Guide to Wisconsin Dells, WI


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“I’m already dreaming about my next summer in [the] Dells!” —Katya M., Work & Travel USA participant from Russia. Image courtesy of Katya M.

Wisconsin Dells is just one of many fun, seasonal areas where InterExchange Work & Travel USA participants live and work. Located in the Midwestern state of Wisconsin right in the middle of “America’s Heartland,” Wisconsin Dells is just hours away from Chicago, Minneapolis and Green Bay.

Did you know?

  • Over 4,000 J-1 students enjoy their Summer Work and Travel programs in the Wisconsin Dells every year.
  • It’s the Waterpark Capital of the World!
  • Students receive a pass to most area attractions for only $5!

Fun stuff to do:

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“It was [an] amazing summer! Of course I recommend it to every person. I liked it and miss it so much!” —Zamira, Work & Travel USA participant from Kazakhstan. Image couresty of Ismael S.

What cities are close by?

The Wisconsin Dells is easily accessible by train or bus to:

  • Chicago - 3 ½ hours away - Under $20
  • Minneapolis - 3 ½ hours away - Under $20
  • Milwaukee (Summerfest location) - 2 hours away - $15

Check out cool events like Summerfest (the world’s largest music festival!) and Brewers games in Milwaukee, and many more!

Want more information about Wisconsin?

Check out our Cultural Compass Wisconsin page!

Clay Lewis

With a passion for road trips and exploring the world, Clay has travelled to nearly every U.S. state. Since 2011, he has worked to expand support for exchange participants in communities across America and enjoys meeting participants, hosts and photographing his travels.

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