Family-Oriented Resort near Wisconsin Dells Adventure
Mirror Lake's soaring sandstone bluffs shield the water from wind, creating a surface smooth enough to carry the ripples of a pebble. A strict no-wake zone protects the glassy surface and allows canoers and kayakers to paddle about in peace. Tamarack Resort overlooks Mirror Lake and embodies its serenity, but it lies just a 10-minute drive from Wisconsin Dells' rollicking theme parks, indoor water parks, and river tours.
The cozy guest rooms stand in as a home away from home with full kitchens, crackling fireplaces, and natural wood furnishings. In each room, a jetted tub provides a place to unwind after a day at the Dells or a place to stow the family alligator. Those looking to keep busy on the property can take hit the basketball and tennis courts or plunge into the swimming pools, both indoor and outdoor. Tamarack's staff curates seasonal activities that range from sugar-cookie decorating to wine and cheese socials. In warmer months, guests can barbecue on the outdoor grill or venture along the shores of Mirror Lake on horseback or mountain bike.
Wisconsin Dells: Land of Lakes and Indoor Water Parks
Wisconsin Dells encompasses Lake Delton and the Wisconsin River in the central part of the state, just northwest of Madison. The self-proclaimed "Waterpark Capital of the World" is known for its family-oriented attractions, including Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park, an indoor-outdoor water park with go-karts, indoor roller coasters, and more than 30 water slides. Wisconsin Dells also draws big crowds with its stunt shows, haunted houses, and boat tours.
The downtown Dells area along the river is dotted with antiques stores, candy shops, and a Bavarian-themed village. At a handful of German restaurants, diners can polish off bites of schnitzel with swigs of lager as musicians perform glockenspiel covers of Kraftwerk. Just down the road in the town of Baraboo, Victorian buildings and quaint shops lie on the outskirts of Devil's Lake State Park, an ideal spot for rock climbing on the 500-foot bluffs.
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