Our new basecamp as we continue our summer journey East. You might have noticed we stay at a lot of casinos? Our collection of Players Cards is daunting! We do this for a number of reasons. The Indian Nations seem to always do a great job - paved and level sites with good landscaping, good amenities, and at a lower price since they want you there to gamble. The other reason is they always make Mike happy! Our location in Baraboo is just minutes from the vacation area of Wisconsin Dells, the "Waterpark Capital of the World" and more importantly, the home to the geological wonder of the Dells. 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.
The amazing family waterparks, both indoors and outdoors:
These pictures we took of the Upper Dells during a great boat tour. When the Dam was built in the early 1900's the water level of the Upper Dells rose 20 feet.
The boat trip included a shore landing with a stroll along the paths of Witches Gulch. Witches Gulch was discovered in 1871 by H.H. Bennett, a photographer credited with making the dells popular among tourists. A wood boardwalk leads hikers into the moss-covered sandstone slot, which in some places is so narrow you can touch both sides of the canyon.
Our next shore excursion was to table rock, and yes, that is a german shepard making the jump!
While here we visited Madison, the capital of Wisconsin and home to the University of Wisconsin. A visit to the Capital needs to include a stop at The Old Fashioned for lunch.
Mike and I are now sure the White House has turned upside down! We saw it in Wisconsin Dells.