Wisconsin Dells, WI

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Wisconsin Dells

This Midwestern city is all about family-friendly fun. It has more than 20 water parks, as well as theme parks, themed hotels and exciting river cruises.

Wisconsin Dells calls itself the “Waterpark Capital of the World,” because the city has more than 20 water parks. These are mixed with theme parks, themed hotels, Go-Kart tracks and scenic boat rides. It’s hard not to get drawn in by the thrilling, fun activities on offer in this scenic city set on the beautiful Wisconsin River, known for its steep bluffs.

Wisconsin Dells, know locally as “the Dells,” is small but has a big city feel to it. Use the river as your point of reference to navigate the township. Just near the river is Downtown, the main shopping district where you can find anything from antiques, to tasty treats, such as fudge and cheese.

Head to the hub around the Wisconsin Dells Parkway to find many of the most popular theme parks, including Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park, the outdoor Noah’s Ark Waterpark and the Wilderness Resort. Decide which attractions you want to visit before you book your accommodation to make the most of the package deals that most resorts offer.

The African-themed Kalahari Resort and Convention Center offers rooms as well as day passes and is the largest indoor water park in Wisconsin. Try boogie boarding on the Flowrider, shoot out the Elephant’s Trunk after sliding down a very long tube and relax in the whirlpool. To avoid long lines for the most popular rides, go midweek or late in the evening.

Not all of the Wisconsin Dells' attractions are man-made: There are rolling hills, thick forests, and unusual sandstone cliffs and striking rock formations on the banks of Wisconsin River.

Board an amphibious Wisconsin DUCK to tour around in what was a World War II surplus vehicle. Explore the Red Bird gorge and experience the vehicle diving into the river to bring you closer to the sandstone cliffs. Book a high-speed jet boat cruise for a faster ride.

After all the wet and wild fun, sit back and catch a live performance at the Tommy Bartlett Show or tour the upside-down White House.

Summer is the best time to visit Midwestern Wisconsin Dells.

Where to stay in Wisconsin Dells

Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Resort
Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Resort
3 out of 5
655 N. Frontage Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $30 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly resort in Wisconsin Dells. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the family amenities in ...
2.9/5 (1,406 reviews)
"Star super nice n friendly"

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Resort
Natura Treescape Resort
Natura Treescape Resort
2.5 out of 5
400 County Road A, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965
The price is $59 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Stay at this beach hotel in Wisconsin Dells. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 indoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (979 reviews)
"I love that they had the zoo. The room was nice. It just felt unsafe going to the bathroom at night. I love the firepits and grill availability. The rooms need a broom and dustpan for dirt and debris that comes in from opening/closing the door. Overall I would love it with a bathroom in room. I was ..."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Natura Treescape Resort
The VUE Boutique Hotel
The VUE Boutique Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1015 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965
The price is $59 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this beach hotel in Wisconsin Dells. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (966 reviews)
"Very nice."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

The VUE Boutique Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Wisconsin Dells Area Condominiums
Wisconsin Dells Area Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
2501 River Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965
The price is $159 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Wisconsin Dells. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Noah's Ark Waterpark and Top Secret ...
3.1/5 (207 reviews)
"Was secluded and very private, nice scenery and great room! Will stay again!"

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Wisconsin Dells Area Condominiums
Bonanza Camping Resort
Bonanza Camping Resort
2.5 out of 5
1170 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965
The price is $285 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 16
Stay at this family-friendly cabin in Wisconsin Dells. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Noah's Ark Waterpark and Top Secret ...
3.6/5 Good! (34 reviews)
"Nice"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Bonanza Camping Resort
Bluegreen Vacations Odyssey Dells Resort
Bluegreen Vacations Odyssey Dells Resort
3.5 out of 5
1701 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53940
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly condo in Wisconsin Dells. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (30 reviews)
"Thank you, we enjoyed ourselves"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2021

Bluegreen Vacations Odyssey Dells Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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