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“Stop on the Upper Dells boat tour”
Review of Witches Gulch

Witches Gulch
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Pittsburgh
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Stop on the Upper Dells boat tour”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We went in October, so the snack bar was closed (but restrooms were still open), and the walk was decorated with a Halloween theme. This was a stop on the Upper Dells boat tour, and it was an interesting walk back. Look down under the bridge, and stop during the walk and look up, to see very interesting rock formations. The tour guides did a nice job of explaining the history of how this niche was cleared out and made accessible. I felt it was too hurried - I could have spent more time looking at the rock formations - but the tour guide pressed us forward. Nice excursion and a chance to stretch your legs.

Visited October 2013
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Lincoln, Nebraska
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“The wildness of the Dell's”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Beautiful area! The rock formations are fascinating. Good for all ages and a must see if you visit the Dells. We went on the Upper Dell's boat tour and this was the highlight!

Visited October 2013
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Savannah, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fun walk and cute outpost”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We arrived at Witches Gulch by boat, walked the path to the little stop. It was a beautiful walk to make, We only got hot chocolate, which I must say was some of the best I have had in a long time. I would love to go back again.

Visited October 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
479 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
“Interesting sidetrip”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

We visited here as part of the Upper Dells boat tour. Rather disappointingly we were told at Tourist Info that the boat tour was the only way to visit the attraction. This is not true and clearly mislead in order to ensure they spend money on the boat trip.

Anyway, lies aside, Witches Gulch was pretty neat. It has a good safe walkway and is well signposted. The witches bathtub was particularly interesting as the water flow went from a gentle trickle to a roaring surge very quickly

When we visited (end Sept) preparations for Halloween were underway. I can imagine it being a fun place to visit then.

There is a small concession stand and some good photo opportunities.

Visited September 2013
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasures”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

One of the most fascinating places to visit along the Wisconsin river, near the Dells. The whole area is worth a boat trip that includes a stop at Witches Gulch and famous Stand Rock. Highly recommend the Dells Boat Tours which provided very informative historical information about the area laced with humor. The boat tour costs money but you can drive to Witches Gulch from the Dells and enter for free.

Visited September 2013
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