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Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness

Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness

Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness

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45 Hillman RdWisconsin Dells 53965
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(800) 867-9453
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Relax in a beautiful and spacious, fully-furnished Glacier Canyon Lodge unit. Each condo unit has 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms; fully-equipped kitchen with a range, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave, as well as cookware, dishes and silverware. Glacier Canyon Lodge also has an amazing 3-acre Lost World outdoor waterpark with an interactive lazy river and private poolside cabanas with VIP service that can be rented as well as outdoor mini golf; go-karts; kiddy-karts; and a 55,000 sq. ft. conference center. An enclosed walkway connects to the main Wilderness Resort where guests have access to all of the Wilderness waterparks, eateries and fun!

 

Water Activities:

Guests at any Wilderness property (Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Wilderness on the Lake or Glacier Canyon Lodge) have access to 4 indoor and 4 outdoor waterparks as well as a variety of attractions which are spread out between all three properties located on the Wilderness Territory right here in Wisconsin Dells. A convenient resort shuttle and water taxi service takes guests wherever they want to go on the Territory. Plus, all Wilderness waterparks are exclusively for guests so you don’t have to worry about overcrowding!

NEW IN 2014: A two-story laser tag arena, laser maze, indoor go-karts, Margarita’s adults-only swim-up bar and Klondike Boardwalk which will be home to Yukon Yogurt, Klondike Pizza Kitchen and Klondike Kate’s Libations.
 
Indoor Waterparks:
 
Located at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, the Wild West Waterpark spans 70,000 sq. ft. and features:     
 
  • Wild West Bumper Boats
  • The Black Hole thrill slide 
  • The Fantastic Voyage, the Dells' only 5-person raft ride
  • Ransack Ridge, a four-story interactive play feature
  • Four speed slides and indoor/outdoor hot spas
  • Indoor/outdoor hot spa

Located at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Klondike Kavern Waterpark spans over 65,000 sq. ft. and features:  
 
  • The Hurricane thrill slide, the Dells tallest indoor 4-person raft ride which was featured on the Travel Channel’s Xtreme Waterparks television show
  • Bonanza Brook, a 400-foot lazy river 
  • Sulfur Springs indoor/outdoor hot spa
  • Bonanza Bluff, a huge play feature which includes 50 play & spray features, a 750-gallon tipping bucket, a 20 foot body slide and a 4 foot side by side children's slide.
  • Two 500-foot tube rides which drop five stories
  • A 180-Foot body slide

Located at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, the Wild WaterDome Waterpark, spans 70,000 square feet and features: 

  • A see-through roof which allows UV rays to permeate through it so you can tan indoors year-round
  • Margarita’s adults-only swim-up bar (opening May 2014)
  • The Great Wave, the country’s largest indoor wave pool spanning 15,450 square feet
  • The Dueling Mammoths thrilling family raft ride
  • A 2,200 square foot 'zero-depth' play lagoon for the smaller ones
  • 9 cave-themed private cabanas available for rent.
     

Located at Wilderness on the Lake on the Wilderness Territory, Cubby's Cove Waterpark encompasses 35,000 square feet and features:

 
  • Interactive multi-level aquatic kids play structure complete with play and spray features as well as two smaller body slides that are perfect for introducing toddlers and young children to waterparks.
  • Indoor/outdoor hot spas 
  • Water basketball pool
 

Outdoor Waterparks:

  • Located at Glacier Canyon Lodge on the Wilderness Territory, Lost World Waterpark, spans 3.2 acres and features:
  • Lunar Loop extreme thrill slide, which features a five story drop before propelling thrill seekers into a nearly vertical spiral loop at speeds of up to 40 mph
  • Cosmic Drop, extreme which features a straight, stomach-dropping, five-story plunge that feels like a free fall at speeds of up to 40 mph
  • Halley’s Comet Racers featuring steep twists, turns and stomach drops
  • The Lost World Adventure River that includes fast rapids, uphill currents, twisting slides, swirls and run-offs
  • A swimming pool with a lily pad bridge
  • Dinosaur-themed play ‘n spray structure with tipping bucket to douse unsuspecting little tykes
  • Water basketball pool
  • Outdoor spa
  • Dinosaur Crossing, A WildKid’s Club activity area
  • 15 private cabanas available for rent

