Wisconsin Itinerary: Wisconsin Dells for Grown-Ups
The Itinerary at a Glance
With a reputation as “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®,” Wisconsin Dells is famous for family fun. But you may be surprised to find out how many grown-up activities the Dells has to offer as well. Whether you’re looking for a couples retreat to rejuvenate, a girls getaway to be pampered or a guys-only weekend to let off a little steam, Wisconsin Dells has plenty of adult appeal.
4 Unique Experience on This Trip
- International Crane Foundation
- Mid-Continent Railway Museum
- Paul Bunyan’s Northwoods Cook Shanty
- Dells Army Duck Tour
Duration: 3 Days
This Itinerary is Ideal For: All
Lunch: Wisconsin Brew Pub – A family-friendly dining and drinking destination that celebrates all things Wisconsin. Come experience award-winning ales and lagers combined with the highest quality food.
Afternoon: Dells Army Duck Tour – Take a guided tour of Lower Dells Glacial Park. See rock formations that are over 14,000 years old. The tour makes two amphibious landings in Lake Delton and the Wisconsin River.
Late afternoon: Hotel Check in/Free time
Dinner: Del-Bar – Established in 1943 as a Roadside Steakhouse. The “Prairie style” ambiance, renovations and expansions are by James Dresser, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. You will enjoy exceptional service and the highest quality prime grade beef, aged for flavor and tenderness and the freshest seafood.
Evening: Tommy Bartlett Show – Each show is packed with jaw-dropping tricks on water, on stage and high in the sky. Featuring a mix of extreme water-skiing, boat maneuvers, light-hearted comedy and dare-devil stunt artists.
Morning: International Crane Foundation – The only place in the world where you can see all 15 species of cranes. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the world’s cranes, take a hike on our nature trails, and browse nature themed items from around the world in our gift shop.
Lunch: Stand Rock Buffet at Ho-Chunk Casino – Lunch Buffet and Dinner Buffet features 5 lines of entrees including a carved entrée, salad bar, fresh fruit, and desert bar.
Afternoon: Mid-Continent Railway Museum (North Freedom – 20 miles away) – An outdoor, living museum and operating railroad recreating the small town/short line way of life during the “Golden Age of Railroading,” spanning the years 1880-1916, with operating trains, education exhibits, and displays of restored rolling stock.
Dinner/Entertainment: Dells Boat Tours® – Sunset Dinner Cruise – Enjoy the combination of beautiful scenery, live entertainment and fine food on this hour cruise. Enjoy the evening against the stunning backdrop of sandstone cliffs and rock formations along the Upper Dells on the Wisconsin River.
Morning: Lost Canyon and H.H. Bennett Studio – Take a ride through a magnificent mile of cliff-walled gorges in comfortable yet quaint horse-drawn carriages. Then, tour the studio of the landscape photographer, inventor & promoter & “the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous.” Inventor of the stop-action camera shutter, his original studio still stands on Broadway and is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
Lunch: Paul Bunyan’s Northwoods Cook Shanty, followed by Northwoods Lumberjack Show – Dining in the style and atmosphere of the “ole time” lumber camp cook shanty. Paul Bunyan’s Lumberjack Show presents a blend of age old lumberjack competitions and extreme sports entertainment.
Late afternoon: Wisconsin Dells Downtown shopping – Downtown Wisconsin Dells offers a unique and eclectic mix of shopping options. Stroll through the area and discover our variety of gift shops, galleries and boutiques.
Dinner/Entertainment: The Palace Theater – Dinner and a show. A state-of-the-art, theater destination producing classic Broadway musicals, as well as bringing to life many of your favorite Disney classics.