Planning the perfect summer or fall vacation getaway can be a lot easier when you find a trusted source to help you build your itinerary. Wisconsin Dells is the perfect location to spend your hard-earned vacation days. Our travel destination features exciting outdoor activities, thrilling water parks, a vibrant downtown community, unique local restaurants and bars, and much more to keep you busy. On top of that, our vacation rental selection offers unique perks and community-wide amenities that will keep you comfortable throughout your stay. Take a look at our ultimate Wisconsin Dells travel guide to the perfect summer or fall vacation right here!
Water Park Fun
A well-known fact about Wisconsin Dells is that it is known as the water park capital of the world. You read that right, the world! The city has plenty of water parks to pick from that will make your stay a blast. Each water park has specific perks and attractions to draw you in.
Noah’s Ark Waterpark
One of the area’s most popular water parks is Noah’s Ark Waterpark. What makes it stand out among the rest is that it is the largest outdoor water park in the country. This water park features 51 different water slides and dozens of other attractions around the park. Young children will love the separate play areas and the adults will love relaxing on the lazy rivers. Two giant wave pools offer up huge tides. Even on its busiest day, the lines at Noah’s Ark Waterpark move quickly, so you can get to the next slide in no time. If you are planning an extended stay during the summer, you can purchase a season pass for unlimited entries. Noah’s Ark Waterpark is located at 1410 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy and is open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM with extended closing hours until 8:00 PM on weekends.
Hitting up the local water parks is not just a summer activity but is great to do during the fall as well. Several water parks in the city offer indoor water parks that let you have all the fun without being outside in the colder temperatures. There is no better indoor water park than Mt. Olympus. This water park has indoor and outdoor sections that include water slides, lazy rivers, wave pools, and much more. The indoor sections are open all year long so you can splash around as the temperatures dip outside. The 10-story-tall water slide is a popular favorite with guests and will have you sliding down at high speeds. You can find Mt. Olympus at 1881 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy A; it is open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM with extended closing hours until 9:00 PM Wednesday through Friday.
Wisconsin Dells is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground, especially during the summer and fall seasons. The area is situated on the dells of the Wisconsin River, which provide all kinds of fun. Take a look at the type of activities you can find yourself getting into:
There is no better way to explore the areas surrounding Wisconsin Dells than with a hike or two. There are endless miles of trails that can be found at one of the many local parks. The most visited park in Wisconsin is Devil’s Lake State Park, which can be found close by. Hikes around this lake feature incredible views of the bluffs. Hikes range from easy to advanced and offer incredible views from start to finish. Hiking around Mirror Lake State Park is another popular option. As the name suggests, the light reflected off the lake creates a mirror-like appearance that is amazing to see in person. Hikes around this park are mostly shaded as you are covered by the trees. For easier hikes with your kids, head to Rocky Arbor State Park near downtown Wisconsin Dells.
Kayaking and Canoeing
As you may have noticed, each of the areas where you can hike feature a lake as well. There is no better way to explore these lakes than with a kayak or canoe. Each lake allows boats and motor crafts on the water, so you can explore them at your leisure. In order to do, so you will need a kayak rental during your stay. Simply visit Dells Kayak Rentals; they will provide you with everything you need. Reserve your rental by the hour or day so you can explore the lakes as long as possible. The waters are calm and more than inviting for a fun day of kayaking.
Another popular outdoor activity here in Wisconsin Dells is fishing. The Wisconsin River is a great place to do just, as fishing season is year-round. The Wisconsin River is known for a multitude of fish, including northern pike, bass, walleye, panfish, sturgeon, and musky. There are multiple boat launches on the river in case you have brought your boat (or rented one). Castle Rock Watersports & Boat Rentals and Dells Watersports are great local rental shops that offer plenty of boat services. For all the fishing gear and licenses you will need, simply stop at River’s Edge Bait Shop & Boat Rentals. They have everything on hand to help make your fishing trip successful.
The weather is beautiful all throughout summer and fall, so make sure to use the time wisely and tee up at the local golf courses. Wisconsin Dells has several different golf courses you can visit. When you book a stay at one of our exclusive vacation rentals, you will have access to our very own course, Spring Brook Golf Course. This 9-hole golf course is available daily from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM with early starting hours at 8:00 AM on Friday and Saturday. Book your tee time by calling 608-254-1477.
