Fort Dells
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!
N 43° 37.500 W 089° 47.165
16T E 275222 N 4833995
Quick Description: Eleven acre Frontier Amusement Park.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2008 10:26:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM4KYE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member macleod1
Views: 59

Long Description:
Fort Dells was a historical theme park created in the image of "Frontierland" at Disneyland. The emphasis being more on the "fort", Fort Dells incorporated live shows and visitor interaction with staff.

In the early to mid 1970's a decision was made to severely cut back the expansion of attractions within Fort Dells which had been ongoing since Fort Dells was built. About this time increased competition of new waterparks and other outdoor attractions appeared in the Dells area.

Fort Dells closed after the 1985 season. It then became Dells Crossroads featuring circus type acts for five years closing in 1990.

See the Friends of Fort Dells for more info. (visit link)
Date Park Opened: 01/01/1959

Date Park Closed: 01/01/1985

Address:
775 Wisconsin Dells Parkway
Wisconsin Dells, WI USA
53965


Current Use or Function:
Strip mall.


Is the park still there?: No

If not, what is in its place now?:
Starbucks, Walgreens, some other stores, and a log cabin McDonald's.


Visit Instructions:
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