11 Things to Do in Wisconsin Dells with Kids

Photo of author

Lizzie Lau

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.


View this post on Instagram


A ?? view ?

A post shared by Kalahari Resorts & Conventions (@kalahariresorts) on

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.

Great Wolf Lodge – this slick resort is built to entertain the kids with their indoor waterpark, and MagiQuest, and when the kids crash, parents can enjoy the wine down service.

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.

photo courtesy of TommyBartlett.com media

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.

Check out these other family friendly US cities.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells with kids

11 Things to Do in Wisconsin Dells with Kids

4 thoughts on “11 Things to Do in Wisconsin Dells with Kids”

  1. Hello

    I have a question, i see a lot of items on this site, I have made a screenshot of some products, https://screenshot.photos/product that you also sell in your webshop. But there items are 58% cheaper, well my question is what is the difference between your store, is it the quality or something else, I hope you can answer my question.

    Brodie Butler

    “Sent from my Samsung”

  2. I’ve heard so many great things about Wisconsin Dells, and all the waterparks there, but I haven’t had the chance to take my family yet.

  3. Winsconsin Dells is amazing. Our kids love the waterparks, they want to visit all of them!

  4. Wisconsin Dells is a place my family would love to visit. Thanks for this list of attractions.

Comments are closed.