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Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells

Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells

Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells

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Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells Map
Address:
S3214 County Rd BDBaraboo 53913
Phone:
(608) 356-6210
(800) 746-2486
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Overview
We can provide year-round entertainment, gaming, food and fun! Slots are played 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Blackjack, live Poker, craps, roulette and mini-baccarat are available from 10am to 4am. 5 restaurants including a buffet, sports bar, snack bar, cafe restaurant and fine dining restaurant. Hotel rooms and suites and convention space. FREE Players Club Cards at Guest Services. 1-800-746-2486 for more information.
 
Convention Overview
We can provide year-round entertainment, gaming, food and fun! Slots are played 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Blackjack, live Poker, craps, roulette and mini-baccarat are available from 10am to 4am. 5 restaurants including a buffet, sports bar, snack bar, cafe restaurant and fine dining restaurant. Hotel rooms and suites and convention space.
     
    Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells Events
    Burlesque to Broadway at Ho-Chunk Gaming
    11/22/2014

    Live variety show featuring burlesque to broadway - two shows from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Tickets available through www.ticketmaster.com

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    Burlesque to Broadway at Ho-Chunk Gaming
    Burlesque to Broadway at Ho-Chunk Gaming
    11/22/2014

    Live variety show featuring burlesque to broadway - two shows from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Tickets available through www.ticketmaster.com

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    Chills and Thrills Halloween Costume Contest at Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells
    10/31/2014

    Up to $20,000 in cash prizes!

    More information here: http://www.ho-chunkgaming.com/wisconsindells/promos-events/promotions.html

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    Chills and Thrills Halloween Costume Contest at Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells
    Chills and Thrills Halloween Costume Contest at Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells
    10/31/2014

    Up to $20,000 in cash prizes!

    More information here: http://www.ho-chunkgaming.com/wisconsindells/promos-events/promotions.html

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    Mat Kearney at Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells
    12/20/2014

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    Mat Kearney at Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells
    Mat Kearney at Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells
    12/20/2014

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    Kathy Griffin at Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells
    01/24/2015

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    Kathy Griffin at Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells
    Kathy Griffin at Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells
    01/24/2015

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    Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells Stories
    12/14/2009We stayed many times as we like the clean, comfortable rooms, the food and entertainment in the bar area, as well as the gambling.
    -Judyn1667 poeppel rd.,wi
    06/06/2009i have always enjoyed myself when i come there i always win money at your casino and just love the warmnest that i feel when i am there keep the friendly people working their with there smiling faces
    -mariachicago,ILL
    12/11/2008We stayed at the casino about a year ago, and I cant wait to go back. My husband and I have an anniversary coming in May, and I have chosen your hotel and casino as our vacation spot. Excellent gaming, beautiful hotel, yummy restaurants. No one is better than Ho-Chunk!!!
    -AndriaManchester,Illinois
    06/30/2008great place to visit-especially when yiou win
    -DICKfarley,IA
    05/16/2008i won when i first went for my moms birthday. nice and clean casino i will go back
    -monapeoria,illinois

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    Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells Articles
    The Night Scene: Visions Of Vegas In Wisconsin Dells05/07/2010This is an insider's guide to casinos and clubbing in Wisconsin Dells.Read More
    The Night Scene: Visions Of Vegas In Wisconsin Dells
    05/07/2010

    rick-wilcox-magic-wisconsin-dells-34Rick Wilcox Magic Theater

    Rick and Suzan Wilcox are master illusionists. When you take in their show, one of the most mystifying Wisconsin Dells attractions, expect to see people completely disappear or float on thin air.

     

    Crystal Grand Music Theatre

    Just like Vegas, you can expect a wide range of musical and comedy acts at this 2,000-seat venue in the Dells. Look for today's top country stars and Nashville legends to perform this year.

