TELL US WHY YOUR MOM DESERVES TO SPEND MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND AT THE WILDERNESS

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We think moms are awesome! Each and every day they do amazing things to make us feel great about ourselves and let us know that we are loved. Do you have a “MOM” in your life that you think is EXTRA SPECIAL and deserves to win a two-night Wilderness getaway so she can spend Mother’s Day weekend at our Resort? (And maybe even bring you along?)  Then be sure to... Read More »

WILD CANYON CAFE’S NEW DINNER MENU WOWS

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Next time you’re at the Wilderness, make sure you bring a hearty appetite to our Wild Canyon Café. Why? Because we recently unveiled a new dinner menu that gives a new twist to many of your favorite comfort foods, and we’re pretty much willing to bet you’ll leave smiling. In a nutshell, our talented chefs have gone to great lengths to take some well-known heartland cuisine and give them unique... Read More »

PLAN NOW TO CELEBRATE EASTER AT THE WILDERNESS!

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Now that Fat Tuesday is behind us, let’s set our sights past the snow on the ground and focus on the wonderful activities we have planned during Easter weekend! April 19-21, is going to be a super fun weekend to visit Wilderness Resort with your family! The Easter Bunny will be making appearances each morning from 9-11 a.m. in our New Frontier lobby. Our WildKids’ Club will also be hosting... Read More »

NEW LASER TAG ARENA AND LASER MAZE OFFER A TON OF FUN

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By guest blogger, Erin, a 39 year-old mom For the first time in my life, I think I’m the envy of my 9 and 12 year-old boys. Why? Because I got to check out the new Ok Corral Laser Tag Arena and Marshall Training Maze before they did! LOL!  Here’s what I thought of it. As I walked into the new area surrounded by other laser tag enthusiasts of all ages,... Read More »

THANKS FOR HELPING US HONOR OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEES!

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Did you know that when you submit a comment card recognizing a Wilderness employee or a manager for a job well done that it really does make a difference? The positive comments are compiled monthly, and together with our directors’ input, two employees are honored. Then on a quarterly basis, the resort also honors the two best employees and two best managers at the resort. Finally, once a year... Read More »

BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES AND NEW BIRTHDAY PARTY ROOM MAKE BIRTHDAYS EXTRA FUN AT THE WILDERNESS

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Ask any child and they’re sure to tell you that their birthday is one of their favorite times of the year. They dream about it for months, and want it to be the best day ever! As a parent, you also want the day to be special because you realize how quickly they are growing up. If you’re planning a Wilderness getaway to celebrate your child’s birthday, we have a... Read More »

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY THIS YEAR AT THE WILDERNESS

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to let your sweetie know how special they are to you, and how much you appreciate them sticking with you through thick and thin. So how will you be celebrating this special holiday this year? Are you both hopeless romantics who are looking for a special weekend? Want to act like a couple of kids and ride the slides all day? Or, are you... Read More »

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2014!

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Are you ready to explore some fun and amazing new attractions and amenities at the Wilderness Resort in 2014? Here’s all that we have planned! OK Corral Lazer Tag Arena and Marshall Training Lazer Maze – Coming February 2014 Our laser tag arena is moving into the former space of the Tombstone Town Haunted House and is expanding to become a  massive 4,000-square-foot, two-story attraction! In the NEW OK Corral Lazer Tag... Read More »

OUR DREAM WEDDING AT WILD ROCK

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By guest blogger: Theresa from Greenfield, WI With just under a year to plan the wedding of our dreams, I was a little nervous to begin! Then I found the Wild Rock location, and when my fiancé and I visited it, we instantly knew it was perfect. We knew it would be perfect for our smaller-size wedding and reception (120 people), perfect for our desire to have a location with... Read More »

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE WILDERNESS IS NOW A TRADITION MY KIDS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO

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By Guest Blogger Stacy fron Elgin, IL My children and I have spent the last couple of years bringing in the New Year together at the Wilderness and plan on continuing this tradition for a long time to come. New Year's Eve has always been a very special day in my life; it is my birthday. As you can probably imagine, my birthday has generally played second fiddle to one... Read More »

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

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It’s been called the most wonderful time of the year and we would have to agree! The holiday season is upon us, and our professional decorators have been busy putting their creative talents to the test to transform the Wilderness into a winter wonderland. Santa and Elf Visits All this decorating has been in preparation for Santa’s pending arrival! We’re excited to announce that Santa will be in our New Frontier... Read More »

OUR THANKSGIVING FEAST IS SURE TO IMPRESS

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What’s your favorite part of a traditional Thanksgiving feast? Is it the corn bread stuffing, the tart cranberry sauce or maybe the even spicy pumpkin pie? Mmmmm……all this talk has our tummies rumbling! At our Wild Canyon Café Thanksgiving Buffet, we’ll be serving up all the traditional favorite plus even more including: Salmon with Maple Pecan Chutney, Shrimp Scampi, Four Seasons Tilapia and a carving station with turkey, beef and... Read More »

BREAKFAST WORTH WAKING FOR!

