Contrary to popular belief, the best place for the most waterparks per square mile isn’t located in California or Florida, it’s in Wisconsin. Waterparks in Wisconsin Dells, to be specific—The Waterpark Capital of the World. There’s over twenty of them to visit, so pack your bags, it’s going to get wet!
This is the big one, the world largest outdoor water park. It has over three miles worth of waterslides inside a 70 acre lot, so it can be pretty easy to get lost in this city of water fun. Some of the key waterslide attractions are the Scorpion’s Tail and the Black Anaconda. The Scorpion’s Tail is particularly popular, it drops visitors through a trap door, screaming down 400 feet before being thrown into the whip of a nearly vertical loop, making rethink what a ‘slide’ really means.
Address: 1410 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
You’ll find plenty of thrills and chills in Wisconsin Dell’s waterparks, just as you’ll also find parks with generous luxury offerings for the moms and dads who need a little rest and relaxation mixed in with their fun. The Kalahari Waterparks boast the largest collection of indoor water parks in the United States. You can go surfing at the famous Flowrider surf machine, and you can likewise spend the day enjoying activities on dry land, such as bowling, mini-golf, rock climbing, riding a Ferris wheel, carousel, and more.
Address: 1305 Kalahari Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Next up is the world’s biggest combination indoor/outdoor water theme park. Outside you can enjoy a round of golf in between dips in the Hurricane: the tallest waterslide in America; inside you can play in the largest indoor wavepool, play laser tag, drive go-carts, or enjoy one of the four indoor water parks.
Address: 511 E Adams St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
We jump into another great waterpark for adults to enjoy themselves as much as the kids do. Chula Vista has an amazing all-inclusive resort, which always has vacation packages available. Relax at the spa all day before retiring to a movie at the in-house cinema, then grab a bite to eat at any one of the nine restaurants at the resort. Kids will love the waterpark, with the infamous Flyan Myan, America’s fastest and longest water-theme rollercoaster.
Last, but not least, it’s Mt. Olympus, a theme park that lives up to its name, offering a number of steep peaks and valleys for visitors to slide and ride. There’s six rollercoaters, in total, as well as an adventurous go-cart course to try out. Don’t forget to try Demon’s Drop, an 85 foot tall waterslide that you will relive again and again in your dreams.
Address: 1701 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965