Tourism in Dells, Wisconsin

Tourism in Dells, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dells is Wisconsin's biggest tourist attraction because of its mixture of nature and tourist traps. With bluffs, Lake Delton and a number of campgrounds, this is an ideal vacation spot for outdoor lovers.


Wisconsin Dells refers to Lake Delton, the Wisconsin River and the rock formations located along it. To truly appreciate its nature, you must understand the history of the region dating to the 1700s when the "Dalles" of the Wisconsin River were identified on a map of the Great Lakes region. For an in-depth look, check out the history museum on Main Street.


Lake Delton and the Wisconsin River have a number of docks for you to enjoy a day out on a boat. There are a number of guided tours, such as the Dells Boats Tour or the Wisconsin Dells Ducks.

River Walk

One of the best views of the Dells is through the River Walk along the river downtown. There, you can see the hustle and bustle of downtown but enjoy a peaceful walk along the river.

Mirror Lake

Near Wisconsin Dells, you will find Rocky Arbor State Park, where you can camp, fish, swim, hike and enjoy Mirror Lake.

Lost Canyon

The Lost Canyon is a horse-drawn carriage tour of the dells. Not only can you enjoy a tour of offbeat rock formations, but adventure seekers can zipline across the top of them.

Article Written By Melissa Warner

Melissa Warner is a freelance writer and editor in Milwaukee, Wis. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "The Irish American Post" and "The London Student." Warner received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

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