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Timberland 2.0

Beginning on April 23rd at 3 pm, Timberland will be closed and completely replaced and will have it’s grand re-opening early this summer!  The new play structure will have four stories of fun instead of three, and it will feature six slides, swings, tunnels an arched bridge, climbs and crawls – 39 in all – to satisfy the energy and imagination of guests 12 and under.

Parents of toddlers will also appreciate that we’re going to create a separate gated area specially designed for children four years of age and younger.  And, because we have so many friends with sensory issues, the new Timberland Playhouse will also not include noisy ball launchers.  It will just have lots of climbing and fun activities to explore!

The new Timberland Playhouse is scheduled to open early this summer and we’ll be sure to post lots of pictures throughout the construction process on our social media pages.  Thanks in advance for your patience during this re-design process.  We can’t wait for our guests to see the new and improved Timberland Playhouse!

  • Scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend
  • Tailored for guests 12 and under
  • Construction begins April 25th
Unlimited Fun Pass!

Take your Fun Pass to any attraction at the Wilderness and upgrade for $19 to get a GOLD UNLIMITED WRISTBAND!  This allows you to do ALL of the attractions on the Fun Pass as MANY times as you want throughout your stay.  Ask any attractions attendant for more details to upgrade today!

  • $19 to Upgrade to Unlimited Fun Pass
  • Ask any Attractions Attendant
Claim Jumper Challenge Powered by Slideboarding

Slideboarding, the interactive gaming waterslide. 

We have converted two of our tube slides in the Klondike Kavern Indoor Waterpark into state-of-the-art, interactive Slideboarding systems. The Claim Jumper Challenge offers a real-life gaming experience…Within a waterslide! 

The Slideboards resemble short surfboards with handles. On each of the handles, there are two colored buttons that serve as the game’s controllers. As riders shoot down the waterslide sitting on their Slideboard, they encounter a series of flashing red, yellow, green and blue lights. The goal is to press the colored button on your slideboard that corresponds with the colored light that is lit at the exact time your board passes under it. If it is done at the correct time, the rider will get the maximum amount of points and the handles of their board will vibrate to alert the rider of their bullseye accuracy. A leaderboard in the waterpark lets guests see how they did and where they rank against other riders. As riders get better at Slideboarding, new and challenging levels will be unlocked.

Watch a short video on Slideboarding Here.

Download the free app for your device here.



Riders must be at least 42″ tall to ride and weigh under 300 lbs.

Waterpark Hours

  • Now Open!
  • Only one of its kind in the Midwest
  • Leaderboard in the waterpark
  • Integrated Mobile App
Third Room Escape by D.O.A. Coming to Wilderness on the Lake

Now Open!

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Wilderness on the Lake’s two current room escapes, resort management has contracted with Illinois-based D.O.A. to create a third team building experience. This one has been developed for families with younger children, ages 5-10, and it will be also be located at Wilderness on the Lake.

According to Chris our attractions director, “The new room features a family-friendly, bright and colorful circus theme in tribute to the Ringling Bros., who founded ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ in 1884 in nearby Baraboo.”

Unlike our other two room escapes, which hold up to teams of 12 people, this new room is smaller and can accommodate groups of up to 6 people. The challenge presented is to find the key needed to locate the missing circus acts and start the Big Top Performance. Children are encouraged to do most of the investigating while parents help with putting the deciphered riddles and clues into the final order to solve the puzzle. Families will have 30 minutes to complete the experience.

Pricing for the new room will be $18.95 per person for the public and $13.95 for Wilderness guests. At least one adult over the age of 18 must be present with children experiencing the room escape.To make a reservation for this fun new attraction visit

The resort’s other two room escapes by D.O.A., The Hotel and The Basement are more “thrill-like” in nature. They build upon a series of real-life incidents that occurred around a serial killer that was present at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Participants have 60 minutes to see if they can decipher highly strategic riddles, clues and puzzles to safely escape.

Buy your tickets here.

FREE Tommy Bartlett Tickets!

Included with your stay!

There’s only one Tommy Bartlett Show, and fortunately for our loyal customers,  ALL registered Wilderness Guests receive FREE admission with their stay! Shows are every night at 4:30 and 8:00 pm, rain or shine, from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day.

Enjoy an evening of live entertainment with our compliments ($22 value for each guest)!

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  • FREE for registered Wilderness guests
  • Daily shows at 4:30 & 8:00 pm
  • $22 value for each guest.

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