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We inspire people to do things Everybody knows that Wisconsin Dells is a summer playground for friends, families and couples young and old. With so many things jammed between Memorial Day and Labor Day, there’s never a shortage of things to do. Believe it or not, though, many people actually prefer the winter months in the Dells over the crazy, hazy days of summer. It’s a little bit laid back. A little bit quieter. And a little less hectic. But still, there are countless things to see and do - indoors and out. In this issue of DELLS TRAVEL, we’ll introduce you to some of them. We’ll tempt you with adrenaline pumping activities like skiing, ziplining, and snow tubing. And we’ll show you how to slow it down and simply relax at a spa, sit by a fire with a glass of wine, or try a few pulls of video poker. So take your time. Flip through the pages and be inspired.

Stay warm,

Lydell Capritta Editor and Publishing Director Vector & Ink, Publisher of Dells Travel

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contents EAT B-Lux Grill & Bar ............................................13, 34 BJ’s Restaurant ................................................ 11,12 Boomtown Saloon................................................ 8 Bobbers Island Grill.............................................. 9 Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grille ............................. 12,36 Del-Bar ............................................................. 10 Denny's ............................................................. 11 Domino’s .......................................................... 12 Grateful Shed Truckyard ................................. 13, 14 High Rock Cafe ................................................... 15 Hot Dog Avenue ................................................. 11 HuHot Mongolian Grill® ................................. 12,35 MACS - Macaroni and Cheese Shop...................... 17 Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co. .............. 13, 36 Pizza Pub .................................................. 8, 13,34 Pizza Ranch........................................................ 13 Rivers Edge Pub & Grub ..................................... 16 Showboat Saloon .............................................. 18 Sprecher's Restaurant & Pub................................ 16 Summer House Grill & Bar .................................. 34 UNO® Pizzeria & Grill ................................. 8, 13, 19

STAY Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce ................. 20 Hampton Inn & Suites ......................................... 20 Holiday Inn Express ...................................... 20,23 Mile Bluff........................................................... 20 Polynesian Water Park Resort .............................. 21 Wingate by Wyndham ........................................ 22 Woodside Ranch Resort & Conference Center..... 24,32

PLAY Alligator Alley Adventures .................................. 26 Asgard Axe Throwing ........................................ 27 Beaver Springs Park ........................................... 28 Booby Trap Escape Rooms ........................ 25,29,33 Cascade Mountain ............................................. 28 Cave of the Mounds ..................................... 25, 28 Chalet Lanes & Lounge ....................................... 33 Fawn Creek Winery ............................................ 32 International Crane Foundation ........................... 30 JustAgame Fieldhouse ....................................... 33 Knuckleheads Trampoline Park, Rides & Bowling.......................................25, 29, 32 Mid-Continent Railway Museum ...................... 31,32 Shockwave Video Adult Superstore .................... 32 Sports Impressions ............................................ 33 Timbavati Wildlife Park ................................... 2, 33 Top Secret ............................................... 3, 25, 32 Wollersheim Winery & Distillery .......................... 25 Woodside Ranch Resort & Conference Center..... 24,32

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EAT PIZZA PUB The locals’ choice for homemade pizza, pasta, broasted chicken, burgers, BBQ ribs and desserts. Famous for our 50-item soup & salad bar. Daily Pizza & Pasta Bar, free full menu delivery to all hotels. Enjoy appetizers, cocktails, a Monster Margarita or our Deep Dish Sundae. Online ordering. Large groups welcome! 608-254-7877 | pizzapub.com See ad on page 34

UNO PIZZERIA & GRILL Open at 11AM Daily. Lunch, Dinner & Takeout. Call or order online at 6901.unos.com. Delivery thru UberEats.com. Original Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, thin crust pizza, kids menu, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN SENSITIVE & 600 CALORIE MENU, and our awesome regular menu. Value menu and Lunch Specials. Drink Specials every day. Full Bar. 608-253-2111 | 6901.unos.com See ad on page 19

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SUPPER CLUB TRADITION RUNS DEEP

