Sunday, June 14, 2015

Destination of the Week: Wisconsin Dells Area, WI

Destination of the Week: Wisconsin Dells Area, WI

Billed as “The Waterpark Capital of the World!”, if it is not, is must be a close second.  Located on the banks of the Wisconsin River, the area is comprised of three small villages: Wisconsin Dells, Lake Delton, and Baraboo.  Each town has its own vibe, from tourist trap to small town America.  While many only think of the area as a warm summer destination, many of the resorts are open year-around due to massive indoor parks.  During the summer the place is nearly a madhouse with tourists crawling over everything.

One downside to the area is its lack of pedestrian infrastructure, especially along Wisconsin Dells Parkway.   This five-lane road can be difficult and dangerous to cross.  The area is making some changes to make the area safer.

Go if you like:
-Waterparks and more waterparks!
-Boat rides
-Tourist trap attractions

Distance (Driving):
-Chicago: 195.0 miles/3h 7 m
-Milwaukee: 123.0 miles/1h 53m
-Minneapolis: 216.0 miles/3h 20m
-Davenport: 182 miles/3h 11m

Also serviced by:
No commercial airport.

-Amtrak (Wisconsin Dells Station on the Empire Builder line)



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