Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

Bowman Park

Bowman Park

Bowman Park

Bowman Park Map
Address:
700 BroadwayWisconsin Dells 53965
Phone:
(608) 254-7458
Open:
Year-round
Contact:
X
Phone:
(608) 254-7458
 
Phone:
(608) 254-7458
 
  • Info
  • Deals
  • Events
  • Video
  • Stories
  • Articles
Overview
Located on the south side of Broadway, which is the main avenue in downtown Wisconsin Dells, this pretty little historic park will surely remind you of all the good things that go with simpler times. There’s an old-fashioned band shelter, pavilion with picnic tables, a playground and lighted basketball courts. Restroom facilities are right there too. Ideal for family reunions, lazy summer picnics and low-tech afternoon escapes with the kids.
 
Convention Overview
This park offers two full size outdoor basketball courts with an asphalt surface.
    Sports Overview
    Located on the south side of Broadway, which is the main avenue in downtown Wisconsin Dells, this pretty little historic park will surely remind you of all the good things that go with simpler times. There?s an old-fashioned band shelter, pavilion with picnic tables, a playground and lighted basketball courts. Restroom facilities are right there too. Ideal for family reunions, lazy summer picnics and low-tech afternoon escapes with the kids.
    Sports Supported
    • Basketball (outdoor)
     
    Sports Ammenities
    • Outdoor Lights
    • Restrooms
    Facility Types
    Basketball (outdoor)
    Field Type:Basketball Court(s)
    Capacity:<200
     
     
    Bowman Park Videos
     
    Add Your Bowman Park Story
    Bowman Park
     
     
    Be the first to write a story about Bowman Park!

    Have you been to Bowman Park?

    Add Your Story
    Bowman Park Articles
    Newsmakers From The Past2010-04-01Unraveling the Mysteries. The real stories behind figures from Wisconsin Dells' past.Read More
    Newsmakers From The Past
    2010-04-01

    Every community has its own tales to tell, claims to fame and ghosts of the past. No exception in little Wisconsin Dells, WI.

    Belle Boyd - Wisconsin Dells History

    Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy


    How did a confederate spy end up spending her final days in Wisconsin Dells, you ask? It's a tale of intrigue, romance and, well, spying. Belle Boyd, who hailed from Virginia, bravely aided Confederate generals, using her flirtatious charms to get information from a Union general's aide, even hiding in a closet to secretly eavesdrop on a Union war council meeting. She set out on that same night on horseback to personally deliver her findings.

    By the end of the war, she traveled the country to present dramatic narratives of her spying adventures. On June 9, 1900, she arrived in Wisconsin Dells to give a speech to veterans of the Union Army. Two days later, at the age of 56, she suffered a fatal heart attack. Her gravesite in the Wisconsin Dells cemetery was completed with stones from each of the Confederate states.

    H.H. Bennett - Wisconsin Dells History

    H.H. Bennett, The Man Who Made Wisconsin Dells Famous


    Henry Hamilton Bennett, born in 1843, had hoped for a career in carpentry, but a Civil War injury crippled his right hand so he took up photography instead. In the mid 1800s, Bennett purchased a tintype studio in his hometown of Wisconsin Dells, then known as Kilbourn City, and began taking landscape photographs of the rugged Wisconsin River and the mysteriously shaped bluffs that teeter above it. His photos helped make the Dells famous, with the first visitors to the area some 150 years ago arriving for rowboat tours of the river. While other photographers preferred the predictability of studio work, Bennett developed a passion for landscapes because, in his words, "It is easier to pose nature and less trouble to please."

    His most well-known photo may be that of his son Ashley leaping the chasm from one bluff to another at Stand Rock. It was the first use of stop-action photography, something Bennett is credited with inventing. His studio still stands today on the main street in the Dells.

