pools and lazy rivers to thrilling slides, water playgrounds and adults-only hot tubs. Of course, the main attraction is the 93,000-square-foot water park where the water is always a pleasant 84 degrees. On the day you check-in, you can use the water park starting at 1 p.m. And here’s a tip: On the day you check out, you can stay and play all day. There are four-story tube rides and a water-jet-fueled vortex for thrill-seeking teens and tame slides for the littles, in addition to splash pads, a lazy river and a fun wave pool. Water jackets are included so that’s one less thing to pack. If you want a special retreat, check out the cabana rentals, which are stocked with plenty of refreshing beverages, towels, a sofa, fridge, fan, TV and other smart amenities.
There’s more to explore once you’ve toweled off. Search for gemstones, scale a rock-climbing wall, tackle a ropes course or defeat a goblin king on a MagiQuest. At the family-gaming den—The Yards by Topgolf Swing Suite—play soccer, zombie dodgeball or classic Topgolf games, including virtual golfing at 84-plus courses. You and your minis can putt away on a mini-golf course or hit the arcades to earn the top score.
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A man and woman sip a cocktail and a beer at a bar at Great Wolf Lodge

Barnwood Bar at Great Wolf Lodge. Photo courtesy of Visit LaGrange

3. Dining Packages Save You Dough

With 10 places to dine, you’ll have no shortage of options, whether you’re after fried-chicken sandwiches and hot dogs, Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese, pizza, salads or Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. In addition to all the family-friendly foodie delights, you’ll also find plenty of grown-up drinks, like craft beer, wine and cocktails.
And the cherry on the sundae (or Manhattan) is the fact that you can save money when you add on dining packages before your stay. (You know you’re gonna eat, so this is an easy call!)

A young girl prepares to do a cartwheel under blue skies with fluffy clouds with playground equipment in the background

Southbend Park. Photo courtesy of Visit LaGrange

4. There are Even More Things to Do in LaGrange

We don’t know why you’d want to leave the lodge, but if you do, you’ll find ample ways to keep the family fun going. Head to Wild Animal Safari, where you can meet zebras, giraffes, ostrich, watusi (cattle with crazy long horns) and more. You can even book an encounter with a sloth or reptiles.
At the Biblical History Center’s Kid’s Dig, your littles can reconstruct history by digging for actual artifacts and replicas while they get down and dirty with archaeological fun. Other activities at the center include baking bread like ancient nomadic peoples and exploring a reproduction of a 2,000-year-old city.
BYOB (bring your own board): Southbend Park is a paradise for local skaters and BMXers. Work on ollies, kick flips and wheelies on terrain that includes street and transition style, swerve and dip in the open bowl feature, and then walk downtown for shopping, dining and—for the big folks—craft-brew sipping.
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A young girl scales a ropes course in a hellow yarness

Howlers Peak at Great Wolf Lodge. Photo courtesy of Visit LaGrange

5. You Can Book on a Budget

Now, here’s the tip you’ve been waiting for. From discounts for first responders and teachers to bundles that save money on attractions, you’ll find plenty of Great Wolf Lodge deals and packages to get the most bang for your buck. Join the Voyagers Club for exclusive benefits, VIP perks and even more savings.

Another great way to max your vacay budget is to book in LaGrange’s shoulder season, which typically runs March through May. This season offers the same amount of excitement but with the bonus of lower prices and fewer people at attractions.

Book your fun-filled trip to Great Wolf Lodge and LaGrange today.
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Published: May 2023

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