Think the fun stops in Wisconsin Dells just because the sun’s starting to slide below the pines? Well, think again: You can have a blast under stunning Upper Midwest starry skies all evening long. The late-night options are almost unbelievably diverse – why not try sampling them all over a week or two?
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the destinations sure to keep the day’s adventures rolling right along.
Meet Me at the Drive-In
A wonderfully classic (and classy) way to spend the evening is at the Big Sky Drive-In Theater, one of the last of these beloved institutions in the Badger State. Enjoy a double round of first-run films under the twinkling constellations—and, naturally, indulge in some drive-in snacks as you do.
For an entirely different kind of performance, stop by one of Wisconsin’s most cherished entertainment destinations: the Tommy Bartlett Show. An evening production allows you to take in a full suite of athletes, acrobats, and entertainers on the waters of Lake Delton, from epic water-skiing choreographies to the famous boat-launched man-carrying kite.
Cruise the Dells
Looking to get on the water yourself—only in more laidback fashion? Climb aboard the Dells Boat Tours Sunset Dinner Cruise, and you’ll roll through the sublime sandstone gorges of the Wisconsin Dells in the gloaming. It’s an unforgettable “magic hour” in which to experience the natural splendor for which the Dells region has been so long renowned.
Adrenaline junkies unwilling to “go gentle into that good night” have a smorgasbord of thrills to content them on a Wisconsin Dells evening. There’s the lively go-kart racetrack at the Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park or the late-night bungee jump and haunted house over at Alligator Alley Adventures. The brave can check out the famous Sky Scraper Thrill Ride at the Timber Falls Adventure Park. A slower-paced but no less enjoyable pastime is under-the-stars mini-golf, available at spots such as Timber Falls or Pirate’s Cove.
Check Out Downtown After Dark
The fun doesn’t end with those admittedly top-tier attractions: You can also take an evening stroll through vibrant, beautiful downtown Wisconsin Dells. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many fine restaurants, clink some regional pints at a friendly brewpub, or hit the dance floor at a nightclub. Perhaps you’ll simply stroll along the riverfront and gaze out at the moonlit waters, reflecting on all you’ve done today and all the excitement (or well-deserved R&R) in store for tomorrow.
Taste the special after-hours atmosphere of Wisconsin Dells: These long summer evenings are ideal for it!