Touring Wisconsin Dells
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Wisconsin Dells History
Wisconsin Dells area is the number one tourist attraction in Wisconsin. When speaking of the Dells attractions, it involves Wisconsin Dells and the surrounding areas: Lake Delton and Baraboo. One of the oldest resort areas in the state, Wisconsin Dells is known for its beautiful glacial sandstone rock formations along the banks of the Wisconsin River. Breaking free from its large ice dam, the glacial lake of Wisconsin started to break free to carve out the great rock formations giving the Dells its beauty.
In 1857, the railroad arrived and named the area Kilbourn City in honor of the railroad's president. Visitors and locals referred to the area as the Dells, (though it was first given the name "Dalles" by French explorers in 1700's, the pronunciation changed over time to "Dells"). and in 1931 the name was officially changed its name to Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin Dells remained a peaceful scenic tourist getaway for decades.
Boat tours were given, first in wooden rowboats. Then the steamboat, the Modocawanda, was used in 1873. Mel Flath brought the first DUKW to the Wisconsin Dells in 1946. A DUKW is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck that was used during World War II for transporting goods and troops over land and water. In 1952 the Wisconsin Ducks, Inc. began offering tours of the river dells and surrounding areas This strange looking vehicle is one of the Dells main attractions today.
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