Things to Do

Whether the sun is shining or not you’ll find plenty of fun activities in the Dells.

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Escape Rooms are quite the craze for interactive entertainment. In the Dells you can find Booby Trap Escape Rooms. Four themed Escape Rooms with 60 minute challenges! Elusive Escape Rooms is located downtown with 7 adventures!

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. Free for kids 4 and under!

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.

Another “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.

Have a shopper in the family? Outlets at the Dells (formerly Tanger Outlet Mall) features dozens of stores from all the brands you love.

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.

Also for adults, the dells features a number of wonderful spas to relax your body and rejuvenate your mind.

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.

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.

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.

Paint It! Pottery Shop 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!

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.

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.

Of course there’s more but these are some ideas of the many ways to have fun in the Dells even when the weather isn’t perfect. The Wisconsin Visitor and Convention Bureau ( is a good source for current info about attractions and offers.

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