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The Dells of Wisconsin

An August 2005 trip to Wisconsin Dells by goodmother

Quote: We spent a week in the Dells, staying at Christmas Mountain Village. I had an activity planned every day.
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Best Things Nearby:Everything in the Dells of course, but also Wollershiem Winery and the House on the RockBest Things About the Resort:Free miniature golfResort Experience:The resort is pretty spread out, with condos mixed in with cabins and campers. There are two swimming pools. The indoor pool was very crowded and the hot tub did not allow kids in it. This was a drag. The golf course looked nice, but at $130 for two to golf, we passed. Bring your bikes to get around. Unit Type: 2 Bedroom Activities: Fair Amenities: Good ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 13, 2005

Christmas Mountain Village
S944 Christmas Mountain Road
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
(608) 253-1000

Crabby's Seafood Buffet & Cafe

Restaurant | "Crabby's"

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This was a well-advertised all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. The crab legs were good. If you wanted lobster, they were $5 extra each. The rest of the food on the buffet was mediocre at best. It was either cold or had been sitting a while. I would not recommend this again, as we spent a lot of money for not very good food. The concierge suggested the Chula Vista buffet. We will try that next time.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on September 13, 2005

Crabby's Seafood Buffet & Cafe
400 Wisconsin Dells Parkway
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
(608) 253-2722

Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park

Attraction | "Mt Olympus Go-Carts and Roller Coaster Park"

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Overall, this is a very good theme park if you like roller coasters, go-karts, and waterslides. That is all there is. The park was clean and the rides were all working. The park is very spread out. We thought that we had seen it all when we looked to the south and realized the there was another section of the water park we had not been to! They combined three different parks to make one, hence the spread.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 13, 2005

Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
1881 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
(608) 254-2490

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This is a very poorly kept water park. We know now why the resort was giving away free passes. I would have hated to have spent any money on this. You are much better off spending more money at another water park.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on September 13, 2005

River Park Waterpark
Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Duck Rides

Attraction

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The duck boat ride is a fun trip through the woods looking at the area's fauna. Then you get a boat ride up the river, where you come out of the water and then go back into a lake. Overall, the ride was very fun.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 13, 2005

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

House on the Rock

Attraction | "The House on the Rocks"

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This is too hard to describe in words other than you have to see it to believe it. Here is a guy that started off by building himself a little love shack. Then he started to gather various collections, and before you know it, there are building after building of really neat stuff to see. I thought we would be out of there in a half-hour or so. We spent more than 5 hours looking at everything and could have spent more time if we had had it. My legs got tired from walking and standing as I looked at everything. The kids thought that this was a highlight of their vacation.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 13, 2005

House on the Rock
5754 State Road 23
Spring Green, Wisconsin 53588
(608) 935-3639

Wollersheim Winery

Attraction

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This is a very nice winery. You would not expect this in Wisconsin. The tour guides were great in giving the history of the place and explaining the wine-making process. The wine tasting at the end was fun. They had sparkling juice for the kids to try. It was a very nice drive down to the winery and back, making for a good day's trip.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 13, 2005

Wollersheim Winery
7876 State Road 188
Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin 53578
(800) 847-9463