"Getting Your Feet Wet at Waterparks"
Sunday, June 30, 2013

Water parks have long been a regular part of the landscape, but their enclosed iteration has become increasingly popular, and no region has embraced them like the Upper Midwest. Indoor parks — or combination indoor/outdoor parks — in states like Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois and Minnesota have become standard getaways year-round.

 (more...)
 - New York Times
http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/travel/getting-your-feet-wet-at-water-parks.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&ref=travel
Featuring: Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center, Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort

 

"These aren’t your parents’ waterpark rides"
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Waterparks today aren’t the easygoing places they used to be; now they’re magnets for thrill seekers, with rides and slides that can reach up to 40 mph. TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer reports.

 (more...)
 - Today
http://www.today.com/video/today/52047556/#52047556
Featuring: Noah's Ark Waterpark

 

"Top 20 Water Parks in the World"
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Noah's Ark was ranked 6 of the 20 best water parks in the world. The water parks that set themselves apart from the rest of the pack feature record-setting slides, one-of-a-kind attractions and theme park-like water rides.

 (more...)
 - Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/themeparks/la-trb-top-20-water-parks-04201330,0,5371579.story
Featuring: Noah's Ark Waterpark

 

"Slip-sliding away at Midwestern water parks"
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Next time the urge for a tropical getaway strikes, pack up and head for the Midwest, with some of the biggest indoor water parks in the country. It's the perfect way to escape the winter doldrums. (more...)
 - USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2012/12/16/indoor-midwestern-water-parks/1772729/
Featuring: Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort

 

"New Dells attractions make a splash"
Saturday, June 23, 2012
At Wisconsin's watery playground, new slides, a ropes course and a Vegas-style nightclub amp up the thrills. (more...)
 - Star Tribune
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/travel/159925175.html?page=1&c=y
Featuring: Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Noah's Ark Waterpark, Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks, Riverside & Great Northern Railway, Parsons Indian Trading Post & Museum

 

"Drill deep at the Dells"
Friday, June 8, 2012
Today, with the Wisconsin Dells billing itself as the Waterpark Capital of the World, many of the million-plus travelers who flock here never leave the massive hotels - complete with water slides, wave pools and funnels - that are a short distance from Interstate 90/94. But look a bit beyond the waterparks - which began to take over in the early 1990s - and you'll find the 'natural' Dells are still around and well worth visiting. (more...)
 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://www.jsonline.com/features/travel/drill-deep-at-the-dells-hd5la52-158141605.html
Featuring: International Crane Foundation, River's Edge Resort, Mirror Lake State Park, Devil's Lake State Park, Rocky Arbor State Park

 

"Dells can cure your winter blahs"
Friday, February 3, 2012
With spas as well as waterparks and slopes, Dells also draws adult outings (more...)
 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://www.jsonline.com/features/travel/dells-can-cure-your-winter-blahs-cm41gu3-138615214.html
Featuring: Cascade Mountain Ski, Snowboard & Snow Tube, Mirror Lake State Park, Devil's Laake State Park, Wilderness Resort, Vertical Illusions, BigFoot Zipline Tours, Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable, Canyon Creek Riding Stables, Tommy Bartlett Exploratory - Interactive Science Center, Chalet Lanes & Lounge, Kalahari Indoor Theme Park, Knuckleheads Bowling & Indoor Amusement Park, Del-Bar, Field's at the Wilderness, Sundara Spa

 

"Beer lovers are dressed to swill in pretzel pendants"
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Earlier this month, I helped judge the annual Dells on Tap microbrew contest in the Wisconsin Dells as part of the town's Autumn Harvest Fest. While I love to sample and swirl craft brews at home, it has been a few years since I attended a beer festival with multiple breweries vying for Best in Show (more...)
 - St. Paul Pioneer Press
http://www.twincities.com/ci_19197109?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com
Featuring: Dells On Tap

 

"Travel Q&A: When Hawaii's out of reach"
Friday, August 26, 2011
A downscaled dream Q. My husband and I had a dream vacation planned for our 25th anniversary: a week on Maui, snorkeling, hiking and lounging by the beach. But the truth is, we can't afford it right now. We can still swing a modest trip, but we won't be flying anywhere. Where can we get a Maui-like experience in October by car? (more...)
 - Minneapolis StarTribune
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/travel/128406923.html
Featuring: Sundara Inn & Spa, Devil's Lake State Park, Field's at the Wilderness, Kaminski Bros. Chop House, High Rock Cafe

 

"25 Great Summer Getaways in 2011"
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Celebrate in any style that fits your fancy, from national parks to cruises to ranches.

