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Fitzgerald's Motel

Full of personality & charm, downtown Dells

Full of personality & charm, downtown Dells

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530 BroadwayWisconsin Dells 53965
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(608) 253-1651
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Overview
A motel of great personality and charm. Quiet, safe and conveniently located to all attractions. Medium-priced package plans. Clean and recently renovated. 100% satisfaction guarantee. Good morning coffee and cookies. Heated outdoor pool, fridge and micro, A/C, cable TV, tub and shower, parking permits. Privacy and security are the emphasis. America's registry outstanding professionals, VIP member for 2006. Whether you spend a day, a weekend or a week, we hope you will return to visit again and again. Thank you!
Classic Experience

Joan and Bill Fitzgerald opened their motel in 1949. It was a simpler time when families took a week off for summer vacation and there was time to visit. Today, families return to Fitzgerald's for that nostalgic vacation experience, telling the current owners the place "feels like home." If you're on the second floor, you'll be looking out at a wonderful vista of downtown Wisconsin Dells. Begin the day with a great cup of complimentary coffee and then stroll out to the heated pool, a favorite gathering spot for guests. All in all, the rates are attractive and so is the spirit of hospitality.

 
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Rediscover the character of America by visiting the very places where history happened. An old favorite with frequent visitors.
     
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    2013-07-17The service was like home.The people who ran Fitzgeralds were like family l didn't want to leave The best vacation spot l stayed at.l hope some day to visit them again soon love you bothe and the place.your friends from milwaukee wis.Charlie Bill Dan.
    -charlie 
    2012-10-07I have been going to Fitzgerald's for many years. I first started going with my son, then, when he got married, my daughter-in-law came with. Why do we keep coming back? Because you can't get the warmth and friendliness anywhere else. Where else can you feel like you are at home away from home? We look forward to seeing Margaret and her family every year. They make our vacation special. We can't think of staying anywhere else. We will keep staying @ Fitzgerald's as long as we come to the Dells.
    -LilianaSandwich,Il
    2012-07-15I have 3 words for this Wonderful motel...Amazing! , Relaxing! ,& Very Welcoming!. As soon as you arrive there you will meet the sweetest lady who works behind the desk. With her soft and loving voice and welcoming attitude you truly do feel comfortable.And as soon as you walk into your room there's no doubt you will feel right at home.I love this motel and i will be back for many more stays, simply due to the fact that they do anything in there power to make you happy and what more would you possibly need.Fitzgerald You rock!! <33
    -Sarah 
    2008-01-23We arrived for Flakeout Festival on one of the coldiest days of the year so far. It was wonderful arriving to a nice friendly smiling face welcoming us to the motel. We had an easy check in & the room was perfect, just what we needed. It had so many touches of being in your own home. The beds we confortable, the room was very clean & the decor was nice light colors. Very relaxing after a long drive to the Dells from Milwaukee. Even more relaxing after being out all day at the festival. We wanted a motel within walking distance of the festival & this was definately the place. I hope to be back in the fall for the Harvest Festival. Great owners who care a great deal about tour comfort.
    -DebbieMilwaukee,WI

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    Dandy Reasons for a Downtown Dells Stroll2010-04-02Glockenspiel and the RiverWalk; two free reasons to take a stroll through downtown Wisconsin Dells.Read More
    Dandy Reasons for a Downtown Dells Stroll
    2010-04-02

    glockenspiel-downtown-dells-29German Glockenspiel - Downtown Dells

    Take the children to see the giant Glockenspiel with a musical re-enactment of the legendary Pied Piper of Hamelin every half-hour, on the hour. The legend goes that the Pied Piper rid the town of Hamelin of its rats and mice by charming them away with his flute playing. When the citizens of Hamelin refused to pay the piper the price they had agreed upon, he charmed away their children in revenge.

    The German Glockenspiel with its fairy tale re-enactment is FREE making it one of the best Wisconsin Dells deals. It's located in the 400 block of Broadway, Downtown Wisconsin Dells.

     

    dells-river-walk-wi-dells-29Dells RiverWalk

    Stroll the Dells RiverWalk with vistas of the Wisconsin River and its sandstone bluffs now easily accessible to the public for the first time in 75 years. This ¼-mile paved path offers Dells visitors not only a breathtaking view of the Dells' unique scenery, but sprinkles in game tables and comfortable benches along its expanse in invitation to sit a spell and take in all of Mother Nature's glory. Walk, bike or run the Dells RiverWalk, but be sure to put this special experience on your Wisconsin Dells itinerary. It's one of the most scenic Wisconsin Dells activities available and it never disappoints.

    The Dells RiverWalk entrance is located at the 100 block of Broadway in downtown Wisconsin Dells. It's free and open to the public year-round.

     

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    Attraction & Lodging Price Guide2013-01-06Price it out, then plan it.Read More
    Attraction & Lodging Price Guide
    2013-01-06

    Price It Out, Then Plan It

    This section allows you to download the Wisconsin Dells area price guide. We're certain you'll land on the right dollar figure.

    http://www.wisdells.com/wisconsin-dells-family-vacation/search-guides/2015-Price-Guide.htm

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    A Classic Influence Every Step Of The Way2010-09-16Pay homage to all that's classic.Read More
    A Classic Influence Every Step Of The Way
    2010-09-16

    Prefer The Wisconsin Dells Classics

    Enduring. Endearing. Those were the two words that guided the research for this story on the classic Wisconsin Dells vacation. Many of the Wisconsin Dells hotels, attractions and restaurants included below have been building up a fan base for decades and across generations. Others are slightly more contemporary classics that still say “Wisconsin Dells” in a big way. Combined, they make for lots of choices for travelers who like to go classic.

