Destination Showdown: The Dells vs. Cedar Point

It's waterslides vs. roller coasters when The Dells in Wisconsin and Cedar Point in Ohio battle it out for the title of Best Theme Park Vacation.

Photo by: Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau and Cedar Point

Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau and Cedar Point

It's waterslides vs. roller coasters when The Dells in Wisconsin and Cedar Point in Ohio battle it out for the title of Best Theme Park Vacation.

Noah’s Ark Water Park
1410 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
One of America’s largest waterparks, Noah’s Ark is the premium attraction in Wisconsin Dells, considered the waterpark capital of the world.
Cedar Point Amusement Park
1 Cedar Point Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870
Considered the best amusement park in the world, Cedar Point boasts more coasters than any park on Earth.
   
Round 1: Where to Eat Round 1: Where to Eat

 

Kaminski Brothers Chop House
2501 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
A prime steak house in the heart of Wisconsin, Kaminski Brothers serves some of the best cuts in the state.

Tomo Hibachi Restaurant
1 Cedar Point Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870
Ever thought you’d have amazing hibachi in … northern Ohio? This place is the real deal. Tomo offers some of the most amazing Asian cuisine in the Midwest.
  Zinc Brasserie Restaurant
142 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870
For a taste of Paris, Zinc Brasserie is the place to go. Their fantastic French dishes will make you feel like you’re on a European vacation.
   
Round 2: What to Do Round 2: What to Do
Wett Night Club
1701 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Wett is the place to party when visiting the Wisconsin Dells.
Cedar Point Beach
1 Cedar Point Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870
Located right on Lake Erie, the beach at Cedar Point is a great place to catch some rays between coaster rides.
Sundara Inn and Spa
920 Canyon Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Looking to relax after a day of waterslides? Visit the Sundara Spa for a treatment!
The Cove at Louie’s
2331 River Ave, Sandusky, OH
The Cove at Louie’s is the place to get rowdy after a day at the park. Don’t miss a ride on the mechanical bull!
   
Round 3: Where to Stay Round 3: Where to Stay
Wilderness Resort
511 East Adams St, Wisconsin Dells, WI
The Wilderness has 3 massive waterparks built right into the hotel. You’ll never want to leave!
The Breakers Hotel
1 Cedar Point Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870
After drops and loops galore, rest your head at the Breakers Hotel. It’s located only minutes from the park and offers some great deals during peak months.
Edge O’ Dells Camping Resort
N555 US 12, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Visit this adult amusement park, located just minutes from the city’s main drag.
Lighthouse Point
1 Cedar Point Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870
Get the best of both worlds! Lighthouse Point is within walking distance of both the park AND the beach.
   

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