Best Family-Friendly Waterparks in Dells, Wisconsin

When you think about waterparks, the first destinations that spring to mind are beach front areas, boardwalks and tourist spots that are overrun the entire summer season. What you probably don't know is that one of the best vacation spots for families and quality waterparks is situated firmly in the Midwest, and it sees $1.2 billion dollars a year from tourism. This town has focused a great deal of its local economy into supporting the needs of its visitors. One particular focus is on making it as family-friendly as possible, with all inclusive resorts, hotels at every budget and attractions year-round. Here are the best family-friendly Wisconsin Dells waterpark resorts you're going to find.

Mt. Olympus

Mt. Olympus is as impressive as its namesake. This massive resort hosts 1,000 rooms, four waterparks and theme parks, go-kart tracks, kiddie rides and a championship golf course. In short, you may never leave your hotel, because you have everything you need there. A great deal of extras are included for free, such as admission to the tracks, roller coasters, kiddie rides, indoor and outdoor waterparks, indoor theme parks and rounds of golf. This resort is particularly family-friendly, as you have a lot of room options that suit the needs of a family, from an apartment-style suite to kitchenette suites that let you not worry about the food bill.

Kalahari Resort

The Kalahari Resort is a massive indoor waterpark, the largest of all indoor parks in Dells. One of the most interesting rides inside is the Master Blaster roller coaster, which is an uphill waterslide. There are also raft rides, wave pools and a sister outdoor waterpark that contains a lazy river and activity pool. Like Mt. Olympus, you can stay at the resort and enjoy all of these attractions with a very convenient location. It also has a theme park on-site, as well as a convention center. If you're looking for a great place to check out the local Dells events, while providing plenty of entertainment for your family, you'll want to land here.

Chula Vista

Chula Vista is a combination resort and waterpark that's gotten itself onto the Travel Channel for its extreme rides. If you have teenagers who are looking for a more thrilling time on their vacation, this is the resort and waterpark to choose. It's 200,000 square feet total, with guest rooms, villas, condos and suites. It's right next to the Wisconsin River, so if you want to enjoy natural scenery, you just have to go outside. Amenities include the scenic river walk area, outdoor hot springs, a full arcade, day care, an indoor water channel that transports you between all of the attractions and tours of the local area. If you want to travel in a RV, there is parking to accommodate you.

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