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Wisconsin Dells - early October

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Wisconsin Dells - early October

My wife and I are spending Oct 5 - 10 in Wisconsin Dells. We are staying at the Kalahari. I am looking for suggestions on things to do and places to eat. I know it wasn't the best thought out time to go, and Noah's arc and Mt Olympus will be closed, but I'm sure there is other fun stuff to do there.

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1. Re: Wisconsin Dells - early October

If the weather is nice, the coasters and go carts will be going at Mt. Olympus. They usually do Halloween themed weekends in October. The boats tours will be going and that could be the height of the color season. There is also a Ghost Boat tour that goes out at night. The mini golf places will still be open if the weather cooperates, also the ducks and jet boats are probably still going. Other activities to check out would be horseback riding, the Wisconsin Deer Park, Ho Chunk (if you like casinos). Fawn Creek Winery has a nice wine tasting and a great deck to enjoy the pretty views. And if the weather doesn't cooperate, there is Tanger Mall to spend time in (along with everyone else looking for something to do :) ).

For restaurants, here's where we go:

For when you want to spend some money and have great atmosphere - Ishnala (on shores of Mirror Lake).

For when you want to spend some money and be in a more contemporary atmosphere - Fields at the Wilderness.

Casual dining - Monk's, Brat House, River's Edge Pub and Grill, River Walk (great views of the river and outdoor seating)

Themed dining - Marley's

More on the bar side - Sand Bar, Country Keg/Baja

Pizza - Chi Town Pizza, Pizza Pub (great buffet)

I've heard Mac's (chain gourmet mac 'n cheese based menu) is good but haven't been there.

And if you don't mind driving, Cimeroli's is a great "super club" about 15 minutes from the Dells, out in the country that has a great rib special, good fish fry and great prices on drinks.

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2. Re: Wisconsin Dells - early October

Thanks!! I wasn't expecting such a detailed list.

have you been to Red Ridge Ranch? we have plans to go horse back riding there.

I was wanting to go to Mt. Olympus but their website says they are done in September. Do they usually deviate from his schedule?

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3. Re: Wisconsin Dells - early October

It seems to me that they have had "spooky" weekends in October, but maybe they aren't doing that any more. It's also possible they just did it in September and didn't continue it into October. If you check their website towards the end of September you might find out if they are doing anything. One year they had spiderwebs on the Trojan Horse and huge black spiders in the park, so I know they have done a Halloween theme in the past.

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4. Re: Wisconsin Dells - early October

I called and talked to them. It seems that you are right. Their hours for September and October are tentative. I assume based on weather and crowd size. At this time they have not decided anything on October, so we will just have to wait and see.

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