Kalahari Resorts - Wisconsin Dells

One- or Two-Night Stay at Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dells

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Safari-Themed Hotel with Massive Indoor Water Park

Halfway around the world from southern Africa’s Kalahari Desert, Kalahari Resorts- Wisconsin Dells pays homage to its scenic namesake with intricate safari decor. Kalahari Resorts’ staff members travel to Africa each year and bring back authentic artifacts to display throughout the hotel, such as hand-carved furniture, sculptures, and paintings. The lobby resembles a rustic village complete with kiosks disguised as thatched-roof huts and a watering-hole fountain with nearby statues of hippos, elephants, and flamingoes. The safari motif combined with the temperature-controlled comfort of its indoor water park—Wisconsin’s largest at 125,000 square feet—makes Kalahari Resorts the ideal base for a Wisconsin Dells getaway.

Water-park admission is included with your stay, so you can play all day in the wave pool, zip down the Victoria Falls family raft ride, recline on the lazy river, and hang ten on the FlowRider surf ride. After spending some time at the water park, check out the indoor theme park with a six-story ferris wheel, go-karts, a climbing wall, 24 bowling lanes, and mini golf. The resort has several onsite restaurants, so guests have the option of sampling Caribbean-style cuisine at Kahunaville Restaurant & Bar or choosing cocktails at Ivory Coast Restaurant & Lounge. Beyond the parks, Kalahari boasts the award-winning 27-hole Trappers Turn Golf Club.

Wisconsin Dells: Picturesque Dells and Family Entertainment

Before the Dells became synonymous with water parks and amusement rides, the midwestern destination's claim to fame was its scenery. Visitors in the mid 1940s came to see the craggy rock formations that frame both sides of the Wisconsin River. Today, the bluffs—or dells—are still visible from the downtown area, which is rife with kitschy attractions, from mini-golf courses to go-kart tracks.

Along the river, you’ll find antique stores, candy shops, and a Bavarian-themed village. At a handful of German restaurants, diners can polish off bites of schnitzel with pints of lager as musicians play glockenspiel. For a cultural side trip, the H.H. Bennett Studio museum recounts the history of the Dells through the life of the 19th-century landscape photographer whose work originally attracted tourists to the area.

Just down the road in the town of Baraboo, Victorian buildings and quaint shops lie on the outskirts of Devil's Lake State Park, a picturesque spot for rock climbing on the 500-foot bluffs.

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What You Get

Stay in a Hut or Desert room with water-park admission

  • $149 for one night, valid for Friday stays (up to a $250 value)
  • $199 for two nights, valid for Sunday–Thursday stays (up to a $360 value)

Travel window: 9/3/12–10/2/12

Included in both options:

  • Four theme-park passes, valid for length of stay

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Massive indoor-outdoor water park
  • Indoor theme park
  • Onsite restaurants
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa and salon
  • Complimentary WiFi
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The Fine Print

  • Valid only for travel 9/3/12-10/2/12 or promotional value expires
  • Not valid 9/9
  • Limit 3/person, may buy 3 more as gifts
  • Limit 3/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee
  • 72hr cancel notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • $9.95 daily resort fee and 11.5% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Hut Rooms

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Desert Rooms

  • Two queen beds and a sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional occupant 3 or older; no charge for additional occupants 2 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: complimentary Tommy Bartlett tickets (summer only), WiFi, safe, parking, local calling, newspaper, fitness-facility access, coffee, life jackets, towel service, daily cookies, bell and concierge services, activities, and business center
  • Parking: included in resort fee
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: 124 miles from General Mitchell International Airport (MKE); 46 miles from Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)
  • By car: about 51 miles north of Madison
  • By shuttle: $94, one-way, MSN

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