Transforming the natural world for tourism in the Dells

Landscapes: Constructing a Natural Experience

To make natural beauty accessible to mass tourism, the natural world of the Dells had to be modified and regularized through the addition of walkways and handrails. These images explore the interplay of nature and tourism.

Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Industrialization and Urbanization
Travel and Tourism
Creator: Reese, Ollie; Bennett, H.H.
Pub Data: Wisconsin Stories. Wisconsin Public Television.
Citation: "Landscapes: Constructing a Natural Experience." Wisconsin Stories. Wisconsin Public Television; Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 5/23/2018