Travel Budget for Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Wisconsin Dells?

How much money will you need for your trip to Wisconsin Dells? You should plan to spend around $114 per day on your vacation in Wisconsin Dells, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $34 on meals for one day and $28 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Wisconsin Dells for a couple is $113. So, a trip to Wisconsin Dells for two people for one week costs on average $1,594. All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Wisconsin Dells for one week usually costs around $797 for one person. So, a trip to Wisconsin Dells for two people costs around $1,594 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $3,188 in Wisconsin Dells. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Wisconsin Dells can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Wisconsin Dells? How much money do I need for Wisconsin Dells?

How much does a trip to Wisconsin Dells cost? Is Wisconsin Dells expensive? The average Wisconsin Dells trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Wisconsin Dells prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Wisconsin Dells
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Wisconsin Dells is $56. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Wisconsin Dells is $113.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Vacation Rental Prices in Wisconsin Dells

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Food Budget in Wisconsin Dells
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  • While meal prices in Wisconsin Dells can vary, the average cost of food in Wisconsin Dells is $34 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Wisconsin Dells should cost around $14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Wisconsin Dells is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Transportation Budget in Wisconsin Dells
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Wisconsin Dells is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $28 per person, per day, on local transportation in Wisconsin Dells.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Wisconsin Dells
How much does it cost to go to Wisconsin Dells? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Wisconsin Dells
The price of renting a car in Wisconsin Dells will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Entertainment Budget in Wisconsin Dells
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  • Entertainment and activities in Wisconsin Dells typically cost an average of $37 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Wisconsin Dells
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  • The average person spends about $7.31 on alcoholic beverages in Wisconsin Dells per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2020
Wisconsin Dells On a Budget
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Located in central Wisconsin, Wisconsin Dells offers natural beauty, fun rivers, and some of the area's most famous theme parks. Wisconsin Dells is one of the two towns that make up "The Dells." The other town, Lake Delton, is another popular Midwestern tourist spot.

Wisconsin Dells is about an hour north of Madison and two hours from Milwaukee. It's famous for its striking rock formations and scenic bluffs. The town's name comes from the Dells of the Wisconsin River, which is an impressive gorge that was originally formed by a glacier.
In addition to the many amusement and water parks in the area, Wisconsin Dells also has some fun museums. The Circus World Museum, Ripley's Believe it or Not!, and the Mid-Continent Railway Museum are all favorites of visitors. There are also a couple of theaters in the area where you can catch a show. For a unique experience, check out the Tommy Bartlett Show which features a water skier. For something a little more traditional, head to the Rick Wilcox Theater.
The Dells is actually made up of two separate towns - Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton. The area is made up of a downtown area and outer regions that include lakes, rivers, and forested areas. The Wisconsin River is also divided into an "Upper" and "Lower" Dells which refers to areas above and below the Hydro-Electric Dam. Each area has a different landscape and the geography is different. You can take boat tours of either the Upper Dells or the Lower Dells.

Amusement parks in the area are popular and there are a number that you can choose from. Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park is a favorite, as is Noah's Ark Waterpark. There are also many resorts in the area that have their own water parks. The most recognizable one is Great Wolf Lodge, but there is also Kalahari Resort, Wilderness Resort, Chula Vista Resort, and more.

If you plan to visit the area in the winter, expect snow. It's possible to go cross-country skiing in some places, as well as other winter activities. If you're looking for a place to stay, check out these cozy winter cabins in Wisconsin.

There are also a number of boat tours in the area. Upper & Lower Dells Boat Tours runs services between April and October. Wisconsin Ducks also operates boat and land tours in the area.
Food and Dining
The area has no shortage of family friendly chain and local restaurants to choose from. There's a Cheesecake Factory, a handful of Mexican options, pizza, subs, and more. There are also a few pubs and bars where you can grab a drink, and a few higher end restaurants, some with views, if you're interested in a more fine dining experience.

Many of the sights in Wisconsin Dells are in the downtown area along Broadway or between Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton near the Wisconsin Dells Parkway. You really need access to a private vehicle if you plan to explore the area in any level of detail.
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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By Bryan in Entertainment
Wisconsin Dells bills itself as the waterpark capital of the world. In addition to the waterparks, there are rides, shopping, restaurants, various parks, and boat rides going up and down the river. You can visit Noah's Ark, America's largest waterpark, as well as Mt Olympus and Chula Vista, both of which have indoor water parks (this is Wisconsin, after all). If you're a fan of mini golf, you can find it all over the place (as well as actual golf courses). Also, check out the Wisconsin Deer Park petting zoo. Get various coupons and promotions at

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