It started innocently enough, according to Romy Snyder, who heads up the local Visitor Bureau. Families with school-age children, from grade-schoolers to teenagers, were looking for a place to chill out during the school break without getting on a plane or a cruise ship. The indoor Wisconsin Dells water park resorts were just the ticket. "It was a 'perfect storm' scenario -- close by, good value, enough variety to satisfy the entire family and the world's best water parks. And when it caught on, this place was jumping," said Snyder.
So, if you're looking for a cure for cabin fever that's kid-friendly and parent-approved, the Dells may be the hot spot you've been looking for. A word of advice -- make your reservations early. That way you won't disappoint the kids.