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How to Stay Summer Warm and Have a Blast during Cold Mid-Western Winters
Wisconsin Dells is the premier vacation destination spot in the Mid-West. But not just during the summer months. This water park hotspot boasts an ever-increasing array of cold-weather activities to keep vacationers coming back all year long.
Wisconsin Dells hotels and resorts are constantly adding indoor attractions that will entertain its many visitors during the dreary winter months that usually keep Mid-Westerners house (and couch) bound.
1. Indoor Water Parks
Wisconsin Dells’ most popular water park/resorts have incorporated indoor slides, warm beaches, and a score of activities that rival even the most fantastic outdoor attractions. Children and adults alike can enjoy a warm-weather escape by taking a short road-trip to the Dells.
At the top of the list are:
The Kalahari Waterpark Resort
You and your friends and loved ones can enjoy virtually limitless indoor water fun at this massive, themed waterpark/resort. You will feel as though you have stepped into a tropical paradise, complete with African scenery and an indoor beach that comes so close to the real thing, you’d swear it was a bright and balmy summer day.
This resort also boasts a huge indoor theme park with a host of rides and activities such as a six-story Ferris wheel, climbing walls, laser tag, mini golf and scores of arcade games.
The Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort
The Wilderness Territories encompass so many attractions that it’s hard to know where to begin. Endless indoor activities abound with a full-range of indoor water park recreation, bumper boats, 3-D mini golf, laser tag, interactive arcades, as well as a first-class Spa for relaxing.
Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park
Home of some of the world’s most exhilarating roller coasters, this water and theme park even has one indoors! Other indoor fun includes: laser tag, go-carts, and indoor-water parks.
Chula Vista Resort
Famous for its family fun and evening entertainment, this Upper-Dells Resort sports a gigantic new multi level, multi-slide, indoor waterpark. Along with water fun, there are spa facilities, a generous array of dining options, nightlife and a Winter Wonderland of events. Special weekend packages that are all-inclusive of the offerings at Chula Vista are also available throughout the year.
In addition to the resorts mentioned above, countless other Wisconsin Dells hotels and destination spots offer their own special indoor winter vacation attractions to fit almost anyone’s desire for a mid-winter break from the cold and the daily grind.
2. Outdoor Sports and Activities
Skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are always favorite winter past-times. But sometimes, the Mid-West is overlooked when it comes to these and other outdoor sports activities. The Dells area, because of its natural beauty, has an abundance of forest, field, lake and hillside terrain to satisfy any winter sport enthusiast.
The Wisconsin Dells area has a first-rate ski area at Devils Head with 500 feet of vertical drop. Devil’s Head offers groomed runs at various levels, quad chair lifts, lessons and more.
If snowmobiling or cross-country skiing are your thing, nature trails abound for groomed or groom-it-yourself fun. Devils Lake and Christmas Mountain are popular destinations for cross-country skiing, sledding, ice-fishing, snowshoeing, and ice skating in some of the most beautiful settings anywhere.
3. Pamper Yourself
If you just want to unwind and relax, there are numerous options for a spa-like experience to choose from. Sundara Spa exclusively caters to those who desire rest and relaxation. Yoga, meditation, massage, and hot tub soaking are among the favorite offerings you will find here.
Likewise, many other resorts offer similar amenities, so that while the kids are playing in the life-guard-manned waterparks, parents can catch a much-needed break and get pampered too. The spa resort option is a nice choice for a mid-winter romantic getaway, with many hotels offering package deals that are easy on the wallet.
4. Great Dining
Some of the finest dining in the mid-west can be found in Wisconsin Dells. From Mexican to Vegetarian to Bar-and-Grille to Steakhouse fare—all are within a stone’s throw in the Dells area. Favorite dining establishments include: Wally’s House of Embers, High-Rock Café, Cheese Factory Restaurant, Field’s Steakhouse, Mexicali Rose and Ginza of Tokyo.
A foremost feature of Wisconsin Dells is its wide-range of day and nighttime entertainment fun. Rick Wilcox’s world-class magic show, a first-rate gambling casino at Ho-Chunk Resort and Crystal Grand’s premier musical theatre are among the finest year-round entertainment venues in the Mid-West. Famous indoor attractions also include: Ripley’s Believe-it-or-Not, Wizard Quest and a 4-D Theater in the Downtown Dells area as well as Dells-area shopping, museums, and galleries to provide you with endless entertainment options.
All in all, if you are wondering how to keep the kids entertained and out of your hair or just find a great getaway with some winter sports, pampering, fine dining and nightlife, Wisconsin Dells won’t disappoint.