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Old 08-18-2014, 11:06 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton call themselves the "Waterpark Capital of the World"

is this place well known where you live? have you heard of it?
or is it probably more of a Midwestern attraction.

In Minnesota its a very popular place to bring the family for a weekend vacation, only a 3 hour drive.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I think it's primarily Midwestern, though they do draw from pretty much everywhere.

It's the "Waterpark Capital of the World" because of the volume of waterparks, the history (the whole waterpark "thing" sprung here, and the major waterpark firms are located in the area; if you have a local waterpark, chances are the Dells were somehow involved), and due to persistent marketing.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Wisconsin Dells is Wisconsin's equivalent to Ohio's Sandusky. They both even have Kalahari water parks.

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Old 08-18-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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I had never heard of it until I moved to Chicago.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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I've heard about it and was pleasantly surprised to learn that it has an Amtrak station.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Wisconsin Dells is Wisconsin's equivalent to Ohio's Sandusky. They both even have Kalahari water parks.

Kalahari Resorts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I've never heard of either Wisconsin Dells or Ohio's Sandusky so guessing regional.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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Sandusky is more well known, and growing up in Iowa I had at least heard of "The Dells", but I think the pull and knowledge is much more regional than some sort of nationwide recognition. The Dells area is great for camping and is very beautiful.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:58 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I've never heard of either Wisconsin Dells or Ohio's Sandusky so guessing regional.
I've only heard of Sandusky from the movie Tommy Boy.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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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.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids
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I definitely think it is regional. Most people I know in the Midwest are familiar or have been there at one point in time. I remember once visiting Dallas, Texas and no one had any idea where I was talking about.
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