    Jonathan Bowman, Captain of Business and Politics


    There's a pretty patch of green space in downtown Wisconsin Dells known as Bowman Park. Its picnic pavilion is a popular spot for Wisconsin family reunions and local bands perform in the open-air band shell. The park is named in honor of Jonathan Bowman, a prominent attorney who arrived in the town of Newport in 1851 and is credited with developing that community, now a ghost town adjacent to Wisconsin Dells. He was also thickly involved in the construction of the Wisconsin River dam that separates the Upper Dells from the Lower Dells. The impressive home on the park grounds was built by Bowman's son and today serves as a museum for the Wisconsin Dells Historical Society.

     

    View Article
    How Will You Wile Away The Winter In Wisconsin Dells?2010-11-03Whatever you do this winter, don’t stay cooped up at home. Embrace the frosty season. Celebrate the snowfalls. Ice those feelings of cabin fever. It’s Wisconsin Dells to the rescue.Read More
    How Will You Wile Away The Winter In Wisconsin Dells?
    2010-11-03

    Wisconsin Dells Winter ActivitiesWhatever you do this winter, don’t stay cooped up at home.  Embrace the frosty season.  Celebrate the snowfalls.  Ice those feelings of cabin fever.  It’s the Dells to the rescue.

    Admitting bias, we think there’s nothing quite as lovely as indoor Wisconsin Dells water parks in the dead of winter.  Picture this:  You and your family basking in 80 degree temperatures, perhaps at your own private poolside cabana, deciding which ride to do next - a water roller coaster, racing slides or perhaps an indoor surf machine.

     

     

    Snowboarding Cascade MountainNo less remarkable is the job Mother Nature does in dumping enough fluffy flakes in the Dells to make downhill skiing and snow tubing an extremely fun option.  Just as Wisconsin Dells pioneered the indoor waterpark, area business owners have done a stellar job translating the water slide for winter outdoor enthusiasts.  At Cascade Mountain Ski, Snowboard & Snow Tube, they have five 800-foot long snow tube chutes along with 36 downhill trails (hint: take the high speed Mountain Top Express lift to pack in more fun per minute).

     

     

     

    Wisconsin Dells HockeyIf you like to glide through the season, take advantage of open skate times Wednesdays and Sundays at the Poppy Waterman Ice Arena.  Outside rinks include the one at Bowman Park in Downtown Wisconsin Dells and on beautiful Lake Delton.

     

     

     

     

     

    WI Dells Indoor Winter ActivitiesMany Wisconsin Dells attractions are open year-round, so peel off some time to bowl at Knuckleheads Bowling & Indoor Amusement Park or the Kalahari Indoor Theme Park at the Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center, play a wizard quest-style full-size labyrinth game at MagiQuest or Wizard Quest in downtown Dells, explore at the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory – Interactive Science Center or go horseback riding through the snow at Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable.

    What’s that you say, you love winter more with every passing minute?  Good, very good.    

    See All Wisconsin Dells Winter Attractions

    View Article
    The Snow Conditions Report is Live2010-12-06The white stuff is falling, the white stuff is falling! Yes, snow has arrived in Wisconsin Dells, just in time to make the holidays feel like, well, the holidays. And that means the snow conditions report is up and running.Read More
    The Snow Conditions Report is Live
    2010-12-06

    snowboarding-cascade-mountain-dellsSnow Much to Do in Wisconsin Dells

    Snowmobile, sled, skate, ski, tube, slide – you name it, we have it here. In the Dells, there are miles and miles of snowmobile trails criss-crossing the scenic countryside, so bring your sled. We also highly recommend Cascade Mountain Ski, Snowboard & Snow Tube for those who prefer barreling downhill. The community even has a charming outdoor ice rink at Bowman Park in Downtown Dells. Check here for a full list of indoor and outdoor snowy Wisconsin Dells attractions.

     

     

    wisconsin-dells-winter-activitiesFor up-to-the-minute reports on state snow conditions, log on to www.TravelWisconsin.com and click the link at the top of the home page. We like how it’s neatly divided by downhill skiing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.

    Let it snow!

