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Wisconsin Dells Travel Tips

If you found this site, chances are you're planning a vacation to the Wisconsin Dells. Following are some personal opinions and tips on how to make the most of your Wisconsin Dells vacation.

The Wisconsin Dells is quickly growing into a year round destination offering more adventures and activities for the whole family every year. There is so much to do and see that most vacationers will only have time for only a fraction of all the Wisconsin Dells has to offer.

The goal of this section is to help you enjoy the best the Dells has to offer and make the most of your stay. Based on our experiences and that of others, this page is a collection of favorite destinations and activities in the Dells.

Planning Ahead

The best thing you can do to guarantee a great Wisconsin Dells vacation is to plan ahead. There are so many attractions that you can literally spend days deciding what you want to do. Fortunately, there are many sources of information online and in print. It is highly recommended that you check out the the free Wisconsin Dells Travel Guides prior to embarking on your trip. The more time you spend planning for your trip, the more you will get out of your vacation after you arrive.

One of the best planning tools available are the attraction and accommodation price lists that are available at almost any hotel, restaurant or rest stop. You can save a lot of time if you know the prices of attractions before you arrive and head out on the town. You can also find some price lists online by clicking here.

Planning Resources

Travel & Attraction Guide - Almost every major attraction in the Wisconsin Dells advertises in these guides. Spending a couple of hours with these guides would definately be worth while.
Dells Coupon Book - Dells Coupon Book

Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau - Unbiased information on everyting the Wisconsin Dells has to offer. Be sure to sign up for the e-Newsletter.
DellsCoupons.com - Coupon Book

DellsAdvice.com - Personal opinions and editorial about Wisconsin Dells area attractions and accomodations.

Just For Fun

Preview waterslides at Proslide.com and WhiteWater Slides
Many of the waterparks in the Wisconsin Dells have been built with the help of these companies. You can watch videos of all the latest waterslide technology on their website.

Getting Here

One of the reasons that the Wisconsin Dells is so popular is it's convenient location and accessibility from I-94. So, there isn't much to say on this topic but we still have a few tips. If you will be taking highway 13 to get to your destination plan accordingly during peak season. If you have hungry kids or bathroom breaks to take, you might want to stop before attempting to cross the river. It is much easier to tolerate an unexpected backup with a full stomach and empty bladder.

If you are arriving from the East on I-94, here are two other tips. If you are planning on using exit 87, get off at 92 instead. You will have an opportunity to drive by some of the Dell's best attractions and get yourself acquainted with the area.

Our second tip, for East to West travelers is the rest stop located about 45 miles West of Milwaukee. It has ample parking, clean facilities, very quick access to the highway and provides an opportunity to pick up some literature and brochures to study on the last hour and a half of your trip.

Stretching your Dollar$

We liken the Dells to Las Vegas for kids and can wind up being just as easy to part with your money. Here are some tips to make those hard earned dollars go just a little farther.

Look for coupons. Depending on the hotel or resort you choose to stay at, they may have their own coupon books or special deals on dining and attractions at their establishment and others, so, be sure to ask if any coupons are available when you check in.

If you have children, consider a room with a kitchenette or even a full kitchen. Eating in can prove much cheaper and much easier than dragging the whole family to a restaurant.

Dining Out

High Rock Cafe is our new favorite restraunt located in the heart of downtown Wisconsin Dells. With a very eclectic menu High Rock offers one of the finest dining experiences in the Wisconsin Dells that is also family friendly. For an extra special experience, ask to be seated on the second floor overlooking the downtown area.

Moosejaw is one of our favorite family restraunts in the Dells. Open year round, you can get a good meal at a reasonable price in a lively atmosphere that keeps the whole family entertained. The dining area is open and airy and the log construction gives it a Northwoods feel.

At Marley's you can get a taste of the Caribbean while dining outdoors, which is why it is one of our top picks for an outdoor summer time meal. For the late night crowd, Marley's also has almost nightly events and live music.

If you are looking for a quick Chicago Style hot dog, be sure to visit The Rail Dog located at the corner of Oak Street and Wisconsin Avenue. This converted caboose serves up some of the best hot dogs, bratts and other unique creations in all of Wisconsin.

Things To See & Places To Go

There are many guides and brochures filled with activities in the Wisconsin Dells and these are all great resources. Here are some of our favorite activities when in the Dells and some that you won't find in any guide book.

Be your own tour guide - From the moment you enter the Dells you can't miss the signs for Ducks, Boat Tours, Jet Boats and other ways to see and experience the Dells of the Wisconsin River. These are all great tours, but, sometimes you want to be your own tour guide and for this, we suggest heading up the river to Holiday Shores Campground. Located about 4 miles North of Downtown Dells, once there, you can rent ski boats, pleasure boats, pontoons or wave runners for just an hour or the whole day. You can head out on your own journey through the Upper Dells, dock for a bite to eat or park at one of the beaches along the way.

Thank You

If you have made it this far, thank you for visiting our site. We hope that you have found some of the information valuable. We hope that in the coming months this site will contain much more information. If you have have any tips for us or general comments, please use our contact form. Enjoy your trip to the Wisconsin Dells.