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The Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau (WDVCB) is the official tourism destination marketing organization for the Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton area. A private, non-profit corporation formed in 1949, the WDVCB is funded through a combination of room tax (5.5% of which the WDVCB receives 90%), partnership dues and advertising co-ops.

2022 Statistics

Boards of Directors: 11

Budget: $13 million

# of Employees: 23 full-time, 3-8 seasonal/part-time

Approximate # of members/partners: The WDVCB represents over 350 businesses

Vision Statement

Our vision is to secure the Wisconsin Dells area as a national year-round tourism destination.

Mission Statement

The Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau (WDVCB), the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the Wisconsin Dells area, exists to attract the maximum number of visitor dollars into the Wisconsin Dells area economy. WDVCB establishes new initiatives to increase tourism, visitors, sports, and conventions, and further enhance the awareness of the industry. 

History of WDVCB

The Wisconsin Dells Chamber of Commerce was incorporated on October 17, 1949 as a not-for-profit corporation in the state of Wisconsin. In 1956, an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation changed its name to the Wisconsin Dells Regional Chamber of Commerce. In 1986, its name was officially changed to the Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau.

The Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau is a partnership organization formed to pool human and capital resources and is a voluntary association of businesses. The Visitor Bureau is a professional, economic organization, rather than social, and it represents those businesses that support it.

History of the Wisconsin Dells Area

Mystical photos, taken by H.H. Bennett of the towering bluffs and swirling Wisconsin River, along with the famous one of his son Ashley jumping the chasm at Stand Rock, are what drew the first tourists to the area, and ultimately gave Wisconsin Dells new life as a vacation destination. Commercial development soon followed and frequently centered on the stunning river scenery. In the 1980’s and 1990’s it was outdoor and indoor waterpark development that shaped the next stage of tourism in the Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells area. Known as the "Waterpark Capital of the World!®" since 2005, the community (with a year-round population just over 5,500) reported estimated visitor expenditures of $1.638 billion in 2018. The area has recently gained recognition and success in the meetings and convention market and has identified the youth sports market as growth market. Tourism is the predominant industry in the Wisconsin Dells area.

Other WDVCB Facts and Information

2021 Annual Report

 

Wisconsin Dells Festivals, Inc.

This branch of the Bureau, created in 1991, was formed to create, manage and promote year-round festivals and events (most in fall, winter and spring). Wisconsin Dells has certainly evolved since then, and the perception of the area as a summer-only vacation spot is long gone. The festivals and events have evolved too, check out our events page for more information on upcoming events. 

 

Mission Statement

Created to provide a forum for the development, implementation, management and promotion of special events and festivals for the Wisconsin Dells area. Wisconsin Dells Festivals, Inc. markets the area as a major year-round tourism destination for the continued growth and economic benefit of the area.

Contact Us

 

Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau Administrative Office

PO Box 390

701 Supperior Street

Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

(608) 254-8088

(608) 254-4293 Fax

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm

Welcome Center - Visitor Information

PO Box 390

701 Superior Street

Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

(608) 254-4636

(800) 223-3557

(608) 254-4293 Fax

Call (800) 223-3557 for specific hours