Top Outdoor Attractions in Wisconsin Dells

This blog post was published on July 21, 2017 and may contain outdated information.

Besides the great variety of waterparks in Wisconsin Dells, there are many attractions worth visiting in the summertime. From toddlers to teen, adults and those young at heart, you’ll have an exciting experience when you check out these great Wisconsin Dells attractions.

For 65 seasons, the Tommy Bartlett Show has entertained guests during their daily ski, sky & stage shows. Each 90-minute show features a mixture of extreme water skiing, boat tricks, daredevil stunts, comedy, and jaw-dropping tricks! This show for the whole family has been dubbed “The Greatest Show on H2O.”

For over 50 years, visitors to the Wisconsin Deer Park have enjoyed strolling through and feeding over 100 tame deer. These white-tailed deer will eat right out of your hand! The Wisconsin Deer Park is also home to many other species of animals, such as goats, fawns, birds, llamas, pigs, emus, lemurs, elk, bison, and even horses! Not only is the Wisconsin Deer Park a fun place for all ages to explore, but it offers an educational experience to learn more about these animals!

With camel rides, daily pig races, and over 400 animals from 70 different species, Timbavati Wildlife Park is an experience for the whole family! Feed the giraffes, ride the safari train, or even hand feed the parakeets at the parakeet encounter. Learn about the different species of animals at Timbavati during the Wildlife Presentations or stroll leisurely among the different animal exhibits. 

When driving around Wisconsin Dells in the summertime, you may notice a few amphibious boats sharing the road with you. These are known as DUCKS! There are 2 different DUCK tour companies in the Dells, each offering their own land and water tour of the area and information on the history of Wisconsin Dells. Be sure to check out Dells Army Ducks and the Original Wisconsin Ducks and get your tour plans set today!

Stepping back to an original Wisconsin Dells Attraction, a boat tour is a fun and family friendly way to see the beautiful Cambrian Sandstone cliffs of the Dells from the Wisconsin River. The Upper Dells and Lower Dells Boat Tours and Sunset Dinner Cruises offer a leisure tour with breathtaking views. The Original Dells Jet Boats and Wildthing Jet Boat Tours are a thrilling way to see the river and offer power stops, 360 degree turns, and more from their shallow-bottomed boats!

Enjoy over 6,000 feet of fun on Bigfoot Zipline Tours! This adventure takes approximately 2 1/2 hours and features 7 separate ziplines in the majestic oaks and northwood pines of Wisconsin Dells. This attraction is for all ages, but you must be 43 inches tall and in reasonable good health.

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf is home to 5 different courses and 91 unique mini-golf holes, all among cascading waterfalls, mountainous terrain, sandstone rock formations and other landscape features. Everything around Pirate’s Cove is pirate themed and each course offers its own skill level. Some holes even require you to put your ball across a bridge or stream! Play during the day or at night, and when you’re done, visit the Free Family Playground on top of the hill!

Just before the bridge to downtown Wisconsin Dells, Timber Falls Adventure Park offers many different exciting attractions. Besides 4 scenic shaded mini golf courses, Timber Falls Adventure Park features a roller coaster, log flume, bumper boats, and a 160 feet tall skyscraper ride that takes you from 0-60pmh is seconds! If you want to try everything, ride wristbands are available for added value!

New to the Dells, D-Day Invasion Adventure Park is an aerial park themed after there WWII Normandy Beach Invasion. This aerial park features a ropes course, and 80 other different elements, including a Monkey Net Bridge, Pyramid, Jungle Tracks, Barrel Run, Moving Bridge, Giant Steps, and a Chinese Bridge! Perched 65 feet in the air on top of the adventure park is a UH-1 Huey Helicopter, the same model used by the United States Military!

If you like a friendly competition, go karting is a great way to let off some steam! Big Chief Go Karts, ADare Go Karts, and the Outdoor Theme Park at Mt Olympus all offer tracks for those of you with a need for speed. Spend time under the sun and drive throughout each course while racing your family and friends!

Horseback Riding at Canyon Creek Riding Stables takes you along their themed path as you pass by bridges, streams, and a 200 foot tunnel that leads you into the deeper Wilderness. For a more relaxing experience, a quaint horse-drawn carriage ride at Lost Canyon Tours takes you through walled gorges and magnificent sandstone cliffs.

On Saturday’s in the Summertime, Dells Raceway Park is home to many different races and events. Dells Raceway Park is located 10 minutes outside of Wisconsin Dells, just off of Highway 16.

For something to do on a rainy day or a hot afternoon, step inside and cool off by visiting the oddities within Ripley’s Believe it or Not! or set out on a special conquest at Wizard Quest, located next door.

There are so many great attractions and activities in Wisconsin Dells. The above list is a guide for where to start looking when visiting the Dells. Be sure to check out the full list of attractions in the area by visiting: