We didn't have time to do one of the boat cruises but I saw the Dells RiverWalk and thought it might give us at least a little view of the Dells. A little view is what you get, the path is only 1/4 mile long and while it is marked as a bike path, the surface is rough and not very enjoyable on a bicycle.
The Tommy Bartlett Ski Show is a live acrobatic water show that can be enjoyed by the entire family. On a great day out you can sit back and be amazed by the talent and entertainment provided by the Tommy Bartlett performers.
Each show is full of extreme water stunts that will have you at the edge of your seats.
You can purchase your tickets online or at the show, whichever is more convenient for you. Tommy Bartlett puts on different shows and last about 90 minutes. This is indeed a breathtaking experience.
Weather was reasonable and we had a good time in Kalahari resorts. Tanger Outlet nearby is good choice for shopping, only drawback is the open corridor and only shops inside are heated. In Kalahari resort good things are indoor theme park and indoor water park that is covered in the hotel cost, so it is a good deal and good enjoyment. Our room was little away so atleast 10 minute indoor walk from hotel room to the theme park. Check-in time is at 4pm and checkout is at 11am is a disadvantage. Overall good trip.
Imagine racing over tree tops and across a body of water. If you ever dreamed of flying this is for you!
You wear a harness much like one rock climbers use which attachsd to a pulley. Once up top of the tower (there are 6) you wait your turn, get attached, get an ok, and off you go! I even filmed myself hanging upside down! I made a montage video that I will post to my video section.
Wear long pants, lace up shoes, & secure long hair
Don't worry, there are instructions for 'braking' and really thick gloves to assist in braking.
It was a highlite of my year!!!
The lost canyon tour is done with horse and wagon and in the shade, making it an attractive pick when the weather is hot. The tour takes about an hour and encompasses a ride up a hidden canyon that was once Winnebago headquarters during the Black Hawk War (the only real war to have been fought in Wisconsin). The layers of rock at times resemble animals, like eagles or bear cubs, even a dinosaur and the fee is really quite reasonable, $8 per adult and five per child. They also have alakeside picnic area you can use once the tour is finished and it even has a place to grill. The canyon itself is fairly narrow, but it makes up for that in sheer beauty.
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.
Storybook garden has been around since the 1950's and I took our daughter here so that I could relive my own childhood. The park is neat I remember the school house and the pink and purple house on storybook lane. They added animals to the park and my daughter enjoyed feeding the goats, cows, and giraffes. Originally the park was a garden with fairy tale buildings and statues such as humpty dumpty and Cinderella, Jack Be Nimble. There is a short train ride on the hour that you can take if you veer right as you exit the little store.
If you're looking for a totally different experience, Wizard Quest is like being inside of a video game. A great indoor activity for the whole family. Your goal is to work together to find clues and release the 4 wizards in 4 different "realms" within 90 minutes. This is a great activity for older kids 7+ years and those who love video games as it is very interactive and you'll be crawling through tunnels, fighting your way through spiderwebs and rope ladders to beat the clock.
Don't bring bags in here or purses they are just a nuisance and if you're tall you might hit your head in a few places, but it is a cool place to visit that will have the kids talking long after they've left.
The only thing we wish they would allow you the option to buy more time if you desired. Otherwise the kids would definitely return here.
Still my favorite spot in Wisconsin Dells, even after 20+ years they deliver on the waterpark rides. The kids will have a blast. We've gone here at least a dozen times and took the kids this past summer. The rides are fun for all ages and they keep the smaller kids in mind as well, at 43" there were only 3 rides that our youngest could not ride on. The kids favorite rides were the Anaconda, the Time Warp, Big Kahuna Wave Pool and an oldie but goodie the Jungle Rapids slides. If you don't mind heights The Point of No Return is a rush. We were fortunate to go during the week when the lines were not so long and went on all of the rides at least once and many several times.
The wristband is your all day pass to the waterpark, so you are free to leave and come back later in the day. This is great if you are staying nearby and wish to eat lunch at your hotel and helps keep costs down. The waterpark generally has several promotions for discount tickets, check on their website. Our best deal was tickets at Kwik Trip gas station.
My family went to the Dells on the 4th of July. It wasn't very busy at all. We went on the Army Ducks and were extremely disappointed. We were told it would be a 20 minute wait and we ended up waiting for over an hour.
I called the next day to complain and they denied the incident and were extremely rude. I would try the Original Ducks the next time.
The Wisconsin dells is full of waterparks. My favorite and most likely the largest is "Noah's Ark!"
A few thing's to note. Food in the park is expensive, so bring in you own cooler with drinks. It's 2 dollars for a small water!
The ones in Mt. Olympus can drive you nuts. Try the one named Hades - It went all the way down almost 90 degrees. It also went all the way down underground - could be a bit scary. If you love to take challenge, you should definitely go for a ride. I thought I fell apart when I came down though.
Don't miss the Wisconsin River. Here you will see the spectacular sandstone cliffs. Formed quickly by rushing floodwaters from a glacial lake thousands of years ago, this unique region was named the “dalles” by French Canadian fur traders, meaning slab or tile-like rock. As you cruise along, you will amaze at the unique rock formations.
You should definitely climb aboard the military landing crafts, see the spectacular scenery of Wisconsin Dells and learn a little history along the way. It's excitement on wheels and waves aboard the Original Wisconsin Ducks!
Fun for girls and guys alike! Stop in and choose which background you like, then an outfit, and they take all the pictures.
The kids love it as much as the adults.
Unfortunately it is a little expensive.