Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin: Storybook Gardens (Closed)Old fairy tale theme park operated from 1956-2001. Towards the end it was paired with Timbavati Wildlife Park.
- On Wisconsin Dells Parkway, between Noah's Ark and Family Land.
- May 2011 - Closed.
Visitor Tips and News About Storybook Gardens
Storybook Gardens has closed. Its statues -- Humpty Dumpty, the Three Bears, etc. -- will be sold at auction later this year. The property owner reportedly has plans to turn its parking lot into an attraction named "Zorb," where tourists climb into a large plastic ball and are rolled down a hill.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/24/2011]
Ship-Shaped Building - Storybook Gardens
The entrance/gift store for Storybook Gardens is shaped like a huge ship. Storybook Gardens was one of the first attractions in the Wisconsin Dells. It opened in the early 1950s and is still going strong today.
On Wisconsin Dells Parkway, between Noah's Ark and Family Land.[Vinny Gragg, 11/07/2010]
Storybook Gardens is under new ownership. The new owner breeds and raises exotic animals on a ranch in central Wisconsin. The benefit is the new combined exotic animal zoo called Timbatavi Wildlife Park and Storybook Gardens.
The owner's staff have worked hard at rebuilding the former storybook attractions, getting rid of the seedy and obnoxious clown and Miss Muffet (I expected to see them on America's Most Wanted any moment), and rebuilt the railroad and the carousel. A great stop if you have little ones in tow.[Lawrence Fisher, 11/24/2006]
From this season, Storybook Gardens (a Wisconsin Dells perennial since 1956) will be relaunched as "Timbavati Wildlife Park @ Storybook Gardens," the former having been previously located next to the Kalahari Waterpark Resort.[Larry Ellis Reed, 04/12/2004]