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ne of the finest examples of a Wisconsin supper club started out quite humbly. The year was 1943, and THE DEL-BAR stood as a lone sentry along a route between Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo, Wisconsin, thus the name. It was started by two gentlemen who converted a small cabin into a restaurant with just six tables. Today, the restaurant stands out along a busy stretch of road, smack dab in the heart of it all at 800 Wisconsin Dells Parkway. No longer a cabin, but a masterpiece of Prairie-style architecture, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé James Dresser, the interior is equally stunning, with intimate spaces opening up to cathedral-like dining areas. Paintings

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by Mary Alice Wimmer bring warmth to the space, as do the beloved black-and-white photos of the Del-Bar of days gone by. Some of the most loyal diners are locals, ready ambassadors for visitors asking for a recommendation for a great steak or a truly authentic Old Fashioned. And then there are those who drive long distances to eat at Jimmy’s Del-Bar, as many still fondly refer to it.

Guests arrive as the doors open every day at 4:30 and start at the bar with a brandy old fashioned and nibble on Wisconsin cheeses - two supper club mandatories. The prime aged steaks, however, are the standout on the menu, with the panfried walleye a close second. A Wine Spectator-worthy wine list provides ample choices for perfect pairings. Desserts are decadent, ice cream drinks delicious, beyond resistance, really.

This is a place where you don’t rush through a meal, after all, that’s what the Wisconsin supper club experience is all about. That holds true whether it’s a special meal, the last night of your vacation, or an impromptu happy hour gathering just because.

While flattering comparisons to steakhouses in Chicago and New York are regularly made by visitors, the restaurant still stands out as one-of-a-kind. Because those places, as good as they are, simply don’t have the history and the tradition unique only to Del-Bar.

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If It Makes You Happy, Eat It A fter a day of splashing at an indoor waterpark, or sliding down the snow-covered slopes, or simply just relaxing, we begin to look forward to dinner. We know that no matter how crazy our day was – kids screaming and yelling or longlines at the chairlift – there’s always something to look forward to. Food! Good food! Comfort food. It’s easy to find comfort food when at home, but what about when we’re traveling? Where can we find good comfort food? For starters, try BJ’S RESTAURANT , where homemade breakfast is served from 7 a.m. until noon, 7 days a week, all year round.

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At BJ’s, they take great pride in bringing you delicious, homemade breakfast choices in a family-friendly atmosphere. It’s hard to find a favorite, so you may have to go back a second and third time to help you decide. Try their Steak and Eggs or the Apple Buttermilk Pancakes. Or the local’s choice, Howie’s Huge Breakfast. Doesn’t matter. You can’t go wrong. Now this one is not only serving up a hot and steamy bowl of comfort food, but HUHOT MONGOLIAN GRILL lets you have a hand in crafting your own meal. Choose all your favorite stir fry ingredients and ladle on a few of their signature sauces, then hand it over to one of their talented chefs and watch your meal get grilled to perfection. The list of ingredients that they tempt you with is far too long to list, but just to tease you a bit, choose from calamari, sausage, pork, scallops, shrimp, beef,

and so much more. Pile on the rice or noodles, and more veggies than you’ve ever seen in one place, all topped off with your favorite sauce, like Garlic Chili, Black Thai Peanut, or the always popular Kung Pao…Yow! Wow! One place that will definitely put a smile on your face is BUFFALO PHIL’S PIZZA AND GRILLE . Families love their train delivered food. That’s right, miniature trains deliver food right to your table. Buffalo Phil’s seats over 500 people, so there’s a good chance there’s room for you and your family. Speaking of comfort food, they specialize in it. Delicious rotisserie chicken, BBQ ribs, brisket, pizzas, burgers, pastas, steak, seafood & Lil’ Buckaroo Meals.

