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The Wilderness Resort offers family yoga on Saturday mornings.

Waterpark enthusiasts looking for a break from winter and a chance to try some new things need to head to Wilderness Resort, America’s Largest Waterpark Resort located in Wisconsin Dells.

During the week of Jan. 21, the resort will be adding three climbing walls to its Timberland Playhouse area.

According to Chris Ebben, the resort’s attractions director, “Each of the walls will vary in difficulty and appearance, and all are certain to provide a memorable experience for participants by offering a wide variety of challenges.”

Wall options will include: The Circuit Breaker, which has a tech feel with lights featured throughout connection lines and handholds. Participants may choose either the round flashing holds or solid square holds to reach the top. The Speed Climb, which is intended for the naturally competitive and encourages climbers to race to the top as fast as possible. The LED lights in the corners and timer help create a fast-paced, high-energy experience for participants. And, The Time Traveler, which offers a fast challenge, participants must reach the top before the countdown clock runs out. The adjustable clock and optical sensors task participants with trying to gain points by “capturing” the sensors on the interchange symbols.

Each wall will be 24 feet tall. It will cost $5 to climb one wall or $12 for three climbs. In order to set up the new climbing walls, some hours will be adjusted in this portion of the hotel from Jan. 22-25. This information is listed on the resort’s blog at

Also new at the Wilderness, The Wild Kids Club is now offering family yoga and family dance parties. The family yoga classes are held from 8 to 8:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings in the Wild WaterDome and include a variety of stretches and poses to help increase flexibility, muscle strength and tone. The Wilderness supplies the yoga mats so all families need to do is show up in comfy workout clothes. The family dance parties are held on Friday and Saturday evenings from 8 to 8:30 p.m. in the Wild West lobby.

Those with a sweet tooth will love the other new attraction at the resort: the Candy Cabin, in the Wild West lobby. It features all sorts of hand-dipped delights including homemade turtles and sea salt caramels. There is also an area where guests can watch candy makers in action whipping up treats like Frogs, Bears and Moose that are made just for kids.

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