Wow, that was fast, huh? Seems like June was just yesterday. Yet, here we are making Labor Day plans and getting the kiddos ready for back-to-school (And many kids have been back in school for a week or so already. Poor buggers.). This is the final entry on School’s Out! You know what they say,... Read more »
Didn't make it up to the Wisconsin Dells
this summer like you'd planned? There is still time for one last family hurrah before you settle back into the old school routine. Why not plan a quick getaway up to the Wisconsin Dells to officially say so long to summer? Here are five reasons to make this trip. Now. While you are thinking of it. Before summer really is over (boo hoo)...
So maybe your Wisconsin Dells summer getaway just isn’t going to happen. No big deal — there are plenty of upcoming events that will make a fall trip to the Dells worthwhile. Here are some fall highlights to mark on your calendar. Wo-Zha-Wa Days. From September 13-15, Downtown Wisconsin Dells marks the end of summer... Read more »
Is it just me or has this summer been lightening fast? Maybe it has literally been the crazy amount of extreme heat that we’ve seen in the Midwest lately, but June and July have really flown by. August is around the corner. It is now or never of summer fun, friends. As we start to... Read more »
The shine doesn't always shine in the Wisconsin Dells
-- even in the summertime. Will dreary weather ruin your family trip to the Dells? Not a chance. One of the best parts of a Dells vacation is that the weather can't really interfere with your family fun. The Wisconsin Dells
has tons of indoor waterparks and other attractions for visitors to choose from -- rain or shine.
If you do end up with a rainy day on your Dells vacation, I have a few specific suggestions for indoor fun...
If you get a chance to make it up to the Wisconsin Dells this summer, you must put a trip to the Wisconsin Deer Park on your itinerary. Trust me when I tell you that this is something that you’ve never experienced before. The Wisconsin Deer Park features a variety of animals including emu, peacocks,... Read more »
When you vacation in the Wisconsin Dells
, you work up a serious appetite. Trust me on this. Hours of family fun at the waterpark capital of the world really burns through the calories.
The little water-logged people in your life are going to be frequently exclaiming: "Mom, we are hungry!"
So what are your options when it comes to dining in the Dells? Dining in the Wisconsin Dells area is a casual, family-friendly affair for the most part (and let's be honest -- if you are traveling with your kids, you aren't in the market for a fine dining experience).
Here are some of our favorite picks from the vast selection of Wisconsin Dells eateries.
I definitely recommend starting your day with full bellies (because your kids are going to burn a crazy amount of calories). Paul Bunyan's Northwood's Cook Shanty
is an iconic Wisconsin Dells Eatery. If this is your first trip to the Dells, you have to make a stop here (come hungry -- really hungry). We also like Mr. Pancake
for your basic pancakes, waffles and omelets...
Not all waterparks are created equal (duh). Some parks are better for older kids. Others specialize in family fun for the toddler set. There are waterparks that are entirely outdoors. Other parks are known for their amazing indoors offerings (a lifesaver for a rainy vacation day). Some waterparks cater to true thrill seekers (not me).... Read more »
The Wisconsin Dells has more to offer than just waterparks. Sometimes everyone needs to get out of the water, dry off and do something land-based. When we start to get waterlogged on our trips to the Wisconsin Dells, our first stop is Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and Family Fun Center
. This amazing miniature golf course wows everyone -- from kids to adults, novice miniature golfers and and even the pros.
Personally, this is one of my favorite family activities because the course is full of totally unexpected features and everyone has fun. What more could you ask for...
There are many, many lodging options in and around the Wisconsin Dells — everything from camp grounds to private homes and even luxury suites. It is impossible to say what the very best options are because every visitor has different needs. What I can tell you is what has worked best for my little family of... Read more »