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Casino Looks to Draw RVers with 49-Space Park

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October 5, 2011 by   Leave a Comment

The Ho-chunk Casino’s new luxury recreational vehicle park in central Wisconsin is just one part of greater expansion plans that includes a water park and an addition to the casino/convention center, according to casino officials.

The Baraboo News Republic reported that the RV park on the north side of the casino property officially was unveiled to the public Saturday (Oct. 1). The Ho-Chunk Hoiusa Cinuk RV Park features space for 49 RVs, including 21 spaces designed for year-round use. Amenities include wireless Internet access, fire pits and picnic tables, sewer, water and 24-hour security patrols.

Casino Executive Manager Jones Funmaker said the casino always has had some visitors who arrived in their vacation home and parked in the casino’s lot. The new RV park is simply a way to accommodate a new group of customers and attract more of them.

“It seemed to make business sense, ‘hey, can we charge them to park?’” he said.

Funmaker said the casino plans to add much more to the casino/convention center property. Plans include a water park, expansion of the hotel and expansion of the casino.

“We have all these things on the drawing board, but we went with the water park first because that is the draw, then we’ll build the hotel to house them,” he said. “Then the other things will fall in place.”

 

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