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Originally named for the gorgeous five-mile corridor of cliffs, canyons, gorges and rock formations carved into Cambrian sandstone along the banks of the Wisconsin River, Wisconsin Dells is now most known as the “Water Park Capital of the World.” Here are the top things to do in Wisconsin Dells with kids. Fun fact – you’re going to get wet!
Water Park Capital of the World
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions – the largest indoor waterpark in Wisconsin at 125,000 square feet.
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The Polynesian Resort Hotel & Suites – was the first property in the nation to introduce the indoor waterpark concept in 1989.
Noah’s Ark Waterpark – America’s largest waterpark with 70 acres of fun including two endless rivers, four children’s water play areas, and two giant wave pools.
Wilderness Resort – America’s Largest Waterpark Resort, on 600 acres with 4 waterparks: the 70,000 square foot Wild West Waterpark, the Wild WaterDome – a 70,000 sq foot dome with a wave pool, Klondike Kavern – a 65,000 sq foot cavern with a 400 foot Lazy River, and Cubby’s Cove – a ten minute drive from the main resort.
The Riverside & Great Northern Railway – Ride live steam trains along a 3 mile roadbed winding through scenic canyons, beautiful wooded areas, and majestic rock cuts beside the Dells of the Wisconsin River.
Big Sky Drive-In Theatre – enjoy 2 for one movies, and the concession’s famous Big Mamaburger.
Riverboat Tour – get up close views of the Dells and learn all about the glacier melt 15,000 years ago that flooded the area, cutting through the soft sandstone and creating the gorges in the Dells in a matter of days or weeks!
Mt. Olympus Resort – this all-inclusive resort boasts indoor and outdoor water parks and theme parks!
Tommy Bartlet Waterski Show – Long-running water-ski & boat show featuring extreme stunts & comedy during the summer.
Dells Mining Company – Pan for gemstones and treasure and the kids get to keep everything they find!
The Best Burgers In Town
Even if you’re staying at a resort, you’ll want o venture downtown to get a burger at Monk’s Bar & Grill. Other burger hot spots include Ravina Bay Bar & Grill, River’s Edge Pub & Grub, and The Keg Bar & Grill/The Patio.
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