Here are six sweet Wisconsin Dells waterparks that set the gold standard:
This is the undisputed granddaddy of them all. At 70 acres, Noah's Ark is America's largest outdoor waterpark. the park is known for launching waterslide innovations, like the country's first looping waterslide, Scorpion's Tail. Their Black Anaconda watercoaster - a combo waterslide and roller coaster - is a full quarter-mile long.
Besides having the largest indoor waterpark in Wisconsin Dells at 125,000 square feet, the Kalahari made its mark in the waterpark world when it debuted its indoor surf ride, the "Flowrider®" which uses 50,000 gallons of water per minute to create a five-foot ocean-like wave. They also introduced the country's first indoor water roller coaster, the Master Blaster. The Kalahari, with its authentic African theme, is Wisconsin's largest indoor waterpark.
There's no such thing as too much water at Chula Vista Resort. Look one direction, and there's the meandering Wisconsin River. Look the other way, and there's an outdoor wave pool set amongst tall pines, a full outdoor waterpark with sand beaches, and a multi-level indoor waterpark that houses the country's fastest indoor water coaster, the Flyan Myan.
A multi-story indoor waterpark complemented by an outdoor waterpark complex easily put this resort in out list of Top Six. Much of Great Wolf Lodge has an "ultimate kids' camp" feel to it with lots of water rides and activities for the younger set. For the more adventurous, the Howlin' Tornado funnel ride is a must try.
An outdoor surf pool with nine foot waves and the largest swimming pool in the state featuring 4 islands, a 50 foot waterfall, and 100 foot geysers... need we say more?! No, but we will. Mt. Olympus has some rad racing slides too - six side-by-side racers that are 350 feet in length. Indoors, the tube slides are towering and the endless river raging.