Kalahari Resorts starts expansion work

Freeman Staff

Oct. 5, 2017

WISCONSIN DELLS — Expansion work on the Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells has begun.

On Thursday, ground was broken for the project. Scheduled to open in September 2019, the convention center expansion will add 112,000 square feet of space to the existing facilities, bringing the convention center footprint to 212,000 square feet. The expansion will include a 52,000-square-foot ballroom which will join the facility’s existing 20,560-square-foot and 17,200-square-foot ballrooms, as well as 10 additional meeting rooms for a total of 45 meeting rooms. The resort does not plan to expand its current offering of 756 guest rooms.

“When we first opened Kalahari, we had to work hard to create an experience where a convention center and indoor waterpark could exist together,” said Travis Nelson, owning family member of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, in a statement. “This model has been a splendid success and is now a vital part of any indoor waterpark in the industry today.”