5 Best Wisconsin Dells Resorts For Families

1/30/2016 8:34:28 AM
5 Best Wisconsin Dells Resorts For Families - KidTrail Pick
Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells
5 Best Wisconsin Dells Resorts For Families - KidTrail Pick
Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells
5 Best Wisconsin Dells Resorts For Families - KidTrail Pick
Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells
5 Best Wisconsin Dells Resorts For Families - KidTrail Pick
Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Dells, also known as the Water Capital of the World, is a short drive from Chicago, making it a fun weekend getaway for Midwest families. Over the years, it has grown in popularity for its many activities.  In addition to water parks (both indoor and outdoor), the Dells offers something for everyone from Fawn Creek Winery to outdoor activities such as zip lining and horseback riding. There are many options to stay at the Dells and the following list is KidTrail’s picks for the 5 best family resorts at the Dells.

Kalahari Resort
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
888-714-1024

Rooms: Kalahari features 750 beautifully appointed authentic African-themed guest rooms and suites.

Indoor Water Park is over 125,000 square feet of wet & wild indoor fun, no matter what the weather is like outside, you can splish splash all day long at Kalahari! 

Outdoor Water Park offers 10 different attractions such as the lazy river, kiddie pool, basketball pool and leisure pool to name a few.

The Indoor Theme Park features over 100,000 square feet of family fun such as the six-story Ferris wheel or the beautifully African-themed carousel. Challenge yourself to ropes course or climbing walls or blast your way through a game of laser tag! Also enjoy 24 lanes of bowling, high-definition golf simulator or relax in the sports bar. Experience the elevated go carts, mini golf, hundreds of arcade and redemption games and much, much more!

Dining: Over 10 dining options at Kalahari from a contemporary steak house, brew pub, marketplace buffet to a Sweet Hut selling all things sweet and decadent.

Other Amenities: Spa Kalahari & Salon, fitness center and championship golf

Great Wolf Lodge
1400 Great Wolf Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
1-800-559-9653

Rooms: An array of suites available including the Kids Cabin Suite. The Kids Cabin Suite features bunk beds, a day bed, queen bed, colorful murals and a TV for the ultimate sleepover space. Perfect for families with kids. The Great Frontier Loft Condo is perfect for those traveling with a large group, extended family or friends and family as it offers space for everyone.

Indoor Water Park: For awesome family fun, just add water! No need to worry about bad weather as the indoor water park provides hours of fun with 84 degree temperatures. Your unforgettable family memories begin here with massive slides and thrill rides and refreshing zero-depth-entry fun for your little ones. 

Other Attractions: MagiQuest is a unique fantasy-themed scavenger hunt that sets your imagination free and takes you on a journey throughout the resort!

The Aracade Room is jam-packed with tons of games for kids (and adults) of all ages.

Cub Club makes learning fun with crafts, games and more! Filled with hands-on activities designed to enlighten and entertain kids and tots alike, this nature-themed kid-haven keeps participants busy as bees. 

Put on your cutest PJs and get cozy for nightly Story Time. The perfect ending to your fun-filled day at Great Wolf Lodge.

Dining: 4 dining options at Great Wolf: Lodge Wood Fired Grill offers premium, wood fired steaks, seafood, lodge smoked ribs, kids items and crisp market salads and vegetables. In addition to Lodge Wood Fired Grill, you have options for pizza, burgers and a sweet shop.

Amenities: Fitness center, adult spa and ice cream themed kids spa.

Must Know: Water Park Passes included with your stay

Wilderness Resort & Glacier Canyon Lodge

Wilderness Resort
511 E Adams St.
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
800-867-9453
www.wildernessresort.com

Glacier Canyon Lodge
45 Hillman Rd
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
800-867-9453

The Wilderness Resort and Glacier Canyon Lodge are both on the Wilderness Territory and have access to the same water parks and amenities on the campus.

Rooms: The Wilderness Territory consists of over 600 wooded acres in Wisconsin Dells and is home to Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, which features 444 guest rooms, 40 vacation villas, 76 Frontier Condominiums and 35 cabins. It is also home to Wilderness on the Lake which features 108 luxurious two and three bedroom condominium units overlooking Lake Delton; and Glacier Canyon Lodge, which features 460 upscale condominium units.

Water Parks: Combined, these three properties offer four indoor and four outdoor waterparks that total nearly 500,000 square feet – that’s over 12 football fields of extreme water fun!

Attractions: In addition to water fun, there is an indoor go-kart trail, lazer tag, lazer maze, sky ropes course, indoor bumper boats like the bumper car but with boats, indoor 3-d mini golf, arcades, play park, kids club and paint your own pottery fun!

Dining: Many dining options are available at Wilderness Territory, including The Wild Canyon Cafe, a family-style restaurant, Thirsty Buffalo Saloon, Survivor’s Bar & Grill and a wide variety of grab and go options at various waterparks and coffee shops. Also, shuttle service is provided for nearby restaurants.

Amenities: Nearby spa and onsite golf.

Chula Vista Resort
2501 River Rd. 
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
855-800-3192

Rooms: Set along the Wisconsin River and a few miles north of downtown Dells, Chula Vista displays a Southwestern design. It is one of the oldest hotels in the region dating back to the 1920s. It has undergone a $200 million renovation in 2006. Currently, it is one of the largest resorts in the area. Guests can stay in either the guest rooms, villas, suites or condominiums. Check online for discounted family packages.

Water Parks: Chula Vista’s indoor and outdoor water parks has over 200,000 square feet of water fun! The indoor water park offers a super-fast water coaster, rapid lazy river, interactive kiddie play area and Lava Lagoon activity pool. While the outdoor water park’s thirty foot drops drop you to one of their cool, refreshing pools!

Attractions: Other attractions at the resort include 4D Action Cinema, outdoor hot springs, miniature golf, kids activity center and arcade.

Amenities: Fitness Center, Golf and Spa

Dining: Chula Vista offers a variety of on-site dining options with menu choices designed to please even the pickiest eater. Choose from fresh food, buffet-style dining, pizza, snack bars, sports bars, and even a gourmet chophouse! There is something here for everyone!

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