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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.

Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Resort
Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Resort
3 out of 5
655 N. Frontage Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI
The price is $40 per night from May 17 to May 17
This family-friendly Wisconsin Dells resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ghost Outpost, Rick Wilcox Magic Theater, and Bigfoot Zipline Tours. Top Secret is 1.1 mi ...
3/5 (742 reviews)
"Parking was free. And the staff was great"

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Resort
Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells
Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells
3.5 out of 5
1400 Great Wolf Dr, Baraboo, WI
The price is $130 per night from May 12 to May 12
This family-friendly Baraboo resort is located in the suburbs, within a 10-minute walk of Knuckleheads Bowling and Family Entertainment Center and Outlets at ...
4.2/5Very Good! (981 reviews)
"It was a good stay for the most part. With covid we understood the staff wouldn’t be cleaning the room while we were staying, but we found food in two of the beds our first day... they came and cleaned the beds pretty quickly after we called but with the “enhanced cleanliness” they advertised between ..."

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2021

Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells
The VUE Boutique Hotel
The VUE Boutique Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1015 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI
The price is $50 per night from May 12 to May 12
With direct access to the beach, this Wisconsin Dells hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Riverwalk, Ripley's Believe It or Not, and Wizard ...
4.1/5Very Good! (965 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

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.
Caribbean Club Resort
Caribbean Club Resort
3 out of 5
1093 Canyon Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI
The price is $299 per night from May 28 to May 28
Located in Wisconsin Dells, this beachfront condo building is in the city center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Palace Theater, Top Secret, and Noah's Ark Waterpark. ...
3.8/5Good! (252 reviews)
"I like the view in the mornings. It’s a really nice place to enjoy with the family."

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

Caribbean Club Resort
***Eagles Nest Northwoods Retreat! In the middle of it all!  Private Decks***
***Eagles Nest Northwoods Retreat! In the middle of it all! Private Decks***
Baraboo, WI
This family-friendly cabin is located in the city center, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mirror Lake State Park and Crystal Grand Music Theater. Noah's Ark Waterpark ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (72 reviews)
Nice place for a golf getaway
"We rented this place for a golf trip and it was just what we needed. Would stay again!"

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

***Eagles Nest Northwoods Retreat! In the middle of it all! Private Decks***
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Wisconsin Dells
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Wisconsin Dells
2 out of 5
S1915 Ishnala Rd, Baraboo, WI
This family-friendly Baraboo campground is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Mirror Lake State Park, Knuckleheads Bowling and Family Entertainment ...
3.3/5 (31 reviews)
Great place
"Great time. Perfect place for a lil get away.."

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Wisconsin Dells
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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Reviews of Wisconsin Dells

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

Ate outdoors at The Bobber Island Grill. Too bad it's right on a busy highway! The food was wonderful, large portions. Very kid-friendly. Nice experience!

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 4, 2020

I would love to revisit the area during a time when things are back to normal. COVID19 had everything pretty much closed.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 2, 2020

Lots to do and see. Great for families.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Got to see some things i never do and they were nicer like Timbavati.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Love the dells!!!

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Mar 23, 2020

Everything was closed down due to the covid-19. It was a horrible way to spend our 20 year anniversary

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