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Old 08-19-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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It's more of a regionally known Midwestern vacation spot. Virtually nobody down here in Atlanta has heard of it unless they are a transplant from the Midwest.
The geographic natural setting of The Dells area is gorgeous but it does have a huge concomitant commercial zone nearby.
Fortunately when we visited the area in 2007, we were at the end of the tourist season & thus not overwhelmed by crowds or traffic.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Schenectady, NY
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Never heard of it in my life.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:55 AM
 
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I've heard of it but then I have no interest since it is probably only warm there one month a year.
It averages 70's and 80's for around 120 days per year, although a lot of it is indoor.

I wouldn't be surprised most people hadn't heard of it, it's totally a regional destination for the most part.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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Fairly well known. We went when I was a kid one summer. My parents drove us around the whole country in a big circle, and that was one of our stops. I thought it was pretty cool.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:09 AM
 
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I only heard about it for the first time a couple of weeks ago in a local SC forum where someone mentioned it in a discussion about a proposed county waterpark.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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Never heard of it.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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The closest Six Flags to Philly is Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. It has (last I checked) the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster, Kingda Ka, and its newer ride, built up along the side of Kingda Ka, what I believe is also the world's faster and tallest free fall drop ride or something. It takes you up almost as high as the roller coaster and suddenly drops you. Apparently you can see Philly's skyline from its top and I've heard rumors that on a clear day you can see New York's too.

I have definitely heard of Cedar Point but I have never been there. Six Flags Great Adventure is sort of iconic though, at this point at least with Kingda Ka and the new drop ride. Crazy stuff, I would never go on either but they're cool to watch.
It looks exactly like "Top Speed Dragster" at Cedar Point, so whether it's a tad taller or goes a bit faster is a bit negligible since both rides are essentially the same -- which is to say both are awesome!
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Am sure the Dells is cool, I think with all the hype for Cedar Point I expected more from the aesthetics I suppose
Aesthetically-speaking I tend to agree, it was bland-ish. Midwestern values, I suppose.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:14 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Yup! And I agree that the Dells area is already swarming with too many people as it is - it's well over a billion dollar annual tourist industry located out in the middle of nowhere. It's a Vegas/Disney style vacation, the type that interests me little. You can get some super cheap off-season deals on parks and hotels, so we occasionally run over there for that when it's far less busy and use it as home base for trips into the neighboring Driftless area. But middle of summer is unbearable. Very beautiful area, basically ruined in my mind.
Yup, lots of the resorts have employees from eastern europe working because they kind hire enough locals.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I would venture to say 80% of the people who have no ties to the Midwest have never heard of them.

I only heard of them when I accidentally stumbled on them when I was driving through Wisconsin on my way to Madison.
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