Kalahari Resorts - Wisconsin Dells

1- or 2-Night Stay with Theme-Park Passes at Kalahari Resorts in the Wisconsin Dells

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Safari-Themed Hotel with Massive Indoor Water Park

Halfway around the world from southern Africa, Kalahari Resorts in the Wisconsin Dells pays homage to its desert namesake with elaborate and authentic safari decor. In fact, staff members travel to Africa each year and bring back artifacts to display throughout the hotel, such as hand-carved furniture, sculpture, and paintings. The lobby resembles a rustic village complete with kiosks disguised as thatched-roof huts and a watering-hole fountain surrounded by statues of hippos, elephants, and flamingos. The oasis in the midst of this faux desert is the resort's temperature-controlled indoor water park—Wisconsin’s largest at 125,000 square feet.

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 play on the FlowRider surf ride. After spending some time in the water, check out the indoor theme park, which has a six-story Ferris wheel, go-karts, a climbing wall, 24 bowling lanes, and mini golf.

There are several restaurants onsite, including a buffet, a sports bar, and a cocktail lounge. The resort also boasts the award-winning 27-hole Trappers Turn Golf Club.

Wisconsin Dells: Picturesque Scenery 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 500-foot bluffs.

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What You Get

Stay for four in a Hut room

  • Option 1: $149 for a 1-night stay, valid for check-in Friday (up to a $200 value)
  • Option 2: $199 for a 2-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $380 value)

Included in all options:

  • Four theme-park passes, valid for length of stay
  • Waterpark admission for all registered guests


Policies and Fees

Book by: 11/22/13
Travel by: 11/26/13

  • Blackout dates: not valid 10/3/13, 10/13/13, 10/27/13, 10/28/13, 11/10/13, or 11/19/13; no option available for a Saturday night stay.
  • Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to $25 fee. 72-hour cancel notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 11.5% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $9.95 daily resort fee not included

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

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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 11/22/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 11/26/13
  • Not valid 10/3, 10/13, 10/27, 10/28, 11/10, 11/19/13
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee
  • 72-hour 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 not included
  • 11.5% tax not included
  • No option available for a Saturday night stay
  • Room assignment is at the hotel's discretion.
  • 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 and one sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: N/A

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Checkout: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: complimentary 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 from MSN

Traveler's Tips

  • Kalahari Resorts requires all children under 48 inches to wear life vests while in the water parks; complimentary life vests are available

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