Once the temperatures dip and the snow begins to fly, visitors flock to Wisconsin Dells—the classic vacationland about three hours from the Twin Cities—to enjoy its wealth of indoor waterparks. That’s not surprising, as the parks feature both thrilling and relaxing rides, all wrapped in a balmy atmosphere.

Yet there are so many other ways to enjoy the Dells in winter. Here are six such prime activities, inspired by my recently published book 100 Things to Do in Wisconsin Dells Before You Die.