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What Every Kid Needs to Experience Before School Starts

August 10, 2015


Noah's Ark Flowrider

With over 90 attractions in Wisconsin Dells, tweens and teens could literally be occupied for months on end. But with the fall semester just around the corner, how about getting to the big bucket list items during a last-minute getaway.

  • Wet – Wave pools, funnel slides, water roller coasters, trap door slides, surf machines, yeah, we have those in our indoor waterparks.
  • Extra Wet – In addition to everything mentioned above, add in sunshine and blue skies at the outdoor waterparks.
  • Classic Attraction – The Tommy Bartlett Show performed on Lake Delton has a boatload of bells and whistles, like barefoot skiing, high powered boat maneuvers, water jet-propelled fly board, the classic pyramid and more.
  • Wisconsin River Scenic Tour – While the Duck tours and boat tours are great, try the jet boats with your kids. Think power stops, slides and spin-outs, plus it’s a good bet you’ll get drenched.
  • Adventure – Go for heights, as in ziplining. No chickening out either.
  • Competition – For a little friendly competition, go-karts are the ticket, especially for kids finishing up their summer driver’s ed classes.
  • Sports – There are real skills required for mini golf, like hand-eye coordination and nerves of steel.
  • Adrenaline – Boy oh boy, are there ever some monster roller coasters in the Dells. One even goes underground. All are a blast.
  • Quirky – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum has more weird oddities than you can shake a stick at.
  • History Lesson – Just in time for school, get a fascinating history lesson at the H.H. Bennett Studio, marking its 150th anniversary this year. Photographer Bennett is often referred to as “the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous.” Take a tour and find out why!

H.H. Bennett Museum

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