The Wisconsin Dells may be the waterpark capital of the world, but there’s a lot more to do in the area than just splash the day away! When taking a trip to Wisconsin Dells, families can find a variety of activities that will keep kids entertained and as a bonus- some of these activities are even educational! Next time, you head to the Wisconsin Dells, consider making a stop at one of the following places!
Wisconsin Dells Original Ducks Tour
Going on a Wisconsin Dells Original Ducks tour is classic Wisconsin Dells! These truck-boat hybrids have been giving tours since 1946. On the tour, these amphibious vehicles, made during WWII, travel through the Wisconsin River, Dell Creek, Lake Delton, and miles of wooded trails. Throughout the tour, your family will be entertained by dad jokes provided by the tour guide. The tour is around one hour long and you’ll learn a lot about the history of the area, natural disasters, and the Wisconsin landscape. The tour offers a few thrills like speeding through narrow tree-lined paths and splashing into bodies of water. Tours run from mid-March through mid-November seven days per week. Not only do the Original Wisconsin Ducks offer duck tours, but they also do jet boat adventures, a ghost boat, sunset dinner cruises, and more. You can get tickets to take an Original Duck tour here. Kids 3 and under are always free.
Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
Whether you call it mini-golf, mini-putt, putt-putt or something else, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf is a must-do with the family when you’re in Wisconsin Dells. This massive mini golf course has five different courses with more than 91 unique holes. You can easily spend the entire day mini-golfing if you’d like. Not only that, but they also have a free playground and covered picnic tables where families can take the kids to burn off some more energy after the game. The mini golf courses range from easy to difficult and include some beautiful backdrops like waterfalls, caves, sundials, and bridges. We got some really cute photos while golfing here! Try going at night to see the course all lit up. Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf is open daily until the end of October, weather permitting. Print off this coupon to save 15% when you go.
Tommy Barlett Exploratory
Though the Tommy Bartlett Water Show is no more, The Tommy Bartlett Exploratory is still going strong. This multi-building science, technology, space, and fun attraction has more than 175 interactive exhibits for kids and adults to check out. Plan to stay for 1-2 hours to get the full experience. Your day at the Exploratory starts off with a test of strength where you can attempt to use a pulley to pick up a 5,000 lb. car. There are several exhibits outside including a bike ride that defies gravity and allows kids to ride on a rope through the sky. Inside, you’ll find a fun variety of exhibits including ones that make your hair stand on end, allow you to run construction equipment, and see what it’s like to ride on the moon in an SR2 simulator. This ride has a small additional fee. Our favorite part was the authentic Russian Space Station MIR core module and the star walk. The Exploratory, formerly called Robot World, is open daily in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Get tickets for the Exploratory here.
Save Some Money on These Attractions with the Wisc Dells Passport to Savings
If you plan on visiting these three fun attractions on your next trip to Wisconsin Dells, let us help save you some money! The Wisc Dells Passport to Savings allows families to get a discount when they purchase tickets to two or more attractions. All three of these attractions listed are included on the passport and other popular activities like Wizard Quest, Tom Foolery’s Adventure Park, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Get a Wisc Dells Passport online or at the booth in front of the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory.