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    Wisconsin Dells

    My wife and I are considering a vacation this summer in the Wisconsin Dells. Any suggestions as to what to do, and what you think about it would be greatly appreciated. Note- we have a 13 year old son that will be going.



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    Re: Wisconsin Dells

    Get a falafel! We used to ride the Ducks. That was a ton of fun. Loved the deer park, but am not sure thats around anymore. There is a ton to do though. Take it all in if you have time.



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    Re: Wisconsin Dells

    The Dells Ducks are kinda cool. Go-karts up the wazoo. Minigolf also up the wazoo. Some of the hotels (Treasure Island I believe is one) have waterparks and stuff on the premises. You need to have Moose Jaw delivered if it still exists just to see the delivery car.



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    Re: Wisconsin Dells

    Noah's Ark was always fun, go karts, miniature golf. Would love to go back sometime.



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    Re: Wisconsin Dells

    I went there a few years back with my ex gf. We stayed as some hotel(sorry don't remember the name), and it was super cheap... and it was also one of the nicer places I've stayed somehow.

    And since it was only spring break we only went to this indoor waterpark. It was pretty small since it was indoors, but I still had a lot of fun. Summer would be much better though!



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    Re: Wisconsin Dells

    I've taken my kids the last few years and I would highly recommend the Chula Vista resort. We always stay there; it is newer and nicer than almost any other place, has great ammenities (indoor & outdoor waterparks, several restaurants, golf course, etc). It is also less expensive than many of the big name places. The waterparks aren't as huge as some of the others, but are still very nice and we always take a day or two and leave Chula Vista to visit Mount Olympus (water park & amusement park together).

    To be honest, I've stayed several places in the Dells and I don't think I'll ever stay at any other place than Chula Vista in the future.



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    Re: Wisconsin Dells

    make time for a tour up the Dells to the rock formations created by the water. Way cool.



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    Re: Wisconsin Dells

    My dad has a trade show he goes to at the Kalahari resort every year, so we've gone with a couple times to mooch off his free room. It's usually around October, so I've only used the indoor park, but it's pretty nice and has two water parks, a movie theater, go karts, etc.



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    Re: Wisconsin Dells

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    My wife and I are considering a vacation this summer in the Wisconsin Dells. Any suggestions as to what to do, and what you think about it would be greatly appreciated. Note- we have a 13 year old son that will be going.
    You had me a bit worried at first, but then you added in the 13yr son detail at the end.

    It has been years since Iíve been there, but I donít think youíd go there UNLESS you were bringing kid(s). The Dells are very touristy (which doesnít have to be a bad thing) and built to entertain little Johnny and Sally. Iíd be surprised if many childless couples would choose this as a vacation destination. Maybe I'm wrong.

    Iíve never been to The House on the Rock because so many people trash on it before we went, but Iíve since heard some people think it is worth a visit.


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    Re: Wisconsin Dells

    If your boy likes Harry Potter at all - check out this place:
    Wizard Quest

    It is actually pretty fun, even as an adult.



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    Re: Wisconsin Dells

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    make time for a tour up the Dells to the rock formations created by the water. Way cool.
    The Ducks go by them, right? I seem to remember seeing them when we rode the Ducks anyway. We went there a long time ago with a bunch of other couples (only one had kids) and had a blast.



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    Re: Wisconsin Dells

    We've stayed here a couple of times...highly recommended, however, eat off site. Plenty of water and slides for all at the resort. Was very clean considering the size of it. Wilderness Waterpark Resort in Wisconsin Dells | www.wildernessresort.com

    Suggest Wildthing jet boats...it is a water ride so dress according and only do it on a warm day...cold otherwise..a great time! The usual Duck rides of course for a lazy day. Wisconsin Dells WildThing Jet Boat

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    Re: Wisconsin Dells

    The Wilderness Lodge surpasses the Chula Vista from a waterpark standpoint. Pretty good place to spend a night too. ;)

    They've got a pretty decent "rip line" park up there now if you're into that. Look for the billboards, they're everywhere. Best karts and coasters are at the Olympus theme park. Many good places to eat, but you have to have pizza from Moose Jaw.

    Have fun! We went up as a family last year, and I'll be up there again in a few weeks for a car show.



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    Don't go to the upside down white house if it's still there. Still ****** at the wife for making me waste oodles of money on that.


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    Re: Wisconsin Dells

    I'd recommend the wildreness also. A lot of stuff for kids and seems like every time we go there they're expanding


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