Wisconsin Dells Journals

Water fun in Wisconsin

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A travel journal to Wisconsin Dells by kosvp

Quote: We try to go every year to the Dells. It is a great weekend experience with enough to do for the weekend. I must admit that the main reason that we go to the Dells is for Noah's Arc, the water park.

Luna Inn and Suites

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Hotel

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Usually we just drive the strip and try to find a motel to stay in. In my opinion, the Dells isn’t one of those places that it is really worth spending a ton of money on a hotel room. We aren’t in our room to justify paying hotel or resort prices. We happened upon the Luna several years ago, and I would strongly suggest the motel to anyone. We were at the end of a long day of "motel shopping," and they had a vacancy, thank God. The people at the front desk were very nice and very accommodating to us, we couldn’t have asked for nicer people. The location cannot be beat. They are across the street from Noah’s Arc, and you can walk there and not have to worry about parking. The motel is...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 15, 2005

Luna Inn and Suites
1111 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
(608) 253-2661

Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Restaurant Bakery & Gifts

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Restaurant | "Paul Bunyan Restaurant"

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Paul Bunyan’s restaurant is a cross between an amusement park and a restaurant. Truthfully, I had a little trouble deciding where to put it. I think that everyone should experience this restaurant at least once if they are going to Wisconsin Dells. You will find that the line is most likely going to be pretty long here. It is a Wisconsin Dell’s tradition for a lot of people, so come prepared to wait. Part of the line to wait in, though, is through the gift shops, so you will be able to look at a ton of stuff (or buy it) if you want. The first thing you will notice when you sit down is the decor. It looks like you are in a log cabin, and you sit on benches, not chairs. In addition, th...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 15, 2005

Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Restaurant Bakery & Gifts
411 State Highway 13
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
608/254-8717

Ravina Bay Bar & Grill

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Restaurant | "Ravina Bay"

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Ravina Bay is a wonderful place to go to dinner after a long day at the water park! It is a relaxing restaurant looking out over the water with decently priced food, cheap drinks, and not a lot of screaming kids. We have been here several times, and the food is always amazing. The last time that we went, we had just gotten back from Noah’s Ark and were looking for good food and a nice relaxing dinner. Our service was a little slow, but they were in the weeds, so this is definitely not the place to go if you are in a hurry. When you go, you have to eat outside, or at least have a drink outside. The view is beautiful and breathtaking. For the outdoor dinner area, they have this huge umbrella they...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 10, 2005

Ravina Bay Bar & Grill
231 E. Durkee St.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53940
(608) 254-2680

Mexicali Rose Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Mexicali Rose"

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We were a little hesitant to try Mexicale Rose because it was written up everywhere and is right in the middle of all the tourist attractions. I must admit that we were pleasantly surprised. The décor, both inside and out, is truly adorable. They make a big effort to live up to everyone’s idea of a "fun Mexican time," and everything is done in bright colors, with lots of flowers and cuter tables and chairs. We actually ate outside on the deck, as it was so pretty outside and was worth it. They have a huge white deck that overlooks the water, and the view is fabulous. You are right by the boat tours, so you would think that it would be really noisy, but they do a nice job of blocking out the sou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 10, 2005

Mexicali Rose Restaurant
195 State Highway 13
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
(608) 254-6036

BJ's Restaurant

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Restaurant

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We went to BJ’s for breakfast one morning. It was conveniently located next door to our hotel and right across the street from Noah’s Ark. I would suggest eating on the outside deck. While the view may not be the best in the Wisconsin Dells, it is better than eating inside, which can get a little loud. Our waitress was very sweet and helpful. Even though she had a full station, she still made time to check and see how we were doing and make suggestions. They serve breakfast till noon, and I would strongly suggest it. I had the French toast, which came with your choice of meat, and it was a huge helping. It was four gigantic pieces of French toast that were light, fluffy, and sweet,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 10, 2005

BJ's Restaurant
1201 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
(608) 254-6278

Noah's Ark Family Park Inc.

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Attraction | "Noah's Ark & Family Center"

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Noah’s Ark Water Park is the reason that we go to the Wisconsin Dells. Everything else is just a side trip. Noah’s Ark is America’s largest water park, and I totally believe that statement. There is something for everyone here, from two wave pools to family water slides, to lazy rivers, to children’s play areas. About every 2 years, the park puts up a new attraction, which means a big new waterslide. It seems like every time we go, they have something new to ride. The most recent slides were the Stingray, which is a double-person tube where you sit facing your partner and feel as if you are going to fall out the edges (don’t worry, nobody ever does). And the Point of No Return! This is the tall...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 15, 2005

Noah's Ark Family Park Inc.
1410 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
(608) 254-6351

Duck Rides

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Attraction

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You have to do the Ducks when you go to the Dells, at least the first time you go there, or every few years (depending on the frequency you make the journey). I would strongly suggest the Original Wisconsin Dells Ducks. There are a lot of imposters out there, but these are the originals and the best. The Ducks were used in the military beginning in WWII, up through the Korean War. They were used in the D-Day invasion and all over the Pacific. The great thing about this vehicle is that it can work on land and in the water. The original Wisconsin Dell’s Ducks use these past vehicles of our history, so you may be riding on a Duck that was part of the D-Day invasion or carried Winston Churchill. Ma...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 15, 2005

Duck Rides
1890 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
(608) 254-8751

Top Secret

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Attraction

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Top Secret is like any one of the hundreds of tacky amusement areas that line the streets of the Wisconsin Dells. The only thing is that, from the outside, Top Secret looks amazing. This best part is seeing the White House all messed up. The only reason that we went was that it was raining horribly one day and had nothing else to do. Honestly, it is a rip-off and one of the more expensive additions to the Dells that is not worth your money. You will most likely wait in line longer than you will be in the attraction - never a good thing! Top Secret goes through some script about how you are supposed to help the president do something. I am still not too sure what it was. They don’t spend a lot o...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 15, 2005

Top Secret
527 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
(608) 254-6700

Duck Rides

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Attraction | "Wild Thing Jet Boat"

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I’ll admit, I was a little hesitant to go on the Wild Thing Jet Boat. Personally, I thought that it would be a little lame, but it was a blast and a half. The company does a great job of combining the beauty of the Dells with the thrill of a racing boat. You can either drive there or be bussed from the ticket-purchasing center, and we choose the bussing option (it just made life easier). Once you get to the landing spot, you must walk a little ways to get to the dock, but it well worth the walk! They snap your picture (it is the Dells, so they do have to make it corny somehow) and then load the boats. It doesn’t really matter where you sit; you will get wet. But the people on the outside get the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 10, 2005

Duck Rides
1890 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
(608) 254-8751