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Wisconsin Dells 2009

April 22, 2009

000800961My job rocks!  I got to spend yesterday in Wisconsin Dells visiting dozens of our member hotels, motels, resorts & inns. Even in snowy, rainy, April weather, the sandstone bluffs are a truly beautiful site.

After watching Lake Delton drain away in a matter of hours in June of 2008, Dells businesses faced a tough summer travel season last year.  Now, with the road repaired and the lake refilled to within about a foot of pre-breach levels, folks in the the Dells are looking forward to a fabulous summer.

The Waterpark Capital of the World, this resort community hosts more than 20 water parks, both indoors and out.  Included are Wisconsin’s largest indoor waterpark (Kalahari) and the world’s largest outdoor park (Noah’s Ark).  The Wilderness claims to be the largest indoor/ outdoor combo park.  For advice before you hit the waterparks, check out these travel tips from the Wisconsin Dells Travel Guide:
10 tips to ensure a fun filled and safe day out at our Waterparks:

  1. Wear flip flops or water shoes
  2. Wear polarized sunglasses (with a cord is even better!)
  3. Waterproof sunscreen is a must
  4. wear light colored clothing
  5. Buy tickets in advance to avoid lines
  6. Don’t leave valuables unattended, rent a locker to secure them
  7. Keep money, credit cards, IDs with you in a waterproof container
  8. Put an ID card in every kid’s pocket
  9. Arrange a time and place to meet if someone gets separated
  10. Never leave young children alone

But the Dells are more than just waterparks.  The once-again pristine lake is a great place for water sports such as boating, skiing, and even parasailing.  Back and better than ever, the Tommy Bartlet Ski Show returns with a new show and “never-before-seen pyrotechnics”.  Our family’s favorite, the Original Wisconsin Ducks are now back using the lake as part of their tour again as well.

When you’ve had enough water for the day, be sure to head into town.  With unique shops such as Goody Goody Gum Drop Candy and Carr Valley Cheese as well as fun adventures like Lazer Runner Laser Tag and Ripley’s Believe It or Not, you’ll find something for everyone!

The Dells also boast over 8,000 rooms at hotels, motels, B&Bs, inns and resorts.  Find your perfect spot at WisconsinLodging.info,  whether your looking for total relaxation (such as Sundara Inn & Spa) or action-packed fun (perhaps Hotel Rome).

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