If you're looking to enjoy some fun in the water, Wisconsin has exactly what you need. The state is packed with water parks - some indoor, some outdoor, and some a combination of the two. If you're ready to check out some thrilling rides, float down a winding lazy river, or splash around in a wave pool, these are the 10 best water parks in Wisconsin to check out.
10. Timber Ridge Lodge & Water Park, Lake Geneva
If you're within traveling distance of Lake Geneva, be sure to plan a visit to Timber Ridge Lodge & Water Park. With a ton of slides, pools, water rides, and other fun activities to enjoy, it's the perfect place to enjoy some family-friendly fun. There's plenty of pint-sized attractions for little ones, plus a ton of bigger slides for adrenaline junkies to ride. There's also a hot tub, a lazy river, and a good handful of dry land activities to try out.
9. Atlantis Hotel & Family Waterpark, Wisconsin Dells
What's not to love about a sixteen thousand square foot indoor water park? Atlantis Hotel & Family Waterpark is the ideal destination to enjoy some fun in the water regardless of the season. There are two forty-foot-long tunnel slides, along with a five-foot-long toddler slide for little adventure seekers. There's also a whirlpool, a lap pool with water basketball, and an interactive kiddie area. Once you're ready to leave the water, there's a game room and a bar and grill to check out.
8. Great Wolf Lodge, Wisconsin Dells
Regardless of the weather, Great Wolf Lodge is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. As an indoor park, you can rest assured it'll always be the perfect temperature. Adrenaline junkies will love the Howlin’ Tornado, a giant funnel slide that's guaranteed to get your heart racing, and the twists and turns of Whirley Bird Run. For a tamer experience that all the family can enjoy, take a raft along the lazy river or head for Coyote Canyon and Lookout Mountain. Little ones will love the Raccoon Lagoon play area with its water features and zero-depth entry. There's also plenty of land-based activities to enjoy when you've had enough of the water.
7. Grand Lodge Waterpark Resort, Rothschild
Even if the weather outside is miserable, Grand Lodge Waterpark is always a fun place to spend the day. The temperature is kept at a balmy eight four degrees, making it the perfect all-year-round destination. Thrill-seekers have a choice of seven slides to try out, while those looking for a more relaxing adventure can take a float along the lazy river. Little ones will love the exciting kiddie areas with their inflatables, squirters, and warm pools.
6. Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
As attractionsofamerica.com says, you'll find thrills and chills in equal measure in Wisconsin Dell’s waterparks, not least at Kalahari Resort. The park is packed with slides and rides, along with a lazy river, an activity pool, a wave pool, a whirlpool, and a swim-up bar. Before you leave, check out the dryland activities on offer, which include mini-golf, rock climbing, a Ferris wheel, a carousel, and bowling.
5. The Springs Water Park at the Country Springs Hotel, Pewaukee
If you want to enjoy a fun-packed day in the water, head for The Springs Water Park at the Country Springs Hotel. It's packed to the rafters with fun attractions and activities, including a gentle lazy river, an activity pool with squirters, inflatables, and games, a host of thrilling slides, and a zero-depth entry pool for kids to splash around in. If you're in the mood for something a little calmer, head to the spa for some deep relaxation.
4. Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells
Named as one of the best water parks in Wisconsin by The Crazy Tourist, Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells offers endless opportunities for fun in both its indoor and outdoor adventure playground. The indoor park has a great selection of slides, along with an uphill water roller coaster and mat racers. Little riders will love the Mount Montezuma’s Mayan Temple slide and the Croc Walk water crossing. There's also an interactive kiddie area with a wading pool, squirters, and other fun features. In the outdoor water park, there's a massive wave pool, an adventure pool, and a sports pool where you can play some water basketball. When you're ready to dry off, head for the sandy beach to enjoy a drink at the tiki bar. If you get peckish, you'll find a ton of dining options scattered around the site.
3. Mt. Olympus Village, Wisconsin Dells
With six rollercoasters and a ton of slides to enjoy, Mt. Olympus Village is a must-visit. For an adrenaline rush, try out the Thunder and Lightning slides. The 85-foot Demon Drop speed slide delivers huge thrills, while the whole family will enjoy rafting down Triton's Rage. Other attractions not to miss include a lazy river, a huge wave pool, and several children's areas complete with pint-sized slides and interactive play features.
2. Chaos Water Park, Eau Claire
If you're in the vicinity of Eau Claire, take the advice of nerdstravel.com and head for the indoor Chaos Water Park. It's packed with fun attractions and activities, including the thrilling Twister Water Slide and the stomach-churning Bailout Slide. Kids will live the tunnels, slides, and water sprayers in Monster’s Lagoon, while the whole family will enjoy the activity pool. If you're in the mood for some relaxation, take a calming float down the lazy river or head for the double hot tub to enjoy a therapeutic soak.
1. Noah’s Ark, Wisconsin Dells
As Only In Your State says, Noah's Ark in Wisconsin Dells is truly the granddaddy of them all. The park is absolutely huge, with 51 slides, a dive in 4D theater, a wave pool, a lazy river, an arcade, and much, much more besides. While you're there, don't miss taking a ride on the biggest bowl ride in the world, the Time Warp, and taking the four hundred foot plunge down the Scorpion's Tail. There are also some great kiddie's areas for the little ones to enjoy.
Written by Dana Hanson
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