Automobiles transform the Wisconsin Dells

The Car Culture of Wisconsin Dells

The automobile changed tourism by allowing vacationers greater mobility and flexibility. Wisconsin Dells was one of the areas most effected by the rise of automobiles, as the accomodations necessary to provide gas, food, and lodging changed the physical landscape of the Dells. These images explore the relationship between the automobile and the tourist experience in the Dells.

Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Industrialization and Urbanization
Travel and Tourism
Automobile Culture
Creator: Reese, Ollie; Bennett, H. H.
Pub Data: Wisconsin Stories. Wisconsin Public Television.
Citation: "The Car Culture of Wisconsin Dells." Wisconsin Stories. Wisconsin Public Television. Online facsimile at:
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