Great Wolf Lodge is renowned for operating lively, first-class family resorts across the Midwest, and this four-story, log lodge in Wisconsin Dells—the original Great Wolf Lodge—is no exception.The Howlin' Tornado extreme water-tubing ride in the lodge's Spirit Island indoor water park was joined by several other rides following a recent 80,000-square-foot expansion. Great Wolfs lodges are unapologetically for families with kids. This is not the place to cozy up to the lobby fireplace for a nap. Family rooms include bunk beds and video games for kids. Kids and parents will love the Camp Critter Buffet and four other eateries, fitness room, arcade and gift shop. The 436 suites from $279.