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The Top 7 Reasons Why Wisconsin Dells Should Be On Your Fall Bucket List!

This blog post was published on September 1, 2017 and may contain outdated information.

There are dozens of reasons why a Fall getaway to Wisconsin Dells should be on your current bucket list. The whole area, especially by the water shows off its beautiful fall foliage which is unlike anywhere else in the state. Also, the variety of area attractions and Festivals make the Autumn time special for visitors to Wisconsin Dells. Below are our Top 7 Reasons to convince you to start planning that Fall trip right now!

1) Dells Boat Tour

Seeing the Fall Foliage from the Wisconsin River is absolutely breathtaking! Step aboard a Dells Boat Tour and enjoy the unique scenery that originally helped make the Dells famous. The sandstone bluffs and changing of the leaves mixed with the famous rock formations along the river make this an attraction for the whole family.

2) WoZhaWa Fall Festival

It’s hard to believe that for over 50 years, Wo-Zha-Wa Fall Festival has been attracting visitors to the area to ring in the Autumn harvest. This 3 Day Festival takes place September 15th-17th and consists of live music & entertainment, an antique flea market, craft fair, carnival, a 100-unit parade, and much more! Many of the local service clubs and downtown restaurants offer great food all weekend long. Be sure to make your reservation early, as most area hotels and motels sell out for this fun weekend!

3) Golf

Fore! The Fall season is your last chance to grab your clubs and head out for a relaxing round of golf before the snow comes! There are over a dozen courses in the area to practice your swing while soaking in the beautiful color-changing trees. Before heading out on the course, you can save some green when you’re on the green by getting yourself a 2-for-1 Golf Card which offers 2-for-1 Green Fees at 23 participating courses around Wisconsin!

4) Ziplining

There’s no better way to experience the color-changing trees than zipping above them! Bigfoot Zipline Tours features 7 separate ziplines surrounded by majestic oak and Northwoods Pines. This approximately 2 1/2 hour tour is a Top Rated Tripadvisor attraction and is perfect for both active adults and children over 43 inches tall. Once you get “zipping,” your instructor will show you different fun you can have, such as hanging upside down and racing other people on the tour!

5) Dells on Tap

If you’re a fan of craft beer, then you don’t want to miss Dells on Tap! On Saturday, October 14th, enjoy an afternoon where you can sample some of Wisconsin’s best microbrews! Talk to the Brewmasters themselves and be part of Wisconsin’s proud brewing heritage. Each admission gets a commemorative high-quality acrylic mug to take home, used for sampling on the festival grounds the day of the event.

6) Wine Tasting

There are many award-winning wineries surrounding Wisconsin Dells where you can enjoy a tasting, tour, or take some bottle home to sip on the porch. Between Fawn Creek Winery, Wollersheim Winery, and Baraboo Bluff Winery

you’ll see each places offers something a little different, depending on your taste.  There’s something about red wine in the fall season thats very comforting.

7) Kilbourn City Live

Kilbourn City Live is a FREE Wisconsin Dells Music & Arts Festival, taking place this year on Saturday, September 30th. Located at the corner of Broadway & LaCrosse Streets in Downtown Wisconsin Dells, enjoy a day full of live music from all different genres, starting at noon end ending after the headlining act at 9pm, Smash Mouth! This year, Kilbourn City Live will include kids activities and an Artisan & Farmers Market that will run from 10am-6pm.