Dells of the Wisconsin

Dells of the Wisconsin,   The Dells, or The Wisconsin Dells, scenic part of the Wisconsin River, central Wis., NW of Portage. The river has cut a deep gorge through 8 mi (12.9 km) of sandstone, which is carved into caves, pinnacles, and other interesting shapes, some which are beautifully colored. The Dells is a major year-round recreation area of the Midwest several state parks, large indoor water parks, and a casino are nearby.

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