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The Dells - Action & Attractions


Known as the “Waterpark Capital of the World®”, the Dells region is a favorite vacation destination located along the banks of the Wisconsin River. The City of Wisconsin Dells and nearby Lake Delton attract visitors year-round seeking adventure, relaxation, and fun.

With incredible natural resources and beautiful Wisconsin state parks, the Dells region offers endless opportunities for yearround outdoor recreation. Tourists have been attracted to the area since 1850 thanks to the diverse array of natural beauty. Modern visitors enjoy boat tours, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking amongst the natural wonders in this area.

The popularity of waterparks came to the area in the 1970s when Family Land opened. In the 1980s, the country’s first indoor water park opened in the Dells. Over the years, waterpark resorts including Chula Vista Resort, Great Wolf Lodge, the Wilderness Resort, and Kalahari Resorts were built and exploded in popularity.

Today, the Dells has more configurations of indoor and outdoor waterparks per capita than any other destination, with over 200 waterslides. Using more than 16 million gallons of water in the area’s indoor and outdoor waterparks, the Dell’s parks boast some of the biggest and best water attractions with rides like extreme plunge slides, bowl drops, water roller coasters, indoor surf machines, lazy rivers, wave pools and more.

The Dells region also offers over 100 attractions including ziplining, mini golf, arcades, ax throwing, and more. From adventure to entertainment, visitors have their choice of activities. Since 1946, visitors have enjoyed rides on the famous DUKW vehicles called “ducks” which take riders on a fun adventure by land and water as they splash into the Wisconsin River and Lake Delton, as well as traversing miles of scenic wilderness trails.

With over 8,000 hotel rooms and 3,200 campsites, you are sure to find accommodations to suit the needs of your excursion. Choose to stay and play at fun-filled resorts, amenity rich spa retreats, classic hotels and motels, cabins, and more.

From toddlers to teens, everyone will have the experience of their dreams at one of the great lodging properties in the area. Guests are invited to participate in scheduled activities for children and adults, enjoy spa services, play a round of golf, and dine at an array of casual and fine dining establishments located at each resort.

Embrace adventure in the Dells!


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