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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

Address:
701 Superior Street
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
53965

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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

Entertainment

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

 

Rick Wilcox Magic Theater

Entertainment

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

Lodging

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

Restaurants

We serve Funky Waffles

 

Bobber's Island Grill

Restaurants

A fun, family-friendly grill

 

Copper Oak Steak House

Restaurants

Located at the Ho-Chunk Casino

 

Del-Bar

Restaurants

Casual fine dining

 

Ishnala Supper Club

Restaurants

Recognized by Trip Advisor as a top pick

 

Wintergreen Grille

Restaurants

Affordable, freshly prepared meals

 

A Homespun Heart

Shopping

Home decor and linens

 

Baraboo Candy Company

Shopping

Handcrafted Goodness since 1981

 

Dells Mining Company

Shopping

A hands on experience mining

 

Papa Bears Northwoods Store

Shopping

Rustic furniture and decor

 

Rivers Edge Bait Shop

Shopping

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