If you’re heading to Wisconsin for a vacation, you’re in for a real treat. If you live in the state you probably already know about the amazing water parks that set Wisconsin apart. Wisconsin Dells is known as the water park capital of the world, and for good reason.
The city has a ton of huge, exciting and unique water parks. Many parks are located indoors so you can splash and have a blast all year round. There are some great resorts that offer access to the park with your stay. Be sure to check out everything these great amazing resorts have to offer including amazing dining options and tons of dry land entertainment.
1. Noah’s Ark, Wisconsin Dells
Noah’s Ark is literally HUGE! You’ll be thrilled and amazed at the amount of rides, slides, and activities. Ride a body board on the Surfing Safari. Challenge the amazing water coaster, the Black Anaconda. Rip down the Black Thunder or the Dark Voyage in total darkness. Brave the huge splash of the Flash Flood, take on the vertical plunge of the Point of No Return or rush down the four hundred feet of the Scorpion’s Tail. Ride the world’s largest bowl ride on the Time Warp. There are plenty of other rides, slides, and great kiddie areas just for children. The park also comes complete with a wave pool, lazy river, a Dive-In-Theater, arcade, and the unique Hooligan’s Harbour, an awesome activity that involves remote controlled schooner battles.
2. Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells
Featuring over two hundred thousand square feet of wet, splashing adventure at both an indoor and outdoor water park, Chula Vista is a must see destination. The indoor park has great slides including the Mount Montezuma’s Mayan Temple slide for younger children, an amazing uphill water roller coaster, and mat racers. Children will love the fun Croc Walk water crossing and people of all ages will enjoy the Rio Rapids action river. There’s also an interactive kiddie area for younger children complete with wading pool and tons of squirters and water features. The outdoor water park has everything you could want including a huge wave pool, adventure pool, kiddie river, and sport pool complete with water basketball. There’s an awesome sandy beach area featuring a tiki bar and a mini golf course set in the middle of all that amazing water. The resort itself has a ton of other dryland activities as well as amazing dining options.
3. Chaos Water Park, Eau Claire
Cool down anytime of the year at the indoor Chaos Water Park. People of all ages will enjoy the Twister Water Slide. It’s quick enough to enjoy but slow enough that children can ride as well. The Hurricane Run slide sends you whirling down twists and dark tunnels. Grab a tube or slide down with the kids. For high thrills, blast down the Bailout slide. The super fast plunge slide drops you forty feet. The park has a great activity pool complete with water basketball and crossing activity. Tots will love the Monster’s Lagoon area complete with tunnels, slides, water sprayers and cute car attractions. If you came to relax there’s the lazy river or the huge double hot tub.
4. Great Wolf Lodge, Wisconsin Dells
Children and adults alike will absolutely love Great Wolf Lodge. The indoor water park is open year round and the temperature is always just right. If adrenaline is what you’re after, raft down the huge Howlin’ Tornado, the massive funnel slide. Families will enjoy the raft ride, Whirly bird Run, which features four hundred and forty-three feet of twists and turns. Coyote Cannon and Lookout Mountain are not to be missed. Tots will love the Raccoon Lagoon play area featuring zero-depth entry and tons of water features. Fort Mackenzie is perfect for children of all ages. The park also has a lazy river, slides for smaller riders, activity pool and log crossing activity as well as a hot springs. There’s a ton of dryland fun and adventure to be had at the lodge when you’re ready to dry off.
5. Timber Ridge Lodge & Water Park, Lake Geneva
With a host of fun activities, wild rides and slides as well as fantastic pools, Timber Ridge is the place to be. Tiny Timbers was designed with tots in mind. There are great swings, slides that are just the right size, and of course, a mushroom waterfall. The activity pool is just right for children ages seven to ten. Challenge the water crossing logs, zip down the slides or engage in a fun game of basketball. There’s a lazy river and a hot tub at the park as well as two exciting slides. It’s sure to be a day packed with action and laughter.
6. Grand Lodge Waterpark Resort, Rothschild
At a balmy eighty-four degrees, the indoor Grand Lodge Waterpark is always just the right temperature for tons of fun and splashes. Seven slides make for a thrilling adrenaline rush and heart pounding adventure. If relaxing is more your idea of the ideal get away, float down the calm waters of the lazy river. Take the kids over to the unique and exciting kiddie areas where they’re sure to have a blast. The park also has a great arcade and grill. If you’re staying at the Grand Lodge, admission to the waterpark is free.
7. Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
Open year round, this massive waterpark has so many thrills and spills you’ll want to come back again and again. The water park has over a hundred and twenty-five thousand square feet of adventure and splashes. Experience surfing like never before on the Flowrider. There are a ton of wild, thrilling slides as well as a wave pool, activity pool, lazy river, amazing kiddie areas, whirlpool, a swim up bar, and an indoor/outdoor spa. When you’re ready to towel off, there’s a ton of dryland fun to be held at the resort as well.
8. Country Springs Hotel, Pewaukee
For splishing and splashing all year round, head over to The Springs Water Park at the Country Springs Hotel. The park has tons of thrilling slides, a gentle, rambling lazy river, adventuresome activity pool, indoor/outdoor spa and a zero-depth kiddie area complete with a host of features. The park also has an arcade for dry land fun.
9. Mt. Olympus Village, Wisconsin Dells
For endless rides and slides, head on down to Mt. Olympus Village. Mount the five story high Triton’s Fury for a wild raft ride full of twists and turns. Raft down the Triton’s Rage with the whole family. Race down the Triton’s Challenge mat racer slides. Speed down the Thunder and Lightning slides. Brave eighty-five foot sheer drop of the Demon Drop speed slide. The park also comes complete with a giant wave pool, a lazy river and amazing kiddie areas complete with slides and tons of interactive features and play structures.
10. Atlantis Hotel & Family Waterpark, Wisconsin Dells
Children and adults alike will love the sixteen thousand square foot indoor water park. There are two forty foot long tunnel slides for adventure and a five foot long toddler slide that’s just the right size for smaller water lovers. Everyone will enjoy the huge lap pool which boasts water basketball. Relax in the whirlpool or take the kids over to the interactive kiddie areas for hours of water drenched fun. Visit the bar and grill or the game room for more dryland fun.
11. Polynesian Water Park Hotel, Wisconsin Dells
Get ready to have a blast in the two hundred thousand square foot indoor waterpark. No matter the season, the temperature is always just right for your family to enjoy all the wet and wild fun of the Polynesian Water Park. For heart pounding adrenaline, take a ride down The Temple of the Black Pearl twisting, winding double slides. Relax down the tranquil waters of Blackbeard’s Dark Tunnel, a mysterious lazy river. Shoot some hoops at the water basketball area in the activity pool. The Water Factory has everything the kids could ask for to get soaked and have a blast. Squirters, a huge interactive play area, and slides will be sure to keep the kids busy for hours. The Aloha Pavilion is made just for tiny tots and includes a froggie slide. There’s also a whirlpool and sauna.
12. Yogi Bear’s Camp Resort- Wisconsin Dells, Baraboo
Grab your swim suit and head on down to Yogi Bear’s Camp Resort. Aside from great camping and a ton of dryland activities, the park offers free access to the water areas included with your camping stay. Extending over ten thousand square feet, the waterpark is full of splashes, twenty-five water features, exciting kiddie areas, and thrilling slides. Visit the activity pool complete with a spiraling slide, water basketball and a floating turtle. If you came to relax, head over to the hot tub or grab a drink from the poolside bar.
13. Pollock Community Water Park, Oshkosh
With great activities, cool waters, and fun slides, Pollock Community Water Park is a must visit destination. The park comes complete with fun slides, a lazy river, huge activity pool that features water basketball, a great kiddie area, sand play area, and splash pad area complete with squirters and fun water features. The park has a great café with an awesome selection of hot food and cool treats.
14. Tundra Lodge Waterpark, Green Bay
Welcome to the huge, thirty thousand square foot waterpark at Tundra Lodge. People of all ages are in for a real treat. For the kids there are unique, interactive kiddie areas. Thrill seekers will find that the slides offer hair raising action. The lazy river is always chill, the perfect place for kicking back and washing your cares away. In warmer weather the outdoor splash pad and Jacuzzi are open. When you’re ready to dry off, head over to the Gold Rush Arcade for a ton of more fun.