Activities, Deals, Dining, Lodging

First Time in the Dells? Here’s the 4-1-1

You’re planning your first trip to Wisconsin Dells and have no idea where to start looking for information! There are dozens of fun attractions, waterparks, resorts, and fabulous dining options, how do you know what’s right for you and your family? We’re here to help give our suggestions to make sure your first trip to Wisconsin Dells go as smooth as possible!

What is there to do?

No matter what your age is, a boat tour is always a great idea! The beautiful sandstone bluffs around the Wisconsin River are originally what attracted visitors to the Dells area. Learn about the natural history of the Dells on a guided boat tour, or take a Duck ride, which takes you on a guided land and water tour of the area. In the summertime, outdoor adventure golf is a great activity for the kiddos to compete and spend time under the sun. Also, you can catch a show at the cinema, dinner theater, or magic theatre, which are all family-friendly. Go karts are a fun activity for the little ones and teens. For the adults, tubing down the Wisconsin River or renting a pontoon on Lake Delton are fun ways to soak up the sun and cool off! Also, Waterparks are an enduring way to spend the day with the family or friends.

You can check out all the great attractions HERE!

Where should you stay?

Most hotels and motels in Wisconsin Dells are budget-friendly, and some even include free waterpark passes to an area waterpark! The Waterpark Resorts are perfect for if you’re looking for a package deal! If you’re traveling with friends, a vacation home or cabin is something to look into. Bed & Breakfasts are perfect if you’re looking for a quaint and simple place to stay. Camping is also always a great activity for the whole family and a fun way to get back to nature. Mmmm…..s’mores!

See all of the great places to stay HERE!

Where is there to eat?

Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells are plentiful! Whether looking for a place to take the toddlers or go on a romantic dinner for 2, you’ll find many restaurants to accommodate all group sizes in the Dells. The variety of restaurants is also what makes the Dells unique. You’ll find almost every type of cuisine here! From burgers to pizza, Mexican food to Chinese, we’ve got it all! You can even dine right on Lake Delton or above Broadway in Downton Wisconsin Dells.

CLICK HERE for a list of Wisconsin Dells Restaurants!

Are there any Deals or Specials available?

A big life saver during your first trip to the Dells is to pickup a Wisconsin Dells Coupon Book and Super Splash Pass. This simple suggestion can save you dollars upon dollars during your trip. The Wisconsin Dells Coupon Book features over 400 coupons on area attractions, dining, golf, lodging, and shopping. The Super Splash Pass features over 190 different 2-for-1 deals as well as our beer & cocktails card (definitely a must)!

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