Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

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Market Square Cheese

Market Square Cheese

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Hours: Jan 1 - Mar 31 9 am - 5 pm
April 1 - May 15 8 am - 6 pm
May 16 - Sept 14 8 am - 8 pm
Sept 15 - Dec 31 10 am - 6 pm
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Come in and sample over 100 varieties of cheese hand-selected from over 20 factories throughout Wisconsin. We have a wonderful selection of homemade fudge and candies. 16 flavors of ice cream made in Wisconsin. We have a large selection of gifts, souvenirs, cutting boards, kitchen gadgets, shirts, jewelry and toys. A lot of shopping experiences under one roof.
 
     
     
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    Wisconsin Dells Rituals2010-06-01You asked for it, you got it. Our picks for the must-do Dells vacation rituals.Read More
    Wisconsin Dells Rituals
    2010-06-01

    wisconsin-dells-tours-17Ride a DUCK

    See the Dells in amusing style. The banter of the drivers is good clean comedy, and the scenery on land and water is a sight to behold, up close and personal.

     

     

     

    wisconsin-dells-fudge-17Eat fudge

    Let Dells homemade fudge melt in your mouth. Buy a caramel apple, dipped multiple times for good measure, for midnight snacking.

     

     

     

     

    tommy-bartlett-show-wisconsin-dellsSee the Tommy Bartlett Show

    Honestly, the Tommy Bartlett Show is synonymous with Wisconsin Dells and is one of the most fun Wisconsin Dells attractions. Remember, don't try all those tricks at home. Leave it to the professionals.

     

     

     

    wisconsin-dells-attractions-17Take up mini-golfing and go-karting in the Dells

    In addition to being the "The Waterpark Capital of the World!®", the Dells is also considered the country's mini-golf and go-kart capital.

     

     

     

     

     

    Jump in the water

    Could be at one of the many Wisconsin Dells water parks, a lake, a motel or a campground. Just make certain to get wet before you leave.

     

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    Family Version of College Tradition Fills Wisconsin Dells Water Park Resorts Every Year2011-02-25While the college kids head to the coasts, families make plans to spend spring break vacation in Wisconsin Dells. See how the Dells’ version stacks up, activity by activity.Read More
    Family Version of College Tradition Fills Wisconsin Dells Water Park Resorts Every Year
    2011-02-25

    Dells Spring Break Rated "G" for Good Family Fun

    While college kids try to snag a few extra bucks from mom and pop to fund their spring break vacation, littler kids might actually have it easier, with parents happily making all the arrangements for a spring break vacation getaway to Wisconsin Dells.  We’re famous for having water parks of all varieties, making us a family spring break frontrunner.  For a fun look at how the Dells matches up with the college version, activity by activity, read on.

    Bask

    The Dells indoor water park resorts keep the thermostat set in the balmy 80 degree-range, with the threat of inclement weather.

    Tan

    When the sun is out, the high-tech roof over the Wild Waterdome at the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort allows families to tan year-round. So slather on the sunscreen before you hit the wave pool.

    Surf

    Try the FlowRider® indoor surf machine at the Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center.  Water shoots upward at 50,000 gallons per minute to create a five-foot wave, giving it a feel of the real deal.

    Hang Out at a Cabana

    The Dells’ largest indoor water parks have private cabanas for rental and they come loaded with amenities for families, like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and cabana staff at your beck and call.

    Compete

    Race against family and friends on the Mountain Edge Raceway racing slides at Great Wolf Lodge, the nation's first indoor competitive mat racer waterslides, where you’ll launch headfirst down the four-story slide. Older kids will surely want to try one of the enclosed dark tunnels.  The Matador Mat Racers at Chula Vista Resort’s indoor waterpark are a blast for families too.

    Pose

    Get that old-timey feeling going with a family portrait at Old Abe’s Old Time Portraits in Downtown Dells.

    Eat Whatever You Want

    Load up on sweets at Goody Goody Gum Drop or Swiss Maid Fudge or Wisconsin Dairyland Fudge.  Heck, buy something at all three.  And no Wisconsin Dells spring break vacation  is complete without some cheese from Market Square Cheese.

    Shop

    Pick out a new swimsuit at Aloha Hawaiian Shop.  Moccasins all around at Bailey’s Landing.  For souvenirs, it’s Aunt Jenny’s Got-It-All Store.

