10 Things To Do In Wisconsin Dells in the Winter
Visit Wisconsin Dells for Some Winter Fun
Wisconsin Dells is a great vacation hot spot all year round. In the summer time, Wisconsin Dells boasts itself as the Waterpark Capital of the World but wintertime is just as fun! The outdoor water parks are all closed of course but step inside for some hot summer time fun! Indoor roller coasters, arcades, waterslides galore, miniature golf, go-karts, and pottery awaits you!
(All photos are my own)
Much To Offer in the Winter Time
If you thought that Wisconsin Dells would be boring in the winter, think again! Sitting in a beach chair by a wave pool makes you completely forget that the temperatures outside are frigid! Climbing high above the arcades on a rope course will make you forget the stress of every day life. Those two things combined = a great vacation!
There's various water parks around the Dells. You can find a water park for every age. Some resorts are designed mostly for families with small children while others have multiple parks for families with kids of all ages.
Don't Forget Your Goggles!
Everyone in my family loves wearing goggles while they're in the water, especially if they wear contacts.
A good pair of goggles makes the waterparks more enjoyable if you hate getting water in your eyes. Googles are prohibited on some of the faster waterslides but for the basics they work great.
Ripley's Believe It or Not
Believe it or not...
I was surprised by how much was in this place. It doesn't look very big from the outside but you can easily spend a couple hours looking through everything they have on display. It's all very unique items with great stories behind everything. I was more impressed with this attraction that I thought I was going to be. The layout is very creative and entertaining. We had a fun time here.
A Few Things That You'll See At Ripley's Believe It Or NotClick thumbnail to view full-size
Covered Wagon Rides
The Horses are Beautiful
All year around, if you are lucky enough to be in the Dells on the weekend, you can go on a covered wagon ride pulled by two beautiful draft horses. The trails go into the woods for a beautiful ride through nature. We saw deer and other animals while on the trail.
Wizard Quest is a fun place to take the kids. It will provide your entire family with hours of activity. You go on a magical quest of water, fire, earth, and wind. You find fairies, pixies, trolls, secret stairways, wizards, and much more! Way better than sitting in front of TV all afternoon.
Love the Go Karts! Various places offer indoor go karts. The track at this place is really small but it was still enough fun that we went on it over and over.
New Go-Carts at the Wilderness Resort
Find Your Own Go Cart!
Go Carts are lots of fun no matter where you are. It doesn't matter if it's a big track or a little track, it's the twists and turns that are fun! If you can't make it to a resort, get your own and drive it around your yard.
All of the water park resorts feature multiple arcades. After hours and hours of water, it's nice to have some water-free activities. There's also stand alone arcades so you'll always find your favorite game.
Along with indoor roller coasters, you can also find spinning tea cups, bumper cars, and the Scooby Doo van ride. As the water parks get bigger, so do the indoor amusement parks. Giant pillow tops to jump on and a spinning Hurricane are a few more. Race cars and motorcycles that move along with the game add a lot of excitement.
Can't Get Enough of the Indoor Water Parks!
The real highlight are the water parks. The kids can play for hours on end and then afterwards they sleep really well. Just a reminder that a few hours of the water parks might leave you feeling a little water logged!
Paint Your Own Pottery
Another activity that takes hours to finish - paint your own pottery. This is one of our favorite places to visit. All of the kids can pick their own piece of pottery and paint it however they want. This resort has overnight glazing so you can pick it up the next day!
Magiquest is another family fun activity center where you go on an adventure filled with wizards, dragons, and other unearthly creatures.
One More Water Park
In case you still aren't sure if the water parks are worth it, here's one more pic to help you decide!
Here's Links to Some of the Greatest Water Parks on the Planet!
- Wilderness Resort
This resort has something for everyone. Waterparks, horses, laser tag, miniature golf, pottery painting, zip lines, ropes course, arcades, haunted house, and golfing.
- Mt. Olympus Water Park and Theme Park
This place is loaded with rides! Indoor roller coaster, bumper cars, huge roller coaster outside, water parks inside and out, huge arcades, huge go-kart tracks. In the winter time there's even skiing and tubing.
- Kalahari Resorts
If you like water parks, this place is for you! They also have a huge indoor theme park with multilevel go-kart tracks, rock climbing walls, miniature golf, and lots more!
Wisconsin Dells Area Property Trading Game
What a fun way to remember the Wisconsin Dells! You can play this fun game between visits!
If your family loves enjoying Wisconsin Dells together, you'll love this game!! It based off the very popular Monopoly game except that the places to buy are all Wisconsin Dells attractions! What a great idea!
More Great Attractions in the Dells
TONS of rides, Bowling, Go-Karts and Arcade. Rides include a roller coaster, 4D theatre, Bumper Cars, Tornado, Ropes Course and many more!! Loads of fun!
- Beaver Springs
Fish everything and horseback riding. Beautiful trails!
- Tommy Bartlett Exploratory
Hands on science experiments for all ages!
Have You Ever Been to Wisconsin Dells?
Have you ever been here?
For Guides and History of the Dells, Check out these great books!
With this book, you can find the best water park resort for your entire family. There's also a list of the best attractions.
A guide is helpful! We go to the Dells at least once or twice a year and every time we find something new that we love to do.
LOL! Parents love the fun stuff in WI Dells as much as the kids do! Where else as an adult can you go to climb on a rope course or go down the best water slides?