Downtown Wisconsin Dells
A fun activity anytime you are visiting a new location is exploring the downtown neighborhood. Downtown Wisconsin Dells has plenty of fun waiting to those who come looking. The area is known for great walking trails to help you get your steps in as you look out for fun activities. Stop by Asgard Axe Throwing for a family-friendly experience as you throw axes at a wooden target. Bella Goose Coffee is your one-stop shop for all things coffee related and can be found right on the water. Grab a family portrait when you visit Capone’s Original Old Time Picture Studio; you can have your portrait styled in a variety of ways. Chalet Lanes & Lounge is an exciting bowling alley that will have your family playing their best game; additionally, the burgers at the onsite restaurant are some of the best in the city! You can even book a sunset dinner cruise with Dells Boat Tours. Their two-hour cruises will take you down the Wisconsin River with a combination of live entertainment, wonderful views, and delicious fine food. As you can see, downtown Wisconsin Dells has much more than just a few shops, so be sure to explore it for yourself!
Everyone visiting Wisconsin Dells will get hungry at some point. Instead of visiting the big-name fast-food chains, we recommend checking out our locally owned restaurants. You can find cuisines of all types that will satisfy any craving you have.
Everyone loves mac and cheese, so why not try out MACS, Macaroni and Cheese Shop. This local restaurant specializes in (you guessed it) all kinds of mac and cheese. The mac and cheese options come in varieties you will have never thought to try out before. Try out local favorites such as the Philly cheesesteak, ham and broccoli, or one of the many veggie options. Your server can help you find the mac and cheese option that you did not know you were craving. MACS is open daily from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM and can be found at 208 Broadway in Wisconsin Dells.
Dining by the river is a must when you visit Wisconsin Dells. Riverfront Terrace offers a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere down by the water with delicious entrees and drinks. Food is served up from their food cart available at the venue and includes a variety of appetizers, wings, tacos, and freshly baked pizzas. The drink selection includes a variety of soda for the children and beer, wine, and cocktails for the adults. Riverfront Terrace offers live music on the weekends so you can relax by the water and enjoy the atmosphere. They are open daily for dinner from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM during the week and open early at noon on Saturday and Sunday. You can find this local favorite located at 27 Broadway.
Wisconsin Dells also features a variety of different wineries which produce unique wines. Some of the must-visit spots include Broken Bottle Winery and Prairie Hawk Winery. Each location offers tastings so you can try each type of wine before you settle on a bottle or two to take back to your vacation rental. Don’t miss out on these unique wines available only in the Wisconsin Dells area!
Wisconsin Dells Travel Guide and Perks
One of the best features of summer and fall stays here in Wisconsin Dells is having access to our vacation rentals and their many amenities. These properties come fully equipped for your next stay. Enjoy open floor plans that connect the home together. Kitchens offer plenty of space and all the cookware you need to help keep everyone fed. Each bedroom features plush mattresses and flat screen TVs to help you unwind after a fun day of exploring. Grill up dinner on the BBQ or lay out in the sun to truly enjoy your vacation. Our vacation rentals come in a variety of sizes so you can find the perfect one for you. Specific amenities vary per rental, but these are common features of most of our rental properties.
Spring Brook also offers many community amenities that are exclusive to our properties. When you choose a stay with us, you are getting access to a variety of great features. This includes our community fitness center where you can continue your workouts even while on vacation. We mentioned our Spring Brook Golf Course that lets you tee up on the 9-hole golf course any day of the week. You can grab a bite to eat at the Spring Brook Sports Bar & Grill. This favorite of ours features delicious comfort food and draft beverages; come here to watch the big sports game or for a relaxing night out. The community swimming pool is a great place to splash around even if you already spent plenty of time at the local water parks. We even have a playground perfect for the young children. You will not find community amenities such as these at other lodging options in Wisconsin Dells.
Book Your Seasonal Escape to Wisconsin Dells
As you can see, there is plenty of fun and excitement waiting for you here in Wisconsin Dells. Elevate your stay by reserving one of our vacation rental properties that will keep you close to fun activities and give you access to our community amenities. Let us know if there are any other questions you may have about how to plan the ultimate summer of fall here in Wisconsin Dells! Contact us today!