Wisconsin Dells is situated in Wisconsin’s Heartland, in the middle of the southern half of the state. It’s about 115 miles north west of Milwaukee and about 50 miles north of Madison.
Wisconsin Dells has been christened “The Waterpark Capital of the World“ for good reason. The community boasts the largest concentration of waterparks in the world including America’s largest outdoor waterpark, the country’s largest indoor/outdoor combination, and the state’s largest indoor waterpark. Several local business owners are credited with pioneering the national indoor waterpark craze.
Water shows are the dominant theme in Wisconsin Dells in other ways. For more than 150 years, visitors have taken sightseeing tours on the Wisconsin River, which literally bisects the city, for up-close views of the magnificent sandstone bluffs that tower above the water. The Dells is home to the world’s largest fleet of “Ducks,” restored WWII amphibious vehicles popular for land-to-water tours. A long-running ski show is often on the itinerary. Kayaking, canoeing, boating, parasailing, skiing and fishing round out the H2O pursuits.
When not on, in or near the water, visitors may want to ride a roller coaster or get behind the wheel of a go-kart. For more grown-up getaways, couples and groups of friends often plan itineraries around the area’s championship golf courses, world-class spas, classic supper clubs, and live shows. Wisconsin Dells has long been the top year-round destination in Wisconsin, and now it’s a national favorite as well.