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If you’re like most people, when you’re on vacation, you enjoy sleeping in. However, you might just want to rouse yourself out of bed after reading what the chefs at the Wild Canyon Café recently added to their breakfast menu. Their new “worthy of waking” breakfast menu (as we like to call it) has guests smiling from ear to ear while enjoying it and leaving fueled-up for an action-packed day... Read More »

MY MEMORABLE GIRLS’ REUNION GETAWAY WEEKEND

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A guest blog by Kim from Milwaukee I recently had the opportunity to reconnect with my college roommates for a 20 year anniversary at the Wilderness Resort. Some of these friends I hadn't seen in YEARS and years, since many had moved out of state. It was an extra special reunion for me, celebrating my remission from breast cancer with some of my biggest supporters. The trip was just what... Read More »

TOMMYKNOCKERS WATERING HOLE EXPANDS DRINK OPTIONS AND ENHANCES MENU

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After a fun filled day in the waterpark sometimes you need to slow it down a little and treat yourself. Stopping  by TommyKnockers Watering Hole for a cocktail might be just the retreat from your vacation that you need. It’s located off of the New Frontier lobby, and while not everybody in this popular establishment will know your name, its revamped offerings will be sure to please. For years, our... Read More »

HAVE A SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN AT THE WILDERNESS RESORT

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If your family is looking for some spooktacular Halloween fun, you’ll definitely want to be sure to head to the Wilderness this October! At our scary Tombstone Town Haunted Hotel, which is part of the Wild Fun Pass, you’re certain to see some gruesome sights and spectral haunts that will definitely make your heart skip a beat! Please note, this attraction is not recommended for younger children especially on Friday... Read More »

NOW IS THE TIME TO PLAN YOUR HOLIDAY PARTIES

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By Shannon Timmerman, CMP, Group Sales Director for Glacier Canyon Lodge Conference Center September is the perfect time to start thinking about your organization’s holiday party. To make sure it is the best event it can be, here are some useful tips: Timing Everyone knows the weeks leading up Christmas can be very stressful with last minute gift buying and holiday planning. So consider hosting your holiday party in late November, early... Read More »

REMINISCING ABOUT OUR SPECIAL WEDDING DAY

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By guest blogger: Kim from  Salem, WI One  It is one day until the BIG day. Every emotion is running through my body. Out of town guests are arriving, rehearsal dinner is tonight, my best friends are all at my side and it's all becoming so real. The best part about being in the Wisconsin Dells there is plenty to do to distract myself from all the questions everyone is asking me... Read More »

WHY THE WILDERNESS RESORT IS MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER VACATION DESTINATION TO OUR FAMILY

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By Amy from Valpraiso, IN When I set out to plan my families Wisconsin Dells vacation I was immediately attracted to the Wilderness. Comparing the prices on tickets to waterparks and hotel stays made this resort by far the best choice. With eight water parks to experience we had endless entertainment for our four children included in the price of the stay. Another appealing factor was the exclusive access to these... Read More »

CELEBRATE THE END OF SUMMER WITH US SEPTEMBER 13-15

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Are you sad at the thought of summer coming to an end? So are we! But here in the Dells we have a tradition where we celebrate the end of summer with a huge festival named Wo-Zha-Wa, which is the Ho-Chunk phrase "to have fun.” This year’s festival is September 13-15, and will include free family activities, an arts and crafts fair, antique flea market, Maxwell Street Days (Sidewalk sales),... Read More »

GIRL SCOUT TROOP HAS A BLAST AT WILDERNESS ON THE LAKE

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A guest blog by Bridget, Leader of Girl Scout Troop 3019 of Milwaukee Our family is a huge fan of the Wilderness so this year when I was looking for a special way to reward our girl scouts for doing a fantastic job of selling cookies, I booked a trip for Troop 3019 to Wilderness on the Lake. We rented a 3-bedroom lake condo with a loft that was the perfect... Read More »

WHY THE WILDERNESS IS MY HAPPY PLACE

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By Guest Blogger Jim from Bolingbrook, Il My first trip to the Wilderness was totally unplanned…a whim!  I had a bad day at work and I needed to take a breather. Based on a co-workers suggestion, I made a few phone calls, alerted the troops at home, and we were off to the destination that I now refer to as, “my happy place.” As a father of three active boys,... Read More »

CONSIDER HOSTING A FALL GOLF OUTING AT WILD ROCK

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Thinking of hosting a golf outing for your company, association or charity? Our award-winning Wild Rock Golf Club is the perfect place to host a memorable fall golf outing.  The course blends three distinct landscapes into a challenging and breathtaking round of golf. Mother Nature’s beautiful fall colors just enhance the splendor of the course. According to Chris Goodwick, Golf Director for Wild Rock Golf Club, “We have a great... Read More »

EVER WONDER WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A WILDERNESS LIFEGUARD?

