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Community Information

The Wisconsin Dells community is made up of the City of Wisconsin Dells and the Village of Lake Delton. Totaling just over 19 square miles, our destination has just over 6,500 permanent residents. The Dells welcomes approximately 4+ million visitors annually. The Wisconsin Dells area has more hotel rooms and lodging options than any other destination in the state of Wisconsin, at just over 10,000. Not to mention, the many campgrounds and vacation home rentals.

Wisconsin Dells Area Tax Information

The Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton area is considered a Premier Resort Area.  Therefore, 6.75% sales tax is charged on most purchases and 12.25% tax on lodging accommodations.

Area Parking Information

Parking meters are enforced April 1st through September 30th of each year. The City of Wisconsin Dells provides free and paid parking throughout the downtown area. Parking in the downtown area will require you to rent a stall by purchasing time with one of the three following methods: Smart Park (an app for your smart phone), Kiosks (stalls have a parking number sign instead of a meter) or a Parking Meter (conventional coin meter). Download the PassportParking app for Android or iPhone.


Wisconsin Dells experiences all four beautiful seasons. Come and experience the beautiful scenery of winter, spring, summer and fall. During the warmest months of June, July and August, high temperatures average 27 Celsius (80 Fahrenheit).

Winter in Wisconsin Dells experiences cold temperatures and snowfall. In the middle of winter, high temperatures average negative 4 Celsius (25 Fahrenheit) though visitors can experience summer like weather during the winter when visiting our local indoor waterparks where temperatures remain close to 80 degrees.

Driving Distances

Wisconsin Dells is centrally located in the Midwest - putting you at the center of everything.

Mileage from major cities:

Drive times are approximate.

Location Distance
Madison, Wisconsin  53 miles
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  116 miles
Chicago, Illinois 188 miles
Minneapolis, Minnesota 233 miles
Detroit, Michigan 466 miles via ferry route or 680 miles via Mackinaw
St. Louis, Missouri 417 miles

Nearest Airports

Nearest airports to Wisconsin Dells include Dane Co. Regional Airport in Madison, WI (55 miles), General Mitchell International in Milwaukee, WI (116 miles) and O'Hare International in Chicago, IL (188 miles). Each airport can connect you with rental cars to get you on the road to the Dells.

By Bus or Rail

Both Greyhound and Amtrak services are available to Wisconsin Dells.