By Julia Cole,2014-07-11 13:39
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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.