Searching for the ultimate Wisconsin Dells experience, even in the cold?
A stay at a hotel with an indoor water park is a must! The Dells, known as the Waterpark Capital of the World, is located within a just a few hours of Milwaukee.
It boasts an array of hotels offering exhilarating indoor water adventures, perfect for any season.
Here’s a snapshot of the best Wisconsin Dells hotels with indoor water parks:
- Kalahari Resorts & Conventions – Experience African-themed water fun with extensive indoor water attractions.
- Great Wolf Lodge – Perfect for family-friendly adventures with a wide range of water activities.
- Chula Vista Resort – Offers a unique blend of thrilling water rides and relaxing spa options.
- Wilderness Resort – Known for its vast indoor water park and variety of family attractions.
- Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Resort – Combines water fun with exciting theme park thrills.
Dive into the details of each of these fabulous destinations as I take you through what makes them stand out in the world of indoor waterpark hotels.
Wisconsin Dells Hotels With Indoor Water Parks
511 E Adams St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Located in the water park capital of the world, Wilderness Resort is the largest of the resorts, home to four massive indoor waterparks and four outdoor waterparks.
With more than a dozen other attractions, three arcades, an 18-hole championship golf course, an outdoor hot tub, a spa, and onsite dining options, it has something to offer the entire family.
MKE With Kids team member Jessie visited with her family to experience all they have to offer and take current photos of the amenities. Read about it here.
“We’ve been going to the Wilderness, but I’ll only go if we get a condo! Way better set up!”
-Instagram follower, March 2023
“We love the Wilderness because of the variety right there in the resort.”
-Instagram follower, March 2023
2. Kalahari Resort
1305 Kalahari Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Kids of all ages will love the Kalahari, one of the most popular indoor water parks in the Dells.
Check out Crocodile Cove, a 3,000 square foot swimming pool with water activities, Elephant’s Trunk, a tandem tube slide that’s almost 300 feet long, a five foot wave simulator for older children to practice their surfing skills, a 920 foot lazy/torrent river, an indoor/outdoor spa, a swim-up bar, and more.
The Master Blaster is a 570 foot waterslide meets rollercoaster, and Leopard’s Lair is a multi-level water tree fort that’s great for kids of all ages. It has a zero-depth entry pool, slides, water cannons, and more.
Waterpark admission is included with your stay, as is free wi-fi, fitness center access, and tickets to Tommy Bartlett Exploratory, an interactive science center with over 175 exhibits.
Our kids loved the surfing simulator and playing games together in the Big Game Room Arcade, complete with a high ropes course, laser tag, and more.
Specials & Packages: https://www.kalahariresorts.com/wisconsin/special-offers/
655 N Frontage Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Also located in the waterpark capital of the world is Mount Olympus, with an indoor and outdoor theme park, an indoor and outdoor water park, and home to “Medusa’s Slidewheel” (coming in 2022).
What Makes it Special:
There are five roller coasts, including Hades 360 with an upside-down 360-degree roll and a 65-degree drop, 7 go-kart tracks, dozens of slides, Poseidon’s Rage Surf Pool – with waves up to 9 feet tall, kiddie play areas, and more.
1000 Chula Vista Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Chula Vista in the Wisconsin Dells has 200,000 square feet of waterparks, a world class spa, an award-winning chophouse, and relaxing views of the Wisconsin River. It’s just a short drive from all that the Dells have to offer – roller coasters, boat rides, natural beauty, shopping, and dining.
“Chula Vista in the Dells offers all inclusive deals periodically. Worth it.”
-Instagram Follower, March 2023
1570 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
The Atlantis Family Waterpark Hotel has on-site waterparks that are open year-round, geared towards kids under 11. There are toddler slides, tube slides, water basketball, lap pools, spray and water features, and a hot tub.
There’s also a redeption game room, and they offer free passes to Knuckleheads Adventure Park.
The hotel is located in the heart of the Dells, and you can walk to Noah’s Ark, Big Foot Zip Line, Grateful Shed Truckyard, restaurants, and more.
Looking for more options?
There are other indoor water parks options in Wisconsin and Illinois that are not in the Wisconsin Dells.
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We hope this list helps you as your plan for your next family vacation or getaway.
We recommend visiting the destination’s website to ensure that you can access to most up-do-date information, special, and protocols.
Thanks for reading, and we can’t wait to hear about your Wisconsin Dells adventures!
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