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Families will love:

  • Indoor water park with water coaster
  • Outdoor wave pool nestled along the riverfront
  • Outdoor water park and one of the country's largest cyclone slides
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About Chula Vista Resort

In the nation's epicenter for groundbreaking water park resorts, Wisconsin Dell's Chula Vista Resort stands out nicely with a rare location along the nicely wooded Wisconsin River. It feels tucked-away from the hubbub of downtown, the Interstate or Dells Parkway with its blazing neon and over-the-top attractions.

Chula Vista guests can sit out balconies overlooking the waterway that carved the famous Dells, float the day away in an outdoor wave pool nestled beneath Norway pines or soak in romantic whirlpool outside the spa. Kids can ride the world's largest indoor water coaster, then plunge down one of the tallest cyclone slides.

Another caveat is being able to leave the car in the parking lot. You can hop a boat tour from Chula Vista's docks or grab water shuttles to downtown for more dining and shopping.

When night rolls around, it's a peaceful time to stroll the resort's River Walk, go out to eat and settle into the jungle-themed theater for Jeremy Allen's Grand Illusions show with magic, comedy and white tigers.

Chula Vista's South American influences inspired its water park's jungle theme and the warm colors shades of red and gold in guest rooms. They seem most fitting in the fall when those same colors can be seen in the trees along the riverbanks.

Chula Vista has been around for at least 60 years, but it has kept up with the area's largest resorts by investing more than $200 million into expanding accommodations, building the water park, adding restaurants and revamping its 18-hole golf course since 2006. It also added a large sports complex, which brings teams from across the country here.

Written by Lisa Meyers McClintick

Best for:

  • Tots (0-2)
  • Kids (3-6)
  • Kids (7-9)
  • Tweens (10-12)
  • Teens (13+)

Family Interests

  • Bicycling
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Sports
  • Water Parks

Family Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Family Room 5+
  • Game Room
  • Kitchenettes
  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool

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Worst Service Ever!
by johnjl21
Bad signage throughout, both exterior and interior. In the pool area, lifeguards were chatting with each other and inattentive to people. The lady who handed out towels before we got into the pool area could care less, just flung over the hand-towel sized towels with a scowl on her face. The rooms are outdated, the mattresses are old and firm, and the ... read more