Travelgram from Waterpark Capital of the World!

Wisconsin Dells had been on my husband’s list for quite some time, on mine not that much 😉 But now it’s made it to my places-to-visit-again list!

The Dells area has many indoor and outdoor waterparks, proclaiming itself the “Waterpark Capital of the World”! There are more indoor waterpark resorts in the state of Wisconsin than anywhere else in the country. In fact, the whole concept of an indoor water park started in Wisconsin Dells. How fascinating isn’t it?!

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Noah’s Ark Waterpark: Noah’s Ark Waterpark is America’s largest waterpark, spanning 70 acres with five million gallons of water and three miles of waterslides. Rides includes extreme plunge slides, tube rides, racing speed slides, bowl drops, water roller coasters, indoor surf machine, massive wave pools, and lazy rivers. It is home to Scorpion’s Tail, the first and only looping waterslide in the United States – the experience on it is just ahhh-mazing!!!

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Mt.Olympus: Both the indoor and the outdoor park at Mt.Olympus features rides for very young children to adults, as well as a range of roller coasters – all, with the exception of one, are wooden – and range from the tame to the terrifying. This year, the biggest coaster, Hades, was upgraded to include an upside-down loop, along with the 65-foot drop and the world’s longest underground tunnel. At one point there’s an unexpected 90-degree turn in total darkness.Hades is as thrilling as any ride at Six Flags. And the rickety-ness of wooden coasters always adds extra oomph to the thrill! Also, it has one of the best waterpark ride known as Poseidon Rage – it topped my husband’s list!

Mt.Olympus also has 6 varied difficulty-levels and concepts go-karting tracks – my favorite one was Trojan Horse! Mt.Olympus also provides a ton of good accommodation options -like Tree houses 😛

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If waterparks isn’t your thing – the area still has a ton of stuff like go-karting, mini golf, adventures, deer state park ( we did visit it and it was a bit underwhelming for us – more fun for kids I think), duck tours and loads of day trip options – couple of ones that we did like New Glarus and Devil’s State ParkA water ski show known as the Tommy Bartlett’s Thrill Show is also said to be a must see when visiting the Dells! Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it to the show before the season ending.

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Eats: The culinary scene at Dells is pretty good – highly recommend trying out these places: Pizza Lab, Paul Bunyan’s and  my favorite MACS!

Overall, the entire dells area has a ton of stuff to do – 5 days wasn’t enough for us! Still loads to cover – so adios until next time Wisconsin Dells! 🙂

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