Located at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Lake Wilderness Waterpark spans over 40,000 square feet and features:
  • Island Pool: a 13,000 sq. ft. lazy lake complete with sideline play activities and built-in lounging ridge
  • Rafter’s Rage Tube Slide: a 300-foot tube slide complete with twists & turns
  • Rafter’s Rage Body Slide: a 220-foot body slide
  • Lil’ Chutes: Two 100-foot body slides with plunge pool
  • A lap pool
  • A children’s wading pool with hands-on water activities & spray features
  • 9 private poolside cabanas available for rent 

Located at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, New Frontier Waterpark spans over 95,000 square feet and features:
 
  • Prospector's Creek, a 600-foot lazy river
  • Gold Rush Tube Slide, a thrilling 400-foot tunnel slide that launches off a 40-foot high tower and Timber Falls, a lightning fast body slide that launches from the same tower
  • Bear Foot Island Sprayground, that features spraying fountains, exploding geysers, shooting water jets and other fun water play features
  • Toddler's Cove, zero-depth play area with tree swing, smaller slides, bubbling geysers and other fun activities
  • Two activity pools
  • Margarita’s adults only, indoor/outdoor swim-up bar
  • Over an acre of deck space with lounge chairs and tables so you can relax while the kids play

 

Located at Wilderness on the Lake on the Wilderness Territory, Cubby's Cove Waterpark spans 15,000 square feet and features:

  • An Infinity pool with vanishing edge that overlooks Lake Delton
  • The Watering Hole, a small zero depth play and spray area perfect for small children
  • Scenic views of Lake Delton 
  • Private sandy beach

 

In addition to its waterparks, the Wilderness Resort has many other fun attractions for guests to explore. They include:

Indoor:

  • Northern Light Sky Ropes Course*
  • Wild West Indoor Bumper Boats*
  • Wild Abyss, Wild Buccaneer and Big Fish 3-D Mini Golf*
  • Wilderwoods Go-Karts – NEW summer 2014*
  • Ok Corral Lazer Tag Arena and Marshal Training Lazer Maze –NEW February 2014*
  • 3 Mega Arcades*
  • Timberland Play Park
  • Polka Dot Pots Paint Your Own Pottery*
  • WildKids Club Activities

Outdoor:

  • Wild Rock Golf Club*
  • The Woods 9-Hole Family Course*
  • Wilderness Canyon Zip Line Tour*
  • Lost World Jurassic Outdoor Mini Golf*
  • Cosmic Go-Karts and Kiddie Karts*
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • Wilderland Park
  • Nature and Strolling Path

*Please note these attractions are not included with your stay and require an additional fee to participate.

 
 
Convention Overview
Accommodates groups as large as 1,700 people, serving our guests with cutting edge equipment, the highest level of hospitality and service, and a gorgeous rustic interior. Over 40,000 square feet of versatile banquet space.
Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Convention Amenities
  • Audio Visual On-Site
  • Catering On-Site
  • Food Service Adjacent
  • Food Service On-Site
  • Golf Course Venue
  • Hotel / Resort
  • Outdoor Venue
  • Waterpark - Outdoor
Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Rooms and Facilities
Room NameDimensionsSquare FeetCeiling HeightTheatre NumberClassroom NumberBanquet NumberConference Number
Clubhousen/a4392n/a002000
Wilderness Room 1 or 442.9x38160618'1509010036
Wilderness Room 2 or 541.9x38150818'1509010036
Wilderness Room 3 or 634.4x47129217'80306424
Wilderness Room 1-6 All118.9x76881218'8445555000
Glacier Room A-D Each18.9x2848714'50303212
Glacier Room A-D All75x28191814'20010212850
Lake Delton Board Room16.6x3153911'00012
Sandstone Room 157.6x40.6245116'26616520052
Sandstone Room 2 or 7 Each74.8x40.6318816'3002002500
Sandstone Room 343x40.6184016'20012315048
Sandstone Room 4, 5 or 6 Each19.2x40.681416'88546018
Sandstone Room 8 or 9 Each21.6x40.690616'100607020
Sandstone Room 1-9 All175.4x80.214,82316'161199912000
Tundra Room A-F Each23.3x2967816'72455016
Tundra Room A-F All137.4x29406816'4442763300
 
