Long known as one of the best vacation destinations in the Midwest, Wisconsin Dells is a city where there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun, golfing, outdoor recreation, or just relaxation, you’ll be able to find it here—making it ideal for vacations with friends and family!
But when a rainy day hits in Wisconsin Dells, you might be wondering what there is to do. In a place well known for its outdoor activities like our waterparks and state parks, at first glance, it might seem like there’s not too much to do on a rainy day—but there are actually tons to do in Wisconsin Dells on a rainy day. We’ve outlined some of our favorites below, in our list of rainy-day activities in Wisconsin Dells!
Rainy Day Activities in Wisconsin Dells
One of the best things about visiting Wisconsin Dells in the off-season is that our indoor waterparks and amusement parks are open, and there are quite a few indoor waterparks that remain open year-round, typically at nearby resorts such as Kalahari and Great Wolf Lodge. Disappear into another world on a rainy day, one where the weather is warm and the water is perfect! Whether you’re taking a family trip or relaxing with friends, there are so many activities to do from thrilling waterslides to lazy rivers. Most of the parks also feature bars that sell adult beverages, as well as restaurants selling food and treats for the kids. Mt Olympus has a seasonal indoor waterpark, and other options include The Wilderness and the Wild Waterdome Water Park—just to name a few. One of the top escapes on a rainy day, if you’re in Wisconsin Dells this one is not to be missed!
Attend a Showing at a Local Movie Theater
It’s the classic activity for a rainy day, and we’re happy to say we have a centrally located movie theater where you can grab a bucket of popcorn, and your favorite candy, and kick back with the latest theatrical releases. The AMC Classic Desert Star 15 features a generous amount of screens, so you’ll have options for what to watch, from the latest summer blockbusters to smaller indie films that are Oscar hopefuls. Even better, it’s right next to Tom Foolerys Adventure Park, which is another terrific indoor activity for a rainy day in Wisconsin Dells. Featuring a massive Ferris wheel, mini golf, rock climbing, go-karts, bowling, and more, you could be entertained for hours before your movie showtime even starts! As a bonus suggestion, when the weather clears up, our Big Sky Twin Drive-In Theater is the perfect nostalgic pastime in Wisconsin Dells.
Explore Downtown Wisconsin Dells Indoor Activities
Downtown Wisconsin Dells isn’t just full of amazing restaurants and local shopping—there are also tons of unique indoor activities that are ideal for a rainy day. If you’ve never done an escape room, Dells Escape Rooms offers an exciting afternoon of testing out your best detective skills with friends and family in an effort to escape a locked room under a certain time limit. Or you could try your hand at ax throwing at Asgard Axe Throwing, sure to be a thrilling time! If you’re a fantasy buff, check out Wizard Quest, an indoor maze with a magical theme. If you want to be entertained and dine, swing by Asgard Underworld Arcade an arcade bar with a collection of both vintage and newer arcade games, as well as an extensive drink list and tasty menu of pub food.
Check Out a Local Museum in Wisconsin Dells
We’ve got a few museums in Wisconsin Dells that are easy to visit on a rainy day. For those with a morbid curiosity, the Museum of Historic Torture Devices is a perfect activity for an overcast, spooky fall day—or anytime you’re interested in testing the limits of your queasiness! If you’re looking for something to do with the kids, Ripley’s Believe it Or Not offers a memorable afternoon indoors, and they’ll love a visit to the Museum of Root Beer afterward.
Plan Your Own Wisconsin Dells Vacation Today!
Another excellent activity for a rainy day in Wisconsin Dells is to hang out and take advantage of all the amenities available to you when you stay at Spring Brook Vacation Home Resort! We offer a unique resort community of vacation rentals, from charming homes to massive properties, along with our two and three-bedroom condos.