Lying along the banks of the Wisconsin River, Wisconsin Dells takes its name from the towering sandstone formations–or dells–that line the river’s banks and were carved out during the last ice age. Whether frozen or in its liquid state, water continues to play a huge role in making Wisconsin Dells one of the most popular year-round vacation spots in the Midwest. Winter turns the Dells into a snowy playland, where skiing, snowboarding, skating and snow tubing are the big draws. In the summer, snow skis are traded in for water skis and jet skis, and the Wisconsin River and area lakes provide the perfect setting for an afternoon of fun in the sun. And as the “Waterpark Capital of the World,” Wisconsin Dells offers year-round watery fun at over 20 indoor and outdoor water parks and entertainment centers where gnarly waterslides, looping tube rides, lazy rivers and wave pools thrill and delight kids of all ages.
But Wisconsin Dells is about more than waterparks. Golf is big up here, and enthusiasts will have a hard time choosing which championship course to tee off from. Outdoor activities range from boating and fishing to horseback riding and hiking at area parks. Challenge yourself to a zip line ride high among the treetops, or rent a kayak and explore the mysterious dells on the Wisconsin River. Cast a line and try your luck at catching and releasing a muskie, a popular game fish in these parts. Take in a live show in town, giggle all the way down on a snow tube ride, and reconnect with your inner child again.
Wisconsin Duck Tours
See Wisconsin Dells by land and river on a classic duck boat tour that includes a cruise along the Wisconsin River and a four-mile exploration of scenic wilderness trails.
Crystal Grand Music Theater
Catch performances by popular entertainers at Wisconsin Dells’ premier venue set amid 22 acres of wooded beauty.
Mt. Olympus Water Park
Enjoy over 200 acres of exciting thrill rides, indoor and outdoor waterslides, a wave pool and more at Wisconsin Dells’ premier entertainment complex.