Activities, Dining

A Day on Broadway

1Today we are focusing on Broadway! Broadway Street in Wisconsin Dells that is! We wanted to highlight several of the businesses in downtown Wisconsin Dells, and see if we could create an entire day’s worth of family fun on Broadway! Leave the car behind and put on your walking shoes; today we’re staying downtown.


You’ll need to be sure you are ready for the day with a hardy breakfast to fuel up the group. Start your day on Broadway with a fantastic breakfast at Cheese Cake Heaven! Located at 231 Broadway, and open daily from 9am-10pm, Cheese Cake Heaven has a delicious breakfast menu with options for even the pickiest eaters. Fresh scrambled eggs, fruits, croissants, bagels and bread are waiting for you. Be sure to add a side of bacon to your meal… yum! If you are looking for a sweeter start to the day, Cheese Cake Heaven offers a variety of pastries and baked goods to satisfy any sweet tooth.

JFM_8698After you are finished wrapping up a delicious breakfast, hop on board a Dells Boat Tour for a 15-mile adventure filled with beautiful scenery. The towering bluffs and laid-back ride are sure to delight any rider! The captains are experienced and knowledgable. Expect to hear a bit about Wisconsin Dells history and the stunning rock formations that help make the Dells famous. The tour stops at Witch’s Gulch for a quick break and gives you time to explore the scenery on foot. The Upper Dells Boat Docks are located at 107 Broadway.

Top off your morning with a stroll down the River Walk. You’ll experience some breathtaking ‘Kodak moments’ along the way. The views of the sandstone bluffs and Wisconsin River are phenomenal! The paved path is easy-going and winds 1/4-mile along the unique Dells scenery. Comfortable benches are sprinkled throughout the stroll. The River Walk is free, and is open year-round!

_JFM9197 Afternoon

Grab a bite to eat at Monk’s Bar & Grill for lunch. Kick things off with an appetizer of hot wings or Brew City Onion Rings. Their juicy, mouth-watering Monk burgers are surely a favorite of the locals and visitors. Can’t decide? Try the Original Monkburger. If you aren’t in the mood for a burger, Monk’s has a variety of sandwiches and salads, as well as a kids menu for the tiny tots. Monk’s Bar & Grill is located at 220 Broadway.

on Broadway! Walk off that delicious lunch and check out the variety of unique shops that downtown Dells has to offer. T-shirts and gift shops galore, antique stores, apparel boutiques, art galleries, moccasins… what more could you ask for?

_JFM2993If shopping isn’t your thing, stroll over to the H.H. Bennett Studio at 215 Broadway. The studio takes you on a photographic journey back in time, and focuses on H.H. Bennett’s legendary Wisconsin Dells images. Keep the photography theme rolling with a trip to Old Abe’s Old Time Portraits at 217 Broadway. Choose from 15 different sets and over 50 different themes as you pose for the camera and get the perfect souvenir to memorialize your trip!


Sit down for dinner at Carvelli’s Pizza and Pasta House for a taste of Italian authenticity at its best! The Carvelli family works hard to bring a bit of Italy to America with a variety of pizzas, pastas, salads, calzones and more! We recommend one of their homemade pasta dishes! Carvelli’s Pizza & Pasta House is located at 505 Broadway.

Liven up your evening with a trip to Wild Fun Zone! Perfect for families, Wild Fun Zone is home to the area’s largest indoor laser tag arena, bumper cars and black light mini golf! You’ll have a blast challenging your friends in the mega prize arcade, containing nearly 100 games and a virtual roller coaster. Wild Fun Zone is located at 310 Broadway.

Bowling anyone? Chalet Lanes is a great spot to let the good times roll! Order an appetizer and drinks, bowl a game or two with family and friends and check out Chalet’s arcade. Cosmic bowling is available for those of you looking for a unique experience, and bumpers are always there to help boost your score! Chalet Lanes is located at 740 Elm Street and is open year-round from 11am-late.


Night owl? Keep the party going with the fantastic nightlife that downtown Wisconsin Dells has to offer!

So switch out the swimsuit for the sneakers and explore everything that downtown Wisconsin Dells has to offer! Looking for other ideas to add you your day downtown? Visit or for more fantastic options!