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     The Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, America’s premier waterpark resort offers the perfect

    location for any fun-filled family getaway.

     All of its indoor and outdoor waterparks are exclusively for resort guests. In addition, hotel

    guests receive discounted golf rates, and a complimentary shuttle service is available to take

    guests wherever they want to go on resort grounds. Guests can also sign up for a frequent stay

    Perks program for special offers.

     The resort is divided into two areas the New Frontier region and the Wild West region.

     The New Frontier region, or eastern portion of the resort closest to Hwy. 12, includes:

    • The New Frontier lobby area for hotel guests, The Wild Canyon Café family-style restaurant,

    Tommy Knockers Watering Hole, and the General Store

    Klondike Kavern indoor waterpark

    Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark

    New Frontier outdoor waterpark

    • 281 guest rooms

    A sauna and fitness center

    • Five meeting rooms

     The Wild West region, or western portion of the resort behind the parking lot, includes:

    • The Wild West lobby area for condominium, villa and cabin guests, the Trading Post Gift Shop

    and the O.P. Marketplace convenience store

    Wild West indoor waterpark, opened February 2003, featuring 70,000 square feet of water fun

    Dodge ‘Em City, a 30,000-square-foot indoor play park featuring Timberland Playhouse, the ?Dell’s first maximum ballocity, four-story dry foam (think Nerf) playhouse. It features a ball

    fountain which shoots hundreds of balls into the air, 12 mounted foam ball blasters, over 10 slides,

    twisting and turning crawl space, and a special toddler play area with soft foam crawl animals.

    A rock climbing wall

    The Northern Lights Arcade

    ? The Thirsty Buffalo Saloon, a sports bar located on the mezzanine level of the Wild West


    ? The Giddy Up Pub

    ? Pistol Pete’s Beans & Ice Cream

    ? Lake Wilderness outdoor waterpark

    ? Three meeting rooms, which can be combined into one large room ? A fitness center

    ? Mackinac Tap & Snack Shack

    ? 162 guest rooms

     For golfing enthusiasts the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort is building a new championship,

    Glacier Canyon Golf Club which will open in summer 2007. Nine-holes of the resort’s current

    course, Wilderness Woods will remain open during the summer of 2006.

     In addition to 443 standard hotel guest rooms, resort accommodations also include 76

    condominiums, 40 vacation villas and 35 cabins.



     This 40,000-square-foot outdoor waterpark located behind the Wild West Region of the

    hotel includes:

    • Lake Wilderness, a 13,000-square-foot outdoor pool with built-in lounging ridge

• A 300-foot tube slide

• A 220-foot body slide with plunge pool

• Two, 100-foot speed slides with plunge pool

• A lap pool

• An indoor/outdoor spa

    • A children’s wading pool with hands-on water activity island and spray features

Mackinac Snack Shack serving up convenience foods, snacks and beverages

• 9 high-end cabanas along the edge of the New Frontier Waterpark are available for rent. They

    offer guests the opportunity for private seating, TV viewing, towel service and food and

    beverage services.


     This 95,000-square-foot outdoor waterpark located in the New Frontier Region of the

    hotel, features includes:

    • A 600-foot lazy river

• A 200-foot tube slide and a 400-foot tube slide

    • A kiddie area with 50 hands-on play-and-spray features and smaller slides

• Outdoor pools and hot spa

• Over an acre of deck space with lounge chairs and tables



     Located in the Wild West Region of the hotel, the Wild West 70,000-square-foot indoor

    waterpark opened February 28, 2003. It includes:

    The CannonBowl, this outrageously fun tube slide takes two guests on an exciting tunnel ride

    before they race into a huge bowl where they spin around and descend into a corkscrew that

    center that drops them down into a landing pool.

    The Surge, the Midwest’s only interactive indoor wave pool where people can relax and ride the waves until a buzzer sounds and water commotion rages. Then, spectators on the pool’s

    deck can shoot water cannons and explode geysers with gallons of water onto unsuspecting

    guests in the pool.

    The Fantastic Voyage, the Dells’ only five-person raft ride that takes guests on an exciting journey through twisting and turning tunnel ways together. When the ride is completed, a

    conveyor belt system returns the huge raft to the top of the ride so all you need to do is walk

    back to the beginning for more back fun!

Ransack Ridge, a six-level, free-standing play feature which is the largest of its kind ever to be

    created by NBGS International, makers of fine waterpark equipment. It features a 750-gallon

    car-tipping bucket, the largest ever created, that spills water every 3 minutes. Water blasters,

    animated targets and various water jets, all in a Wild West theme, add to the excitement of this

    intensely fun new waterpark.

The Thirsty Buffalo Bar and Grille

Kodiak Kanteen offering convenience foods, snacks and beverages


     Located in the New Frontier Region of the hotel, this 65,000-square-foot indoor waterpark

    was designed to allow parents to easily keep an eye on their children and enjoy themselves as

    well. It features:

    The Hurricane, the Dells’ tallest indoor 4-person, family raft ride which plummets 58 feet before dropping thrill-seekers into a funnel where they spin around and then splash into a landing pool


• A 400-foot lazy river

• Two, 500-foot tube rides

Gold Mine Mountain, a 45-foot-high kids’ activity area with 60 hands-on play-and-spray

    features, four smaller slides, waterfalls, a suspension bridge and more.

• Indoor/outdoor pool

• Indoor/outdoor hot springs

• Plenty of lounging space, patio furniture and televisions

OK Corral Lazer Tag Arena in the upper deck region

Kodiak Kanteen offering convenience foods, snacks and beverages


     Located in the New Frontier Region of the hotel, the new Wild Waterdome 68,000-

    square-foot indoor waterpark features an amazing, state-of-the-art Foil Tec roof that actually

    allows guests to tan indoors year-round and for plants to grow inside. The new roof is also very

    energy efficient and it is anticipated to save the resort over $16,000 a month in utility fees

    compared to the resort’s other two indoor waterparks.

