Kalahari Resorts

1- or 2-Night Stay for Four in a Hut Room 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 (this Getaway includes admission).

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.

Some water-park attractions will be closed for maintenance in September and October. Click here for more information.

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. These bluffs—or dells—are still visible today from the downtown area, which is rife with kitschy attractions, from mini-golf courses to go-kart tracks.

But it’s safe to say that most visitors nowadays come for the water parks. In fact, the Dells area likely has more water slides per capita than any other spot on the planet. The fun doesn’t stop in the cooler months, either, thanks to a slew of indoor aquatic centers, many of which are nearly as elaborate as their outdoor rivals.

For a break from all the chlorinated excitement, take a stroll along the river, where you’ll find antique stores, candy shops, and a Bavarian-themed village. At a handful of German restaurants, you can wash down plates of schnitzel with pints of lager to the sounds of glockenspiels. The H.H. Bennett Studio museum makes for an interesting side trip. Exhibits recount the early 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, where 500-foot bluffs present a challenge for intrepid rock climbers.

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What You Get

  • Stay for four in a Hut room with water-park admission
  • Includes four passes to indoor theme park, valid for length of stay
  • Dates into October

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable
  • Additional fees: $12.99 daily resort fee added at purchase
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • 125,000 sq. ft. indoor water park
  • Indoor theme park
  • Onsite restaurants
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa and salon
  • WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • $12.99 daily resort fee added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Hut Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 for each additional guest (includes water-park admission; does not include indoor-theme-park admission)

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: WiFi, safe, parking, local calls, newspaper, fitness-facility access, coffee, life jackets, towel service, daily cookies, bell and concierge services, and business center
  • Parking: included in resort fee
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $12 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the property or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Dane County Regional Airport (MSN; 46 miles) and General Mitchell International Airport (MKE; 124 miles)
  • Distance from Madison, WI: about 51 miles
  • 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.
  • Please visit here regarding construction and closure dates at the Kalahari.

Customer Reviews

678 Ratings

It is nice to have so many options in one place.
Joan P. · 5 hours ago
Just a very nicely decorated and kid friendly.
Pam K. · 6 hours ago
Options for fun on site
Sandy P. · 7 hours ago
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