When you’re known far and wide for your wildly fun waterparks and classic attractions, you can’t back off just because it turns cold. After all, it’s Wisconsin where winter makes up a big chunk of the calendar, so why not kick it off big with the holidays and then continue strong all the way through to spring thaw?
For winter lodging, you can’t go wrong with a big cabin, like those on the grounds of the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, or a vacation home rental from Sand County Service Company. They just feel, well, Christmas-y. New Year’s Eve bashes are hosted from one end of town to the other. Choose a cozy party or an all-out countdown celebration, whatever suits your fancy.
But that only takes us up to January 1 and there’s a lot of winter left to fill.
Consider a cure-cabin-fever getaway to a weather-proof indoor waterpark resort - the community has plenty to choose from. There's something so satisfying about swimming indoors in 80+ degree temperatures when there's snow falling outside. A mid-winter getaway would be a good time to test out the new waterslides at the Kalahari Resort. Or perhaps you could set a goal of riding every waterslide within Mt. Olympus' indoor waterpark.
If you prefer not to get wet, there are other indoor adventures to consider, like rock climbing, ropes courses, laser tag, mini-golfing and go-karting, to name a few.
A little fresh air is a good thing too, as in tubing, boarding or skiing at Cascade Mountain Ski, Snowboard & Snow Tube or Christmas Mountain Ski, or how about a little ice skating on Lake Delton. The area has lots of snowmobile trails as well. Outdoor outfitter Chimney Rock Park Zip Line Tour - Vertical Illusions will take you on a frozen waterfall climb to experience the beauty of the area like you've never see before. Snow shoeing and cross country skiing are other options for taking in the natural wonders of Wisconsin Dells in the winter.
Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable is open year-round, so maybe you'd like to opt for a trail ride through their 250 acres of rolling farmland and wooded hills. Ask about their sleigh rides too. Same suggestions goes for Canyon Creek Riding Stables, where riders enjoy a guided tour with an old west theme.
There are plenty of things to do in Wisconsin during the winter. Those winter months will whiz by.
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