Their brekkies come highly recommended
Close to (but not quite in) downtown Wisconsin Dells, the Country Keg happens to be about the only halfway-decent place downtown for brekkie, and decent brekkie @ that.
Don't let the fact that it's otherwise a tavern fool you; they serve some good breakfasts that are recommended by pretty much everybody in the shoobie trade that I've run into in Wisconsin Dells. For some reason, I can't help but resist the Country Fried Steak and Eggs platter. It just happens to be rather interesting eating for brekkie, and especially so with whole wheat toast and tea. (I acknowledge being a tea person more than anything.)
Dells Boat Tour
There are several boat tours you can take in the Dells, we've taken many over the years and the Upper Dells tour is great for an overview of Wisconsin Dells area, for the lush trees, and the hiking opportunities that others do not offer.
Am I fond of Wisconsin Dells, or WHAT?
"One very eclectic tourist trap"
If you can just imagine scenic boat excursions, world-class live waterski shows, mini-golf, go-karts, rollercoasters, waterslides and wavepools, pizza buffets and kitschy souvenir and fudge shops in such close quarters--then you've come to Wisconsin Dells.
Pretty much halfway between Chicago and the Twin Cities, it's no wonder that Wisconsin Dells has such appeal to so many people from all over the Midwest, especially so common everyday types.
With so much to enjoy in such a concentrated space as 15 square miles, you can't get bored in Wisconsin Dells.
Even if it's just browsing the shops or doing some people-watching, the Dells has plenty to offer the shoobie.
"Waterslides virtually everywhere you look"
If Orlando is known for Walt Disney World and Cedar Point for its rollercoasters, Wisconsin Dells brings to mind waterslides and wavepools galore.
And it's not mere motel swimming pools I'm talking about: I'm talking about high-speed bodyslides. Tubeslides. Mat slides. Lazy Rivers.
And, of course, the wavepools.
No less than five such (including Big Kahuna @ Noah's Ark, IMHO the greatest such anywhere, and the rather intimate Oceans O'Waves at Riverview Waterworld) among three waterparks.
Noah's Ark loves to call themselves America's Largest Waterpark, and the variety they have is quite varied, well worth the visit.
But for real value for money, I can recommend Riverview Waterworld: A rather intimate wavepool, one rather awesome rapids tube slide, and the high-speed Hurricane tube slide. (Avoid their body slides; they tend to get rather rough.)
If you like it wet and refreshing in an otherwise hot summer, Wisconsin Dells can supply what you need for refreshing fun!