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  • Indoor and outdoor water parks
  • Five onsite restaurants
  • Magic Quest
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About Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells

My family has visited a number of resorts in the Wisconsin Dells and we believe this is the Dells' best large resort for toddlers and preschoolers. Older kids will find plenty to enjoy -- especially with the sprawling water park and bling-y arcade -- but it's the younger ones who will be most excited by the atmosphere and activities. They love the evening programs in front of the giant lobby clock, the woodsy decor, seasonal fun, ice-cream-themed kids' spa, and the many ways they cater to children.

It's a formula that obviously works since this resort sparked the Great Wolf Lodge chain that now includes a dozen family-focused resorts across the country.

Highlights include an 80,000-square-foot indoor water park with funnel slide, wave pool and tube slides; an animated song and story hour each night in the lobby; Magic Quest, an interactive game with computerized wands to activate wizards, fairies and dragons.; bubblegum-scented shower gel in each room and an ice-cream-themed spa experience for kids (plus a grown-up one for parents); family suites with wolf-dens, a room within a room that has woodsy-themed bunk beds and TVs; playful decor with lights and objects that can activated by Wizard Quest wands; seasonal programming and crafts; and kid-friendly dining. What else can any family ask for?

While this resort is big with 436 rooms, it's less overwhelming than the Dells' largest resorts. It's manageable and easy to navigate. The resort also excels at seasonal decor -- especially when it comes to kids whose eyes still sparkle at the mention of Santa. The entire lobby becomes a Christmas village in December complete with snow.

Bottom line: Great Wolf is a kickback, easy getaway any time of year for burrowing and enjoying your cubs -- especially in winter when cabin fever hits.

Find more Great Wolf Lodges by reading about Great Wolf Resorts.

Written by Lisa Meyers McClintick

Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells Reviews

Great Winter Getaway! by lrennison
My 8yr old and 10 yr old boys LOVED the indoor water park at the Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells. One thing you should know is that you need to request to have your linens changed if you would like them to do it everyday. I know they are trying to be enviro-friendly, but when you are eating pizza in bed with kids, I really enjoy fresh sheets every ... read more

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