Minnesota kids will be getting out of school for the year soon which means it's time to start planning a summer getaway. The Wisconsin Dells is one of the most popular destinations for Minnesota families and the "Water Park Capitol of The World" has unveiled some new attractions for this summer.

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Here's What's New in the Wisconsin Dells in 2023:

The Wilderness Resort is debuting an adults-only swim-up bar. They're calling the 1,300 square-foot bar, YeeHaw’s Watering Hole, and say there's room for 87 guests. There is also dry seating all around the bar. Private cabanas are available. They seat 10 and each one has a TV and VIP service.

I think I could spend an entire weekend at YeeHaw's, but my kids are going to want to check out the major change at Noah's Ark, and my wife loves Star Wars, so I know we're going to be bouncing all around. See everything that's new at the Dells this year below.

Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark


Noah’s Ark Waterpark is America’s largest outdoor waterpark. It was ranked as the fifth best waterpark in the entire country by Trip Advisor in 2016.

The popular water park is making a major change to one of it's most popular rides.

The Flying Gecko raft-ride has been transformed into a "full-sensory experience" with lights and sounds.

More New Experiences, Activities, and Foods in 2023:


Knuckleheads indoor trampoline park has added a high tech mini-golf course which has interactive challenges and digital scoring.

Balanced Rock Winery has a new patio with amazing views.

Bevy, a new beer and wine maker, is moving into the spot previously occupied by Port Huron Brewing Company.

Timbavati Wildlife Park is adding two new “meet and greets” – Guests will be able to meet, and take pictures with red pandas and reptiles.


The District is a new restaurant in the downtown area that's offering from-scratch food in a casual atmosphere.

Huckleberry’s Ice Cream and Bakery on Broadway is offering a tasty treats like pastries and cookies, ice cream and sundaes.

And, Star Wars fans will want to make a stop at Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grille. Pizzas there are delivered on a LEGO® Star Wars™ train!

Love the Outdoors? Here's the Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Live According to Realtor.com

If you love throwing on your Patagonia shirt and grabbing your backpacking gear for a hike, you'd probably love living in Aspen or even Colorado Springs. Unfortunately, the price of housing in those outdoor paradises have increased quite a bit and nature lovers aren't able to make the move to their dream home.

Realtor.com did a survey recently though and found 10 of the top spots that outdoor lovers can actually afford. They looked at the following criteria as they found the best cities for outdoor lovers:
  • median listing prices in cities and counties
  • bike-friendliness ratings from the League of American Bicyclists
  • number of outdoors-related businesses per household
  • within a four-hour drive of a national park

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