Top Secret! It is where the White House has been turned upside-down and landed in the Dells. If I had to describe it I guess it is sort of like a haunted house. It was really STUPID! Extremely overpriced. And after standing in line for 20 plus minutes the tour took 10. Our local community puts on a annual haunted house and it is SOOOO much better than this waste of YOUR time & money! Skip it!
Summer in "The Dells" 1980-2009
"Happy Childhood Memories"
Some of my happiest childhood memories are of summer trips to "The Dells" We either went camping or stayed at a tiny cottage next to Devil's Lake. Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo were the two spots to visit for summer break. Mostly I think because it wasn't that far of drive from Madison where we grew up.
Wisconsin Dells offers plenty of tourist spots to take your money, so be careful and plan out what you especially want to see. I would personally recommend the top sights where you can't go wrong:
Devils Lake (nice beach and hiking areas)
Wisconsin Dells Duck (boat) tours of the Wisconsin River (beautiful scenery)
A WaterPark (there are tons to choose from. I always liked Noah's Ark best)
Tommy Bartlett Show (show is performed on Lake Delton and they have been around for years)
Circus World Museum in Baraboo (where it all started)
There are tons of attractions in the Dells, something that everyone would enjoy.
We finally took our kids to Wisconsin Dells after all these years and they had a blast! Noah's Ark, of course, was their favorite. They loved the water slides and went on every single ride. Noah's Ark has a great selection of rides, and there were only a couple of rides our youngest wasn't allowed to go on. We spent the entire day at the waterpark and to save money we packed a lunch.
Wisconsin Dells is not only a huge tourist attraction but the surrounding area is beautiful. If you're looking for a little slice of nature take a ride on the Wisconsin Dells Boat Tour. While our kids were not as fascinated with this choice as compares to the waterpark. The Boat tour is relaxing ride down the Wisconsin River, with two beautiful stops where you can get out and enjoy nature.
If you're visiting Wisconsin Dells, Baraboo has several great spots to visit as well including Circus World Museum and Devil's Lake. It was misting out when we visited Devil's Lake but the family had a lot of fun hiking up the huge rocks and while it was cloudy at least it was cool out!
If we would have had more time-we could have easily spent an entire week just visiting Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo area. We hope to go back someday
Kay_C's new Wisconsin Dells Page
One of Wisconsin's biggest attractions. But do it right and go for the scenery. This is a city that took advantage of being on the Wisconsin River which has incredible rock formations and canyons called "dells" which were formed by a huge flood during the last ice age. This word is derived from the French word "Dalles" meaning "canyon cut through rock."