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The name says it all; UNO PIZZERIA . Or does it? Sure, they’re known for, and named after, their legendary Chicago style deep dish pizza, but that’s just the beginning. They have a full menu. Oh boy is it full. Like you’ll be if you try any of their steaks, seafood, burgers, or pasta dishes. And especially if you top it off with a Granny Smith All American Sundae or the Ridiculously Awesome, Insanely Large, Chocolate Cake so aptly named because it’s ridiculously awesome. And Huge! Another favorite serving up American cuisine is B-LUX GRILL & BAR , located across the street from Noah’s Ark. All of their menu items are crafted from scratch. Try a signature burger or the Ellsworth Creamery Cheese Curds, or the mountainous Three Napkin Poutine. The kids will love the Salted caramel Popcorn Shake while you might opt to kick it up a notch with one of their hard shakes like Oreo Go Go made with Bailey’s.

Or try their Lost Weekend hard shake blended with Nutella, vodka and topped with a S’more. One thing’s for sure, you will no doubt leave with a full belly and a warm soul.

cheese sandwiches to Asian eats of all kinds, not to mention some of the sweetest sweet treats you’ll find anywhere. And, oh yeah, top it all off with one of their signature cocktails on tap or any one of more than a dozen ★ or two beers.

We’ve all done this. We look at a menu with so many tantalizing things that we seemingly change our minds 10 times before we finally settle. ★★ Chances are it’ll be pizza at PIZZA PUB , but With so many places And then there’s maybe not. How about in the Dells to fill a Cheesy Italian Beef or MOOSEJAW PIZZA their tangy Southwestern AND DELLS BREWING your belly, why not Chicken? You won’t go COMPANY. Year after year, wrong with the Fettuccini MooseJaw remains a favorite Alfredo either. The kids among visitors to the Dells. ★★★ will especially enjoy the Locally owned, the rustic log Mac-N-Cheese and the Corn Dogs. Then cabin seats 600+ hungry people mostly again, how can you say no to a 20-inch enjoying, you guessed it, pizza and a Big Kahuna Hand-Tossed Pizza? cold microbrew beer or classic soda. But then again, many people opt for the Elk Family can’t agree on what to eat? Burger, the Portabella Moose-Shroom Head over to THE GRATEFUL SHED Melt, or the Create-Your-Own-Pasta dish. TRUCKYARD . The Shed, as locals like to call it, let’s you choose from a With so many places in the Dells to variety of food trucks serving up fill your belly, why not try them all. everything from tacos to melted Nobody’s judging. Enjoy.

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Keep on Truckin’ K

eep on truckin’. We don’t hear that phrase much anymore, but it was an extremely popular 1960’s hippie saying. I guess we don’t say hippie much anymore either, do we? But that’s neither here nor there.

Grateful Shed Truckyard, or “The Shed,” as the locals call it, is an I-don’t-knowabout-you-but-I’m-enjoying-the-heck out-of-this-place kinda place. Its casual, carefree vibe makes every hour feel like happy hour.

The meaning of these three simple words, keep on truckin’, 60 years past their moment in the sun, still holds true today, though. They still reinforce the idea that people should follow their own groove and not allow anyone to change who they really are.

But here’s the problem; we don’t know what to call it. Is it a restaurant? A bar? A night club? A music venue? The answer is yes. It’s all that.

That same spirit is at the core of one of the newest establishments in the Dells,

THE GRATEFUL SHED TRUCKYARD.

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In a 10,000 square foot building next door to Noah’s Ark, The Shed has become what might be the most unique place to just hangout. To watch a game on a 180” screen. To have a beer and a Baja Fish Taco, or a Jalapeño Popper

Grilled Cheese, or Tempura Cheese Curds from one of the food trucks parked inside that are serving up grub never before seen in the Dells. Top any of them off with one of their 30 or so cold beers or specialty cocktails, and you’ve just made a night of it. Here’s the best part. The Shed is totally kid friendly. There are games to play like Giant Jenga or Cornhole. Better yet, there’s another food truck serving up some of the sweetest sweets your sweet tooth has ever dreamed about like our favorite, a grape Frosty Piñata covered in gummy worms! As they like to say, YUM YUM. GET SUM!

