Wisconsin is home to the largest collection of indoor waterparks in the country, with new, and more elaborate, parks opening every year. The Wisconsin Dells, birthplace of the indoor waterpark trend, continues to be a particularly hot spot for new development. Established waterparks are continually one-upping each other with new innovations, upscale condominiums, and bigger and faster rides and slides. Newly opened in 2006 are a Foil Tec enclosed waterpark where guests can tan year-round at The Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, a 60,000 square-foot indoor waterpark at Chula Vista Theme Resort and a 48,000 square-foot indoor waterpark with feature 5 slides, wave pool, lazy river and interactive area at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp Resort in Warrens.
As the darkness and chill of winter settle in, recover peace and serenity while pampering your body at number of world-class spas throughout Wisconsin. Immerse yourself in a destination spa experience at the renowned new Sundara Spa. Or take advantage of spa services at The American Club, Grand Geneva, Abbey Resort, Kalahari Resort or Great Wolf Lodge, among others.
With names like Miller, Huber and Leinenkugel's carrying on the traditions of Pabst and Schlitz, Wisconsin continues to be a place where the brewing industry thrives. Not limited to big name breweries, Wisconsin's extensive lineup of microbreweries keeps the proud heritage of the homegrown brewers alive and well. Several small breweries and industry giants across the state offer tours where visitors can view first-hand the process that creates Wisconsin's rich variety of fine beers.
We'll be the first to admit it: no trip to Wisconsin would be complete without a visit to a cheese factory. We lead the nation in cheese making and many small, family-owned and operated factories specialize in award-winning varieties. Visitors are welcome to take tours, view the process through observation windows and, of course, take home some cheese as souvenir.
Wisconsin's 11 Native American tribes offer exciting casino gambling and bingo throughout the state. Visitors can find high stakes bingo, video poker, slot machines and blackjack tables grouped in modern, spacious surroundings. Many of these casinos are coupled with restaurants, lounges and hotels in a single complex.
From Wisconsin's northernmost county to its southern border cities, performing arts ensembles are entertaining audiences in record numbers — and it isn't hard to understand why. The state offers an incredible variety of nationally and internationally acclaimed performing arts, including original musical theater, touring Broadway productions, opera, symphony, Shakespeare and African dance.