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We received a complimentary stay at the new Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington, MN in order to facilitate this post about what to pack for Great Wolf Lodge. All opinions are my own. Amazon links are affiliate links.

Since we live in Minnesota, it feels SO great to escape our winters, if even for a short time.  We farm, so we can’t travel for big vacations every year, but we try to at least do a little stay-cation.  And, with the brand new opening of the newest great wolf lodge in Bloomington, MN, we knew it would be the perfect place to go. Are you planning for a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge? Today I want to share some tips about what to pack for great wolf lodge so you’ll have everything you need for a fabulous, fun trip!

What To Pack When Visiting The Great Wolf Lodge

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I pretty much ALWAYS over pack.  It’s been a habit of mine to try to be prepared no matter what.  However, when going places with 7 people, over packing becomes a huge hassle.  So I tried really hard to pack lighter this time.  And, I actually did pretty well and still had everything we needed!

What To Pack For The Great Wolf Lodge

  1. Swimwear – They have an amazing water park so you definitely want your suits ready for action.
  2. Body Glove Paddle Pals Life Jacket – If you have young children who don’t know how to swim well, this is the life jacket you want!  Trust me, after 5 kids, I know which life jackets work the best and this one is it! The great wolf lodge does provide the typical style life jackets if you don’t have one though.
  3. Resort Clothes – No matter what time of year, I suggest some comfortable resort wear.  We packed shorts, capris, and short sleeve tops even though we went in the dead of MN Winter.
  4. Typical Clothing – As usual, pack your undergarments, pajamas, sweatshirt, etc.
  5. Sneakers – Some of the attractions require closed toed and rubber soled footwear.  So be sure to pack your sneakers.
  6. Personal Care Items – Deodorant, toothbrush, tooth paste, makeup, and whatever other personal items you use daily.
  7. Snacks & Drinks – While there is plenty available at the resort, if you like to save a little money, bring some snacks and beverages.  They have a mini fridge as well as a microwave in your room so bottled water, juice boxes, or microwave popcorn are great options.
  8. Spending Money – The great wolf lodge offers lots of great entertainment, attractions, and activities to choose from.  A few, such as story times, kids crafts, and games, are included with your stay but there are plenty available for additional fees too.

What You Don’t Need To Pack For the Great Wolf Lodge

  • Towels – The great wolf lodge provides towels down in the water park that you can take back to your room.  So no need to bring your own!
  • Hair Dryer – These are provided in the bathroom.
  • Black Tie Affair Clothes – All the bars and restaurants offer casual dining/fun.
  • Shampoo, Lotion, Or Soap – You’ll find these amenities in your room, thanks to housekeeping.

What To Pack When Visiting The Great Wolf Lodge

Stay tuned for my next post where I’ll share what we all discovered at the great wolf lodge in Bloomington, MN.

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Tuesday 14th of July 2020

Thank you so much! Although the water park offer towels you can’t leave with them. Bring extra towels for the kids on their way back to the hotel.


Wednesday 15th of July 2020

Yes, that is a good idea for anyone who gets cold easily!

Wendy Romanson

Tuesday 11th of February 2020

I was extremely pleased to find this page. I need to to thank you for ones time for this wonderful read!!

Karen Propes

Friday 22nd of November 2019

We have talking about taking the Grandkids this summer. Thanks for the list, it really helps to know ahead what is provided so we can have more room for gifts to bring back.

Ashley Chassereau Parks

Thursday 7th of November 2019

Thanks for the tips!! I've been wanting to take my crew to Great Wolf Lodge for a while and we've been saving! We are looking at January or February now & plan to make the trip a Christmas surprise! I always overpack too & find it super stressful packing for our family, so this is great info to have!

Clara Kosinski

Monday 25th of March 2019

I would say to pack shampoo and conditioner only because if you are like me and have a lot of long hair the all in one in the showers in the water park and the little bottles in the rooms do not work well. For as often as you will want to wash the park water out of your hair I personally would bring your own from home or at least a good conditioner.


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