Wisconsin Dells Trip

It’s been a while since I posted any activities for the kids. We haven’t done any super neat projects (not much that’s blog worthy anyway) in a while but we did go on a nice little road trip this past weekend to Wisconsin Dells. We have gone there 4 times out of the past 5 years. We rent a condo with my friend and his wife and children out on Lake Delton and spend a good three days at a time there.

We always stay at Wilderness on the Lake after the main season because rates are cheaper.

Because the kids are older, we decided to see more of the town and find interesting places to visit.

One of the places was the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory Interactive Science Center. I was really amazed at all the neat physics exhibits they had.

We saw a lot of space and physics exhibits like inside an original Core Module of the Russian Space Station Mir:

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A real working Tesla Coil:

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A Van de Graff Generator (but I really don’t have any good pictures of it).

and A high wire “Sky Cycle”

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That’s my husband riding a bike 12 feet off the ground on a tightrope.

The next day, we ended up going to the Storybook Gardens and Timbavati Wildlife Park located within.

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We saw a few different animals, and some I’ve never seen before up close, like giraffes.

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They had this really cool Little Red Schoolhouse. The girls and dad and I thought it was pretty cool.

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Before we were done, we stopped and had a snack at this building that had a beautiful sea mural painted on the inside.

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We also took a free water taxi across the lake and played on the beach and explored around the hotel.

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Yep, that’s a squirrel with an acorn it’s mouth.

It was a lot of fun, but we always manage to pack in a lot of things in a short amount of time and we are usually exhausted by the time we go home.

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5 Responses to Wisconsin Dells Trip

  1. Natalie says:

    Nice trip! I am looking forward to the time when Anna is a bit older and we can travel more.

  2. growinginpeace says:

    Natalie – my husband and I love road trips. It was a little more difficult when the kids were young, but now that they are older, things are so much more exciting!

    And, I’m so surprised at how many nice things are practically in our own back yard. Many undiscovered treasures lurk within driving distance.

    On the way back, I found out there was a Wild West Town somewhere in IL that I’d like to try to go to next year, where everything is set up as a Wild West historical re-enactment.

  3. Leptir says:

    Beautiful photos!!

  4. growinginpeace says:

    Leptir – I got lucky with some of the shots! I am so glad for digital cameras that give me the option to take a lot and delete the ones that don’t turn out well.

  5. Tsquare says:

    Great Blog!……There’s always something here to make me laugh…Keep doing what ya do🙂

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