     

    tommy-bartlett-show-wi-dells-34Tommy Bartlett Show

    One of the classic attractions, the Tommy Bartlett Show is as Wisconsin Dells as it gets. With sparkly costumes, unbelievable stunts, fast boats, and a laser light show during night performances, this show is a must-see.

     

     

     

     

    jeremy-allens-magic-wi-dells-34Jeremy Allen’s Grand Illusions

    This Mayan jungle-themed show blends elements of magic, adventure and comedy in a specially designed theater in the Dells that has the look and feel of a real jungle.

     

     

     

     

    ho-chunk-casino-wi-dells-40Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells

    This is so Vegas, with slots 24/7, blackjack, five restaurants, luxury hotel accommodations on par with premier Wisconsin Dells hotels, talented musicians and comedians performing, a fitness and aquatic center and a convention center. A large bingo hall seats 500.

    Mind you, this is just a partial list of the Wisconsin Dells attractions that are available after the sun goes down. Ask locals where they like to go for entertainment and you're bound to get an expanded inventory of recommendations, like live music at area clubs and pubs, sunset dinner cruises, or the old-timey outdoor drive-in theater.

     

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    From Logging Town To Steamboat Tour Central To “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®” 07/01/2010Today’s toddlers, tweens and teenagers think of Wisconsin Dells as a shiny, new vacation spot. Little do they know that the Dells is over 150 years old!Read More
    From Logging Town To Steamboat Tour Central To “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®”
    07/01/2010

    Today’s toddlers, tweens and teenagers think of Wisconsin Dells as a shiny, new vacation spot. Little do they know that the Dells is over 150 years old! It was back in 1856 that Wisconsin Dells, then known as Kilbourn City in honor of the railroad’s president, was incorporated.

    500 Million Years Ago

    You'll be amazed how we can effectively condense 500 million years of history into a paragraph or two. But this is important, because you have to look that far back to understand how the Dells came to be what it is today. During the Cambrian Period, this community was the sandy shore of an ancient sea. Over time, the sand was compacted, and percolating groundwater cemented the sand into rock. That rock went virtually untouched for millions of years. Are your eyes glazing over yet? No? O.K., good, let's continue.

    Fast forward, way forward, to 19,000 years ago, when a glacier extended to within four miles east of the area, never touching the Dells. That glacier melted about 15,000 years ago and formed Glacial Lake Wisconsin, a lake about the size of Utah's Great Salt Lake and as deep as 150 feet. The last ice that held back the waters of Glacial Lake Wisconsin began to melt. The failed ice dam unleashed a catastrophic flood; the lake's depth dropped to 50 feet. The meltwaters cut deep, narrow gorges and unusual rock formations into the sandstone and formed the steep-sided canyons and bluffs you see today lining the Wisconsin River. The flood most likely cut the gorges in the Dells in a matter of days or weeks as the swift water eroded away the soft sandstone.

    Ho Chunk Nation Wisconsin DellsNative American History Worthy of Its Own Book

    An entire book could be devoted to the history of the Native American culture in Wisconsin Dells. The Dells area has been inhabited by native people for 2,000 years, and probably longer. You see their spirit in petroglyphs and pictographs carved and painted into local rock formations, and in ceremonial and burial mounds. While nearly all of the mounds have been destroyed by farming and floods, you can still find some examples of this ancient culture known as the "Effigy Mound Builders." One treasure is at the Kingsley Bend Wayside on Highway 16 where there are a group of some 20 burial and effigy mounds, including two 100-foot long bears, a panther with a tail as long as a football field, and an eagle with a 200 foot wingspan.