    Be Entertained

    Master illusionists Rick and Suzan Wilcox wow family crowds with their mix of magic and comedy, as good as anything you’ll see in Vegas, at their Rick Wilcox Magic Theater.  The Dells 4D Special FX Theater is another family-friendly option, with blockbusters themed to dinosaurs, pirates and fairies.

    Golf

    We’re talking 18 holes of mini-golf indoors at the Kalahari Indoor Theme Park.  You’ll also find 24 lanes of bowling, an elevated go-cart track, ropes course, climbing walls, laser tag and arcade games here.  There’s go-carting aplenty at the Parthenon Indoor Theme Park at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks and Knuckleheads Bowling & Amusement Park as well.

    Snag a Package Deal

    Resorts around the Dells love the spring break vacation craze, so ask about special overnight packages when you call for reservations.

     

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    Choosing “Best Of” Food Finds is Delicious Duty 2012-08-16For the majority of travelers, even the most disciplined, the act of eating while on vacation is often equal parts indulging, searching out favorites and trying new things.Read More
    Choosing “Best Of” Food Finds is Delicious Duty
    2012-08-16

    monksWhen you have more than 100 restaurants, confectionaries and specialty food stores to choose from, as you do in Wisconsin Dells, the process can be incredibly satisfying.

    Setting out to catalogue some of the “best of” food finds in the Dells was no small task. Locals have their favorites and proved a good starting point for recommendations. Sheer traffic to eateries was another tip-off. Of course, the ultimate critique comes in the taste. Here is a sampling - it’s by no means an exhaustive list, as that would require a book - to help guide your culinary decisions the next time you’re visiting Wisconsin Dells.

     

    Best of Cheese
    It’s Wisconsin, so we had no choice but to start the list with cheese.

    • For fresh cheese curds in all their squeaky goodness, shop Market Square Cheese. For the deep-fried variety, the Sand Bar's version goes great with their homemade hot tomato relish. 
    • Best grilled cheese sandwich goes to the Cheese Factory Restaurant - it was named one of the Top 5 in the country by celebrity chef Rachel Ray.
    • Best mac and cheese for grown-ups can be found at High Rock Café - they call their rich and creamy entrée Big Kid Mac & Cheese and you can even customize the spiciness of this traditional favorite.

    Best Burger

    The undisputed winner here is the Original Monk’s Burger at the classic Monk’s Bar & Grill in downtown Dells. This is the burger that started it all, or so it says on the menu. It’s a fresh patty simmered on the seasoned grill. The grill is right at the front of the joint with the aromas piped outside - the original owner called it “aroma marketing.”

    Best Ribs

    House of Embers claims honors in this category. In 1959, Wally Obois decided his new restaurant would be famous for hickory smoked BBQ ribs. And so it came to be. Today his son Mike uses the same technique to make these deliciously tender ribs using a specially designed smoke house and a secret BBQ sauce. And they are.

    Best Friday Night Fish Fry

    • For atmosphere and food, the Friday Night fish fry at River’s Edge Pub & Grub can’t be beat - the cod is broasted and the dining room features a 4,000-gallon aquarium filled with local fish.
    • Also in contention - the classic Wisconsin fish fry offering at Italian restaurant Sarento’s Restaurant, of all places, and the fish plate at Ravina Bay Bar & Grill, which pairs well with their homemade clam chowder.

    Best Deep Dish Pizza

    • In its menu description, Uno Chicago Grill claims to have invented deep dish pizza. We don’t know about that, but there’s no arguing their pizza, with dough made fresh every day, is delicious. The Wisconsin Dells restaurant is owned by husband/wife team of Mike and Laura Nate.
    • Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co., Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grille, Pizza Ranch of Wisconsin Dells, Pizza Villa and Pizza Pub are shoo-ins in the broader pizza category.

    Best Steaks

    Wisconsin Dells is known for its quintessential Wisconsin supper clubs and at these supper clubs you’ll find the most delicious steaks around. In this category, you won’t go wrong making reservations at Field’s at the Wilderness, Ishnala Supper Club, Del-Bar, Kaminski Bros. Chop House, Copper Oak Steak House or House of Embers.

    Best Sweet Treats

    • For donuts, the Paul Bunyan’s Northwoods Cook Shanty variety served at breakfast and in their bakery is legendary. Holiday Shores Camp-Resort makes theirs homemade and their guests always line up at the counter before the first donuts come out of the fryer.
    • For desserts, the list is a mile long, but you should, at least once in your life, try any flavor of homemade cheesecake at the CheeseCake Heaven Deli Restaurant, the to-die-for dessert bars at River Moon Café, artisian cakes at the Cheese Factory Restaurant, or a one-of-a-kind flavor creation at Cold Stone Cremery.
    • For homemade fudge, it’s a tie between Swiss Maid Fudge and Wisconsin Dairyland Fudge, both celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2012.

