Not all vacation getaways can be a week or longer in length. Occasionally, our schedules only allow for a short getaway for the weekend. If you need a quick getaway, you can still easily enjoy much of what Wisconsin Dells has to offer. Take a look at our recommendations for things to do during a 3-day trip to Wisconsin Dells:
Water Parks All Around You
Wisconsin Dells is known as the water park capital of the world for good reason. We offer a variety of parks that can be enjoyed during the summer and even during the winter. Spend a few hours during your first day to see what all the fuss is all about. Your family will be able to enjoy lazy rivers, wave pools, water slides, and so much more. Local parks such as Mt. Olympus and Noah’s Ark continue to be local and visitor favorites. Part of the appeal of these water parks is the indoor attractions. That’s right, some of the water parks in town feature indoor water park features so you can continue the fun even during the winter. This allows the water parks to remain open year-round so you can have all the fun!
The Dells at the Wisconsin River
Another must see during your weekend stay is the Dells at the Wisconsin River. This river gorge gives the city its name and features miles of beautiful river shoreline. At the Dells, you can book a boat charter that can show you the river landscape and ever the sandstone rock formations found in sprawling valleys. We recommend this activity during the spring or fall where the weather is nice and the summer crowds are gone. Another exciting activity to enjoy on the Wisconsin River is to book a kayak or canoe rental. Plenty of the shoreline is open to exploring on your own. Now that is some weekend fun right there!
Hike Devil’s Lake
For some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the region, look no further than Devil’s Lake. This nearby lake is known for having the best hiking conditions and beautiful views all around. A variety of trails of all experience levels allow everyone to join in on the fun. The sandy beaches are the perfect spot to enjoy water side picnic. Don’t forget to keep an eye out in the trees when you are exploring the area; some incredible critters including red foxes and flying squirrels are known to live in the area!
Hang Out at the Wisconsin Deer Park
Deer are some of the friendliest animals but are often very timid in the wild. You can get close and even pet these beautiful animals when you visit the Wisconsin Deer Park. Visitors are able to feed and pet the local deer along with other wildlife including bison and elk. Make everyone jealous by sharing pictures of you petting a deer here in Wisconsin Dells. For more exotic wildlife here in the city, make sure to also stop by the Timbavati Wildlife Park. This local zoo features a variety of exotic wildlife living in entertaining exhibits. Some of the lovely residents of the zoo include artic foxes, kangaroos, lions, giraffes, monkeys, and so much more. Watching the penguins slide around on their bellies is always a highlight of a stop here!
Go Horseback Riding
Get outdoors and see the beautiful ranches and trails surrounding Wisconsin Dells. Horseback riding is a great way to explore nature. Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable is a popular option for learning how to horseback ride. The guided trail rides will show you around the property and help make sure you know how to guide your horse. Animal lovers will be absolutely thrilled with this attraction in Wisconsin Dells!
Visit Our Onsite Restaurant
Having just three days can make it difficult to plan your meals. At Spring Brook, we offer an onsite restaurant and bar that is just steps away from your vacation rental. Enjoy our made to order entrees when you find yourself feeling peckish. Entrees on the menu are your classic pub food such as burgers, sandwiches, wings, and more. Spring Brook Sports Bar & Grill offers a variety of wing sauces too, with everything from maple glaze to Cajun ranch dry rub. Additional items on the menu include the thin crust pizzas, fish tacos, or our Spring Brook Smasher, a delicious baked potato that is flattened and fried to perfection. Don’t forget to grab a pint of your favorite brew to help wash it all down!
A Weekend Away in Wisconsin Dells
As you can see, there is plenty to see and do during a short weekend getaway to Wisconsin Dells. Book your vacation rental today and get ready for the fun!