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Winsconsin Dells – the waterpark capital of the world

When it comes to fun-filled vacations, Wisconsin Dells is an undisputed year-round family favorite. Situated on the Wisconsin River amidst picture-perfect surroundings, the city boasts more than 20 water parks, all beckoning big and little kids alike. Add to that mini-golf courses, sideshow-style attractions and theme parks packed with thrill rides – and there's something for absolutely everyone. If you prefer a more peaceful, genteel pace, however, then that's possible too. A Wisconsin Dells vacation rental puts you mere minutes from the breathtaking natural beauty of Mirror Lake State Park and endless outdoor activities.

Things to do

Non-stop fun in Wisconsin Dells

If there's one thing that'll be getting you out of your Wisconsin Dells vacation rental every day, it'll be the parks. For water junkies, Noah's Ark Water Park is as good as it gets. The largest of its kind in the United States, it boasts a whopping 51 slides, alongside wave pools, lazy pools and bumper boats. Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park is another must-visit. The Grecian-style complex host several waterparks, including Zeus' Playground. Packed with a variety of outdoor rides for different ages, its star attraction is Hades 360 – a wooden rollercoaster featuring a heart-stopping 134 foot drop.

Activities

Calming forest strolls in Wisconsin Dells

Days out at the water and theme parks will be inevitable if you've got kids – and, quite possibly, even if you haven't ¬. Because many of the water parks are indoors, it doesn't matter what season you're visiting. However, when you're able to drag yourself away, the city offers plenty more to experience. Explore downtown for eclectic retail therapy that ranges from art and fashion to antiques. Gorge on the city's traditionally-made fudge, or take a relaxing boat tour and admire the sandstone formations along the Wisconsin River.

Weather

Sizzling summers in Wisconsin Dells

Because the area's attractions make it a year-round destination, you'll have fun whenever you book your Wisconsin Dells vacation rental. However, if it's hot weather you're after, the summer promises plenty of it. During June, July and August, average high temperatures sit between the high 70s and low 80s, with average lows dipping into the 50s. In the winter, the average lows hover just over 10, except for January, which is the city's coldest month.

Natural features

Sandstone cliffs and fragrant pines in Wisconsin Dells

If you want to admire some of the region's most attractive scenery, Mirror Lake State Park is a great place to start. The 2,179-acre site surrounds the picturesque lake it's named after, framed by grand sandstone cliffs and fringed by a sprawling forest. The park boasts plenty for outdoorsy folk and nature-lovers alike, with over 28 miles of hiking trails, almost 10 miles of mountain biking trails and around 17 miles of cross-country skiing trails in winter.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Wisconsin Dells

Fly into Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional), the closest airport, located 40.2 mi (64.7 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Wisconsin Dells Station.

Where to stay around Wisconsin Dells?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 581 vacation rentals near Wisconsin Dells. From 75 Cabins to 170 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wisconsin Dells for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Wisconsin Dells?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Wisconsin Dells. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Christmas Mountain: 522 vacation rentals
  • Chula Vista Waterpark: 567 vacation rentals
  • Dells Raceway Park: 574 vacation rentals
  • Wisconsin Dells Station: 554 vacation rentals
  • Spring Brook Golf Course: 546 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wisconsin Dells listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Wisconsin Dells?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 75 Cabins in Wisconsin Dells. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wisconsin Dells include:

  • Houses: 170 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 215 rentals available
  • Cottages: 75 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wisconsin Dells?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 365 vacation rentals with pool available in Wisconsin Dells. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.