 (more...)
 - http://today.msnbc.msn.com
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43582986/ns/travel-family/
Featuring: Wisconsin Dells area Waterparks

 

"What's New in the Dells for 2011?"
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The start of summer vacation season is just a few weeks away and once again, the businesses of Wisconsin Dells are gearing up for a big year.

 (more...)
 - OnMilwaukee.com
http://onmilwaukee.com/visitors/articles/dellsnewattractions2011.html
Featuring: Tommy Bartlett Show, Lost Voyage, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum, Duck tours, Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Timber Falls Adventure Park and Circus World.

 

"Practical Traveler - How to Save on Group Travel"
Wednesday, May 6, 2011
With summer on the way, many families and friends are starting to think about reunions and group vacations. But as anyone who has tried to organize a large group of travelers knows, the process can be daunting and can carry a big price tag. (more...)
 - The New York Times
http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/travel/08prac-grouptravel.html
Featuring: Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

 

"On Wisconsin: Sauk County could have been a star"
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
BARABOO - When the Benzini Bros. Circus train steams across the big screen Friday, Wisconsin will be well represented, but the state could have had a starring role right along with Reese Witherspoon and teen heartthrob Robert Pattinson. (more...)
 - Wisconsin State Journal
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/article_a875d6ca-68ff-11e0-ba14-001cc4c002e0.html
Featuring: Circus World Museum

 

"Wisconsin Dells' best waterpark resorts for families"
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Wisconsin Dells rules when it comes to the best waterparks in the nation. In the way Walt Disney became the father of American theme parks, the resorts here have defined what it takes to be a waterpark destination. (more...)
 - 10,000 Likes
http://10000likes.blogspot.com/2011/04/wisconsin-dells-best-waterpark-resorts.html
Featuring: Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center, Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Chula Vista Resort

 

"Top 10 Destinations for Family Fun"
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Among people who plan to travel in 2011, 83 percent will be traveling with family, and 90 percent of those traveling with family will keep their trips domestic, according to a recent TripAdvisor survey. What follows is the top 10 destinations where these travelers have the best-rated options for entertainment, dining, and accommodation. (more...)
 - Yahoo Travel
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-38952334
Featuring: Bigfoot Zipline Tours, Noah's Ark Waterpark, Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Rick Wilcox Magic Theater, Wizard Quest, Ho-Chunk Gaming, Big Sky Twin Drive-In Theater

 

"Mystery boat trip joins Dells lineup"
Saturday, April 1, 2011

Dells Boat Tours has come up with a new Wisconsin Dells attraction designed for people who think the fun begins when the sun goes down and things get a little spooky.

 (more...)
 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://www.jsonline.com/features/travel/119078444.html
Featuring: Lost Voyage, Tommy Bartlett Show, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum, Chula Vista Resort

 

"Tommy Bartlett Exploratory still entertains kids in the Dells"
Saturday, March 19, 2011
A "playground for your imagination" is how brochures describe this attraction, the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory, in business since 1982. Its namesake, known as the P.T. Barnum and Walt Disney of the Wisconsin Dells, died in 1998. (more...)
 - Green Bay Press Gazette
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011103190674
Featuring: Tommy Bartlett Exploratory - Interactive Science Center

 

"Flake Out Festival brings winter fun to Dells"
Monday, January 17, 2011
During the summer, Wisconsin Dells is a haven for those seeking a little fun in the sun, Wintertime visitors, in recent years, have been able to do the same, thanks to the steady growth of indoor water parks and sprawling resorts (more...)
 - OnMilwaukee.com
http://onmilwaukee.com/visitors/articles/dellsflakeoutfestival.html
Featuring: Flake Out Festival, Devil's Head Resort-Ski, Cascade Mountain Ski, Snowboard & Snow Tube, Mirror Lake State Park, Devil's Lake State Park

 

