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Old 05-13-2018, 07:08 AM   #1
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Wisconsin Dells- what to do there?

I got lots of great discussion on how to get to the Dells- now we could use a
suggestion or two....

What do YOU do at the Dells.
We're not bringing Kayaks or fishing gear but we love day hikes, pretty scenery, occasional tourist shopping...
If it matters- were staying at Sky High camping resort in Portage WI.

We'll be there 2 full days, 3 nites.

What's your favorite thing about the Dells?
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:40 AM   #2
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Tommy Bartlet water Ski show! Those 2 days will be the Longest WEEK you will ever know! Youroo!!
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:20 AM   #3
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I think it's the water park capital of the world! It's a lot like Gatlinburg. Very touristy. Lots of stuff to do with the kids. Very crowded!
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:54 AM   #4
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I posted this in the other thread!


Look into these Wisconsin dells season opener books - it looks like the books are good from may 1 until july 1 " if this is your time frame" - if you get a couple for 5-8 dollars each just going to tommy Bartlett show will pay for the book...ebay has all kinds of they with different offers!

Go on the Ducks upper tour - the book below will get you on for $15 each - it's very fun!


https://www.ebay.com/itm/WISCONSIN-DELLS-SEASON-OPENER-CARD-FREE-Noahs-Ark-Waterpark/292557040677?epid=3002981635&hash=item441dc22c25:g dUAAOSwKwpa82n1


Devils head state park - you will have to pay to get in but if you like walking around it's something to see!
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I would suggest the Upper Dells boat tour and hiking at Devil's Lake SP. We did a hike there called pothole something starts at the bottom and goes to the top with spectacular views. Don't miss Devil's Lake, it is a one of a kind gem.
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:29 PM   #6
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I got lots of great discussion on how to get to the Dells- now we could use a
suggestion or two....

What do YOU do at the Dells.
We're not bringing Kayaks or fishing gear but we love day hikes, pretty scenery, occasional tourist shopping...
If it matters- were staying at Sky High camping resort in Portage WI.

We'll be there 2 full days, 3 nites.

What's your favorite thing about the Dells?
Dan,

Not AT the Dells, but nearby, visit the Ringling Bros. Circus winter home in Baraboo, WI. Lots of history, including a building full of beautifully restored circus wagons and (as of a couple of years ago) they still have a circus performance 2X each day.

Nearby, at Spring Green WI, visit House on the Rock. Interesting collections of everything from mechanical "music machines" to weapons to carousel horses to dioramas of military figurines and battles. Awesome place.

Unfortunately, your schedule may not permit both, as you could easily spend a day in each venue.

Enjoy, and safe travels.
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Hit me up when you get in town sky high is like 5 min from our house
Try our several state parks devils lake and mirror lake
Circus world and driftless glen distillery are near by and not tourist traps
If you decide to do a duck tour do the original Wisconsin ducks it’s a better trip
If your looking for a nice night out I highly recommend high rock
The strip area is just multiple of the same shops and you have to pay for parking down town and they do ticket
There are a few nice shops if you like spice try the pepper palace
There is a nice outlet mall
Timbivarti wildlife is a Greta place to visit
Stay away from mount Olympus water park it’s pure trash
Noahas ark has been going down the drain
The best water park is at the wilderness but you have to stay at their resort to go to the water park
The kalahri is a nice water park


But more importantly is do you have a time frame. Avoid this weekend it’s a nightmare with the car shows Memorial Day Labor Day and the 4th are also not times to visit

Also avoid the torture museum
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Do the upper Dells by boat and try the lower Dells on a DUKW (duck). There some nice ziplines at the DUKW station. Try House On The Rock a bit south of the Dells.
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If you go to Baraboo, visit DeLaney's Surplus Store. You can find most anything there. But, just outside of the store is what can best be described as a sculpture garden. I believe it was made from stuff that was left over from the store. It is an other-worldy experience.

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Devils Lake State Park is a must, beautiful. ! Great hiking around the lake in the bluffs or low trail.
20 minutes to or from the Dells.

The Merrimac Ferry is close and is kinda cool. It crosses the Wisconsin River and both sides have great ice cream.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Merrimac Ferry (Colsac III)

Rivers Edge is one of my favorite places for eats, great ribs. Just outside the dells.
https://www.riversedgewisconsindells.com/

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