As you can imagine, the folks at the Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau field many questions about all the Dells has to offer. And one of most frequently asked questions is: "Which waterpark would you recommend for my (fill in age of child)?"
So, they've put together a handy dandy guide that MetroParent is sharing with you to help you size up the waterparks this summer if you are heading west to Wisconsin Dells, the waterpark capital of the world.
And if you have been to any of these and can offer helpful tips on navigating the waterparks - especially with little ones - please share in the comments below.
This spot is ideal for toddlers and grade school kids with an indoor Hawaiian Village water play area and an outdoor waterpark with slides and rainmakers.
The indoor Aqua Kingdom and the outdoor Volcano Island areas are perfect for kids ages 11 and under.
Toddlers and grade schoolers: The Incatinka Kiddie Play Area provides a nice spot for little ones, with a wading pool, tiny tipping buckets and baby slides. The winding river with geysers and sprockets outdoors also is ideal for little kids.
Tween and teens: Flyan Mayan Uphill Water Roller Coaster inside and the Switchback Canyon outside are definitely must-tries for the older kids.
Toddlers and grade school kids will like the waterslides, tunnels and geysers inside and the Blue Dolphin Lagoon play area outside.
This resort is reminiscent of a national park lodge with an indoor water play area for toddlers and grade schoolers.
Toddlers and grade schoolers: The indoor Racoon Lagoon and the outdoor Thunder Bay are both for little ones, with spray-and-play features.
Tweens and teens: The Howlin' Tornado inside is a must-try for the thrill-seekers, and the outdoor Mountain Edge Raceway will challenge tweens and teens.
Toddlers and grade schoolers: Tiko's Watering Hole is 5,000 square feet of fun for toddlers and grade schoolers. And the outdoor Splashdown Safari offers an interactive play fort.
Tweens and teens: Test your boogie board skills at Flowrider, and there are lots of options for waterslide extremists.
Toddlers and grade schoolers: The indoor Hispaniola Bay features a 35-foot-long pirate ships with waterslides and geysers. The outdoor Huck's Lagoon with six waterslides and various water activities is one of the larger interactive children's water play areas in the Dells.
Tweens and teens: Try Poseidon's Rage, a nine-foot wall of water with a wave coming every 90 seconds or Triton's Challenge, a six-lane side-by-side downhill racer.
Toddlers and grade schoolers: Check out Tadpole Bay with kiddie waterslides and 50 different swings and dancing springs. The Big Kahuna Kiddie Area is like a waterpark within a waterpark.
Tweens and teens: Take the plunge on Scorpion's Tails or ride the water coaster, Black Anaconda.
The interactive kiddie area inside and the outdoor pools are ideal for kids ages 10 and younger.
The outdoor water play area includes a heated pool and a 2,500-square-foot splash pad for toddlers and grade school kids.
Young children will enjoy the outdoor Polar Island and the indoor Blizzard Bay water areas.
Toddlers and grade schoolers: Swings for infants, a two-story play structure with shallow water, a small slide and squirting blasters are inside this resort. Outside, the Bear Food Island Sprayground is a best bet.
Tweens and teens: The Great Wave inside and the five-story-tall slides outside will keep them entertained.
Designed for kids ages 3-12, the four-level water area is cartoon themed.