     

    classic-dells-motels-100Classic Wisconsin Dells Hotels & Motels

    A good starting point is downtown, where classic Wisconsin Dells hotel and motels right on the main street are well maintained and still very popular. There’s Fitzgerald’s Motel, where the front sign reminds you to “Smile, you’re on vacation.” Last year, Fitzgerald’s celebrated its 60th anniversary, and owner Margaret Gewont is 100% sincere when she tells you guests are more like extended family than vacationers. A peek in the guest book proves it, with the first entry reading: “Margaret is the ultimate hostess.” The list of downtown Wisconsin Dells hotels and motels is long and varied, so take your pick.

     

    downtown-wi-dells-shops-100Downtown Wisconsin Dells

    As long as you’re already on the main thoroughfare, keep your car parked and put on your walking shoes for a stroll up and down Broadway. You’ll pass fudge shops like Swiss Maid Fudge and Wisconsin Dairyland Fudge and likely succumb to the sweets being made behind the picture windows. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, with its quirky and fun-to-read-about displays from adventures of days gone by, is one of the many amusing Wisconsin Dells attractions on Broadway. As long as you’re downtown, go ahead and have one of those old-timey pictures taken. For souvenirs, Bailey’s Landing and Winnebago Gift Shop are both known for their wide selection of Minnetonka moccasins, a fashion statement in Wisconsin and on the runways of New York.

     

    wisconsin-river-tours-100Classic Wisconsin River Tours

    On your walk through the Dells, you’re sure to see a Duck or two. Not the feathered kind, but the WWII amphibious vehicle kind that takes visitors on tours of Lake Delton and the Wisconsin River. Hop on and enjoy the splashdowns and scenery. Another classic river tour choice is a tour boat, either double decker or paddlewheeler. Some even offer shore landings, which is really the best way to experience the grandeur of the sandstone bluffs in the area.

     

    dells-animal-attractions-100Animal-Related Dells Attractions

    Now on to real animals, as in the deer at Wisconsin Deer Park, one of the classic Wisconsin Dells attractions that’s been in business for more than 50 years. Here you can feed the deer and also interact with American elk and bison. Wisconsin Deer Park also acts as a zoological supply service, with deer from their park being placed in zoos all over the country.

     

    tommy-bartlett-show-100Tommy Bartlett Classic Attractions

    Two Wisconsin Dells attractions that begin with the founder’s name, Tommy Bartlett, are staples on the classic vacation itinerary. There’s the famous Tommy Bartlett Show staged on Lake Delton, the longest running water ski show of its kind in the country. It's replete with complicated ski tricks, fast boats, comedy and acrobatic acts thrown in for good measure. Plus, the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory - Interactive Science Center is also known for its hundreds of hands-on science experiments, a real Russian MIR space station and an exact replica of NASA’s Mercury space capsule.

     

    noahs-ark-water-park-100Noah's Ark Waterpark - A Classic Wisconsin Dells Water Park

    If you want to experience a classic Dells water park, then Noah’s Ark Waterpark is it. It opened in 1979 and is the largest outdoor water park in the country, adding something new nearly every year.

     

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    More Wisconsin Dells Classics

    There are a number of other classic finds worthy of their own mention. In lodging, Dell Creek Motel, with its pretty courtyard gardens, has some of the best curb appeal in the community. On Lake Delton, there’s Baker’s Sunset Bay Resort, a fun place for family reunions. For shopping, Aunt Jenny’s Got-It-All Store is a third-generation Dells’ family business which prides itself on its fun selection of apparel, souvenirs, moccasins, jewelry and toys. For breakfast, try Mr. Pancake with 30 varieties of pancakes and waffles; Paul Bunyan’s Northwoods Cook Shanty with scrumptious donuts; or Howie’s Restaurant, home of Howie’s self-proclaimed “Huge Breakfast” and, if you’re really hungry, his “Super Breakfast.”

     

    wisconsin-supper-clubs-100Classic Wisconsin Supper Clubs

    The classic Wisconsin supper clubs in the area deserve a paragraph of their own. If you’re wondering what the requirements are for supper club designation, here goes: clubby bar in which to enjoy that Wisconsin cocktail favorite, the brandy old fashioned, before you sit down to your meal; well trained staff who see to your every need and never rush you; crisp table linens; interesting architecture; relish trays and fresh baked rolls, standout wine cellar; and steaks, seafood and chops that are remarkable. If that sounds mouthwatering to you, then consider one special dinner out at the Del-Bar, Field’s at the Wilderness, House of Embers, Ishnala Supper Club, or the newest entry in the genre of classic supper clubs, Kaminski Bros. Chop House at Chula Vista Resort.

     

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    Drive-In Movies In The Dells

    For one last flash from the past in the Dells, the drive-in movie.  Big Sky Twin Drive-In Theater shows double features of first-run movies on two screens every night during the summer. Its concession stand is kitschy and comfortably cramped, serving everything you’d want from a classic snack bar. Side note, if you stay at Holiday Shores Camp-Resort or the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, ask about their seasonal outdoor movies too, shown right on the grounds.

    That’s it, the classic Wisconsin Dells getaway, filled with sweet memories to last until the next time you visit.

     

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