100 Things to Do in Wisconsin Dells Before You Die





Title: 100 Things to Do in Wisconsin Dells Before You Die
Author: Melanie Radzicki McManus
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781681064741
Price: $18.00

It’s difficult to capture the essence of Wisconsin Dells, which is why it’s such a fascinating place to explore. Its origins as a tourist destination began with 19th-century photographer H. H. Bennett, whose stunning photos of the area’s intricately carved sandstone formations drew visitors in droves. Over time a wide variety of attractions opened, followed by a wealth of waterparks, including the nation’s largest outdoor waterpark and first indoor waterpark.

Today the Dells offers something for every taste. History buffs can explore sites like Circus World, home to the world’s largest collection of authentic circus wagons. Adventurers can get their hearts racing at places like Bigfoot Zipline Tours and Jet Boat Adventures. The 1,150-mile Ice Age Trail that winds around town will beckon nature lovers, while foodies can nosh on elk sliders or avocado naan after touring Driftless Glen Distillery.

Local writer Melanie Radzicki McManus has been following the Dells’s evolution since the 1990s, testing waterslides, go-karts, and roller coasters; playing numerous rounds of mini-golf; and constantly keeping an eye open for unheralded gems. So whether you’re new to the Dells or a Wisconsinite wanting a deeper dive, 100 Things to Do in Wisconsin Dells Before You Die will help you create the perfect itinerary.


Melanie Radzicki McManus is an accomplished through-hiker and distinguished travel writer. She has conquered an impressive lineup of trails, with six major through-hikes under her belt—including the scenic stretches of the Arizona Trail and the historic pathways of the Potomac

Once the temperatures dip and the snow begins to fly, visitors flock to Wisconsin Dells—the classic vacationland about three hours from the Twin Cities—to enjoy its wealth of indoor waterparks. That's not surprising, as the parks feature both thrilling and

The “Waterpark Capital of the World” offers tourists more than waterslides, says journalist and Wisconsin author Melanie Radzicki McManus. We ask McManus about her picks in the new book, 100 Things to do in the Wisconsin Dells Before You Die.

There’s a lot to do in the Wisconsin Dells. But what are the things you must do? Melanie Radzicki McManus has a few things to say about that. The Sheboygan native who now lives in Sun Prairie published 100 Things to Do

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