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MT. OLYMPUS WATER & THEME PARK LAKE SUPERIOR The Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park is one of the local favorites, and has so much to offer visitors, from year-round ticket discounts to some of the most slippery, slithering indoor waterslides around: the Boa and Anaconda Tubes. If water slides aren't your thing, Mt. Olympus also has the Jaguar Hot Tub for relaxing, and an entire theme park attached, complete with Go- Kart tracks, roller coasters, and an animal farm! For approximately $200-$500 per night, you can stay at the resort during your entire vacation and enjoy all there is to see at both parks, plus free admission during your stay! You’re more than welcome to try out all of the other waterparks and theme parks in Wisconsin Dells, including Noah’s Ark Waterpark, the largest outdoor waterpark in the country! Noah’s Ark Waterpark sits on 70 acres of pure summer bliss, and offers some of the most daring and thrilling waterslides around, such as the Black Thunder, Point of No Return, and the Time Warp, a 4 person raft that plunges down at super speeds, into an abyss that blurs both time and space; say goodbye to reality as you know it! Just because Wisconsin Dells is the waterpark capital, doesn’t mean that there aren't plenty of other things to do here. A summer with the kids is bound to include at least one waterpark, but if you’re tak- ing a weekend for yourself, stay on a waterfront property or at a quaint B&B, and enjoy the dining and local nightlife around. Put your dancing shoes on and head to Mama’s Garage, which is dubbed the “hottest outdoor entertainment spot in town.” Feeling lucky? Try your hand at the Ho-Chunk Gaming establishment, where you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of table games and slots, and then eat your fill of gourmet steak at the Copper Oak Steakhouse inside. If steak doesn’t suit your fancy, Copper Oak is serving up plenty of other specialty entrées, including the Frenched Rack of Lamb, or Roasted Duck with a Grand Mariner reduction. If outdoor adventure and rugged charm is your weakness, head to Duluth, Minnesota, where you’ll find a variety of sailing and fishing charters, breathtaking natural scenery, amazing historical architec- ture paired with the beauty of Lake Superior, and much more. Duluth may seem like it is only for adventurists, but the arts and crafts scene, as well as the dining and nightlife options make this a well- rounded vacation spot for all. Take a Duluth Experience Tour, where you can choose to learn about the history of Duluth, take a sunset kayak adventure, or join in on a mountain biking or brewery tour. Multi-day packages are available, and there is even a Dark History tour, which will let you in on the town’s secrets, hauntings, and all the stories folks in town don’t like to mention! For a day of freshwater education, head to the Great Lakes Aquar- ium, also in Duluth, which is the only all-freshwater aquarium in the United States. Adults are $18 and children get in for about $11-$14, depending on their age. There are interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and tours available all year long. HO-CHUNK GAMING 30 | Summer 2017 | Travel Midwest Whether you’re looking for a splish-splashing adventure, or a relax- ing week of soaking up the sun with a beverage, these Midwest hot spots are more than ready to accommodate! Plan your summer va- cation around one of these outstanding spots and you’ll be reliving the memories for years to come.