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Wisconsin’s Family Brew Pub

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CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THAT MAC & CHEESE! ★★★

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cheese. Who doesn’t love ooey gooey mac and cheese? There’s nothing better. Or is there? How about Loaded Baked Potato MAC with cheddar, mozzarella, baked potato, bacon, sour cream, and chives. Or Memphis MAC with provolone, mozzarella, pulled pork, onion tanglers, and BBQ sauce. Then there’s the crowd favorite, the Jalapeno Popper with pepper jack, mozzarella, bacon, cream cheese, and you guessed it, just enough jalapeños to give it that perfect kick. Here’s the best part. All of those mouthwatering cheesy dishes, and about 15 more, are waiting for you at a place aptly

called MACS . Or to be more precise, MACS Macaroni and Cheese Shop. With two locations in the Dells, and five more throughout Wisconsin, MACS is sure to satisfy even the cheesiest of cheeseheads. Order at the counter and find a seat. Your piping-hot skillet will be served shortly with its garnish of MACS’ signature toasties. But if mac and cheese just isn’t your thing (WHAAAT?!), MACS also has melts, salads and ridiculous desserts! “Don’t be afraid to ‘be cheesy’– eat at MACS!”

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stay HAMPTON INN & SUITES Welcome Hampton Inn & Suites located at Exit 92. Close to all Dells attractions and restaurants. Amenities include free hot breakfast, exercise room, suite shop, indoor pool with kids play area and free WI-FI. Rooms include large workspace, clean and fresh Hampton Beds®. Hotel is 100% non-smoking. We look forward to seeing you soon. 608-678-2727 | hampton.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS Located just off I-90 at Exit 92, Holiday Inn Express has easy highway access and is less than a mile from all the major attractions. Whether here for fun or for work, you’ll enjoy our newly updated free hot breakfast. Take advantage of the indoor pool, fitness center, and if duty calls, copy & print services in the Business Center. 608-253-3000 | hiexpress.com/wisconsindells See ad on page 23

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REFUGE FROM HOME G

eorge Bernhard Shaw once said, “The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.”

The problem with that quote is that it doesn’t tell the whole story. Any hotel can claim to offer refuge, but a really great stay is defined by more than simply providing shelter. In fact, most of us look for a hotel to give us more than we ever get at home. Much more. Chances are, at home you don’t have an indoor pool, or a hot breakfast waiting for you when you roll out of bed in the morning. Better yet, a breakfast you don’t have to clean up afterwards.

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The Dells has over 8,000 hotel rooms serving every possible want - from the budget friendly to the ridiculously luxurious. Rooms with bunk beds made of logs to rooms with king featherbeds. One brand-spanking new area hotel is WINGATE BY WYNDHAM located within walking distance from the Outlet Mall and Kalahari Resort and Convention Center. And when they say new, they mean new. New walls, floors, bathrooms, beds. Even the light switches. Everything is brand-spanking new. The Wingate has spacious rooms and suites with every possible amenity creating the perfect atmosphere for you to rest and recharge.

Kinda makes you want to just hang out in your room, doesn’t it? Until you remember that generously included with your stay is free skiing, snowboarding, and tubing passes at Christmas Mountain, the area’s premier outdoor winter playground. But before you put on your snow pants and gloves, just be sure to get energized with the best complimentary breakfast buffet in the Dells. If George Bernhard Shaw would have visited Wingate, he might have said something more like, “The great advantage of a hotel is a Jacuzzi and a fireplace in my room along with a complimentary breakfast.”

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play BOOBY TRAP ESCAPE ROOMS Booby Trap Escape Rooms offers a fun & interactive adventure for you and your friends & family! Your group will be left in a room for 60 minutes with nothing but teamwork and brainpower to help complete your fully themed mission! Booby Trap Escape Rooms provides a fully immersive experience with high tech features to keep you entertained from start to finish. Escape the ordinary & visit Booby Trap today! 608-253-0933 | BoobyTrapEscapeRooms.com See ad on page 29

CAVE OF THE MOUNDS National Natural Landmark Discover Buried Treasure – Discover Fun! Guided Tours daily year-round on paved lighted walkways. Amazing Rock Shop, New Fossil Dig & Gemstone Mine, Butterfly Gardens, Hiking/Biking Trails, Snack Bar. Just 45 scenic minutes South of Wisconsin Dells. 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517. 608-437-3038 | caveofthemounds.com See ad on page 28