"The Dells: Vegas for Kids"
Monday, January 3, 2011
“Remind me, what are the Wisconsin Dells?” a friend recently asked me when I told her we were stopping there on our way back from family Christmas outside of Madison. I snickered a bit, but then I remembered that she lived in the Washington, D.C., area and grew up in New Jersey, and not everyone knows about the Dells. I was guilty of reverse coastal snobbery. (more...)
 - Delta Sky Writing
http://deltaskymag.delta.com/Blogs/Sky-Writing/January-2011/The-Dells--Vegas-for-Kids.aspx
Featuring: Great Wolf Lodge

 

"All Grown Up"
January 2011
Look past the theme parks and tourist stops and you’ll find that Wisconsin Dells makes for a decidedly adult getaway (more...)
 - Madison Magazine
http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Madison-Magazine/January-2011/All-Grown-Up/
Featuring: Sundara Inn and Spa, Fields at the Wilderness, Del-Bar, Chula Vista Resort, Tanger Outlet Center

 

"Diving Into the Dells"
December 2010

A Dells cynic discovers that the water-park capital can be just as much fun for adults as it is for kids. Who knew?

 (more...)
 - Mpls St Paul Magazine
http://www.mspmag.com/travel/travel/180318.asp
Featuring: Great Wolf Lodge, Del-Bar

 

"Mark Tauscher’s Best of Wisconsin Dells"
Friday, December, 24, 2010

Mark Tauscher, Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Native blogs about his favorite spots in Wisconsin Dells

 (more...)
 - TravelWisconsin.com
http://blog.travelwisconsin.com/2010/12/24/mark-tauscher%E2%80%99s-best-of-wisconsin-dells-2/
Featuring: Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Field's at the Wilderness, Sarento's Restaurant, Sundara Inn & Spa, Tanger Outlet Mall, Top Secret, A Highly Classified Experience, Riverside & Great Northern Railway, Original Wisconsin Ducks, Mt Olympus Water & Theme Park, Noah's Ark Waterpark, Tommy Bartlett Show

 

"Wisconsin Dells: The Perfect Place to Spend Vacation"
Sunday, December 5, 2010

Best-known as the "Water Park Capital of the World", Wisconsin Dells has grown to be a top rated Midwestern tourist destination. It's an incredible spot for a family vacation or even for individuals who are on a honeymoon vacation. There are a variety of hidden gems at the Dells, providing the things you desire for a great holiday getaway anytime of the season.

 (more...)
 - Travel Targets
http://travelstargets.com/2010/12/05/wisconsin-dells-the-perfect-place-to-spend-vacation/
Featuring: Tanger Outlet Center, Wisconsin Dells

 

"Wisconsin Dells offers beach alternative to the Midwest"
Monday, November 29, 2010

Sometimes 9 months of cold weather just doesn't sit well with us Wisconsin-ites--it's a good thing we have the Wisconsin Dells to run to right in our backyard.

 (more...)
 - examiner.com
http://www.examiner.com/beaches-in-milwaukee/wisconsin-dells-offers-beach-alternative-to-the-midwest
Featuring: Kalahari Resort Waterparks, Lost Rios Waterparks at Chula Vista Resort and Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks.

 

"Grown-Ups Allowed"
November 2010

Wisconsin Dells is not usually the first place that comes to mind for a girls’ getaway. Best known for its sprawling waterparks and other kid-friendly attractions, the Dells, for better or worse, has a standing reputation as a kid-dom rather than an adult retreat.

 (more...)
 - Wisconsin Trails
http://www.wisconsintrails.com/content/215.php
Featuring: Burl & Boyd, Dells Comedy Club, Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells, Monk’s Bar & Grill at the Wilderness, Sundara Inn & Spa, Tanger Outlet Center, Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort and more.

 

"Wisconsin Supper Club Sticks To Tradition"
Sunday, August 15, 2010

The best Midwestern supper club serves more than a meal. It is a taste of adventure, a long journey into night. And the Ishnala Supper Club is your ride.

 (more...)
 - Chicago Sun-Times
http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/hoekstra/2597580,TRA-News-Detours15.article
Featuring: Ishnala Supper Club

 

"The World's Wildest Water Slides: Pictures"
Friday, July 23, 2010

As summer temperatures rise, the best piece of equipment to beat the heat is your air conditioner. That is, unless you make your way to an even more noteworthy piece of cool-inducing engineering: the water slide.

