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The Kalahari Resort and Convention Center is a water park resort chain with locations in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; Sandusky, Ohio; and Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. At 173,000 square feet, the indoor water park at Kalaharis Ohio resort is the largest in the United States. Kalaharis third location opened on July 1, 2015 in the Pocono Mountains area and is set to surpass the size of the Ohio resorts indoor water park at 200,000 square feet when its completed. The Kalahari Resort is named after the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, hence the African theme at all the resorts. The lobbies have artificial fountains, trees, and animals that have been imported from local markets and shops in Africa. Special Africa-themed events, such as getting photographed with baby lions, are also held. Most of the water slides are named after African animals, such as the Rippling Rhino and the Wild Wildebeast. Other services at the Kalahari include restaurants, gift shops, and sweet shops. Kalahari Resorts Wisconsin Dells includes a 104,000-square-foot (9,700 m2) convention center, while Kalahari Resorts Sandusky, Ohio, as of January 2012, has a 215,000-square-foot (20,000 m2) one. The Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, and the Nia Center in Sandusky have both won awards for their AquaRecycle system, a laundry water recycling and filtration system that reuses 70 percent of its laundry water. Fredericksburg, Virginia had been considered for the site of a resort, but the plans never materialized, and a Pocono Mountains location opened in 2015. The Wisconsin Dells resort is Kalaharis first location, having opened in May 2000. The resort has 756 guest rooms, suites, condos, and five-bedroom condos, making it the second largest resort in Wisconsin. It has four main restaurants, and several other eateries in the water park, lobby, and theme park. Other activities include a spa, a fitness center, movies at AMC Desert Star 15, live entertainment at Crystal Grand Music Theatre, and golfing at the Trappers Turn Golf Club on the north side of Wisconsin Dells.