     

     

    See All Wisconsin Dells Winter Attractions

     

    View Article
    Woo Hoo - It's Winter In Wisconsin Dells2011-01-03Schussing. It's such a fun word to say. Try it in a sentence like "I can't wait to spend our first morning in Wisconsin Dells schussing down the ski slopes and then I'll trade my snowsuit for a swim suit and splash the afternoon away at an indoor water park."Read More
    Woo Hoo - It's Winter In Wisconsin Dells
    2011-01-03

    One Of The Best Winter Getaways Awaits You In Wisconsin Dells

    Here in Wisconsin Dells, we know winter, we embrace winter, we love winter.  And so will you! That’s because our winter combines the best of both worlds – seasonal outdoor activities and indoor water park fun. Get giddy over all these winter activities for kids and grown-ups.

    Winter Activities In Wisconsin Dells

    Snow blow yourself out of your driveway and get to Wisconsin Dells, where you can reacquaint yourself with the recreational qualities of snow.  Like snowmobiling, sledding, skating, skiing, snow tubing – you name, we have it here. In Wisconsin Dells, there are miles and miles of snowmobile trails criss-crossing the scenic countryside, so bring your sled.  We also recommend Cascade Mountain Ski, Snowboard & Snow Tube for those who prefer barreling downhill. There are candlelight cross-country ski, hike and snowshoe events at Mirror Lake State Park.

    When in Wisconsin Dells, expect things out of the ordinary, in a good way that is. Like zip lining in the winter. BigFoot Zipline, with six lines that take you above and through majestic red pine and white oak forests, is open year-round, for example.  And over at Vertical Illusions, an adventure outfitter known for its kayak and rock climbing tours in the summer, their experienced guides will take you on a climb of a frozen waterfall.  Talk about seeing the beauty of the area in a whole new light! They also have something called a snowshoe zip line tour, new for 2012.

    The snow scenery from the vantage point of the Downtown Dells RiverWalk is awesome. The community even has a charming outdoor ice rink at Bowman Park in Downtown Dells. For something unexpected, how about riding horseback through the snow?  Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable and Canyon Creek Riding Stables are accepting reservations. See our full list of Wisconsin Dells winter activities.

    Winter Packages In Wisconsin Dells

    Where else in the world can you have guaranteed 80+ degrees and pleasant humidity every day of the year besides Wisconsin Dells?  Nowhere, that’s where!  We have indoor water parks geared toward toddlers and others geared toward tweens and teens.  Many of the indoor water park resorts offer terrific winter packages too.

    Winter Lodging In Wisconsin Dells

    There’s nothing quite as nice as cozying up in front of a fireplace after a long day of skiing or waterslide riding.  Check out these cabins and winter lodging options in Wisconsin Dells for an authentic feel of the north woods.

    There, the cure for cabin fever, ripe for the taking.

    See All Wisconsin Dells Winter Attractions

    View Article

    First Name:

    Last Name:

    City:

    State:

    Zip:

    Country:

    Phone:

    Email:

     

    Story:

      Send Me The Wisconsin Dells Newsletter

    Get the inside track on Wisconsin Dells activities, festivals and events, seasonal specials and key information.

      Sign Me Up For Market Research

    I am also interested in participating in periodic research studies about Wisconsin Dells. I agree to allow the Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau, or its market research partner, to contact me up to three times a year to participate in the studies.

    **By submitting your experience, you warrant you are the sole owner and author of these items. You understand and agree that all submitted information will become the sole property of the Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau and will not be returned. You also give us permission to use your comments as we see fit and you understand that we may even contact you via e-mail or phone for more information. While under no circumstances will your personal information be shared with the general public, we may share your contact information with businesses you've identified in your story.

     

    E-Newsletter

    Our monthly e-newsletter gives you the scoop on things to do in Wisconsin Dells, so sign up today!

    Privacy Policy

    Wisconsin Dells respects your privacy. Your information will not be shared, sold, or used for any other purpose.

    Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

    701 Superior Street, PO Box 390
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-0390
    (800) 223-3557
    (608) 254-4293 (Fax)
     

    This site is powered by the Northwoods Titan Content Management System
    top