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Things to do when the weather isn't so sunny!


You plan your vacation and reserve your room, and then the weather abruptly changes and you wonder what you will do in the Dells! Well don't worry, we've got some ideas for you.

Note: The prices shown are as of July 2013 but may vary. No guarantee of rates is implied by these listings.

You can visit Circus World in nearby Baraboo, Wisconsin. Make great family memories with live circus acts in season. See the world's largest collection of circus parade wagons plus 7 authentic Ringling Bros. buildings filled with colorful, big top memories. Enjoy elephant, pony and carousel rides; cotton candy, ice cream, tasty sandwiches and 2 gift shops. Summer prices are $17.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors, $7.95 for kids, and kids under 5 free.

How about a visit to the Wisconsin Deer Park? The Wisconsin Deer Park is a unique family petting zoo adventure! For over fifty years, The Wisconsin Deer Park of Wisconsin Dells has offered families and "kids of all ages" the opportunity to explore, enjoy & feed over 100 deer and other wildlife. Ages 12 and up pay $12 admission, younger kids pay $8 and under 2 years old free.

Our final "animal" offering is the Timbavati Wildlife Park. Supervised interactive animal activities are available throughout the park. Enjoy a wildlife show, feed a giraffe, visit the animal nursery and watch the staff care for the precious newborns, take a Camel Ride and more. Tickets are $18.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids 3-12 years.

Have a shopper in the family? Tanger Outlet Mall features dozens of stores from all the brands you love. Check out their lowest price guarantee that matches the lowest price you can find.

Not for the kids (but fun for adults) is the Ho-Chunk Casino. It's a nearby full-service casino that lets you enjoy 24-hour slot machines, bingo, blackjack, and other games 365 days a year.

Adventure awaits you in the Lost Temple. Join your entertaining tour guide as he takes you on a trip through a Mayan Temple in search for the Golden Skull. Surprises and illusions await you in your quest! Fun for the whole family. Prices:
Adults $12, Children $10, Kids 5 and under are free.

The kids will enjoy MagiQuest. MagiQuest is a four-story, live-action adventure game. Armed with magic wands, players explore an enchanted kingdom to solve puzzles, discover hidden treasures, help mystical characters, and even slay a dragon. The combination of video gaming, role-playing, and story-telling makes you the star of this one-of-a-kind experience. A full day game is $11.99 with wands purchased separately.

Have some fun and leave with a keepsake photograph from Old Abe's Old Time Portraits or Professor Porter's Old Time Portraits. Select a theme and set and dress up to suit your fancy.

Witness a strange collection of artifacts, watch a film, enjoy an adventure crossed with a museum! Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. Admission is $10.99 for kids, $12.99 for adults, 4 and under free!

Paint It! Pottery Shop is is a create-your-own studio for all ages and artistic abilities. They promise a friendly atmosphere, old-fashioned customer service, and unbeatable value and selection. Pay for an unfinished piece of pottery or make your own from clay and pay a small studio fee to decorate it.

A Dell's classic (very near to the Lakeside Motel) is the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory - Interactive Science Center. Experience over 175 interactive exhibits virtual reality, music, robotics, magic, puzzles, holograms & scientific wonders. Electrify your body to over 100,000 volts of static electricity & make your hair stand on end! $13 for adults, $10 for children. Senior discount.

If you've been to the Dells you may have marveled at the upside down White House on Wisconsin Dells Parkway. How did it get that way? What are its secrets? You'll need to visit Top Secret to find out. $12 for adults, $10 for children.

Wizard Quest invites you to enter a world of wizards, fairies, trolls, and dragons and join the interactive fantasy game by solving riddles, finding clues, and answering questions. It's a hands-on, brain teasing, eye-opening adventure. $12.99 for adults, $10.99 for kids, 4 and under free.

Of course there's more but we wanted to give you some ideas of the many ways to have fun when the weather isn't perfect. The Wisconsin Visitor and Convention Bureau (www.wisdells.com) is a good source for current info about attractions and offers.

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