    The history of the Ho-Chunk, the largest Native American Nation in Wisconsin Dells, once called Winnebago by the French fur traders, includes immense hardship and tremendous rebuilding. In 1832, the U.S. Government began its infamous removal policy, stating that all Indians must be moved west of the Mississippi River. A series of deadly conflicts deeply scarred the culture. The Ho-Chunk were forced to leave their land and head to northwestern Iowa and south-central Minnesota. They were again moved in 1863 to a desolate reservation in South Dakota. It wasn’t until 1873, when the removal policy was reversed, that the Ho-Chunk could file claims to land in the Dells area. By then, Wisconsin Dells had already become a site for Ho-Chunk pow-wows and dancing, with tourists coming to enjoy the festivals, appreciate the culture and visit Wisconsin Dells attractions.

    Today, the 4,900 members of the Ho-Chunk Sovereign Nation hold title to 2,000 acres of land, continuing anew their dedication to preserve the Ho-Chunk culture.

    The Birth of the Dells

    In 1856, the town was incorporated as Kilbourn City, in honor of the railroad's president. The name did not stick. In 1931, it was officially changed to Wisconsin Dells, the name the locals and tourists had always used, with "Wisconsin" derived from the Native American word meaning "dark rushing waters," and "Dells" mimicking the French word "dalles" that means "layers of flat rock" to describe the bluff rock formations.

    The then local newspaper, the Wisconsin Mirror, offered a most accurate prophecy of the future of Wisconsin Dells tourism when it concluded in 1856 that "the wild, romantic scenery of the 'Dells' will always make them a place of resort for seekers of pleasure."

    wisconsin-river-44Log Rolling

    The community was also a busy logging route in Wisconsin, with pines from the north being moved to larger cities in the south. It was dangerous work, given the rapids and primitively designed dams. In fact, at one point, the whole volume of the Wisconsin River was squeezed into a fifty foot wide rocky, narrow gulch. The area's first bridge, built in the 1850s, turned logging into Wisconsin Dells tourism. About that time, the first railroad bridge was built as well. By the end of the century, a new dam, still in place today, was constructed and the successful destiny of the community was sealed.

    hh-bennett-wisconsin-dells-44The Most Recognizable Picture Still Looks Scary

    He's known as "the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous." Lest you think it was an owner of Wisconsin Dells water parks, or ski show entrepreneur, let's reveal right here and now that it is Henry Hamilton Bennett. Never heard of him? He’s considered one of the top 10, maybe even the top three landscape photographers of the 19th century. Still not ringing a bell? Perhaps his photos will jog your memory. Surely you've seen the picture of a young man leaping from one rock ledge to another. It's titled "Leaping the Chasm at Stand Rock" and is one of Bennett's most famous. The photo captures Bennett's son Ashley frozen in mid-air. At the time, many people thought the photograph was faked since stop-motion had not been invented. Until Bennett invented it, that is. The story goes that Bennett had Ashley repeat the jump multiple times to get just the right shot, a story that would make any mother cringe. His life and photos are superbly chronicled at one of the most historic Wisconsin Dells attractions, the H.H. Bennett Studio which was the photographer's original studio that still stands on Broadway in downtown Dells. There's even an exhibit devoted to the famous photo, with markers on the floor to test your own leaping ability.

    Bennett was born in the mid 1800s. A carpenter by trade, he turned to photography after a Civil War injury to his hand made carpentry work impossible. He opened his studio in the Dells, then known as Kilbourn City, in 1875. We strolled the gallery-style museum and original darkroom with Bennett's granddaughter, Jean Reese. She lovingly pointed out photos of her mother as a little girl sporting a cute straw hat with ribbons down the back. According to Reese, her mother admitted to being an impatient subject, very much disliking having to sit still while her father, ever the perfectionist, posed every shot just so.

    Along with photos of his family, it's the mystical photos of the towering bluffs and swirling Wisconsin River that drew the first tourists to the area, and ultimately sparked Wisconsin Dells tourism.

    According to the museum's director, Dale Williams, the studio may just be the longest running business on a main street in the country. Once you step inside, and take in the incredible photographic portraits of the native Ho-Chunk people, the landscapes of the unusual sandstone bluffs, and Bennett's family photos, you'll have a new appreciation for how the Dells came to be.

