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Wisconsin DellsUnited States of America

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.

Top hotels in Wisconsin Dells

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 NZ$216 per night

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 (216 reviews)

"I liked the buildings and the freedom from being next to others. I also enjoyed the resort and all the attractions were linked together and easy to understand. The staff wasn’t as welcoming or knowledgeable of what was going on they seemed very uninformed about location of things, hours, and if park ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jun. 2020

Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Resort
American Resort
American Resort
2.5 out of 5
400 County Road A, Wisconsin Dells, WI
The price is NZ$171 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Wisconsin Dells hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Top Secret and Timbavati Wildlife Park. Crystal Grand Music Theater and Palace Theater ...

4/5Very Good! (874 reviews)

"Nice clean environment! Front desk super nice made me welcome. Everything was awesome! Do recommend."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2020

American Resort
Chula Vista Resort, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Chula Vista Resort, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3.5 out of 5
2501 River Rd, PO Box 30, Wisconsin Dells, WI
The price is NZ$236 per night

Located on the riverwalk, this family-friendly resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Noah's Ark Waterpark, Crystal Grand Music Theater and Outlets at The Dells. Palace ...

3.6/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Enough variety of things to do to stay right on the property the entire vacation. Many things were not open. Spa, wave pool, Mexican restaurant, hot springs/hot tubs, outdoor restaurant and bar, mini golf. Multiple staff members reported it was due to short staffing. Disappointing."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun. 2020

Chula Vista Resort, Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Top activities in Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells Puzzling Adventure
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Wisconsin Dells Puzzling Adventure

NZ$47
Per adult

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