7 Wisconsin Dells Area Attractions You Won’t Want to Miss

There are so many fun things to do when you vacation in Wisconsin Dells. Though you’re sure to find hours of fun splashing around at Polynesian Water Park Resort, when you’re ready to explore the surrounding area, a bevy of exciting attractions awaits just around the corner. Read on to discover a few of our favorite area attractions sure to leave you with unforgettable vacation memories.

1. Ho-Chunk Gaming

Feeling lucky during your Polynesian Water Park Resort vacation? Try your hand at classic casino games at Ho-Chunk Gaming Resort, where visitors can play a range of games, such as Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, EZ Bacc, Poker, Slots, Bingo, and more. Located in nearby Baraboo at S3214 County Road, spend the day like a high roller at this fun-filled gaming center.

2. Paul Bunyan’s Northwoods Lumberjack Show

From May through early September, Wisconsin Dells visitors can get a glimpse of real-life lumberjack competitions at Paul Bunyan’s Northwoods Lumberjack Show. Enjoy watching events such as Canoe Jousting, Standing Block Chop, Axe Throw, Crosscut Sawing, Spring Board Chop, Obstacle Pole, Hot Saw, Log Roll, Chainsaw Carve, Boom Run, Speed Climb, West Coast Choker Race, and Relay. You’re sure to be impressed by the athletes who compete in this competitive show.

3. Tommy Bartlett Show and Exploratory

If you’re vacationing at Polynesian Water Park Resort between late May and early September, you must set aside some time to check out this attraction, coined the “Greatest Show on H2O.” Kicking off its 68th season in 2020, the Tommy Bartlett Show features a range of breathtaking tricks on the water, on stage, and in the air! Each show lasts 90 minutes and includes a combination of elements, including water-skiing, boat stunts, and comedy routines.

The water show’s sister experience is the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory, which offers guests the chance to interact with a variety of scientific exhibits, such as the Mercury Space Capsule, High Wire Skycycle, and Virtual Sports Center. There’s something for everyone at these Tommy Bartlett experiences!

4. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum

This Wisconsin Dells “Odditorium” features a range of oddities and items, such as puzzling illusions, interactive galleries, and mysterious Egyptian-themed cavernous tunnels. Feast your eyes on the bizarre and unusual within the odditorium’s 11 themed galleries featuring more than 200 artifacts, including shrunken heads, mutated animals, and interesting artwork. Find the museum at 115 Broadway Street.

5. Riverside & Great Northern Railway

Nestled along N115 County Road N, the Riverside & Great Northern Railway experience includes both an interactive railroad riding experience, as well as a living history museum dedicated to the preservation and operation of locomotive and passenger cars built by the Sandley Light Railway Equipment Works between 1950 and 1980. Guests can ride live steam trains through picturesque canyons and wooded areas that meander along the Dells of the Wisconsin River. There’s also a Museum Store onsite that includes a range of railroad memorabilia and other souvenirs.

6. Wizard Quest

Located at 105 Broadway, just 1.6 miles from Polynesian Water Park Resort, Wizard Quest is sure to dazzle fans of magic, sci-fi/fantasy, and interactive adventure games. This 13,000 sq. ft. attraction features a fantasy-themed labyrinth that takes visitors through secret passageways, hidden entrances, mazes, and more. Participants must use their brainpower and creativity to solve riddles, unlock doors, and cross physical barriers, all of which are more easily achieved with teamwork. Have a magical time at this attraction during your Wisconsin Dells vacation!

7. Wild Fun Zone

The name sums it up perfectly for this Wisconsin Dells attraction. Wild Fun Zone offers myriad diversions for your travel group, from indoor 3D miniature golf to laser tag to iconic arcade games like skeeball and basketball. Ideal for a rainy-day activity, enjoy hours of fun at Wild Fun Zone, located at 310 Broadway Street, just 1.8 miles from Polynesian Water Park Resort.

From water shows to train rides to indoor gaming, you’ll find endless possibilities for entertainment when you vacation in Wisconsin Dells. Take some time out of your travels to experience all of the fun attractions scattered throughout the area surrounding Polynesian Water Park Resort.