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2012-11-07ME,MY FIANCE, AND IN LAWS CAME THERE BACK IN EARLY JUNE AND HAD AN BALL.STAYED IN ONE OF THE 2 BEDROOM PREMI ON THE 2 FLOOR 3 DOOR ENTRANCE. THE WATER THERE IS SO FRESH AND CLEAN AND THAT GOES FOR INDOOR POOLS OUTDOOR POOLS AND ROOM. THE ROOMS ARE LIKE AND MOVIE CLIP IN THE WILDERNESS IN A "GOOD WAY".
-sheilachicago,il
2012-02-13One word: amazing! There is definitely something for ALL ages!
-Ally 
2011-02-09Went 3 weeks ago and had a blast. My mom,grandma,me,and my little sisters went. We went to wild west,wild waterdome,and Klondike kavern. I went on all the water slides and got ice cream and snow cones. We ordered pizza on the last night. The wave pool was my favorite. I splashed into the waves and got knocked over sometimes but it was awesome. I hope I go some other time and go to different waterparks.
-Kylie 
2010-12-23i took my daughter and a few of her friends forher 13th birthday and we had a BLAST!
-Kathrynchicago,il
2010-06-27I had a blast!!!! I went on a mother's day trip with a group of ladies. We had the most fun. We stayed in the presidential suite that had a fully equpped kitchen, full balcony, four full side bedrooms inside of one room, a living room with flat screen t.vs adn two hottubs and four bathrooms! The water parks were great and there was sooo much to do. The casino, the hang out hot spot where you can get your dance on!!!! What happened there, will surely stay there!!!!!! Plan on going back, this time I will take my children and my husband!!!!
-Kamaraindianapolis,In

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Remember to Bring 

  • A swimsuit or two
  • Waterproof sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses – bonus if they’re polarized to cut down on glare from the water
  • Cell phone to stay in touch and waterproof bag for safe stowing
  • Footwear – flip flops or water shoes are both good choices to protect your feet as you walk from one waterslide to the next to the next
  • Biggest, thirstiest beach towel you have
  • Swimsuit cover-up for the stroll back to your room or the car
  • Swim goggles - great for the wave pools
  • Quarters for storage lockers
  • Waterproof camera 
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  • Two sets of car keys – keep them in separate places in case you lose one
  • Leave at Home
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Important Safety Rules

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The notice arrives in your in-basket. The annual convention, or quarterly board meeting, or corporate retreat, presence mandatory. You can picture it already - walled in with no windows for days on end, PowerPoint overload, your family calling each evening to complain about you never being at home. While the water parks in Wisconsin Dells were built with the vacationer in mind, they've evolved to take on an even nobler cause - rescuing business travelers from the blahs and turning those same frequent meeting goers into heroes with their kids.

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So who is the typical target for this water-park-turned-meeting-place strategy? Meet Mark Paget. He's a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and current executive director of the Wisconsin Dental Association, which represents 3,000 dentists throughout the state. Mark has planned meetings in Wisconsin Dells, as well as having signed up for meetings held in the community that were planned by others. Whenever possible, his wife and three kids, ages 15, 13 and 11, tag along, happy for some quality time with Mark and some quality time in the water parks.

"It's definitely an advantage for me and members of my associations, especially those with young families, to combine business with pleasure," explained Mark. "I've attended meetings at the Kalahari and Chula Vista and have a meeting coming up in June at the Wilderness." So what does Mark's family do while he's tied up in meetings? "The boys love to golf, and all three can't get enough of the water parks. My wife likes the water parks too. She likes to relax poolside with a good book.

We asked Mark were we would find him after a day of meetings. "I try to catch up with the family at the water parks. I've even tried the surf machine at the Kalahari. I didn't do too badly, no injuries, but my kids still made fun of me. We make it a point to try all the water park rides.

Mark could easily be considered one of the early adopters of this combo meeting/vacation trend as evidenced by this quip: "We've been coming to the Dells long enough that the kids are starting to reminisce about past trips. They sound like old-timers, starting their stories with, 'Remember when' and finishing up talking about the new rides that have been added since they last visited.

As an aside, it's worth mentioning that the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort and Chula Vista Resort have seen such a success in hosting conferences that they've both recently decided to add to their meeting space. Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness grew by more than 31,000 square feet with the addition of another banquet room, more breakout space, a business center and outdoor banquet space. Meanwhile Chula Vista Resort added 15,000 more square feet of conference and flexible meeting space.

And with that news, this story is adjourned.

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