In May of 2012, Soaring Eagle Waterpark & Hotel held their grand opening for the newly completed 243 room hotel which features a 45,000 sq. ft. indoor water park. Built to accommodate 850 fun and thrill seekers, this could just another joint venture hotel/waterpark. However what sets Soaring Eagle apart, is not the multiple indoor/outdoor water slides or the indoor FlowRider surf machine (over 500 miles from the nearest ocean); what makes Soaring Eagle different is that it was built and is owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.
Recently featured in the World Water Park Association publication, this facility represents non-gaming revenue opportunities to secure the tribe's financial well-being. Taking the plunge into the waterpark & hotel markets as a way to entertain the entire family, the waterpark celebrates nature and the Saginaw Chippewa tribal heritage and symbology.
For more information, read the World Water Park Association article, or visit the Soaring Eagle Hotel and Waterpark next time you’re in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.