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Three Ways to Escape the Cold

Girls playing at Booby Trap Escape Room

Escaping the chill that has blanketed the Midwest doesn’t require airline tickets. In Wisconsin Dells, there are indoor attractions that will get your heart racing and your palms sweating.

The area is home to four escape rooms. Dells Escape Rooms has storylines themed to murder mystery, space travel, and a major heist. If enchanted potions and double agents sound intriguing to you, head to Elusive Escape Rooms. D.O.A. Room Escape at Wilderness on the Lake has historically significant themes, like the sinking of the Titanic and the Great Chicago Fire. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions added “Wrath of Anubis,” an escape room themed to ancient Egypt, tombs, pyramids and immortality. Ask ahead for age appropriate themes for all four locations.

Virtual reality is an actual reality now in Wisconsin Dells. VR Universe – Virtual Reality Arcade provides artificial worlds to explore with themes of action, adventure, music, sports and more. Visitors to this VR universe are able “look around” and interact with virtual features using special head-mounted goggles. At CYvrSPACE Virtual Reality Arena for Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort guests, has your body be the controller so you’re free to twist, duck, kneel and dodge at top speed, controlling all the character’s actions one-for-one with your movements. In addition to the VR headset and controllers, players are also suited up with a backpack with rumble engines that replicate the sensations of the cyber world. This single-player VR experience has 50 levels of game progression to keep players challenged and only available to Wilderness Resort guests. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions lets guests and non-guests of the resort experience the VR in The Arena. Book your game online ahead of time to ensure you’re able to compete against family and friends and experience a game like you’ve never experienced before.

Then there are the ever-popular wizard questing pursuits. Wizard Quest is a full-size labyrinth with movie-worthy sets and a computer component, with the end goal to free the wizards. MagiQuest/ShadowQuest at Great Wolf Lodge are games played over four stories using magic wands no less.

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