When the midwest freezes over in the winter, many of us long for a trip to the tropics.
But let’s face it: vacations can be expensive.
And sometimes, traveling long distances just isn’t feasible due to budget constraints.
Enter the Wisconsin Dells, proudly proclaimed the Water Park Capital of the World!
If you’re looking for an affordable getaway, the Wisconsin Dells has plenty of fun for the whole family.
In this blog post, we’ve compiled a list of 5 Wisconsin Dells hotels with indoor water parks, all located within a just a few hours of Milwaukee.
From the Kalahari Resort to Mount Olympus, there are water park hotels at every turn.
Voila! It’s 80+ degrees all year round.
We searched the internet far and wide to put them all in one convenient list for you.
Plus, we’ve included reviews from our readers and deals from the hotels.
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Not only will you get to enjoy thrilling rides and attractions, but you’ll also save money on travel expenses by staying close to home.
So, if you’re looking for indoor water parks in the Wisconsin Dells that won’t break the budget for your vacation, keep reading because we’ve got the perfect solution for you.
Let’s dive in!
Wisconsin Dells Hotels With Indoor Water Parks
1. Wilderness Resort
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.
They are now offering newly renovated rooms, updated areas like the Wild West Waterpark, a brand new show in the Take Flight Theater, and more.
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.
To get a peek inside, check out the recent reel we created on Instagram. We also posted a photo gallery of our recent visit.
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/
3. Mount Olympus
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).
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.
Specials & Packages: https://www.mtolympuspark.com/specials/
4. Chula Vista Resort
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
Specials & Packages: https://chulavistaresort.com/category/deals-packages/
5. Atlantis Water Park Hotel & Suites in the Dells
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.
Check out these related posts:
20 Wisconsin Hotels with Indoor Water Parks
9 Best Indoor Water Parks in Wisconsin
5 Indoor Water Parks Near Milwaukee
11 Best Campgrounds with Water Parks in Wisconsin
13 Best Indoor Water Parks in Illinois and Wisconsin
A water park vacation is a sure-fire hit for kids of all ages, and it’s a great way to make memories and bond on your family trip.
The indoor parks on this list will give you that tropical vibe you’re looking for in the depths of winter without breaking the bank on a faraway beach vacation.
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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