    Wisconsin Cranberry Confections

    Did you know Wisconsin is the nation’s largest producer of cranberries? For that reason alone we were compelled to make this a category onto itself. And the winner is Cranberry Connections, where you can indulge in five flavors of cranberry ice cream, all made at a small dairy right in state, cranberry raspberry salt water taffy, white craisin pretzel bark and their #1 seller, craisin cashew crunch. The candy looks especially pretty when served in one of their collectible cranberry glass bowls. 

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    Ready Set Shop2012-11-30There are many time-honored Wisconsin Dells winter traditions and shopping is just one of them favored by moms, sisters, girlfriends and every combination thereof.Read More
    Ready Set Shop
    2012-11-30
    Winter ShoppingThere are many time-honored Wisconsin Dells winter traditions that involve the entire family and some that are for girls only.  We think that’s as it should be, because moms, sisters, girlfriends and every combination thereof deserve a little time on their own to fully immerse themselves in the Wisconsin Dells shopping experience.

    While the guys are in the woods or at home, you can be strolling effortlessly from one designer store to the next in the dells. Wisconsin Landscaping and Garden Center is debuting its “Winter Wonderland” this year with holiday décor items, handmade wreathes and garlands, seasonal centerpieces and ornaments. Cranberry Connections is decked out with gifts galore for the holidays too. There’s Holiday House gift store with collectibles like Fenton art glass. 

    Wisconsin Dells gastronomic goodies make great gifts for anyone on the hard-to-shop-for list.  The fudge shops downtown are stocked with sweet treats while Market Square Cheese is stocked with Wisconsin’s best snacks. At Oodlesmack Popcorn holiday tins and flavors are in.      

    When you have shopped until you can’t shop any longer, take time out to pamper yourself with winter spa services that are holiday themed at Sundara Inn and Spa. The scents of the holidays were the idea behind their Apple Cinnamon Stone Massage, Hydrating Honey Cider Body Polish & Massage, or a Fizzling Cider Manicure or Pedicure. Sip on a mug of hot spiced cider afterwards while relaxing in the heated infinity pool. 
     
    There, Dells holiday shopping all tied up nicely with a big bow!
     

     

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    Your Head Will Be Spinning When You Find Out Everything New for Wisconsin Dells in 20132013-03-12Without fail you can expect someone in Wisconsin Dells to unveil a one-of-a-kind, world’s only, country’s biggest, well, you get the picture, attraction at the start of the year. Welcome to 2013 and news that will make your head spin with anticipation of your next trip to “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®”. In other words, they’ve done it again!Read More
    Your Head Will Be Spinning When You Find Out Everything New for Wisconsin Dells in 2013
    2013-03-12
    Without fail you can expect someone in Wisconsin Dells to unveil a one-of-a-kind, world’s only, country’s biggest, well, you get the picture, attraction at the start of the year. Welcome to 2013 and news from the local Visitor & Convention Bureau that will make your head spin with anticipation of your next trip to “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®”. In other words, they’ve done it again.    
     
     
    World’s First Looping Wooden Roller Coaster at Mt. Olympus
    As if a roller coaster that plunged riders underground into complete darkness wasn’t enough excitement for one ride, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks has now converted its wildly popular Hades roller coaster into a 360 degree ride. Hades 360° is being billed as the world’s first upside-down wooden roller coaster, so hold on to your hats, scratch that, ditch your hats and hold on for the ride of your life.
     
    Surf’s Up at Noah’s Ark Waterpark
    Noah’s Ark Waterpark, the country’s largest outdoor waterpark, has just about every style of water slide and ride on the planet, and now they’re adding the perfect wave, as in their new Surfing Safari surf machine which churns 36,000 gallons of water under you, curling an ocean-worthy surf.  Exhilarating, awesome, righteous, yes, they all apply. 
    Wilderness Resort Adds a Sprayground
    Last year, the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort catered to teenagers and dare devils with the addition of the Lunar Loop and Cosmic Drop plunge slides.  In 2013, they’re focusing on their younger guests with the new zero-depth Bear Foot Island Sprayground, located in the New Frontier Outdoor Waterpark. This northwoods-themed area will include spraying fountains, exploding ground geysers, shooting water jets, a giant drenching bull frog loop and a silly spraying water bug. Seating will surround Bear Foot Island, making it an ideal spot for parents with young children to spend a warm summer day.
     