     This fun waterpark is home to:

    • The nation’s largest indoor wave pool, The Great Wave, measuring 15,450 square feet this

    unbelievably cool attraction is capable of generating waves up to 4 feet tall

• A 2,150 sq. ft. play lagoon

The Dueling Mammoths, a high-energy family tube ride that families will race down to

    compete for prizes.

    ? 9 “cave-themed” private cabanas available for rent

    ? Plenty of deck space for kicking back, relaxing and catching a few rays

    ? Wooly’s Eatery offering convenience foods, snacks and beverages

    ? Survivors serving up great beverages and Mexican food in the mezzanine level.



    • In-room refrigerator, microwave and color TV

    • Private deck or balcony

    • Hairdryers and coffeemakers

    • Select rooms feature hide-a-bed sofas, fireplaces, wet bars or whirlpools


     The resort has 40 vacation villas available for rent subject to availability. Each 2,000-

    square-foot, log-themed villa sleeps up to 8 people and includes:

    ? Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room with gas fireplace, dining room and fully

    equipped kitchen with all appliances, washer and dryer, and cooking utensils

    ? Two-person whirlpool in the upstairs bathroom

    ? Full access to all resort amenities


     The resort has 76 Frontier condos available for rent, subject to availability. The Frontier

    four-condo units border the Little Links Course. • Each 2,300-square-foot unit sleeps up to 14 people features three or four bedrooms, three

    bathrooms, and living and dining areas • Three other units feature the Wilderness’ classic “Townhouse” style, offering two bedrooms and

    two bathrooms, as well as living and dining areas • All feature a full range of appliances and guests have full access to all resort amenities


     The resort has 19 four- and five-bedroom cabins & retreats available to rent, subject to

    availability. Each is fully furnished and ranges in size from 3,120-4,350 square feet. They also

    feature four bathrooms, a four-person hot tub, family room with fireplace, and deck overlooking

    Wilderness Woods Golf Course. Select four bedroom condos also include Home Entertainment

    Centers complete with a 120” movie screen with front projection television system, Dolby Digital

    Surround sound System, DVD player.

     In the summer 2005, the resort unveiled 16 rustic, yet beautiful, 1,300-square-foot cabins

    to its line-up of great lodging options. Each cabin is fully-furnished, and has three bedrooms plus

kids’ cabin bunks, two bathrooms, a living room with sofa sleeper, fireplace, large outdoor deck,

    full kitchen, dining area, living room with cathedral ceilings, entertainment room with big screen

    TV and sitting area and Jacuzzi.

     All cabins are located deep in the woods a complimentary shuttle is available to transport guests to the main resort. All cabin guests have full access to all resort amenities.


     In July 2003, the resort opened Wilderness on the Lake, a premier 108-unit condominium complex overlooking beautiful Lake Delton. Each two- and three-bedroom unit is fully-furnished in rich hues and fine tapestries, and includes a four-season patio with four-person hot tub.

     The facility also has its own indoor/outdoor waterpark, infinity pool with vanishing edge,

    sand beach and full access to all resort amenities.


     In July 2006, the resort opened Wilderness on the Lake, a premier 224-unit condominium resort which connects to the main Wilderness resort via a fully-enclosed walkway. The upscale

    facility offers double queen guest rooms as well as 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom fully-furnished units.

     The facility also has its own 3.2 acre Lost World outdoor waterpark and full access to all

    resort amenities.



     This fantastic Italian restaurant features everything from pizza to pasta, as well as veal,

    chicken and steak entrees, all served with impeccable service. The restaurant has one of the

    area’s largest selections of fines wines with 70 percent being Italian and the rest consisting of

    noteworthy California and French labels.

     The restaurant is a partnership between Wilderness co-owner, Tom Lucke, the Field

    brothers of Field’s at the Wilderness; and Nicholas Nickolas, the owner of 2 Sarento’s Italian

    restaurants in Hawaii as well as a variety of Famous Nick’s Fish Markets throughout the United



     Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé James Dresser, and operated by Robert John

    Field and Tim Field, this fine dining establishment offers exquisite food in an elegant yet relaxed


     Milwaukee Journal Sentinel food critic Dennis Getto said, “With its great design and

    convenient location, Field’s at the Wilderness has the potential to become one of Wisconsin’s

    finest restaurants.”

     Highlights include:

    • Menu featuring prime cuts of steak, chops and fresh grilled seafood, along with fabulous appetizers.

    Entrée prices range from $16.95 to $43.95.

    • Display kitchen with a copper-covered, wood burning oven

    • A mahogany wine case displaying over 150 varieties of fine wine • Three stone-hearth fireplaces

    • A 36-foot atrium and large windows overlooking Wilderness Woods golf course

    • Bar and lounge with stage area for live entertainment • Four private rooms with seating from eight to 80 • Reservations recommended — (608) 253-1400


     This rustic-themed family restaurant is located off the New Frontier lobby area. The 240-seat restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a unique “wilderness” atmosphere.


     A fun sports bar which features amazing classic and gourmet burgers, as well as specialty

    sandwiches, salads and delicious entrées.


    The major owners are cousins Tom Lucke, Tim Lucke, Pat Helland and Pete Helland, Jr. A small

    private group of Dells-area investors are also affiliated with the property.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Eck, Director of Sales and Marketing Heidi Fendos, PR Counsel

    Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort Fendos PR Consulting

    511 E. Adams Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 8509 Jackson Park Blvd.

    (608) 253-4599 or Wauwatosa, WI 53226

     (414) 778-0766 or

     Updated 1/30/07

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