KNUCKLEHEADS TRAMPOLINE PARK ★ RIDES ★ BOWLING GAME ON at Knuckleheads Trampoline, Bowling and Indoor Amusement Park! Go-Karts, Ropes Course, many amusement rides, Virtual Reality, and a Huge Arcade, Knuckleheads has something for everyone! Home to the area’s only indoor trampoline park with open jump, a dodgeball court, slam dunk basketball hoops and a giant Airbag. Don't forget to check out our menu and full bar while you’re here! 608-254-7332 | KnuckleheadsPark.com See ad on pages 29

TOP SECRET Top Secret, a highly classified experience in Wisconsin Dells. Tour through the White House, upside down that is! See the White House basement where all the Top Secret information is stored. Fun for all ages. Open year-round. 608-254-6700 See ad on page 3

WOLLERSHEIM WINERY & DISTILLERY Enjoy family crafted wine and spirits, and experience history as old as Wisconsin... where barrel aging takes place in underground stone cellars, distilling is done onsite and vineyards flourish on the hillside. New Bistro for Lunch and Snacks. Open year-round. Winery tours and tastings daily. Distillery tastings daily. Located across the river from Prairie du Sac. 1-800-VIP-WINE | wollersheim.com

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AFFORDABLE. FUN. NEARBY. How far do you need to go for a winter ski vacation? Not as far as you might think!

Cascade Mountain is an easy drive, and is just minutes from the indoor waterparks and hotels of Wisconsin Dells. Make this a winter well spent!

ski free! Where kids

* 47 Ski Trails * 11 Lifts * Snow Tubing

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BIGFOOT ZIPLINE TOURS

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Discover. Care. Act. Save the date for

The Crane Event! Saturday, May 2, 2020

Grand Opening Our $10 million renovation includes — the new George Archibald Welcome Center — an expanded gift shop — 10 new exhibits all with water features. Open daily May 2 to October 31, 2020. More information at www.savingcranes.org

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SOUTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN’S TRAIN RIDE AND RAILROAD MUSEUM DESTINATION

Next Stop: Family Fun

santa expRess Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Dec. 7-8

RIDE! A 55-minute round trip journey with St. Nick SEE! Railroad displays and restored railway equipment EXPLORE! The gift shop within an 1894 railroad depot Celebrate the holiday season in a uniquely festive way aboard the 26th annual Santa Express. All cars are kept comfortably warm using the over century-old tradition of steam heating and coal fired stoves, just like at the North Pole. Departures at 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM.

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OPEN DAILY: June 8–Sept. 4 OPEN WEEKENDS: May 9–June 7 & Sept. 5–Oct. 18

2020 SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL EVENTS & ONBOARD DINING May 9 . . . . . . . . . Pizza Trains May 10 . . . . . . . . Mother’s Day Brunch Trains June 20-21 . . . . . Father’s Day weekend BBQ Trains July 4-5. . . . . . . . Stars & Stripes Special Aug. 15. . . . . . . . Pizza Trains Sept. 19 . . . . . . . Pizza Trains Oct. 3 . . . . . . . . . Beer Train / Elegant Dinner Train Oct. 9-10-11 . . . Autumn Color Weekend™ Oct. 17-18 . . . . . Pumpkin Special™ Nov. 28-29 . . . . . Santa Express™ Dec. 5-6 . . . . . . . Santa Express™

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Directions from Wisconsin Dells to E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom, WI 53951 Follow US Hwy 12 East to West Baraboo — RIGHT on Hwy 136 West for 4 miles — LEFT on Hwy PF for 2 miles into North Freedom — STRAIGHT at 4-Way STOP sign onto W. Walnut St. — Museum is 0.4 miles ahead on W. Walnut St./Museum Rd.

