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Indoor waterpark and hotel in Rochester?

Rochester, N.Y. - Could an indoor water park and hotel be coming to Rochester?

Mayor Lovely Warren raised the prospect on a radio show Thursday afternoon.

While discussing the city's plans to fill in a portion of the Inner Loop while on WXXI's midday talk show, "The Connection with Evan Dawson," Warren brought up the possibility of an indoor waterpark and hotel, specifically, near the Strong Museum.

Mayor Lovely A. Warren released this statement:

"Today on Connections with Evan Dawson, I referenced the possibility of a hotel/indoor water park complex to be built in the vicinity of The Strong Museum of Play. The working concept - which is in the very earliest stages of discussion - would be to develop an indoor water park to help Rochester become an even more family-friendly tourist destination. Rochester already has so many wonderful places to visit and opportunities for families to have fun including The Strong, Rochester Museum and Science Center, the Susan B. Anthony House, the Seneca Park Zoo; as well as beaches,  recreational boating on our glorious waterways, biking and hiking paths, parks, professional sports teams and more. In addition, Rochester is a centrally located base for day trips to destinations like Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes. With the Governor's new focus on tourism and the potential for development associated with the filling in of the southeast portion of the Inner Loop, I feel this is an idea worth exploring and I have in fact had very preliminary discussions with a developer experienced with this kind of project."

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