A Weekend of Wilderness + Resort in Wisconsin Dells

Each year, the Wisconsin Water Ski Federation hosts a weekend-long convention called Think Tank for show water skiers across the state. Want to read more about the history of water ski shows in Wisconsin? This year’s event was in Wisconsin Dells, and Tyler and I spent the weekend exploring at the Wilderness Resort. Here’s what you can expect from a place that is equally resort and wilderness!

Wisconsin Dells Decor: WILDERNESS

Relaxing at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin

Our room had all of the cozy northwoods vibes I’m so fond of! There was wooden furniture, a pair of snowshoes hanging on the wall, and accent colors of forest green and tree-sap brown. The hallways, restaurants, and waterparks also echoed this theme. I felt instantly at home!

Wisconsin Dells Food: RESORT

Enjoying the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin

There are plenty of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert scattered throughout the resort. Without taking a step outside, we visited the Wild Canyon Cafe in the morning, Survivors Bar & Grill and The Thirsty Buffalo Saloon in the evenings, and Yukon Yogurt for a quick pick-me-up. Tyler also stopped at The Candy Cabin for some delicious fudge!

Wisconsin Dells Scenery: WILDERNESS

Exploring Lost Canyon at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin

Just look out the window along the resort’s Lost Canyon Skywalk and take in the view that makes the Wisconsin Dells such an iconic place to visit. You’ll see an expanse of tall trees juxtaposed with a valley carved out of rock. The resort is also minutes away from breathtaking natural landmarks like Lake Delton and Rocky Arbor State Park!

Wisconsin Dells Waterparks: RESORT

Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin

America’s Largest Waterpark Resort knows what’s up! There are four indoor and four outdoor waterparks at the Wilderness, each with its own theme and rides. Be sure to ride the Hurricane if you’re looking for a thrill and don’t forget to stop for a photo-op in the Wild Waterdome Waterpark’s big tube, located next to America’s largest indoor wave pool!

Weekend in the Wisconsin Dells Pinterest Pin

The Wilderness Resort truly lives up to both parts of its name and is a great place for both adventure and relaxation. Though known for its reputation with families, it provided a fun weekend getaway for Tyler and I. You’d be surprised how much fun a waterpark date can be as an adult! Which Wisconsin Dells resort is your favorite? For more fun in Central Wisconsin, plan a weekend getaway in Wausau!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. I’ve been to the Dells and is a great destination. Moose Jaw pizza is a must up there.

    1. Moose Jaw is a classic Wisconsin Dells stop! Great pizza and atmosphere!

  2. This looks like a great place to stay. I haven’t been to the Dells in a while (except driving past) – it’s about time to go again!

  3. Wisconsin Dells have been on my wish list to visit for ages. Your post just keeps reminding me that I still need to plan a family trip there. 🙂

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