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“Very nice place to stay in the winter”
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Wilderness Resort
Ranked #7 of 75 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Great hotel & water parks for a winter stay. Avoid the "tour" offer that the hotel and other places give you. There is no tour but rather a terrible, high-pressure timeshare sales pitch. Nothing they offer is worth it!
The hotel is very nice and clean. The water parks are high quality and the wave pool is the best! The indoor water dome lets the sun shine in as you swim and the temperature is very nice!
The facility has other family activities and I would recommend at least 2 nights.

Room Tip: Look for their mid-week winter specials, they are very reasonable.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We have stayed at the Wilderness twice now, and will definitely go back again. Our recent stay was during the cold weather and we had lots of fun things to do. There are several indoor water areas to choose from, including a large beautiful wave pool. We also loved the paint your own pottery store. There are lots of restaurants with a huge variety of food and drink. We especially liked the Italian food at Sarrento's. We stayed in a 2-bedroom villa that was conveniently located next to one of the indoor water areas. Our villa was spacious, quiet, and comfortable. We really recommend a villa or condo for families or groups--lots more space and a full kitchen.

Room Tip: Villas and condos are luxurious and spacious
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We went a Thursday through sun in march and it is always very busy on the weekends that's why we try to get up for a part of Thursday and a full Friday. At that 3waterparks spread out is fine. Not always seats to sit but not overwhelmingly busy on the slides and such. Rooms are adequate and nice that they sleep six. Decent food choiceS. Great arcades. Certainly a fun place try to go when there is a deal to save lots of money

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We spent 5 nights at the Wilderness. March 9-14th. This was our 5th visit. We planned on getting a double queen/sofa.. but were upgraded to a double suite. It really makes a huge difference. You have the 2 queens then there is a partial wall.. on the other side of the wall is the couch and extra flat screen tv. Also an extra sink with counter space. Weve always have a good experience with the cleanliness of the room. We enjoy staying on the 2nd floor. I know there are a lot of complaints that it is noisy, but this is a "kid friendly" hotel and gonna be noisy everywhere. All the skywalks are on the 2nd floor so it saves time. We took advantage of the buy 3, get 1 free wild fun passes. Great deal. Includes both of the 3d mini puts, rope course, bumper boats, lazer tag and other neat things. I always love the wave pool, could stay there all day. The lifeguards were really on top of everything at our stay. Every time we went to the wavepool, the lifeguards were diving in to get a "drowning" child atleast once an hour... but everything on hold for awhile but nice to know my kids are safe. The waves are very strong, but the problem was parents leaving their young kids unatttended and unable to swim. Couldnt believe how parents were letting there kids jump off tubes into the waves... but the lifeguards were keeping their eyes out. My kids of course took advantage of every slide. They really like the Wild West waterpark which we dont go to very often (its a long walk to that one), but worth it when you get there. My son really wanted to do the rope course. He's did the 1 at Kalahari, but this one is HUGE! I couldnt believe my 6 yr old daughter wanted to go also. She was a little scared but there was an employee at the rope course that lead her through the entire thing. Couldnt believe how helpful he was. We didnt eat at the buffet, weve tried the breakfast before and its really good and kids eat free but its VERY pricey for adults!! Were not a big fan of "housekeeping/room service" so we always request to take care of our own mess... but they still were nice enough to ask every day if we would still like sheets and towels every day. My 12 yr old son and I decided to check out the haunted hotel/ mirror maze and we freaked out, even as an adult I was so scared. We were about 5 minutes into the dark mirror maze and I started panicking so we found our way back to the beginning and never finished. I wouldnt suggest for little ones. Overall we had a great time and we'll def be back again!!! (weve tried other big hotels in the Dells... such as Kalahari and Chula Vista and never as good) Thanks once again Wilderness for a great time!

Room Tip: only complaint is the beds are always uncomfortable
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Took my family there and we have been there many times in the past. Great indoor and outdoor water parks. Need something else beside the water? The ball pit, arcade place is so fun! My son had a blast! Great places to eat. You don't even need to leave the resort to have a great time!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Spent one night in a King Fireplace room for a conference. Room was next to the elevator and ice machine. Doors and walls are very thin. Quite noisy...not surprised since it's a family destination. Carpet had an approximately 12" stain that really looked like someone threw up next to the bed. Double sink...one side barely drained...glad I had a second one to use. The waterpark looks nice and I did use the hot tub area. Ate at the Survivor's Grill..the burger was pretty good. Staff members were helpful and pleasant. Very average stay, would only return with kids.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We are here right now and having a great time. Rooms are dated with tacky decor but clean. Make sure to get a 3rd floor room as floor 2 is the corridor to all activities and very noisy all day long. Floor 1 all you hear is the pounding on the ceiling from the masses going up & down the hallways on floor 2. Most activities are in the Wild West side of the building if you want to be near the indoor action without having to do to much walking. Although note that on the Wild West side of the building the floors are numbered 400's(1st floor), 500's(2nd floor), 600's(3rd floor). A 2 night stay is plenty to see and do everything without going into overload at least in the winter months. We are on night 2 and definitely ready to go home tomorrow. Great for kids up to age 10-12. The indoor activities would get boring for kids much older then that. The ropes course and mini golf is fun. Laser tag is a waste of money and the arcade gets expensive. Plan to bring some of your own meals as a chicken strip basket is $17.99. Although the kids eat free buffet at the resort is decent if you like buffets, note I said decent not great. Rooms have mini fridge, microwave and table and chairs so makes it easy to make a quick breakfast or lunch in your room. It is very busy during spring break but because everything is spread out it was never overly crowded in any one area although we did stay mid week so I am sure the weekends are probably worse. We were always able to find a table/chairs in the water areas and tubes were plentiful. All of the big water slides in the building are tube slides so if your kids are afraid of the dark they will not like them. Kiddie water slides good up to about age 8. We will probably be back but will request better room location next time.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Additional Information about Wilderness Resort

Address: 511 East Adams Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9648
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) 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: $89 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 444
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 an indoor, 3-D, black light mini golf course; a ropes course, virtual reality gaming for up to 7 players, 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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