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Wisconsin Dells HotelsOne of the major reasons to visit Wisconsin Dells is that it's the waterpark capital of the world, but there's more to this region than slides and soakings. As well as the watery hi-jinks there are plenty of other reasons to come to Wisconsin Dells, from the rustic lodges and cabins which are the perfect complement to some high-end hiking, to the wineries which are a taster's dream. Throw in plenty of restaurants and shopping options to please any retail fan, and you've got a heady mix. Things to seeHow better to kick off a trip to this area renowned for its underwater antics than with Noah's Ark Waterpark – it's even themed after a biblical aquatic tale. Despite its name, this isn't a historic place, in fact it's crammed with state of the art rides and attractions, with slides for everyone from the most cautious to the biggest adrenaline junkie, including some pretty terrifying water-coasters. Set in over 70 acres, this is a seriously large dose of watery fun. Another impressively named, and impressively laid-out, place is the Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park where the classical theme is backed up by the sort of rides that would make even a gladiator go pale. For a less hi-octane experience, Lake Delton is a stunning man-made freshwater lake which has been restored after it flooded in 2008. For camping and outdoorsy adventure, Devils Lake State Park is also a must-visit. Hotels in
Wisconsin DellsThere are plenty of hotels and inns to choose from in the region, and while there isn't the sort of high-end luxury you might find in some larger holiday resorts, there are plenty of hotels in Wisconsin Dells to cater to your needs. Much of the accommodation on offer is of the mid-range to budget variety, but that doesn't mean you'll have to compromise on amenities, as most hotels offer complimentary WiFi, flat-screen televisions, and tea and coffee making facilities as standard. Many of the mid-range hotels will also have on-site swimming pools, spa tubs, and meeting and conference facilities in addition. Where to stayThere's much more to Wisconsin Dells than waterparks, and if you choose to stay here you'll find plenty of scenic sites to discover – on a river cruise or a horse-drawn wagon through the canyons if you choose to be adventurous. There's also plenty of dining options from family-friendly to higher end, especially if you like a good steak. You may opt instead to stay in nearby Baraboo, and you'll discover a quaint downtown with a charming playhouse as well as a Courthouse Square which is a great place to people watch. Another option is Portage, which is home to plenty of boutiques in its historic downtown area. How to get to Wisconsin DellsThere are a number of options for international visitors arriving in Wisconsin Dells, with the nearest airport being Dane County Regional Airport which is around an hour's drive to the south of the area and links the region with a number of major US cities via internal flights. For direct international travel you'll have to look further afield to Chicago's O'Hare International. Wisconsin Dells also has an Amtrak rail station which is quite convenient for the downtown area.