We took a family trip to Wilderness Resort last week, and it was the perfect little staycation/end of summer trip. I know we still have a bit to go before summer is over, but our months have been jam packed, and for us, this will probably be the last trip we take as a family this year.

Great fun at Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells


We had such a great time at all of the indoor and outdoor water parks, but being outside on a beautiful summer day is definitely one of the highlights! Tip for newbies…. make sure you plan ahead and allot more than one day to be able to fully enjoy the Wilderness experience. There is just so much to do that you won’t be happy leaving after only one day!


Our favorite ride overall though was in one of the indoor parks. Everyone loved going down Fantastic Voyage, and we made sure to hit the slide at least four times right away in the morning before lines started forming.  Tip for newbies…. head to rides like fantastic voyage or lunar loop early. You can usually enjoy going down a few times before there are any lines, and once lines start to form you can move on to other fun things!

Fantastic Voyage family raft ride!

Grab a Wild Fun Pass for even more adventure!

Guests wanting to explore more of the adventures the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort has to offer, while saving money, should consider purchasing Wild Fun Pass.

For just $19 plus tax, the Wild Fun Pass offers a 50 percent savings on some the Wilderness’s most popular attractions. The pass includes: one admission to the NEW Northern Lights Sky Ropes Course; nine holes of black light 3D mini-golf at the Wild Buccaneer; nine holes of black light 3D mini-golf at the Wild Abyss; one bumper boat ride at the Wild West Bumper Boats; one game of laser tag at the OK Corral Lazer Arena; one admission to Tombstone Town Haunted Hotel & Mineshaft Mirror Maze; and $1 off a hand-blended ice cream temptation at Pistol Pete’s. 


The mirror maze and haunted house were one of my son’s favorite activities. He and I zipped right through the mirror maze (I really just tried to keep up with him as he blasted through), while my daughter and husband got a little lost and ended up back at the entrance before making it to the end. Then we headed on to the haunted hotel. My son loved it, but my daughter got a little freaked out and she did cry a bit. It wasn’t really scary, but her and dad walked into a room where nothing was moving and then all of a sudden things started moving….this freaked her out a bit. She is only three, so I can see how it would seem a little frightening for her.

The other thing my kids and I really loved was laser tag. We all had a blast chasing each other around trying to shoot one another’s targets. It was great to be able to do a fun family activity all together, and the kids loved that they could participate! Of course daddy scored the highest (not taking advantage of the kids at all I’m sure  :-))


2020 UPDATE! While the laser tag updates listed below were pretty sweet, even more has changed since then. To see all the newest attractions and offerings at Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, head to this blog post: Wilderness Resort Wisconsin Dells

Wilderness Resort makes a great end of summer trip!

If you are looking to get out for one last summer outing, or just have a little fun with the kids before they head back to school, check out Wilderness Resort in WI Dells. There is truly something for all ages at Wilderness, and everyone is sure to have a blast! We sure did!

One of my favorite features of Wilderness Resort is that it is only open to guests. This means there are not as many people crowding all the rides and pools as there would be to a place open to the public. It really makes for a great experience!  Tip for newbies…. Wilderness Resort has a towel card policy; this simply means you are allotted one pool towel per guest. Instead of trying to keep track of either your towel or card, leave the cards in the room on a hot summer day. You will most likely be dried off enough by the time you get back there anyway!

More about Wilderness Resort

Bear Foot Island Zero-Depth Sprayground for Li’l Squirts
Now Open at Wilderness Territory in Wisconsin Dells

Li’l squirts visiting the Wilderness Territory this summer are certain to love the new Bear Foot Island Sprayground located in the New Frontier outdoor waterpark behind the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort.

Bear Foot Island Sprayground!

This splash-tastic area has woodsy-themed spraying fountains, exploding ground geysers, shooting water jets and other fun water play features such as a giant drenching bull frog loop and a silly spraying water bug. It also features abundant seating surrounding it so parents can relax and enjoy a warm summer day at the Wilderness.

According to Joe Eck, Wilderness Territory general manager, “Last year we catered to dare devils with the addition of the Lunar Loop and Cosmic Drop extreme thrills slides. So this year, we thought it was only fitting to focus our attention on the li’l squirts in the family with a fun, new zero-depth sprayground! At the Wilderness, we make it a priority to have attractions that appeal to everyone in your family regardless of their age!”

The Wilderness Territory consists of over 600 wooded acres in Wisconsin Dells and is home to Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, which features 444 guest rooms, 40 vacation villas, 76 Frontier Condominiums and 35 cabins. It is also home to Wilderness on the Lake which features 108 luxurious two and three bedroom condominium units overlooking Lake Delton; and Glacier Canyon Lodge, which features 460 upscale condominium units.

Combined, these three properties offer four indoor and four outdoor waterparks that total nearly 500,000 square feet – that’s over 12 football fields of extreme water fun! The Territory is also home to Wild Rock Golf Club; The Woods 9-Hole Family Course; Dodge ‘Em City; Timberland Play Park, a 35,000 square-foot, four story adventure with ball blasters, slides and crawl spaces; Northern Lights Ropes Course; the OK Corral Lazer Tag Arena; The Wild Abyss and Wild Buccaneer indoor 3-D black light mini golf courses; Bumper Boats; Tombstone Town Haunted Hotel and Mineshaft Mirror Maze; Go-Karts and Kiddy-Karts; Wisconsin’s first canopy zip line tour; and outdoor Jurassic mini golf.


For more information on the resort or for reservations, visit their Web site at http://www.wildernessresort.com  or call 1-800-867-WILD (9453).

Tell us….

Have you ever been to Wilderness Resort?  What is your favorite “ready for back to school” activity or trip to do with your family?

The Mommy Bunch was provided a free stay and wild fun passes in exchange for this review, all opinions are our own.