Wilderness Hotel & Resort Review

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511 East Adams Street, P.O. Box 830, Wisconsin Dells WI
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Editor’s Review of Wilderness Hotel & Resort

Lisa Meyers McClintick Editor’s Rating 5/5 The Wilderness Territory claims to be the largest water park resort in the world. Small wonder. It sprawls across 600 acres multiple water parks, and several resorts within one complex. There are 444 guest rooms, plus condos, villas and cabins with some partly on Lake Delton.

It's often a top choice for travelers to Wisconsin Dells, which claims to be "The Waterpark Capital of the World." Families could spend a week and never visit the same water park twice. Indoor and outdoor water parks spread throughout the property, totaling more than 500,000 square feet. Different themes fuel young imaginations, whether it's the frontier, the Wild West or dinosaurs.

The one that makes this water park resort stand out
... more among others -- especially on cold winter days -- is the sunny, clear-roofed Wild WaterDome. Anchored by a huge wave pool with up to five-foot waves, families can spread out on recliners beneath tropical trees and get a tan.

'Tweens and teens also love the go-carts, arcade, mini golf and zip-line, which is one of the Dells' newer attractions and another feature that makes the Wilderness stand out. For adults, there are outdoor pools, golfing, Field's at the Wilderness Steak House and one of the area's most buzzed-about place for pampering, Sundara Spa. less

Our Editors Love
  • The area's biggest wave pool
  • Multiple indoor and outdoor water parks with various themes
  • Wide variety of lodging options, including modern condos, reunion-sized vacation homes and lakeside units
Family Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Golf
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Sports
  • Water Parks
Family Amenities
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Editor’s Planning & Tips
Zero in on a park
While there are shuttles to any of the resort's waterparks, it can be a hassle getting around a place this big. It's best to ... Get more Planning and Tips

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Wilderness Resort is actually made up of a number of properties, the main of which is the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort. This 444-room resort has the biggest waterparks on site and is often the top choice if you have children in tow. All rooms come with microwaves, mini fridges, and coffee makers and offers a private deck or balcony and optional hide-a-bed sofas and fireplaces in some rooms.

Then the resort offers condos and cabins, including Glacier Canyon Lodge, a 460-unit upscale condominium complex is connected by skyway to the main Wilderness Hotel. Units have a living room and full kitchen with one to three bedrooms. There is an ... more outdoor pool area next to the lodge with the zip-line between Glacier Canyon and Wilderness Lodge.

Wilderness on the Lake is one of the few condominium resorts overlooking Lake Delton. The 108 units have two- or three-bedrooms, a four-season glass patio, Jacuzzis and fireplace. Lake units have their own indoor and outdoor water park, beach, boat slips, mini golf and a pontoon taxi that shuttles guests to the main resort.

For a more rustic feel, try Wilderness Cabins, 35 two-story cabins, accommodating up to 20 people located around the Wild Rock Golf Club, or Vacation Villas, 40 log-cabined two-story villas. Finally, Frontier Condominums overlook the Little Links par-3 golf course and has close to 80 condos. less
Family Reviews
Amazing Resort
by LisaCopernock
Wilderness was absolutely amazing! I went with my Husband and his Brother & His family, and my 3 children. My children loved it. They never wanted to leave. It's like a paradise. I recommend this water park for anyone who is ... more
by jduniden
Stayed one night Jan 29th with wife and 2 kids (3 and 1 years old), used water park 29th and 30th. Also rented cabana for $50/day. First the room we checked into wasn't secure. The sliding glass door out to the parking lot ... more


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