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Wilderness Resort
Ranked #7 of 75 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is the best waterpark we have been to. There was never long lines and there were water rides for all ages. The wave pool here is a blast with the biggest waves I have seen even in the ocean. The kids had a great time and were worn out at night.
The arcade area is very well done for after the water fun and they liked the rope walk above the arcade.
The only downside that I can see is the food is very expensive and not much health options.

Room Tip: Bring food for lunches and or breakfast.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Largest in USA huge wave pool , huge everything also me hurricane water slide and black holes then next is alwsome but feinting super fast body slides by tube slides kwondike Cavern. Manny new thing added 2 story laser tag.

Room Tip: Great room for the price.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Brett S
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Spent 2 nights at the Wilderness with the wife and 2-year old son in early June. The rates at the hotel were great as it was early in the season. The resort has a number of indoor and outdoor waterparks so you are always close to at least one regardless of where you stay. The resort also have shuttles to take you around the property. For our 2 year old some of the waterparks were great, others had few options for his age. The ones he enjoyed the most were the indoor waterpark in the Wild West area and the Lost World outdoor waterpark.

The room itself was a standard hotel room with 2 queen beds, a couch, a small table and a small deck. Also included a mini fridge and microwave. The room was clean and we had no issues with hearing outside noise while in the room. The only negative was a small bathroom.

The service at check-in was friendly and the process was fast, only issue was the guy directed us to the wrong entrance door which led us to parking and walking a ways to the room. Not a big deal.

Did not eat at any of the onsite restaurants but there seemed to be plenty of options.

All in all was a good experience and I would stay there again. We stayed at the Kalahari exactly one year earlier and while the Kalahari seems to have more stuff to enjoy the Wilderness had a more laid back feel that is nice when being on vacation.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank ISU02
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Every year we go, and every year we look forward to the following year. It is clean, employees are great, the life guards are very attentive. Of all the locations in the Dells, this my favorite. W have found that staying in the condos, and the glacier canyon area to be the most comfortable and best environment for our family. The amount of foot traffic outside of your door is a minimum, which is awesome when you have little ones.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank KellyImagined
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We stayed in the timeshare portion of Glacier Canyon Wilderness Resort for four nights. Bonus points for the six waterparks attached, even though they seemed to be similar to each other - 3 outdoor and 3 indoor. The Northern Lights arcade was also GREAT and had a children's climbing and activity zone that was a huge attraction and didn't cost extra money, which is difficult to find anywhere in the Dells. The Wyndham condos are spacious and the kitchen facilities were great, but the beds were much less than comfortable and the linens were sparse. STAY AWAY FROM THE TIMESHARE! Their presentation hooked us in with bribes of a free (disgusting) breakfast, arcade coins for the kids and some dinners at a local restaurant. Not worth it. The promised 2 hours turned into 3 1/2 with huge pressures to buy - we felt like we were in a used car salesman's office. Reprehensible.

Room Tip: Be sure to bring your own soap and shampoo as the provided materials are not enough and are of very...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We've stayed at Kalahari, Great Wolf (x2), and now Wilderness Resort. We're a family of four with two kids, 10 and nearly 8. We had a great time at this resort - here's a few of the pros and cons of our trip.

PROS:
- Walking distance to lots of restaurants
- Wave pool
- Swim-up margarita bar
- Ropes course
- Rooms were clean and well appointed
- Jurassic outdoor park

CONS:
- HUGE resort - we really didn't need everything they offered
- No MagiQuest - this was the kids' largest disappointment, all the amenities it did offer, the kids still wanted to go back to the Great Wolf Lodge
- CRAZY wave pool - it was fantastic but it was intense! Watch out for those little ones!

Even though I had a fantastic time, the kids will probably win and we'll go back to the Great Wolf Lodge.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
3  Thank Monkida
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stayed at the Wilderness on the Lake in a condo. This is a fully equipped unit with a full kitchen for cooking. Each unit has a four person jacuzzi and lanai. This was very nice as you had a view of the lake from this room. We had a view of the lake on the third floor. There are gas grills provided in an area on the first floor so you can grill outside and eat outside or go to your condo. Pool at the condo was heated and overlooked the lake. There was a small indoor pool area also. You may access the main hotel via shuttle bus or water taxi. A free boat tour of the lake goes from 4:00-8:00pm. This was very nice. Gerald was our boat tour guide and very knowledgeable. It's always nice to stay at the condos as there is less noise. You don't here people running up and down the hallways late at night or early in the morning. We always stay here when we come for a vacation. Well worth the money and cost efficient for families.

Room Tip: Try to get the third or fourth floor if you want a view of the lake. It's very nice waking up in...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Wilderness Resort

Address: 511 East Adams Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9648
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#13 Romantic Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#14 Family Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
Price Range: £66 - £217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come play the day away in America's largest waterpark resort! The Wilderness has 4 indoor and 4 outdoor water parks totaling nearly 500,000 square feet (that is over 12 football fields of water fun!) We also have two indoor, 3-D, black light mini golf courses; outdoor mini golf; zip lining; go-karts; laser tag; Wild Rock Championship Golf Club; and award-winning spa services at Sundara Spa. Amazing lodging options include Wilderness themed guest rooms, condos, villas and cabins. ... more   less 
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