If you’re from the Midwest, you either love the Dells or you hate it. There are no feelings in between. You either like 50 holes of mini-golf, thirty different water parks, Paul Bunyan’s all-you-can-eat-breakfast, Tommy Bartlett’s Water Ski Show, cheap motels, cheaper campgrounds, duck
boats (drive on land and sea!), children running around everywhere barefoot/half naked while their parents lounge on a lawn chair on the side of the road drinking out of a tanning oil bottle that they’ve secretly filled with rum, or you don’t. It’s a tourist trap.
I HATE THE DELLS AND AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS IN THE SUMMER. However, if you take a ride on the Ducks I think you would see some beautiful scenery along the Wisconsin River.
Devils Lake is just south of Wisconsin Dells and is very nice and has a lot of rock climbing routes.
http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/Nort ... il_s_Lake/