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The Best Waterparks in Wisconsin Dells

Family having fun at Great Wolf Lodge outdoor waterpark.

When you’re “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®” it’s only natural that visitors would want to know which is the best waterpark in Wisconsin Dells. There are so many options that it was hard for us to choose. After all, there are so many options, each with something unique to offer guests. 

So, we narrowed it down to seven top-tier waterparks and seven that are perfect for the youngest members of the family. Here are just some of our favorite destinations for a splash of summer fun. 


Seven Best Waterparks in Wisconsin Dells for Massive Fun

  • Noah’s Ark Waterpark: At 70 acres and more than 80 rides and slides, this is America’s largest outdoor waterpark. Be sure to try Scorpion’s Tail, Black Anaconda, Raja, Time Warp, Sting Ray, Point of No Return, the Chameleon. There are also wave pools and lazy rivers when you’re ready to dial it down from intense to chill.  
  • Wilderness Resort Waterpark: The claim to fame here is that they are America’s largest waterpark resort with 4 indoor and 4 outdoor waterparks. In the Wild Waterdome Waterpark you’ll find America’s largest indoor wave pool covered by a see-through roof that bathes the entire park in natural sunlight. Outside, the Lost World Waterpark is enormous and it’s here you’ll want to test your waterpark courage on the Cosmic Drop, Lunar Loop, and Halley’s Comet Racer Slide. 
  • Great Wolf Lodge: This resort is a hit with toddlers and grade-schoolers. They really get what kids like, as shown by their indoor Fort Mackenzie water fort treehouse and their outdoor Raccoon Lagoon. For the braver ones in the family, the Howlin’ Tornado plunge funnel ride is your ticket to screams. 
  • Kalahari Resort Waterparks: The authentic African theming of this resort is so, so good, as are the indoor and outdoor waterparks. Inside, test your agility and balance on the Flowrider body surfing wave simulator, then ride the Master Blaster water rollercoaster. The Screaming Hyena trap-door slide starts through the roof at 60 feet above the waterpark floor. Outdoors, the Swahili Swirl funnel ride sends you whirling, while The Smoke That Thunders has you whooshing though a dark tube before plunging you nearly vertical.
  • Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park: Their indoor waterpark is home to America’s first rotating waterslide – Medusa’s Slidewheel – then head outside to experience 9-foot waves in Poseidon’s Rage Wave Pool. The Lost City of Atlantis outdoor water fortress attraction is a favorite of families. New for 2024, enjoy The Rise of Icarus, America's Tallest Waterslide. Little ones can also enjoy the brand new children's play area with slides, dump buckets, geysers, and more.
  • Chula Vista Resort Waterparks: A waterpark vacation at Chula Vista includes both indoor and outdoor waterparks. Starting indoors, race against friends and family on the Matador Mat Racers, fly on the Flyan Mayan Water Coaster, then take it down a notch at Mount Montezuma’s giant rain forest with a huge tipping bucket. Outdoors, there are extreme slides, a wave pool, and even a sandy beach area next to their Adventure Lagoon. 
  • The Land of Natura: New in 2023, this natural waterpark along the Wisconsin River includes America’s largest inflatable waterpark floating in the naturally-filtered, chlorine-free Lake Wisconsin Dells. There are also waterslides that take you down a manmade mountain right into the lake.


Seven Best Waterparks for Children and Families 

Make your kiddo’s first waterpark experience a giggling good time, setting the tone for many waterpark vacations to come.

  • Atlantis Waterpark Hotel: Perfect for kids 10 and under. There are two indoor waterpark areas and one outdoor water play space. Toddler slides, tube slides, and water basketball are all up for grabs. 
  • Wingate by Wyndham: The indoor waterpark here was made for little squirts, with geysers, sprays, and slides all themed to a Hawaiian village. Outdoors, the Hawaiian theme continues at the tranquil pool area with slides. 
  • Aloha Beach Resort: Located on the shores of Lake Delton, this resort offers an inflatable waterpark, complete with sandy beach. Indoors, guests can splash around in the heated pool.
  • Grand Marquis Hotel: On a rainy day, the indoor Blue Dolphin Lagoon waterpark is a great hangout spot thanks to kid-sized slides and a shallow water wading pool. Catch the summer breeze outside at their Olympic-size outdoor pool as the kiddos have a blast sliding down the waterslides with giant dolphin sculptures dominating the scenery.
  • Meadowbrook Resort: Kids get a kick out of the logging camp theme here. The indoor waterpark has the Mount Gushmore Dam and the Baby Bears Bubbling Brook. Outdoors there’s the Hollow Tree Swimmin’ Hole with slides and geysers.
  • Yogi Bear Camp-Resort & Water Playground: Visitors love the novelty of a campground that’s also a water playground. The outdoor water activity area includes waterslides, dump buckets, geysers, and a zero-depth entry activity pool. 
  • Clarion Hotel & Suites: This mid-sized property is known for its “chilly” themed indoor Blizzard Bay and outdoor Polar Island waterparks, which kids warm up to instantly.

While we focused on outdoor waterparks to help you make the most of summer in Wisconsin Dells, thought you’d like to keep this list of Best Indoor Waterparks handy for your fall or winter visit. And this link takes you to even more info on the biggest and best waterparks in Wisconsin Dells

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Last Updated May 21, 2024

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