Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

We Built This City On Family Fun

December 06, 2010

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Family fun and tourism is in our blood.  A century-and-a-half ago families were converging here for an authentic Wisconsin Dells vacation.  At that time, family fun included a steamboat tour of the Wisconsin River and a chance to soak up the scenery of the sandstone bluffs. Credit goes to local photographer H.H. Bennett for creating hauntingly beautiful images of the Wisconsin Dells landscapes and waterscapes.  Bennett hung his photos in train stations between here and parts south to attract visitors seeking a fun-filled family vacation. 

Today, the waterscapes still include the Wisconsin River – and the vistas are quite lovely in the winter with a dusting of snow - but are now matched in grandeur by manmade indoor versions, namely the world-famous Wisconsin Dells water parks.  Did you know the indoor water park was pioneered here in Wisconsin Dells?

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Today, there’s no arguing.  We are “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®”.  And we were pleased as punch to be named the #1 Family Destination in the U.S. as ranked in the 2010 TripAdvisor.com Travelers’ Choice poll.

The business owners here have done a stellar job of weather-proofing the community so the family fun can continue all year round.  Along with the indoor water parks, there are indoor amusement parks that offer everything from laser bowling to go-carting, indoor attractions where families can be part of a full-size quest for wizards, plus indoor magic shows, exploratories and museums.  Hooray for family fun in Wisconsin Dells!



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Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-0390
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