Wisconsin Dells Indoor Water Park Resorts
Wisconsin Dells-- with a population of just 4000-- is the indoor water park capital of the world. Over twenty resorts offer an indoor water park to their guests; some sell passes to outsiders too. A number have outdoor facilities in summer also.
This Great Wolf Lodge has 100,000 sq. ft of water parks indoors, plus 60,000 more outdoors in summertime: two indoor waterpark areas are four stories high; the outdoor park has 4-storey slides. Great Wolf Lodge also has Wiley's Woods, a 4-story "dry" playzone that uses foam balls, game consoles, slides, bridges, net and mazes; and more.
Also in Wisconsin Dells: the Africa-themed Kalahari Resort has a giant indoor waterpark, at 125,000 sq. ft., including a 570-ft. uphill slide. Meanwhile, the Zambezi Outdoor Waterpark has thrill rides with names like Wild Wildebeest. Note: these waterparks are open to the public as well as resort guests.
The Wilderness Resort has a new 70,000 Wild West indoor water park, on top of previous indoor fun that includes a waterpark just for ages six and under; in summer, there's nearly five acres of outdoor water park too. Dry fun includes arcades, a 3-story playzone, golf and "Little Links".
This resort has changed; formerly had indoor waterpark called Bay of Dreams has Mayan theme, lots of slides, lazy river tube float, children's pool with pirate ship, water cannons, geysers, etc.; and huge outdoor waterpark open to the public.
Expanded indoor water park has an uphill water coaster, lazy river, family raft ride, speed slides, water play structure with a tipping bucket; huge outdoor water park in summer has 300 foot waterslide, "zero gravity" slide, and lots more. Rooms, suites and condos; inclusive packages; 18-hole minigolf; location off the beaten path, next to the Wisconsin River.
About's guide for Theme Parks covers Wisconsin Dells' indoor water parks, including how they got started.
The Wisconsin Dells Visitors Bureau has a detailed list of the public attractions in this town, which run the gamut from outdoor and indoor water parks to the American UFO & Sci-Fi Museum.
Also in the Wisconsin Dells area: tour the sandstone bluffs and waterways of the Wisconsin River, riding in a WWII amphibious vehicle.
The Wisconsin Tourism site has a long list of activities for all seasons: everything from hayrides and dog-sleds to caves and cheese factories.