Located on the sparkling waters of the Wisconsin River amidst the ancient sandstone carvings of long receded glaciers, the picturesque town of Wisconsin Dells offers a historic downtown district with numerous shops and attractions, a Bavarian village complete with a glockenspiel, and a wealth of beautiful scenery. Your entire family will enjoy strolling down idyllic Broadway and the charming River Walk with its quaint hometown feel and eclectic shops, restaurants, and attractions.
Superb Shopping in Downtown Wisconsin Dells
Catering to visitors from around the Midwest, the unique shops of downtown Wisconsin Dells have something for everyone looking for what to do in Wisconsin Dells. From affordable leather goods to local cheeses to a host of old-fashioned candy confectioners, these easily walkable streets are a shopper’s delight. Browse the Hawaiian shirts at Aloha Hawaiian Shop, search for kitschy and punny t-shirts at Eagle Wings, try some of Grandma’s Original Fudge, and marvel at local artists practicing their craft at Hand Blown Glass. From regional and historical souvenirs to local culinary delights like jerky, popcorn, and cheese, you’ll find it all here, and easy to visit during an afternoon’s stroll through the Downtown Wisconsin Dells.
While the epic water parks are the town’s largest draw, there is plenty to see and do in downtown Wisconsin Dells. Play dress-up at Capone’s, Professor Porter’s or Old Abe’s Old Time Portraits, play a round of mini-golf at the world’s largest Pirate’s Cove Adventure Cove (it has not 1 but 5 18-hole courses complete with cannons, caves, and cutlasses!), or paint your own pottery at Paint It! If those options are too tame, take a walk on the wild side at Timbavati Wildlife Park with its Safari Train and 15 acres of exotic animals, ride the thrill coasters at Timber Falls Adventure Park, or get your scream on with a ghoulish tour of a Haunted House, a Haunted Mansion, or a Ghost Boat trip up the Wisconsin River. Oh yeah, there is also laser tag, paintball, and much, much more!
Food and Nightlife
Downtown Dells offers a wide selection of local eateries offering handmade and fresh local specialties, as well as national chain restaurants and quick eat cafés. On weekends, don’t miss the fantastic river views, Friday night fish fry, and Saturday night Prime Rib Dinner at the River Walk Pub. After dinner, check out the “beach” bar at Mama’s Night Club, try your singing voice out at the Showboat Saloon, or see what spirited libations they are cooking up at Dells Distillery.
Conveniently located just a short drive from your rental home at Spring Brook and featuring a shop, restaurant, and attraction for everyone looking for what to do in Wisconsin Dells, downtown Wisconsin Dells is the perfect spot for a night out with the family. Make sure to book your accommodations today so you can begin trying to figure out how to cram in all the sights and attractions on your next visit, during any season!
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