Wisconsin Dells Itinerary: Family Fun in The Waterpark Capital of The World!®
The Itinerary at a Glance
Wisconsin Dells has long been a destination for group tours looking for exciting activities and incredible accommodations. With the largest concentration of waterparks in the world, Wisconsin Dells has earned its reputation as “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®” From gorgeous scenery to exciting activities, scenic tours, live entertainment, dining and shopping, Wisconsin Dells is one place everyone will agree on.
4 Unique Experience on This Trip
- Rick Wilcox Magic Theater
- Noah’s Ark Waterpark
- Palace Theater in the Dells
- Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
Duration: 4 Days
This Itinerary is Ideal For: All
They don’t call us “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®” for nothing. Here you’ll find Wisconsin’s largest indoor waterpark (Kalahari Resorts & Conventions), America’s largest outdoor waterpark (Noah’s Ark Waterpark), the nation’s largest combination indoor/outdoor waterpark resort (Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort) and the highest concentration of waterparks on the globe. And be sure not to miss out on the expansive indoor/outdoor waterparks at resorts like Chula Vista Resort and Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park. In the Dells, you’ll find every kind of water ride and slide there is – from extreme plunge slides to racing speed slides, and massive wave pools to lazy rivers – more than 200 waterslides in all! There’s no doubt, when it comes to putting the biggest splash in family fun, no place compares to Wisconsin Dells.
A great way to relax after a day at the waterparks is to take in one of the area’s entertaining live shows. The famous Tommy Bartlett Show is a must. It’s been entertaining families – rain or shine – for over 60 years with its daredevil skiers, death-defying acrobats and hilarious stage acts. Another favorite is the 90-minute, family-friendly magic extravaganza at the Rick Wilcox Magic Theater. Other entertainment options include live music, lumberjack show, wildlife parks and the Palace Theater in the Dells, which plays host to nationally recognized comedians, musical acts, and Broadway-quality plays.
Get in on the action at one of the Dells’ many interactive attractions. The Tommy Bartlett Exploratory – Interactive Science Center features over 150 hands-on exhibits, including the Original Russian Space Station MIR and NASA’s Mercury Space Capsule. Or experience Wizard Quest, an interactive fantasy game where you search for clues to free wizards. Another family favorite is MagiQuest/ShadowQuest at Great Wolf Lodge, a full-size adventure game that sends participants straight into a mythical Renaissance world. Other interactive attractions include historic and eclectic museums, game centers and paint-it-yourself pottery shops.
Home to the world’s largest fleet of WWII amphibious vehicles, or “Ducks,” no Dells vacation would be complete without a land-and-water tour through the beautiful sandstone bluffs that made the Dells famous. The photographs taken of these bluffs by 19th century photographer H.H. Bennett is what first attracted visitors to this area over 150 years ago. Tour his 1875 photography studio, now a Wisconsin Historical site with 6,000 feet of interactive exhibits, at the H.H. Bennett Studio in downtown Dells. History buffs will also need to consider Circus World in nearby Baraboo a must see. Once home to the Ringling Bros. Circus, this Wisconsin Historical site still has original Ringling Bros. buildings packed with memorabilia. End your trip on a relaxing note at International Crane Foundation. It’s a must for nature enthusiasts of all ages, as it’s the only place in the world to see all 15 species of cranes.