VIDEO: Tour the Kalahari resort under construction in Round Rock

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on schedule to open the largest indoor water park in the country Nov. 12. (Courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on schedule to open the largest indoor water park in the country Nov. 12. (Courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on schedule to open the largest indoor water park in the country Nov. 12. (Courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on schedule to open the largest indoor water park in the country Nov. 12.

Located across from Dell Diamond on Hwy. 79 in Round Rock, the 350-acre resort will include 975 hotel rooms, five restaurants, and 10,000 square feet for retail and commercial space.

A 200,000-square-foot convention center will be available for conferences, meetings, receptions and other large-scale events. The resort's 223,000-square-foot water park will feature 20 pools and whirlpools; 30 waterslides; and attractions, such as rock walls and cabanas.

“We can’t wait to open our doors and welcome the Texas community to the Kalahari experience this fall,” Kalahari owner Todd Nelson said in a Sept. 15 news release. “We have 1.5 million square feet of space to play and room to roam. It’s been a challenging year, and what better way to get away from the worry and enjoy time having fun together as a family and community.”

Kalahari representatives said the company intends to hire 700 employees by the end of the year, including lifeguards, culinary staff and information technology professionals.


The Round Rock location is the fourth Kalahari resort, with existing properties in Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania.



Video courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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