Wisconsin Dells Journals

Winter Escape to the Dells

A December 2003 trip to Wisconsin Dells by Jackie V

Quote: My family visited "The Dells" for a long weekend in December. Although many attractions were closed for the season, we still found enough to do. Highlights included the Bay of Dreams indoor waterpark, Robot World, and sledding. Our favorite restaurants are The Cheese Factory and Wally's House of Embers.

Mirror Lake

Hotel | "Peppertree at Tamarack"

Best Things Nearby:Outdoor winter activites in the Wisconsin Dells include skiing and sledding. Christmas Mountain Village or Cascade Mountain both have ski hiils and tubing. We chose to buy an inexpensive sled at Walmart and let the kids slide down the hill outside our unit at Peppertree at Tamarack. Cheap fun! Of course, the indoor waterparks are a huge attraction in The Dells. The Kahlahari is fabulous, but pricey at $35 per person. We chose to go to the Bay of Dreams, since Peppertree offered a 20% discount on tickets/\. A few other attractions that were open in the winter seasonincluded Tommy Bartett's Robot World, Wiley Woods play area at the Great Wolf Lodge, and Serpent Safari reptile ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 24, 2003

Mirror Lake
874 Xanadu Road
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
(608) 254-4929

Cheese Factory

Restaurant | "The Cheese Factory"

This is a great place to take the kids. There is a free jukebox with old, familiar songs for the kids to choose from. Although it is vegetarian, there is plenty to choose from for those of us who don't do tofu. For starters, we all tasted the Wisconsin beer cheese soup, which was excellent. For the main course, my husband and daughter both had Italian pasta dishes that were cooked quite well. I had a vegetarian Thai stir fry with excellent flavor. My son didn't even know he was eating a veggie dog. One piece of advice - you have to save room for dessert! The kids chose fun cupcakes from the display case that were topped with bright frosting, gummy sea creatures, and lollipops. A k...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 24, 2003

Cheese Factory
521 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South (Highway 12)
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
(608) 253 6065

Treasure Island Water Park Resort

Attraction | "Bay of Dreams Waterpark"

There were 5 or 6 main slides - most required a tube to ride. The lazy river was really great - there were areas where the water bubbled up. When I'm relaxing, though, I don't particularly like getting wet with various sprays of water shooting out - but I guess getting wet is the idea.

There is a cute area for the little ones with a pirate ship, fountains, and little slides.

We thought this waterpark was a better value than some of the newer, bigger parks.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 24, 2003

Treasure Island Water Park Resort
1701 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53940
(608) 254-8560