Destination guide

Delight in the riverside landscape of Southwest Wisconsin

The area's entertainment and festivals are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Southwest Wisconsin. This city's water park, riverfront and shopping draw many visitors. Local cultural sights include Chazen Museum of Art and Wisconsin Historical Museum. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Southwest Wisconsin

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Southwest Wisconsin a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Christmas Mountain (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Ochsner Zoo (14.4 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Knuckleheads Bowling and Family Entertainment Center (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Canyon Creek Riding Stables (15.9 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Noah's Ark Waterpark (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Big Chief Go Karts (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Southwest Wisconsin

Travelers enjoy Southwest Wisconsin for its riverfront and lakeside setting. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Southwest Wisconsin is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pewit's Nest Gorge (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Mirror Lake State Park (13.8 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Dr. Evermor's Forevertron (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Devil's Lake State Park (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Devils Lake (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Rocky Arbor State Park (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Southwest Wisconsin

Fly into Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional), the closest airport, located 41.2 mi (66.2 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Wisconsin Dells Station, Portage Station and Tomah Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Southwest Wisconsin, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,770 vacation rentals around Southwest Wisconsin. From 262 cabin rentals to 740 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Southwest Wisconsin?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southwest Wisconsin. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Wisconsin Dells: 627 vacation rentals
  • The Galena Territory: 224 vacation rentals
  • Lake Geneva: 327 vacation rentals
  • Minnesota: 3,481 vacation rentals
  • Oshkosh: 277 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Southwest Wisconsin! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Southwest Wisconsin?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southwest Wisconsin:

  • Wisconsin Dells: 627 rentals
  • Lake Geneva: 327 rentals
  • Oshkosh: 277 rentals
  • Madison: 119 rentals
  • Wautoma: 66 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Southwest Wisconsin?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Southwest Wisconsin are:

  • Fond du Lac, WI (FLD-Fond du Lac County): 143 vacation rentals
  • Wittman Regional Airport (OSH): 257 vacation rentals
  • Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ): 127 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Southwest Wisconsin?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Southwest Wisconsin. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Devil's Lake State Park: 585 rentals
  • Tyrol Basin Ski & Snowboard Area: 93 rentals
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: 129 rentals
  • Eagle Ridge Resort: 294 rentals
  • Wisconsin Dells Water Parks at Chula Vista Resort: 54 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southwest Wisconsin listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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