An extravaganza of water parks and fun things do to, Wisconsin Dells is a destination for the entire family. Lively and colorful, loud and crowded, the “Water Park Capital of the World” is as touristy as it gets but this makes people love it even more. Planning a holiday in Wisconsin Dells is quite easy, especially since there are more hotel rooms and resorts in Wisconsin Dells than anywhere else in Wisconsin. And the magic thing about Wisconsin Dells? It can turn winter into summer easily due to its great indoor water parks and fun activities.
If more than 150 years ago, travelers wanted to explore Wisconsin Dells for a chance to admire the Dells, superb canyons carved artistically by the Wisconsin River into the soft sandstone of the valley bed, today many book their trip to Wisconsin Dells for the abundance of water parks and entertaining outdoor activities. More than four million visitors decide to explore Wisconsin Dells every year, so it’s no surprise this destination is often on the map with the most fun family trips in the USA.
Splash your way into a fun day
One of the most popular attractions in Wisconsin Dells, the water parks make sure to cater to the needs of the entire family, each member finding it easy to locate the perfect place to splash around. Moreover, Wisconsin Dells is home to the largest water park in the US, Noah’s Ark, a mammoth water extravaganza equipped with more than 50 water slides, including the famous Black Anaconda and the Time Warp, and tons of other water activities. Whether you wish to slide away in a pool or just be lazy on a river, this is the water park for you. Yes, you’ll want to spend the entire day here, splashing and relaxing, or even more, so book your season pass in advance.
Chula Vista Resort Waterpark may not be as large as Noah’s Ark but it will definitely provide the thrills you’re looking for. Moreover, the park holds the record for the fastest water-coaster in an indoor water park, the Fly’n Mayan, which means there’s plenty of fun to be had even when the Wisconsin Dells weather becomes unfriendly. The indoor waterpark, Lost Rios, covers an area of 80,000 square feet and awaits with fantastic water rides in a multi-level structure, while the outdoor section is ready to dazzle with 30-feet drops, and all the twists, reverses, and loops you’re looking for.
For a surfing adventure in an indoor water park, head to Kalahari Resort Waterparks, where the FlowRider will make sure you’ll enjoy an exciting surfing experience. Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park adds more thrills to your trip to Wisconsin Dells offering travelers more rides and activities than any other attraction in Wisconsin Dells. Moreover, Wisconsin Dell’s Mt. Olympus Water and Theme is considered to be the largest water and theme park resort in the world. You’re definitely in for a full day of fun and wrinkly fingers!
Back on the land — outdoor fun
While the water parks might be the best attractions in Wisconsin Dells, this destination has a lot more to offer. The city is a great base to practice a fabulous selection of outdoor activities, including kayaking, zip lining, rock climbing, and fishing!
You can rent a kayak and enjoy a water adventure along de Wisconsin River or zip-line through a beautiful forest while admiring the views and passing by giant trees. Rock-climbing too is an option if you’re feeling more adventurous and particularly fit or, if all you want to do is relax and stare at the water, you can opt for a fishing adventure. Wisconsin has some great fishing spots where you can catch a variety of fish, including cod and sea bass.
If you’re a passionate hiker, you’ll be happy to know that Devils Lake State Park, the largest state park in the state, awaits with 30 miles of hiking paths, 6 miles of mountain biking tracks, and gorgeous scenery. Situated on the Ice Age Trail, this park is adorned with 500-foot bluffs and a spectacular lake that covers a surface of no less than 360 acres. From geology tours and kayaking to mud hikes and mountain biking, this park gathers in one place all the fun outdoor activities you love.
Can’t get enough of hiking? Test your limits on the trails to the Dells of the Wisconsin River that will reward you with breathtaking gorge views or take it easy but keep going on the Chapel Gorge Trail that takes you to a pretty beach by the river. Capturing the splendid views of Wisconsin Dells is now even easier than before due to the Dells Boat Tours that will take you along the Wisconsin River, on the Upper Dells. If you want to add a tad of adrenaline to your boat experience, why not try the Dells Jet Boat Adventure on the Lower Dells.