Playing outdoors never felt so good, so build a spring break vacation around the abundant outdoor recreational opportunities that first made Wisconsin Dells famous. Then add in waterpark resorts, theme parks, and favorite restaurants – the more modern claims to fame - to pile on the fun.
Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
Spring Break Capital of the Midwest
Can you feel it? That warmth from the sun, that gentle breeze at your back? Yup, spring is making its presence felt. And while we may be just a teensy bit biased, we strongly believe the best spot for a spring break escape is none other than Wisconsin Dells. After all, the community has earned bragging rights as the “Spring Break Capital of the Midwest.” So, now that we’ve convinced you of our credentials, let’s move on to the good stuff, the itinerary ideas.
There is no expiration date on outdoor recreation in Wisconsin Dells. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing at the nearby state parks are overlapping with ziplining, hiking, and scenic tours right about now. Let’s break it down:
Original Wisconsin Ducks
Spring break in Wisconsin Dells just wouldn’t be complete without a stay-and-play at a waterpark resort. If you’re traveling with toddlers, try Great Wolf Lodge where the waterpark rides and slides are sized just right and the adorable woodland creatures theme is applied to everything from story time to kid-friendly yoga. At Chula Vista Resort & Waterpark, the indoor waterpark has kiddie play areas as well as racing slides and a water roller coaster geared to tweens and teens. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is home to Wisconsin’s largest indoor waterpark – don’t miss the surf machine here. Wilderness Resort Waterpark’s indoor wave pool covered by a massive see-through dome will make you feel like you’re in the tropics. Take to the tube slides at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park for a family-friendly option.
Here are other activities that just scream spring break:
- Amusement parks in Wisconsin Dells create spring break memories in a big way. Take Tom Foolerys Adventure Park, a whopping 100,000 square feet of pure joy. Try the ropes course, climbing wall, indoor zip line, bowling, laser tag, go carts, mini-golf, six-stories-tall Ferris wheel and the African-themed carousel. Knuckleheads Trampoline Park • Rides • Bowling has a trampoline park, go carts, bumper cars, cosmic bowling, and virtual reality games. Wilderness Resort Waterpark has go carts, a ropes course, laser tag, climbing wall, escape rooms, and mini-golf. Wild Fun Zone has bumper cars, laser tag and mini-golf with black lights. Whew!
- Try wizard questing with the youngsters in your group at Magiquest/Shadowquest at Great Wolf Lodge. For middle schoolers and high schoolers, Wizard Quest offers an intriguing mix of high-tech and high-drama.
- Treat the family to their favorite menu items at MACS - Macaroni and Cheese Shops, Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grille, B-Lux Grill & Bar, Monk’s Bar & Grill, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, and The Grateful Shed, among dozens of others. Ask about carry-out and curbside pick-up. The kids will also be clamoring for treats from the fudge shops and candy stores too, so give in to temptation and get a little something sweet for yourself too.
MACS - Macaroni and Cheese Shop