    Kalahari Resort First in State with Swim-Up Bar
    Kalahari Resort Waterpark takes a cue from the popular tropical tradition of swim-up bars with its new Mud Hut, a 1,000 square foot indoor/outdoor hot tub and swim-up bar, the first of its kind in the state. There’s also a family-friendly version of the same with capacity for 100. On dry land, Kalahari’s indoor theme park has new rides and interactive adventures including a laser maze, 5-D theater, and the state’s first “Sky Tykes” ropes course for toddlers.
     
    Futuristic FlyBoard for the Tommy Bartlett Show
    This summer the Tommy Bartlett Show debuts the FlyBoard, a high-tech, high-octane invention you’d expect to see in a superhero flick or James Bond movie. This water jet pack, tethered to a jet ski which serves as its power source, sends the operator hovering high above the water, providing a perfect position for mid-air twists and flips and stunning dolphin-like dives into the water.  As you can imagine, ski team members are clamoring for a chance to give this futuristic device a try.
     
    Roll with It at Lumberjack Show
    Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty has long been known for its tasty family-style spread of food and impossible-to-resist sugar donuts. Starting this May, they’ll also be known for an authentic lumberjack show. The Dells Lumberjack Show, staged adjacent to the restaurant and with seating for 600, will feature 11 different events including log rolling and pole climbing, with both professional and collegiate athletes competing. There will be some audience participation as well. Daily shows are planned for 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. beginning mid-May and running through October. 
     
    It’s All an Illusion
    Master illusionist Rick Wilcox brings two new killer (figuratively speaking, of course) illusions to his eponymous theater, one a “first of its kind in the world” in which he cuts his wife into nine pieces using a Steampunk-inspired contraption specifically created for Wilcox. His other new illusion should have audience members raising their hands with suggestions, as Wilcox will make a member of the audience disappear. According to Wilcox, the process to perfect these high-level illusions, which are carefully timed and choreographed to original music, has taken upwards of three years.
     
    The magical illusions theme extends to Circus World Museum in nearby Baraboo as well, where they have a new “Theatre of Illusion” with twice-daily shows packed with comedy, magic and grand illusions featuring Tristan Crist.
      
    Animals + Historic Train at Timbavati
    Timbavati Wildlife Park, with its stunning exterior of wildlife murals and towering waterfalls upon entering, offers up-close encounters and interaction with giraffe, zebra, kangaroo, ostrich, leopard, white tiger, impala, lion, camel, antelope, tortoises and more. The petting zoo with exotic baby animals is a popular stop at the park too. Baby-boomers visiting with grandkids will want to take a train ride while there – it’s the vintage train rescued from the old Fort Dells attraction, Old Engine #9.
     
    Steady As You Go at Knuckleheads
    The adage “don’t look down” doesn’t hold up when referring to the new ropes course at Knuckleheads Bowling & Indoor Amusement Park. In fact, you’ll want to look down, as this 21-element course is suspended over the center’s go-kart track.   The ropes challenges range from easy to tight-rope-like, with both kids and adults fully harnessed from start to finish.
     
    Still Lost on Lost Voyage
    The Lost Voyage nighttime boat adventure on the Wisconsin River that includes an eerie hike back into Cold Water Canyon ushers in a new chapter in the ongoing mystery of what happened to the tour boat Badger that purportedly vanished years ago, with chapter two dubbed “Buried Secrets.” Lost Voyage runs nightly May 24 through Labor Day.
     
    Favorite Brews and Brandy
    Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co. is now bottling its two most popular ales – Rustic Red and Honey Ale. You can pick up six-packs at the restaurant. There’s a new microbrewery in town too – the family-owned Port Huron Brewing Company. Go for a tasting in their Engine House Tap Room outfitted with a 24-foot-long handmade bar top, then purchase your favorites to enjoy at home.
    Wollersheim Winery is releasing its first 100% Wisconsin brandy. This “all Wisconsin” spirit is made from estate-grown grapes, distilled in a copper pot and aged for two years in Wisconsin oak barrels right at the winery. Brandy old fashioned, anyone?
     
    If you’re looking for some cheese to go with your beverage, check out the renovation and addition at Market Square Cheese where the grand opening featured a 600-pound wheel of cheese.
      
