Wilderness Territory, Wisconsin Dells

Wilderness Territory in Wisconsin Dells, WI consists of over 600 acres of land with a variety of lodging options and over 12 football fields of water fun. Called a “territory” because it encompasses the Wild Rock Golf Club, fine dining (including the popular Monk’s at the Wilderness and Sarento’s Italian Restaurant), and 1,163 different places to sleep—ranging from the Wilderness Hotel and Golf resort (the main resort), to Wilderness on the Lake (over looking scenic Lake Delton), Glacier Canyon Lodge, Vacation Villas, Cabins and New Frontier Condos. But wait…there’s more!

In total, there are 52 slides, 4 lazy rivers, 2 lazy lakes, 1 wave pool, 5 kiddy pools with play structures, 5 toddler pools, 3 lily pad walks, 9 hot tubs, and 8 activity pools within 8 indoor and outdoor water parks: Klondike Kavern, Wild WaterDome, Wild West, New Frontier, Lake Wilderness, Lost World, Cubby’s Cove (indoor and outdoor). Think about that monthly water bill!

Because our family is in the wonderful position of living about 45 minutes form the Wisconsin Dells, we’ve been enjoying day trips to The Dells all summer long.But now that the leaves are gone and turkeys are starting  to panic, it’s time to move indoors and keep the bathing suits wet. As guests of Wilderness Territory, we gladly packed overnight bags and checked in to our room in the Glacier Canyon Lodge. Connected to the three indoor water parks by enclosed walkways (or by complimentary shuttle bus), we took our job of visiting Klondike Kavern, Wild West, and Wild Waterdome as seriously as possible while trying to reign in the kids. Each indoor water park held our attention, from the lazy river in the Klondike Kavern, to riding the surf in the Wild WaterDome, and finally with our youngest braving a trip down all of the toddler-friendly water slides in the Wild West Waterpark.


About the Author

Julie Henning
Julie Henning is a freelance writer and journalist based out of Eugene, Oregon. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and owner of the family-travel website RoadTripsForFamilies.com. She is a recent past member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association and the Association for Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. Julie is the Oregon Coast destination specialist for Bindu Media, an itinerary-focused website launching in Spring 2016 and featuring the work of 200+ professional, indie travel writers. Julie has been published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal, The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Illinois), the Rochester Post Bulletin, Wisconsin Natural Resources (DNR) Magazine, Sustainable Chicago Magazine, Group Tour Magazine, Student Group Tour Magazine, Silent Sports Magazine, Intercom Magazine, Roadtrippers.com, and FTF Geocacher Magazine. Julie has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio, Ohio Public Radio, and KCBX FM Central Coast Radio and is an affiliate producer with the Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, a National Public Radio travel podcast. She has blogged for TravelWisconsin.com, Travel Oregon, and VISIT Milwaukee. Julie travels with her three kids and black lab as much as possible and lives by the motto, "Not all who wander are lost." Check out some of her best work at www.juliehenning.com.