    Prints of Bennett's most famous photos are available for purchase. The museum at 215 Broadway is open year-round.

    Tommy Bartlett Ski ShowA Summer Evening in Wisconsin Dells

    During the 1930's and '40's, it wasn't unusual to see tourists and Native Americans line up to watch folks descend on the steamboats for a trip to the Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial. In 1946, Mel Flath brought the first WWII land-to-water vehicles known as Ducks to Wisconsin Dells and set up a tour company. In the 1950's, crowds were first treated to the famous Tommy Bartlett ski show. Wisconsin Dells attractions like Storybook Gardens and Fort Dells entertained thousands in the following decades, the precursor to the Dells as we know it today. In 1994, Stan Anderson, the owner of the Polynesian Resort Hotel, decided to put a roof over a water attraction at this property, and the first indoor water park in the country was christened. One year later, both the Wilderness Resort and Treasure Island water parks opened. A few years after that, Great Wolf Lodge expanded its offerings. In 2000, the Kalahari Resort opened and then quickly expanded its indoor water park. The rest, they say, is history.

     

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    Attraction & Lodging Price Guide01/06/2013Price it out, then plan it.Read More
    Attraction & Lodging Price Guide
    01/06/2013

    Price It Out, Then Plan It

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

    2013 Attraction Price Guide (12 pages - 155KB)

    2013 Complete Accommodation Price Guide (36 pages - 323KB)

    The price lists are in a PDF (Portable Document File) format, which requires a free download of Adobe® Acrobat® Reader.

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    Grown-Ups Allowed11/15/2010Best known for its sprawling waterparks and other kid-friendly attractions, Wisconsin Dells, for better or worse, has a standing reputation as a kid-dom rather than an adult retreat. <br><a href="http://www.wisconsintrails.com/content/215.php" target="_blank">View Full Article</a><p>Read More
    Grown-Ups Allowed
    11/15/2010

    Best known for its sprawling waterparks and other kid-friendly attractions, Wisconsin Dells, for better or worse, has a standing reputation as a kid-dom rather than an adult retreat. (more...)

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    Romancing the Dells12/06/2010Did you know 25% of visitors to Wisconsin Dells come without kids? We suspect that number is even higher in the cold-weather months when empty-nesters flock to the spas, supper clubs, boutique shops and resorts for some R&R&R (rest and relaxation and romance).Read More
    Romancing the Dells
    12/06/2010

    Wisconsin Dells Is For Grown-Ups Too

    Have you and your significant other visited Wisconsin Dells as a twosome, arriving under cover because you might run into someone you know who would tease you for choosing a family destination as a romantic getaway? Well, come into the light, because nearly 25% of visitors to the Dells travel here without children. You read that right. It’s a statistic we’re in love with.

    There are so many couples’ activities in the Dells now that you’ll be giving the kiddies a run for the money. Let’s start with Wisconsin Dells hotels and lodging options. Richly appointed condominiums on Lake Delton. Cozy cabins in the woods. Amenity rich resorts and hotels with flair. B&Bs that just keep getting better.  Even a destination spa that’s been the talk of New York’s morning network shows. 

    With a dusting of snow, it just makes the Dells seem that much more romantic. Venture out for a little boutique Wisconsin Dells shopping, a winery tour and tasting, a special evening out at one of our classic supper clubs. Then take in a show at Crystal Grand Music Theatre, do a little clubbing at Marley’s – A Taste of the Caribbean or prove to your significant other that you’re a lucky charm at Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells. 

    Our resort owners even found a way to make the indoor water parks a couples’ oasis with luxury cabanas decked out with every accoutrement you could want like flat-screen TVs, bar, wi-fi and sophisticated furnishings.

    Time to show the one you love everything Wisconsin Dells has to offer in the way of romance. P.S. It’s so much less expensive than couples’ counseling and a lot more fun.

     

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