 (more...)
 - PopularMechanics.com
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/gonzo/worlds-wildest-water-slides
Featuring: Noah's Ark Waterpark

 

"ON THE WATERFRONT: A different way to dine in the Dells takes you on a little vacation"
July 23, 2010
As Dan Soma played "Here Comes the Sun" on his guitar, golden hues slipped past a cliff and washed over diners who quickly traded forks for cameras. Everyone had the best view in the restaurant, or perhaps the state. (more...)
 - Portage Daily Register
http://www.wiscnews.com/portagedailyregister/news/local/article_cb070338-95e4-11df-83f4-001cc4c03286.html
Featuring: Dells Boat Tours® Sunset Dinner Cruise

 

"10 Great Places To Thrill To A Roller Coaster"
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer may be roller-coaster season, but not all thrill rides are created equal. A coaster should be like a perfectly orchestrated play, says Paul Ruben, North American editor of Park World, a trade magazine for the outdoor amusement industry.

 (more...)
 - USAToday.com
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/10great/2010-07-22-roller-coasters_N.htm
Featuring: Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks

 

"20 Awesome Amusement Parks"
Friday, July 9, 2010

Show your family a screaming good vacation at Disney, Universal, or one of these other gravity-defying destinations.

 (more...)
 - Family Circle
http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/travel/20-awesome-amusement-parks/?page=14
Featuring: Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort

 

"Wisconsin Dells' Waterparks Guide, 2010"
Monday, June 7, 2010

Somehow, I made it through six years of parenting without visiting a waterpark. Then, in April, my family and I went to the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, the largest waterpark resort in the country, with three indoor waterparks and two more outside.

 (more...)
 - OnMilwaukee.com
http://onmilwaukee.com/visitors/articles/wiscodellswaterparkguide.html
Featuring: Chula Vista Resort, Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center, and Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort

 

"Tripadvisor Announces World's Best Travel Spots With 2010 Travelers' Choice Destinations Awards"
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

TripAdvisor®, the world's most popular and largest travel community, today announced the winners of its 2010 Travelers' Choice® Destinations Awards.
Best Destination in the U.S. for Families – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

 (more...)
 - tripadvisor.com
http://www.tripadvisor.com/TCDestinations-cFamily-g191
Featuring: Wisconsin Dells

 

"Outlet malls are in for shoppers"
Saturday, April 10, 2010

On Tuesday after Easter, the Tanger Outlet Center is a busy place in the waterpark capital of the world. Families consider the discounted stuffed animals at the Disney store, teens paw through the jeans at Hollister and seniors stroll arm-in-arm through the mall.

 (more...)
 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://www.jsonline.com/business/90420989.html
Featuring: Tanger Outlet Center

 

"National H.S. Powerlifting Championships to be held in Wisconsin Dells this weekend"
Friday, March 26, 2010

The 2010 National High School Powerlifting Championships will take place this weekend at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. With three days of competition for both boys and girls from across the country,

 (more...)
 - Wisconsin Sports Network
http://www.wissports.net/blog/message.aspx?f=138&id=1142869
Featuring: Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center

 

"It's always 80 at indoor parks"
Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring break is bound to have the indoor water parks at Wisconsin Dells hopping with visitors. If you want to go then, you'd better get your reservation in as soon as possible.

 (more...)
 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://www.jsonline.com/features/travel/87491892.html
Featuring: BigFoot Zipline Tours, Chula Vista Resort, Dells Army Duck Tours, International Crane Foundation, Jeremy Allen's Grand Illusions, Noah's Ark Waterpark and more

 

"Romance in the Dells"
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

No joke — this family vacation destination also makes a sweet couple's getaway.

 (more...)
 - Chicago Sun-Times
http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/travel/2038558,wisconsin-dells-romance-valentines-021010.article
Featuring: Dells Bells Wedding Chapel, House of Embers, Sundara Inn & Spa, Tourdot Winery and Wollersheim Winery

 

"Showboat Saloon: My Home Bar Away From Home"
Monday, February 8, 2010

We all have our "home bars." No, not the one we've built in our basement or living room, but the neighborhood bar we've frequented forever, where we know the bartenders and bartenders know us.

