Lake Delton, Wisconsin

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Lake Delton is a village located on the Wisconsin River in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,982. Lake Delton, along with the nearby Wisconsin Dells, is a resort area and a major center for tourism.

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History

The village of Lake Delton was originally named Norris for Edward Norris the surveyor of the village in 1850.[3] The Village changed its name to Delton, but changed again in 1926 to Mirror Lake to avoid a conflict with the Town of Delton in that area.[4] The name Lake Delton was taken after the construction of the Dell Creek dam creating a reservoir also known as Lake Delton. The village was incorporated in 1954.[5]

Tourism

Among the attractions at Lake Delton are the world's largest Trojan Horse (part of Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park)[6] as well as the world's largest (artificial) Pink Flamingo.[7] From 1952 to 2006, Lake Delton was home to The Wonder Spot.[8]

Geography

Lake Delton is located at 43°35′48″N 89°47′16″W / 43.59667°N 89.78778°W / 43.59667; -89.78778 (43.596757, -89.787646).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.4 km²), of which, 6.2 square miles (16.0 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (7.89%) is water.

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