For many Chicagoans heading to Wisconsin Dells for a vacation or quick weekend getaway is a common thing. The drive is fairly short for a road trip (about 2.5 - 3.5 hours depending on where you are) so it's very doable with kids. There are also a ton of fun places to visit there. Many people automatically think of all of the water parks (both indoor and outdoor) since it is the water park capital of the world but there is so much more fun to be had than just that! Two of my family's favorite places to visit is Wizard Quest and Ripley's Believe It or Not! We just came back from visiting both last weekend and my kids are still talking about both of them.
Visiting Wizard Quest was a first for us. The kids were on the fence about going since we weren't sure what to expect. I'm kind of a fantasy geek so I was excited.
Once we got there though and headed through the portal they became very intrigued and started to get into it.
I won't spoil it for you but I will tell you that slides, secret passages and racing against a clock to free four wizards as a family team was so much FUN! There are three levels you can pick to play and bonus things to find as well.
Wizard Quest was honestly one of the best times I have ever had with my three youngest kids. We were laughing and running around together trying to get everything we needed.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Wisconsin Dells was someplace I went to as a kid and took my older kids to but hadn't been there in more than a decade. For my three youngest kids this was a first time trip for them.
My kids were fascinated, disturbed, grossed out and freaked out many times through the exhibits. My 8-year-old son thought it was highly entertaining. The kids all liked that once again there were secret passages that led to hidden chambers and exhibits.
Learning about ancient torture devices, vampires and bizarre animals and people was highly fascinating! I now know how shrunken heads are made. Not quite a life skill but interesting.
Are you heading to Wisconsin Dells? Do you want to know how you can save money on these two attractions?
My readers can receive a 10% discount with the promo code SWEETSANITY10 when you buy your tickets online at www.wizardquest.com or www.ripleysdells.com. To save even more you can buy the Downtown Dells Discovery Pass, where you can receive the biggest discount on Wizard Quest/Ripley's Believe It or Not combo passes.