By: Barbara Gonzalez, Jasmine Sola and Mara Jezior
The Dells of the Wisconsin River are a collection of striking sandstone rocks, shaped by the Wisconsin Glacial Episode thousands of years ago. Here, the Wisconsin River runs through a town once known as Kilbourn, Wisconsin, which was later renamed Wisconsin Dells to better attract tourists.
Today, the Kilbourn Dam divides the scenic area into two regions: the Upper and Lower Dells. The Upper Dells, of greater scenic majesty, play host to the Dells Boat Tours and are protected by multiple organizations, including the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Stewards of the Dells. The Lower Dells, which also include privately owned portions, are home to the Original Wisconsin Ducks Tours.