 (more...)
 - OnMilwaukee.com
http://onmilwaukee.com/bars/articles/vacationbarshowboatsaloondells.html
Featuring: Showboat Saloon

 

"The magic of the Dells"
Saturday, February 6, 2010

The newest tricks at the Wisconsin Dells - including a zip line, a fantasy game and an illusionist show - keep visitors high and dry.

 (more...)
 - StarTribune
http://bit.ly/baqBtj
Featuring: Jeremy Allen's Grand Illusions, Noah's Ark Waterpark, MagiQuest and Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort

 

"Wisconsin Dells one cure for the winter blahs"
Sunday, January 31, 2010

It’s winter in Chicago, and the cold and early darkness were eating into my brain like a hundred frost-covered caterpillars. I needed warmth. And water. And something different.

 (more...)
 - Chicago Sun-Times
http://bit.ly/aE7cd0
Featuring: Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort

 

"Looping Tube Waterslide Coming to the Dells in 2010"
December 19, 2009
Attention, water park lovers: Get ready for a stinging new addition to the Wisconsin Dells. (more...)
 - jsonline.com
http://www.jsonline.com/features/travel/79580967.html
Featuring: Noah's Ark Waterpark, Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Dells Army Ducks, Jeremy Allen's Grand Illusions, Wilderness on the Lake, Buffalo Phil's Pizza & Grille

 

"The Water Park Capital of the World Gets a Makeover"
December 14, 2009
he last time I visited the Wisconsin Dells was 1989. To my recollection, it was nothing but a blue-collar tourist town peppered with souvenir stands, go-cart tracks (more...)
 - Examiner.com
http://bit.ly/6hKcuV
Featuring: Chula Vista Resort, Del-Bar, Field's at the Wilderness, Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center, Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort and more

 

"Deals at water parks lure the winter-weary"
December 11, 2009
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — Waikiki? No way. The Jones clan of Cascade, Iowa, will never mistake the 5-foot swells in the Wilderness Resort's massive indoor wave pool for the Pacific Ocean (more...)
 - USA Today
http://bit.ly/8hzAxR
Featuring: Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari Resort Waterparks and Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort

 

"Holiday Train nets $13,000 plus"
December 9, 2009
Although the decorative lights were whitewashed by a setting winter sun, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled into Wisconsin Dells Sunday afternoon ready to spread holiday cheer. (more...)
 - Wisconsin Dells Events
http://bit.ly/6ZNLzE
Featuring: Buffalo Phil's Pizza & Grille, Knuckleheads Bowling & Indoor Amusement Park

 

"A new ballgame: Wisconsin Dells evolving into destination for athletic teams, sporting events"
November 21, 2009
They pop 15-foot jumpers, lay down bunts and hit bull's-eyes. Some kick, others putt, skate or dance. All of them spend money and they're helping create a new niche for the Wisconsin Dells area. (more...)
 - Wisconsin State Journal
http://bit.ly/4n0Pj1
Featuring: JustAgame Fieldhouse, Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center, Knuckleheads Bowling & Indoor Amusement Park and Wisconsin Dells Center at Chula Vista Resort

 

"Chula Vista swings for the fences"
November 21, 2009
Chula Vista Resort has spent more than $200 million in recent renovations and expansions, but even more is planned. (more...)
 - Wisconsin State Journal
http://bit.ly/8LsJPd
Featuring: Wisconsin Dells Center at Chula Vista Resort

 

"Golf, darts have a home in the Dells"
November 21, 2009

Sports activities in the Wisconsin Dells area are not limited to those seeking elevated heart rates.

 (more...)
 - Madison.com
http://bit.ly/6X4yJb
Featuring: Cold Water Canyon Golf Course at Chula Vista Resort, Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center, Trappers Turn Golf Club, Wild Rock Golf Club at the Wilderness, Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort

 

"WISN 12 Takes Home Emmy's Top Honor"
November 9, 2009
WISN 12 received the top Emmy from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Saturday, Nov. 7. 12 News was awarded the Emmy for "Spot Coverage and Breaking News" of the "Spring Washout, (more...)
 - WISN 12
http://www.wisn.com/news/21563988/detail.html
Featuring: Lake Delton

 

"Wisconsin Dells On Tap"
October 18, 2009
The Wisconsin Dells are home to many things. There are the beautiful sandstone cliffs. There is the freshly refilled and restocked Lake Delton. And then, for beer connoisseurs, there is the Wisconsin Dells on Tap Beerfest. (more...)
 - Examiner.com
http://bit.ly/2YXRJC
Featuring: Wisconsin Dells On Tap

