Waterpark

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First look: Lake Geneva Ice Castles

Published Jan. 29, 2019

In recent years, the renowned Ice Castles have slowly drifted closer to Milwaukee. Now, the incredible ice sculptures you can climb inside have landed on the beach at Lake Geneva, offering you the best chance ever to see these remarkable creations.

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It's always summer at Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee

Published Sept. 14, 2018

The former Key Lime Cove at 1700 Nations Dr., in Gurnee, Illinois, has been transformed into a Great Wolf Lodge and, other than Country Springs in the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, this waterpark is the next closest to Milwaukee.

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Two sides of the Wisconsin Dells

Published July 20, 2018

On a recent trip to the (seemingly self-proclaimed) Waterpark Capital of the World, I got two views of the Wisconsin Dells. One was exactly the one you might expect, but the other was anything but.

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9 must-try treasures of KeyLime Cove

Published June 21, 2015

KeyLime Cove has a lot of offerings, from thrilling water slides to decadent food items, but it's the simple stuff that makes an overnight at KeyLime Cove a true treasure trove of fun.

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Blue Harbor offers new attractions, creates lakeside memories

Published Feb. 15, 2015

Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan recently added a surf simulator in its waterpark. This new attraction is a particularly good fit for the waterpark because Sheboygan is known as the outdoor, fresh water surfing capital of the world. (It's true!)

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Paradise Landing to close

Published Feb. 14, 2013

Paradise Landing, the 20,000-square foot water park in the Hilton Milwaukee City Center at 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., is closing March 3.

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A positive Noah's Ark experience

Published July 2, 2012

For people like myself who love The Dells, going to Noah's Ark is almost a rite of passage, and I'm surprised it took me so long to check it out.

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The family whistle

Published June 11, 2009

Without discussion, my husband invented a distinct, low whistle for when he cannot find me at, say, Target. And another whistle -- higher-pitched and longer -- that's perfect for trying to get my attention from, say, across a waterpark. Honestly, before I had kids, I don't think I would have been OK with being whistled at like this.

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Dells properties merge to create "mega water park"

Published Oct. 22, 2004

The Wisconsin Dells waterparks are getting bigger. Three parks announced Thursday that they will merge into the Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park as part of an $80 million expansion plan.