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You're Going to Love Wisconsin Dells

If you're searching for an American vacation destination that combines natural beauty, family attractions, and outdoor activities, nowhere comes close to the Wisconsin Dells.

Located along a thirty mile stretch of the Wisconsin River, the Dells are a series of canyons carved by the river from the soft sandstone of the valley bed. The results are spectacular, with beautiful rock formations that will make perfect backdrops for your vacation photos.

But the Dells aren't just about gazing in wonder at their beauty. The region is also full of family-oriented resorts like Mt Olympus and Chula Vista, which have huge water parks, roller coasters and other attractions like golf courses and go-karting tracks.

It's this blend of family resorts and natural beauty that makes the Wisconsin Dells such a special vacation destination, one that you will fall in love with in a heartbeat.

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Even though the hotels and water parks are more crowded, there's no escaping the fact that the Wisconsin Dells is a classic summer vacation destination. Between June and August, the weather is hot (but rarely too humid or oppressive) and the town is full of energy. Try scheduling an early or mid-June trip to avoid the heaviest crowds and save money on accommodation.

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Where to Stay in Wisconsin Dells

The town of Wisconsin Dells and the valleys around it are full of high-quality accommodation, with a range of family-friendly resorts and more secluded options for couples and senior travelers. If you are traveling with kids, try Chula Vista Resort, which has an on-site water park or the Mt Olympus Resort. Couples might look at Rhapsody Resort and Spa, which combines a wellness center with a beautiful lakefront location. There are also excellent budget accommodation options like the Evergreen Motel and the Kilbourn Inn. If you want to retreat and enjoy some peace and quiet, the cabin rentals at Spring Brook Resort could be ideal.

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Shopping Streets

Broadway is the town's major shopping street, and it's a particularly good place to shop for sweets. Stores like Candy Connection and Swiss Maid Fudge will satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. There are also souvenir stores like Uptown Trading Gifts (a good place to find some authentic moccasin shoes) as well as upscale boutiques like Alpha Beta Karma. Away from Broadway, you'll find plenty of historic artefacts and gift ideas at Parson's Indian Trading Post & Museum, and the same applies for the Wisconsin Dells Antique Mall, located a few miles south on Wisconsin Dells Parkway.

Groceries and Other

If you choose to stay in self-catering apartments or cabins, there are plenty of places to stock up on groceries. There are a Krogers and a Walmart on the edge of Wisconsin Dells, so buying food and drink isn't a problem. Prices are slightly cheaper than average, at around $3 for a gallon of milk and $1.50 for a pound of apples.

Where to Eat in Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells has a huge array of places to eat, as you'd expect from such a popular resort town. If you want to fill up on calamari, shrimp and sushi, head to Crabby's All You Can Eat Seafood. Hefty Bronco Burgers are on the menu at Bronco Billy's Saloon while healthy vegetarian dishes are available from the Cheese Factory. But if you want to spend big on a romantic meal, heading to Ishnala Supper Club is a must. Set in a gorgeous lakefront location, it serves a wide range of European gourmet dishes. In general, you'll pay around $15 for a mid-range meal and around $50 at upmarket eateries like Ishnala.

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