 

"Photo project aims to draw attention to Dells' natural beauty"
October 16, 2009
Debbie Kinder wants to introduce visitors to this area's original attractions. Not to the adventure-themed waterparks, the trinket-filled shops and scores of restaurants, but to the rocky formations that caught the eye of her great-grandfather shortly after the Civil War. (more...)
 - Wisconsin State Journal
http://bit.ly/2hIKHn
Featuring: H.H. Bennett Studio

 

"Autumn Harvest Fest hits all the high points of the season"
October 10, 2009

If you're a pragmatic traveler, you just keep coming back to the Wisconsin Dells. If it's all about maximizing your time, your dollars and your value, this is your destination

 (more...)
 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://bit.ly/3iqNrh
Featuring: Autumn Harvest Fest, Dells Boat Tours, Cold Water Canyon Golf Club, Country Keg Bar & Grill, Great Wolf Lodge, High Rock Café, Rhapsody Reservations, Trappers Turn Golf Club, Wild Rock Golf Club at the Wilderness, Wisconsin Dells On Tap and more.

 

"Camping a popular recession vacation"
October 2, 2009
When the economy gets tough, vacationing Americans apparently tighten the belts and head for the great outdoors. (more...)
 - The Capital Times
http://bit.ly/uVZVc
Featuring: Tommy Bartlett Show, Yogi Bear's Camp-Resort & Water Playground

 

"The Dells for Adults"
September 13, 2009

Wisconsin Dells has long been synonymous with family vacations, but the Dells without kids? That's like a fish out of waterpark.

 (more...)
 - Wisconsin State Journal
http://host.madison.com/entertainment/city_life/article_d9631ebe-9edf-11de-98ee-001cc4c002e0.html#2
Featuring: Cold Water Canyon Golf Course, Del-Bar, Ho-Chunk Casino, Sundara Inn & Spa, Tanger Outlet Center, Trappers Turn Golf Club, Wild Rock Golf Club at the Wilderness and more.

 

"U.S. wraps up record summer lows"
September 10, 2009
The USA's summer was cooler than average in 2009, for only the second time this decade, according to data released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (more...)
 - USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/2009-09-10-summer_N.htm
Featuring: Noah's Ark Waterpark

 

"Woodside Ranch - a dude ranch in Wisconsin"
August 25, 2009
Do your kids LOVE horses? Would they love to stay at a Dude Ranch? Yes, remarkably, there is a Dude Ranch in Wisconsin. Woodside Ranch is located in Mauston, which is 15 minutes north of Wisconsin Dells. (more...)
 - examiner.com
http://www.examiner.com/x-18580-Madison-Parenting-Tweens-Examiner~y2009m8d25-Woodside-Ranch--a-dude-ranch-in-Wisconsin
Featuring: Woodside Ranch

 

"Ducks, cranes and dogs among this family’s Wisconsin Dells favorites"
August 25, 2009
My creeping cynicism about what lay in store for us in Wisconsin Dells was quickly dispelled by my son’s voice chirping to his younger sister from the backseat: “Oh man, this is going to be so exciting!” (more...)
 - Orbitz
http://www.orbitz.com/blog/2009/08/ducks-cranes-and-dogs-among-this-familys-wisconsin-dells-favorites/
Featuring: Cheese Factory, Chula Vista Resort, International Crane Foundation, Kalahari Resort Waterparks, Original Wisconsin Ducks and Rail Dog.

 

"Bigger not better for Tourdot Winery"
August 22, 2009
Just north of this water-centric, bustling tourist haven, Jim Tourdot has created a quiet escape from the waterparks, souvenir shops and hurried crowds. (more...)
 - Wisconsin State Journal
http://bit.ly/2BR6QB
Featuring: Tourdot Winery

 

"Dells' MagiQuest casts spell over young players"
July 25, 2009
It's not the size of your wand, it's how you use it. At least that's the basic premise behind MagiQuest, a live-action electronic gaming adventure unveiled here late this month at Great Wolf Lodge. (more...)
 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://www.jsonline.com/features/technology/51584677.html
Featuring: Great Wolf Lodge