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Being a lifeguard may appear to be an easy job. You know the stereotype: Sitting in a chair, catching some rays, blowing their whistles.  But there is a lot below the surface of this job, and it takes some serious training to be a Wilderness lifeguard. According to Brandon, Aquatics Director for Wilderness Territory, “Because the safety of our guests is our #1 priority, every Wilderness lifeguard has to be... Read More »

WILDERNESS TERRITORY UPGRADES ITS WI-FI SERVICE

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Great News! The Wilderness Territory just completed upgrading our WI-FI service. This means if you are a guest staying at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Wilderness on the Lake, Glacier Canyon Lodge or any of our freestanding condo units, vacation villas and cabins, throughout the Wilderness Territory you can easily access this convenient wireless internet service. So now you don’t have to wait until you get home to share your vacation... Read More »

WILDERLAND MOVIES ADD AN ELEMENT OF FUN TO YOUR STAY

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There’s no better to end a fun-filled summer day than to spread out a blanket on the grass, and watch an outdoor movie together. It’s quality family cuddle time at its finest, and it’s also the perfect way to relax after a splashtastic day in our waterparks. That’s why we’re happy to announce the return of Tuesday movie nights at the Wilderland park area! Movies are free for all guests,... Read More »

WILDERWORD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

The Wilderness management team would like to thank everyone for entering our WilderWords contest. It was a lot of fun to see all of the entries. Our Grand Prize Winners, who were selected by Facebook fans included: 1st Place: Linda B. from Cecil, WI who received 484 votes. She receives a Wilderness Getaway Package for Four including a two-night stay at Wilderness Hotel with four waterpark passes, a one-day cabana... Read More »

BEAR FOOT ISLAND SPRAYGROUND – NOW OPEN!

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Last year, we catered to dare devils with the addition of the Lunar Loop and Cosmic Drop extreme thrills slides. This summer, however, we’re focusing our attention on the “li’l squirts” in your family with a fun new zero-depth sprayground! The new Bear Foot Island Sprayground will be located in the New Frontier outdoor waterpark. This splashtastic area will  feature woodsy-themed spraying fountains, exploding ground geysers, shooting water jets and other fun... Read More »

HAPPY NATIONAL GOLF DAY – WILD ROCK IS OPENING SOON!

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Today is National Golf Day, and so we thought it would be a great time to let everyone know that Wild Rock Golf Course will be opening this week! Join us on Thursday, April 18th for opening day or book your tee time for a future date. Wild Rock was designed by the world-renowned golf course architecture team of Hurdzan & Fry. Since its opening in 2008, it has received... Read More »

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE WILDERWORD TODAY!

The Wilderness would like to thank all of those enthusiastic fans out there who submitted a WilderWord video to our Facebook contest! You can view these clever and creative WilderWord video entries at our Facebook page at http://bit.ly/YGo7S7. Then, please take a moment to vote for your favorite entry before until Sunday, April 14, at 11:59 CST. (Voting is open to anyone who "likes" the Wilderness Facebook, and you can... Read More »

J1 PROGRAM BRINGS WORKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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Have you ever noticed all of the culturally diverse employees working at the Wilderness? This is partially because since 2002, our resort has been utilizing the Summer Work and Travel J1 Visa program which allows high-achieving college students from foreign countries the opportunity to secure a VISA and experience America’s culture by working in the United States for a brief period of time. The resort is currently in the process... Read More »

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE THE WILDERNESS? TELL US AND YOU COULD WIN A GETAWAY!

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We realize that our resort means a lot of things to a lot of different people. That’s why we’ve created a fun contest running through the month of March to find out some of the “Wilderwords” people use to describe us. So grab your video camera or smart phone, record you or your family’s ‘WilderWord’, upload that video to YouTube or Vimeo, and share your video link with us on... Read More »

LET THE SUN SHINE IN

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On any given day, we hear from countless guests about how much they love hanging out in the Wild WaterDome Indoor Waterpark. And frankly, we have to agree! When you’re in the Wild WaterDome, with its see-through roof allowing the sun to shine in, even on the coldest day of winter, it feels like you are in the tropics! Guests often ask us what the roof is made of, and... Read More »

ICE FISHERMEN A WELCOME SIGHT ON LAKE DELTON

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On these chilly winter days, guests at Wilderness on the Lake who look outside their windows are likely to catch a glimpse of ice fishermen on Lake Delton. It’s a sight that makes most of the area residents smile because this summer will mark 5 years ago when the lake literally vanished right before our eyes. The date was June 9, 2008, and it is a day in Wisconsin Dells’... Read More »

NEW DELI TO GO LINE UNVEILED IN WATERPARK QUICK-SERVICE DINING AREAS

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You asked for healthier quick foods on your Wilderness comments cards, and we listened! Our talented team of chefs has just unveiled a new line of healthy “Deli To Go” items that are available for purchase at the quick-service dining areas inside our WaterDome, Klondike Kavern, Wild West and Lake Wilderness Waterparks! These new delicious (as well as nutritious) “Deli To Go” menu items will change seasonally to take advantage... Read More »

WHY WE CHOSE THE WILDERNESS FOR OUR WEDDING

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Special Guest Blog Post by: Newlywed Katie from Brookfield, WI Patrick and I selected the Wilderness to host our wedding because his family has a cabin on the Wisconsin River and we spend a lot of time in the area. We reside in Brookfield, WI, but the majority of our family is from out of state so we thought by hosting our wedding at the Wilderness our guests could make... Read More »