Fall family fun: The award-winning Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells
BY: WENDY ALTSCHULER For Sun-Times Media
The Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells is the perfect retreat for quality fall family fun. The resort has earned many deserved accolades including TripAdvisor’s 2014 Traveler’s Choice Awards, which named the resort the 16th best family-friendly hotel.
“We have always had one goal in mind — to provide a unique, beyond expectations experience for all our guests year–round,” said Travis Nelson, spokesperson for Kalahari Resorts. “We couldn’t be happier that, in doing so, Kalahari was recognized earlier this year by Condé Nast Traveler as the ‘World’s Coolest Indoor Waterpark.’”
Nelson went on to say, “Home to Wisconsin’s largest indoor waterpark, guests can take a ride on America’s first indoor super loop waterslides, taking them on a 250 plus foot journey from high above the room of the waterpark to the water below. Visitors can also enjoy the 570 foot, 35 second thrill-ride called, The Master Blaster, relax in America’s longest 920 foot lazy river and learn to surf on the popular FlowRider. For little kids, the indoor waterpark also features a state-of-the-art kid’s play zone called, Tiko’s Watering Hole.”
Everyone, young and old, will find a delightful thrill at the 1,000 square-foot theme park — complete with bumper boats, ropes courses, laser tag, a six-story Ferris wheel, an African-themed carousel, bowling, go-carts, mini golf, arcade games and much more. The resort also houses a lavish spa and mouth-watering dining experiences.
The newly minted Double Cut Charcoal Grill and Liquor Bar, named as one of OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice restaurants in January 2014, provides a modern take on the great American steakhouse.
“Double Cut brings distinctive, delicious dining and spirited lounging to all guests, whether business travelers, groups or families,” said Nelson. “Whether enjoying signature charcoal-grilled steaks, chops or seafood in the main dining room, meeting friends in the Liquor Bar or sipping cocktails in the sleek, living room-style lounge, guests will be able to taste why this new restaurant is a cut above the rest.”
Keen on the idea of running a family business, Todd Nelson opened the first Kalahari resort in 2000 and to this day the Kalahari Resorts still remain in the Nelson family. In addition to being family owned and operated businesses, the Kalahari Resorts provide a unique experience due to the authentic African-themed atmosphere.
“Every year, the Nelson family scours the markets of Africa to choose unique art, indigenous carvings, exotic masks, artistic glass pieces and handcrafted furnishings,” said Nelson. “There are more than 500 pieces featured on display throughout each resort.”
Everything a guest needs for an easy, exhilarating and unique stay is available at the resort; there is no need to leave the property or go on a hunt for food or provisions.
“Kalahari is a great destination for families looking to get away. Kalahari offers an authentic experience unlike any other in the surrounding areas,” said Nelson. “Due to Kalahari’s unique attractions, family fun activities, outstanding accommodations, unmatched customer service and reasonable prices, families can create memories without opening their wallets too wide.”
For more information on the Kalahari Resort, visit www.kalahariresorts.com.