Springtime weather can be tricky to plan for, which makes Wisconsin’s indoor waterparks foolproof destinations for your family’s spring break trip. Rain or shine, the fun won’t stop for anything! Take a peek at a couple of waterpark trip ideas below.
When it comes to choosing a destination for your waterpark adventure, Wisconsin Dells is an obvious candidate. After all, it is the water park capital of the world! In fact, the Polynesian Water Park Resort became the country’s first indoor water park in 1989, and still provides fun for the whole family to this day.
If you’re looking for maximum fun all in one location, The Kalahari has the largest indoor waterpark in Wisconsin, with some of the biggest thrills to match. You can go from drifting down the lazy river straight to the Flow Rider surfing simulator, or on to the adrenaline-fueled Master Blaster water coaster!
Waterparks may be some of the main attractions, but outside the parks the Dells is packed with family fun. Knuckleheads has just about every type of activity you can fit under a single roof – start with a game of bowling, knock around on bumper cars, keep your balance on the ropes course, and go head-to-head on the indoor go-kart track without even leaving the building.
Once you work up an appetite, head downtown to the family-owned B-Lux Grill & Bar for made from scratch burgers, shakes, and more. “The Cheesehead” is their towering signature burger, piled high with beer battered cheese curds, chicken fried bacon, and Wisconsin cheddar – you just might need to split this one!
If you’re looking for waterpark fun outside of the Dells, Eau Claire’s Metropolis Resort is a great option. Metropolis is home to the Chaos Indoor Waterpark, which features a lazy river, multiple winding waterslides, and an aquatic playground for the little ones, providing fun for every age.
The excitement doesn’t stop there! Metropolis is also home to Action City Trampoline Park and Activity Center. Sprawling across more than 30,000 square feet, the indoor park will have the whole family bouncing off the walls with smiles and laughter. If the open jump area doesn’t tucker you out, test your skill at slam dunk basketball or the daunting ninja warrior obstacle courses.
Once you’ve had enough action for the day, check out the dining scene in downtown Eau Claire. The Nucleus is a breakfast and brunch hotspot adored by locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re looking for a classic Belgian waffle or a salmon croque madame, the Nucleus doesn’t disappoint. You’ll also find a wide variety of omelets and crave-worthy crepes to round out the menu.
In search of some grub for lunch or dinner? Grizzly’s is the place to be! They’re famous for their wood-fired rotisserie grill that churns out some of the most irresistible chicken and mouth-watering ribs this side of the Mississippi.
Oh, and you’re saving room for dessert, right? Before you head back to Metropolis, be sure to make a pit stop at Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor. The impeccable hand-dipped cones and malts will have you asking for just one more bite!