When you live close enough to the “Waterpark Capital of The World” that you can take a day trip and visit any of the numerous water park offerings, the question is not “should we go?”, but instead, “which park should we go to?”.

We are pretty blessed in that we can get a lot of swimming in during the summer. Whether it be the backyard pool at Grandma’s house or a visit to the numerous water parks that Wisconsin Dells has to offer, we always get our fair share of water time. So when we visit Wisconsin Dells, how do we decide which water park to visit? 

Simple. We just decide where we are going to have the most fun and get the biggest return for our money (return in the form of fun to be had, of course). The answer is usually pretty simple and unanimous. We all love going to Noah’s Ark Waterpark!

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Seven Reasons to Visit Noah’s Ark Waterpark

Black Anaconda. The day we went to Noah’s Ark it was pretty busy. It had rained all week long and it was the first nice day in a while, so even though it was a weekday there were quite a few people there. Black Anaconda had the longest line in the park, and for good reason. This ride is nothing but awesome. Part water slide, part roller coaster — all fun!

My kids were willing to wait it out to experience the pure joy that is this ride — they even wanted to wait in the excruciatingly long line a second time, but we couldn’t fit it in this time around. 

Kowabunga. While this is not the most fear-inducing ride in the park, we all love it. Plus it is one of the first rides we all rode together as a family so it has a little history with us. 

Kowabunga has three nice drops all in a family sized tube. The kids love it, I love it, and there usually isn’t a huge line. 🙂

Paradise Lagoon. This area of the water park is always packed and for good reason — with 2 lily pad walks, 2 cable drops, 3 cannon ball chutes, 2 body slides, a jumping rock, a shallow swim area. Yep, there’s a whole lot to do in just one pool area. 

My kids will always wait to do the cable drops. I have yet to give it a go myself, but it is a ton of fun watching everyone else try!

Tadpole Bay. My younger kids really love Tadpole Bay, and I love that the water in this area is really warm. I have kids who won’t go in the water if it is too cold (and neither will I if I’m being honest), so this area is great for them. 

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Time Warp. Are you prepared to slide through the portal into the World’s Largest Bowl Ride? Time Warp is the thrilling water ride that throws time for a loop. Wave goodbye to the present as your 4-person raft sets off into the Great Unknown, then plunges into the warp at hyper speed and takes a wild spin through time and space.

Sting Ray. Sting rays are known for blending into their surroundings, then getting you when you least expect it. This ride may look gentle, but there’s a reason it’s consistently ranked as one of the scariest rides in the Park! As the only double slide of its kind in the country, you can choose to ride single or double, facing your partner (so you can watch each other scream!).

Surfing Contest. This year is the first year that my kids have been able to stay on their boards (although still laying down, they haven’t attempted standing yet) and it was a ton of fun to watch from the viewing area above!

About Noah’s Ark Waterpark

Noah’s Ark – America’s Largest Waterpark is ranked the #5 waterpark in the U.S. in 2016 by Trip Advisor and won the Certificate of Excellence Award for the past six years and is ranked in the top 18 Waterparks in the world for the first time (Trip Advisor and Fodors.com). Noah’s Ark is a sprawling 70-acre Waterpark located in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin and is the place you’ll find all the hottest waterslides for thrill-seekers, families, and for the little ones! Grab a surfboard and try your skills on “Surfing Safari!” and careen up and down Black Anaconda. Then take a few drops down Scorpion’s Tail: America’s First Looping, near Vertical Waterslide. 

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For tips on what to bring when you visit the park, check out this fun post my husband wrote when we visited a few years ago: Family Day At Noah’s Ark




Thanks to Noah’s Ark for providing my family with passes to experience this park. Opinions are my own.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Thompson, Flickr