Welcome to Downtown Wisconsin Dells, WI

Waterpark Capital of the World

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A little about Wisconsin Dells

We may be world-famous for our waterparks, but that isn't the only reason to visit the Dells. As one of the most popular Wisconsin vacation spots during the fall, there are many other reasons to love Wisconsin Dells this time of year. Like live entertainment, thrilling attractions, lux to cozy accommodations, and dining options to please any palate.

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The history of Wisconsin Dells

Early French explorers named the Dells of the Wisconsin River as dalles, a rapids or narrows on a river in voyageur French. Wisconsin Dells was founded as Kilbourn City in 1857 by Byron Kilbourn, who also founded Kilbourntown, one of the three original towns at the confluence of the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers that joined to become Milwaukee. Before the establishment of Kilbourn City, the region around the dells of the Wisconsin River was primarily a lumbering area until 1851, when the La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad was chartered, with Kilbourn as its president. The railroad made plans to bridge the Wisconsin River near the river's dells, and a boomtown named Newport sprang up at the expected site of the bridge in 1853. The population of this new city quickly swelled to over 2,000, but when the railroad finally came through the area in 1857 it took nearly everyone by surprise by crossing the river a mile upstream from the site of Newport.

Contact Information

701 Superior Street
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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Businesses in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Here is a collection of downtown Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Palace Theater in the Dells


A state-of-the-art, theater destination,


Rick Wilcox Magic Theater


The best entertainment in Wisconsin Dells!


La Petite Salon and Spa

Health / Wellness

A full service day spa and salon


Bowman’s Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast


Relaxing and conveniently located


Hand Blown Glass

Museums / Attractions

Hand Sculpted Glass


Mr. Marvel's Wondertorium

Museums / Attractions

The odd, bizarre, and the unusual


BelgiisWaffle Bar


We serve Funky Waffles


Bobber's Island Grill


A fun, family-friendly grill


Copper Oak Steak House


Located at the Ho-Chunk Casino




Casual fine dining


Ishnala Supper Club


Recognized by Trip Advisor as a top pick


Wintergreen Grille


Affordable, freshly prepared meals


A Homespun Heart


Home decor and linens


Baraboo Candy Company


Handcrafted Goodness since 1981


Dells Mining Company


A hands on experience mining


Papa Bears Northwoods Store


Rustic furniture and decor


Rivers Edge Bait Shop


A fully stocked bait shop


Baraboo Bluff Winery

Winery / Brewery

The grape transformed


Dells Distillery

Winery / Brewery

Carefully crafted spirits and Western themed restaurant


Fawn Creek Winery

Winery / Brewery

Seven-acre vineyard