Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

city in Wisconsin, United States

Wisconsin Dells or Kilbourn City is a city in south-central Wisconsin, with a population of 2,678 people as of the 2010 census.[6] It is surrounded by four counties: Adams, Columbia, Juneau, and Sauk. The city takes its name from the dells of the Wisconsin River, a scenic, glacially formed gorge that features striking sandstone formations along the banks of the Wisconsin River. Together with nearby Lake Delton, the city forms an area known as "the Dells", a popular Midwestern tourist destination. The Dells area has an estimated five million annual visitors.[7]

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Kilbourn City
Downtown Wisconsin Dells looking west
Downtown Wisconsin Dells looking west
Nickname(s): 
The Dells
Location of Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dells is located in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Dells
Location of Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dells is located in the United States
Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Dells (the United States)
Coordinates: 43°38′15″N 89°46′44″W / 43.6374°N 89.7788°W / 43.6374; -89.7788Coordinates: 43°38′15″N 89°46′44″W / 43.6374°N 89.7788°W / 43.6374; -89.7788
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountiesColumbia, Sauk, Adams, Juneau
Founded1857
Renamed1931
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorEdward Wojnicz
Area
 • Total8.18 sq mi (21.19 km2)
 • Land7.84 sq mi (20.30 km2)
 • Water0.34 sq mi (0.89 km2)
Elevation909 ft (277 m)
Population
 • Total2,678
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,992
 • Density381.68/sq mi (147.37/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (Central)
ZIP Code
53965
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-88150[4]
GNIS feature ID1576900[5]
Websitewww.citywd.org

The Dells area has many indoor and outdoor waterparks, proclaiming itself the "Waterpark Capital of the World". Other attractions include boat tours, golf courses, mini golf, go-kart tracks, water sports, horseback riding, a water ski show, museums, amusement parks, and a casino. Most attractions are located on the Strip, otherwise known as the Wisconsin Dells Parkway. Accommodations range from economical motels to RV parks to chain hotels to themed resorts featuring indoor and outdoor waterparks and other amenities.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. "Wisconsin Dells". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. "Population Estimates - Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
  4. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Wisconsin Dells". Census Viewer. censusviewer.com. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  7. "Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau 2004–2005 Annual Report (PDF)" (PDF). Wisdells.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-03-28.