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.
Directions:
On Wisconsin Dells Parkway, between Noah's Ark and Family Land.
Hours:
May 2011 - Closed.

Visitor Tips and News About Storybook Gardens (Closed)

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

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]
Storybook Gardens. 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

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]
Storybook Gardens

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the US and Canada are our special obsession. Start here.
Use RoadsideAmerica.com's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

October 24, 2014

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Wisconsin Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

San Francisco Dungeon, San Francisco, California (Oct 20-26, 2014)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now