Mid-Continent Railway MuseuM E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom, WI 53951

20 Miles Southwest of Wisconsin Dells

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WEATHER-PROOF FUN L ike anywhere, the Dells has its share of beautiful fall and winter days. If you’re lucky enough to have a string of them in a row, then you’ll no doubt have lots of choices of things to do outdoors - like the hoot’n good time you’ll have at WOODSIDE RANCH . Located just a stone’s throw from downtown Dells, this 100-year-old dude ranch is the ideal vacation getaway for children and adults of all ages. With a herd size of over 100 horses, there are several types of horse related activities to choose from. Explore over 1,000 acres of wooded property while riding the guided trails. Or hop on a pony in the covered ring, or the ever-popular horse drawn wagon ride. As one famous cowboy once said, “When in doubt, let your horse do the thinkin.’”

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But what do you do when the weather turns out to be less than perfect on your trip?

Actually, one of the best things about a Wisconsin Dells vacation is that the weather can’t really interfere with your family fun. The experience is weather-proof. The Dells has tons of indoor waterparks and other attractions for you to choose from – rain (or snow) or shine.

It just so happens that one of the indoor waterparks in the Dells is, in fact, the very first indoor waterpark in the United States! That’s right, The POLYNESIAN WATERPARK RESORT . With that claim to fame, you know it’s going to be spectacular. Visitors have a hard time deciding on what waterpark feature

is their favorite - is it The Temple of the Black Pearl which features a double two-story waterslide? Or Blackbeard’s Dark Tunnel and the Mystery Voyage Lazy River. The little kids, no doubt, will love the Water Factory and Kiki “Kids” Paradise.

KNUCKLEHEADS offers kids of all ages, yes even you Mom and Dad, endless ways to play indoors when the snow is flying outdoors. Their Trampoline Park is sure to bounce every last drop of energy from your kids before you choose to slow it down with a pizza party and some bowling. Or set the kids free with hours of fun in the arcade with over 100 games to choose from. For an experience unlike any other in the Dells, or maybe anywhere, TOP SECRET is a highly classified experience, as they like to say, “somewhere in Wisconsin Dells.” Take a tour through the White House. An upside-down White House, that is.

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See the basement where all the government’s top-secret information is stored. But be warned, this tour is not for the faint hearted or the weak minded. You will most defnitely see things you can’t unsee!

Is there a train buff among you? Then you’ll want to be sure to take the short drive to the Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society–also known as MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM . It’s an indoor-outdoor living museum which recreates the way things used to be during the “Golden Age of Railroading,” with operating trains, educational exhibits, and displays of restored ★ rolling stock - a time when the railroad station was the social and communication center of every small town. If you like trains, you’re sure to love Mid-Continent Railway Museum.

CHALET LANES in downtown Dells and you’ll instantly feel like a pro bowler with aspirations of that perfect 300 game. That is until you roll your first ball aimlessly into the gutter. But who cares? Bowling is the perfect equalizer– no matter your skill level– ★★ and it’s impossible not to have a great time. Especially if you grab a pitcher of beer or soda and few of their ridiculous 1/3-pound fresh-ground beef hamburgers.

one of the best things about a wisconsin Dells vacation is that the weather can’t really interfere with your

family fun.

Who doesn’t love those two-tone suede bowling shoes? Lace them up at

Another mind-blowing Dells experience,

BOOBY TRAP ESCAPE ROOMS

offers a fun and interactive critical thinking adventure ★★ for you and your friends or family! Your group will be left in a room for 60 minutes with nothing but teamwork skills and brain power to help - you guessed it, escape. This fully immersive experience challenges your determination as you look for clues that lead you to the final piece of the puzzle.

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The piece that unlocks the door. Choose form Pharaoh’s Revenge, May Day, Singularity, or Inventor’s Workshop– each one more challenging than the next. Here’s an idea that’s sure to create a lifetime of memories. Consider a behindthe-scenes or VIP tour of TIMBAVATI WILDLIFE PARK . These guided tours give you access to things other visitors to the park might never see or experience. With your group’s personal tour guide, you’ll see how the animals are cared for. Where they sleep. What they eat. And how the park makes accommodations for species that might not like the winter weather as much as you do. You’ll channel your best Dr. Doolittle as you find yourself talking to giraffe, kangaroo, lions, parakeets, tigers, and dozens more. So, let it snow. Your fun times in the Dells are guaranteed weather-proof.

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