 

"Campers don't have to sacrifice the creature comforts"
July 10, 2009
At the Battlefield KOA Campground here, you can catch up on e-mail at your campsite, take in an evening movie on a 9-foot inflatable outdoor screen, (more...)
 - USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2009-07-09-camping-revival_N.htm
Featuring: Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp-Resort & Water Playground

 

"High Rock Café worth a stop at Dells"
June 27, 2009
Tradition can be as important as sunscreen on vacation. On a trip to Wisconsin Dells, whether it's the second time or the 22nd, visitors want to ride the Ducks or the boats, (more...)
 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://www.jsonline.com/features/dining/49206857.html
Featuring: High Rock Café

 

"New Habitat Opens at the International Crane Foundation"
June 26, 2009
This past Saturday, the International Crane Foundation (ICF) unveiled a new 15-acre Spirit of Africa habitat at its headquarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin. (more...)
 - away.com
http://blogs.away.com/travel/2009/06/visiting-the-international-crane-foundation-in-wisconsin.html
Featuring: International Crane Foundation

 

"Dells keeps adding to the fun"
June 13, 2009
Really. Doesn't it seem that there's already enough to do in the Wisconsin Dells? With nearly two dozen waterparks, the variety of Wisconsin River tours, arcades (more...)
 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://www.jsonline.com/features/travel/47882872.html
Featuring: Sundara Inn & Spa , Kalahari Resort Waterparks, Chula Vista Resort, Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort and more.

 

"Lake Delton waters are back"
June 9, 2009
The last time Bobbie Kochendorfer's family saw Lake Delton was about a year ago -- after the earth gave way and gravity drained the lakewaters into the Wisconsin River. (more...)
 - Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-lake-delton-09-jun09,0,1990208.story
Featuring: Lake Delton, Original Wisconsin Ducks and Tommy Bartlett Show.

 

"Dells ready to welcome back Lake Delton"
June 8, 2009
A year after torrential rains caused Lake Delton to drain away, local resorts and businesses are celebrating the restoration of the central feature in the Wisconsin Dells resort area. (more...)
 - Chicago Breaking News Center
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/06/wisconsin-dells-area-ready-to-welcome-back-lake-delton.html?&obref=obnetwork
Featuring: Lake Delton, Original Wisconsin Ducks and Tommy Bartlett Show.

 

"Breaking the ice: Meeting planners warm up to winter meetings"
June 2009
The threat of a snowstorm did not deter Denise Smith and her colleagues at Metzger Associates in Boulder, Colo. (more...)
 - Small Market Meetings
http://bit.ly/7lE3OM
Featuring: Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center

 

"Lake Delton’s rebirth begins"
April 20, 2009
Minnows, Original Ducks, lots of water snow renewal (more...)
 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/43281142.html
Featuring: Lake Delton, Lake Delton Watersports, Lakeside Motel and Original Wisconsin Ducks

 

"The Dells: Beyond The Water Fun"
February 13, 2009
What's making a splash at the Dells this year? New landlocked offerings, from 3-D golf to laser tag. (more...)
 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/travel/39516997.html?elr=KArksUUUU
Featuring: Kalahari Resort Waterparks, Knuckleheads Bowling & Indoor Amusement Park and Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort

 

"Frozen Assets"
January 22-28, 2009
Can’t afford airfare to Aspen or Vail? Hop in the car and head to one of these tri-state-area ski resorts (more...)
 - Time Out Chicago
http://www.timeout.com/chicago/articles/travel/70837/frozen-assets
Featuring: Cascade Mountain (Portage)

 

"Indoor Park Rolled Out in the Dells"
January 18, 2009
"This is like a casino for kids," my wife said as we approached the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, a sprawling complex of new buildings with valets parking cars, busmen carting luggage and hordes of pre-teens licking their brace-bearing chops to get in (more...)
 - Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-kalahari-dells_0118_r_tjan18,0,6221559.story
Featuring: Kalahari Indoor Theme Park

 

"Repaired Lake Delton is Rising to its Summer Occasion"
January 18, 2009
The images we saw of Lake Delton last summer were spooky. When a June storm washed away an embankment, the lake emptied into the Wisconsin River (more...)
 - Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-kalahari-dells-side-0118_r_tjan18,0,71471.story
Featuring: Lake Delton