Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells Wilderness
Wisconsin Dells Wilderness

Surrounded by small lakes and world-class water parks, Wisconsin Dells is an ideal vacation destination for everyone in the family. If you think when to go to "The Water Park capital of the World" is only during the summer, think again. There are more than twenty indoor water parks that are open twelve months out of the year. Some are open only to guests at one of the many resorts in the area, but many have liberal admission for visitors staying elsewhere.

And, vacations to Wisconsin Dells also provide access to ski resorts as well as plenty of opportunities for winter snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and other winter activities. If you like special events, plan your Wisconsin Dells travel to coincide with the January Flakeout Festival, featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, an arts and crafts marketplace, blacksmith demonstrations, sleigh rides, fireworks, and much more.

Undoubtedly, the premier Wisconsin Dells attractions are its water parks. In addition to the numerous indoor parks, there are several warm weather outdoor parks, featuring wave pools, water slides of all sorts, water roller coasters and river rapids for inner-tubing. Right in the Wisconsin Dells city limits, is what is billed as the world's largest outdoor water park—Noah's Ark.

Speaking of water, another of the Wisconsin Dells attractions is manmade Lake Delton. You will find more than 200 hotels, motels, and resorts as well as camping sites, fishing opportunities and restaurants to enjoy on your vacations to Wisconsin Dells. Among the resorts are several full service spa properties, including Sundara Inn & Spa, considered one of the finest in the country.

There are great golfing vacations to Wisconsin Dells available that you can book yourself or find included in vacation packages. Six golf courses are designed for families, beginners, and experts alike. They all provide scenic vistas, including one course built dramatically in and around a disused quarry. Wisconsin Dells travel can also show you other scenic wonders. Take time for a cruise on the Wisconsin River with its towering rock formations or a Duck Tour in an army amphibious vehicle that travels over land and splashes into the lake. Wisconsin Dells has much more to offer, including great shopping, animal and amusement parks.

If all the Wisconsin Dells attractions aren't enough for you, take a ride to nearby Baraboo to visit the famous Circus World Museum with its staggering collection of glittering circus wagons and other circus memorabilia. Also near Baraboo is the International Crane Foundation that harbors the rare and endangered whooping crane in beautiful wetlands. Wisconsin Dells travel to this area will show you what the pristine tall grass prairies looked like when only wildlife and Native Americans roamed the territory. Here also, you will find Ho-Chunk, one of the state's casinos offering a full array of gaming as well as a luxury hotel.

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