    Have Fun with Your Food
    Alamo Smokehouse opens mid-March in downtown Dells at the bridge. The décor at this one-and-only restaurant is a cross between Alamo-inspired and contemporary rustic Western, with the menu a mix of BBQ and Tex Mex. All the recipes here are original and they’re smoking all the meat on premise – talk about “aroma marketing.” Signature dishes include smoky roasted corn chowder and BBQ brisket pizza and, for dessert, a special treat made by a local chocolatier comprised of layers of chocolate and caramel topped with a sprinkling of smoked sea salt. The restaurant has seating for 400 and is open seven days a week.
     
    The delivery of food by miniature toy trains proved so popular at Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grille that they’ve added more trains and tracks. 
     
    Dynasty Chinese Restaurant & Lounge opened next door to the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory. Here you can choose from an extensive menu that includes a buffet, house specials and family dinner options, plus fortune cookies of course.    
     
    Every Day’s a Picnic
    Yogi Bear™ Camp-Resort & Water Playground is bringing a 1950’s classic cartoon to life with a daily re-creation of Ranger Smith chasing Yogi Bear around the resort stealing campers ‘pic-a-nic’ baskets. Guests there will also have the opportunity to pan for “gold” at the new Old Faceful Mining Company.
     
    Bunk Overnight in an Airstream or a Caboose
    Ever imagine what it would be like to spend the night in one of those iconic Airstream travel trailers? Now you can give it a try at Bowman’s Oak Hill Bed & Breakfast, where they’ve completely restored a 1973 Argosy travel trailer, complete with large deck and draped outdoor cabana with side-by-side antique claw-foot soaking tubs. 
     
    Parkway Motel, located a few blocks off the main downtown avenue, is converting a retired Soo Line train caboose into a hotel room. It’s a fitting addition to the property which also includes the Rail Dog eatery which serves Chicago Vienna hot dogs out of a, you guessed it, converted caboose.
     
    Stand Up Paddleboarding in the Dells
    The hottest watersport on the coasts, stand up paddleboarding (SUP for short), comes to Wisconsin Dells courtesy of Dells Watersports: Full Service Marina & Boat Rentals with lessons and tours offered by the outfitter on both Mirror Lake and Lake Delton. They’ve also stocked up on kayaks made specifically for kids 110 pounds and under. If you want to SUP on the Wisconsin River, Holiday Shores Watersports is now offering board rentals too.
     
    Get Pretty, Get Married
    Spa Del Sol and Pink Nail Bar at Chula Vista Resort has bridal party written all over it. Enjoy food and a favorite cocktail while getting fingernails and toenails buffed and polished. 

    If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind place for the wedding ceremony, the photo opps are endless at the Dells Bells Wedding Chapel where they’ve added a steeple, bell tower (couples ring the bell on their way to their new life together) and Las Vegas sign replica.

    If you don’t care to drive after the “I do’s” then reserve the 25-passenger party shuttle from Wisconsin Dells Kangaroo Taxi.
     
    If you aren't getting married, but still want to pamper yourself, St. Clare Healthy Living Center offers medically based wellness therapies like aromatherapy, Reiki and craniosacral therapy plus non-invasive body contouring and medical hypnosis.
     
    Turn at the Temple
    The freestanding Lost Temple attraction looks like a Mayan temple, making it hard to miss. Inside, you’ll go in search of the Golden Skull, with surprises and illusions aplenty. 
     
    News from Down on the Farm
    Country Bumpkin Farm Market has added a petting zoo and a new play village where kids can ride pedal tractors and play in a miniature house and church. Their Express Train Ride offers a 30-minute ride around their 30 acres. In the fall, pick your own pumpkins and try out the melon launching catapult.
     
    Another agri-tourism attraction, this one new to the area, is DiMarti Family Farms, with corn maze, barnyard petting zoo, corn slingshots and pumpkin patch.
     
    Happy Anniversary
    Finally, happy anniversary to the International Crane Foundation which turns 40 this year, Capone's Original Old Time Picture Studio also celebrating 40 years and the Mid-Continent Railway Museum which turns 50 this year. Sundara Inn & Spa celebrates its 10th anniversary with the opening of its conversation-free Tranquility Garden patio adjacent to the heated outdoor infinity pool. 

    Fans of Wisconsin Dells will find everything they need to plan their trip, including listings of waterparks, attractions, restaurants, shops, campgrounds, hotels and resorts and more, by logging on to the official tourism web site for the area, www.wisdells.com. The toll-free number for the Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau is (800) 223-3557.

     

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    701 Superior Street, PO Box 390
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-0390
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