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    Quote Originally Posted by dehlen
    Two other Wisconsin spots to think about: Door County, Wisconsin. "The thumb" of Wisconsin - surrounded by water - lots of hotels, restaurants, bike riding, miniature golf, shopping, antiques, etc.
    I have never been there but have heard it is an awesome place!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dehlen
    And the Minoquoa area of Wisconsin - for the true North Woods feel - plenty of fishing lakes, cabin-type resorts. Again, a lot of recreation areas abound.
    I go here every June and it really is a nice place to go...Many things to do and see in and around this area.

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    The people here never fail to amaze me. You are all so caring and I am honored that you have taken the time out your busy treasure hunting schedule (not to mention your busy real life schedules) to let me know of some greaat places across the US. There are so many places I've never been and so many wonderful things to do... it's very overwhelming to research.

    Keep the ideas coming! We're still looking! I'll let you all know what we decide...

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    Longtimefan,

    I have kind of a dumb question... why are there so many hotel waterparks in Dells, WI? It's really cool, but I would think they'd spread it out a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mackadoo
    Longtimefan,

    I have kind of a dumb question... why are there so many hotel waterparks in Dells, WI? It's really cool, but I would think they'd spread it out a little.
    I was just there this past summer with my kids, and it is spread out some..Numerous hotels have parks inside, and there are a few water parks in and around the entire area...

    I think it is perfectly set up...You more then likely can find a ton of stuff to do within a 15-20 min drive, depending on where you stay...There are so many things to do, that I bet everyone in your family would find something they like to do..The places are not to high priced either...The things we did, cost about 15 per person...but we did not go to the HUGE water parks...We had one inside our hotel..

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    And for adults - there is a nearby casino - Ho Chunk Casino - that is very nice if you have a place to stash the kid for a few hours. No, don't leave them in the woods alone looking for tokens!

    The area is fairly commercialized. So, if you want something more woodsy and remote - again keep in mind Minoquoa Wisconsin - plenty of fishing lakes and cabin-type resorts.

    At the Dells, there are these large water boats called Ducks I think which are used to tour the Dells. I haven't been but those who go say this is a MUST DO part of the trip.

    I haven't really been to the Dells as a tourist with kids, only once to an old fashioned photo place many years ago to have our wedding announcement pictures taken and then many times more recently as a casino patron. The company I worked for also had two sales meetings at the Casino conference center. At night, we had a paint ball competition at the local paint ball place between operations and sales. That was fun!

    Anyway, any time I've been I've always said that only people with children should come here. I am past the point of enjoying a waterpark on every corner filled with screaming wet kids. But if I had young kids, this would be a place to check out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dehlen
    At the Dells, there are these large water boats called Ducks I think which are used to tour the Dells. I haven't been but those who go say this is a MUST DO part of the trip.
    Yesssssssss...QUACK...Forgot about those, (side note, I guess one of my great uncles started this business)...We took ONE of the tours of the Ducks, and it is sooo cool....You start out by going through the woods and have rock walls on either side of you, up and down big hills and real fast...Then you splash into the river ( forget which one)Then a tour of the river and all the rock formations around it..Perfect spot for awesome photos...We counted over 20 deer on our 40 min trip in the woods...

    So much to do in the Dells, I believe the web site I put up before, you can request a vacation package for free, and it will explain everything there is to do...

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    Hey, thanks you guys. I'll definitely check it out. I was just so amazed that they had all those waterparks all near each other. I've never seen anything like it anywhere else in the country.... I wish there was some around where I live!

    So, I'm assuming it's pretty nice there in July?
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    Yup, Wisconsin is not to hot during summer...It can get in the 90's with high humidity, and dew points which make sit very very sticky..but that does not happen that much..

    82.0° F 58.0° F that is the normal high and low in July...
    101.0° (07/14/1995) 41.0° F (07/07/1984) the high and low temps in July...

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