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

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Southwest Wisconsin?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,617 vacation rentals near Southwest Wisconsin. From 238 Cabins to 727 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Southwest Wisconsin are on HomeAway.

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 HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Minnesota: 3,571 vacation rentals
  • Wisconsin Dells: 583 vacation rentals
  • Lake Geneva: 295 vacation rentals
  • Illinois: 2,714 vacation rentals
  • Galena: 283 vacation rentals

And HomeAway 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: 583 rentals
  • Lake Geneva: 295 rentals
  • Galena: 283 rentals
  • Madison: 102 rentals
  • Green Lake: 92 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:

  • Dane Co Regional Truax Field (MSN): 88 vacation rentals
  • Wittman Regional Airport (OSH): 263 vacation rentals
  • Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ): 120 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?

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

  • Devil's Lake State Park: 536 rentals
  • Christmas Mountain: 521 rentals
  • Mirror Lake State Park: 560 rentals
  • Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin Opry: 517 rentals
  • The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort: 351 rentals

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

Explore destinations around Southwest Wisconsin

Wisconsin Dells
583 vacation rentals
Lake Geneva
295 vacation rentals
Galena
283 vacation rentals
Madison
102 vacation rentals
Green Lake
92 vacation rentals
La Crosse
68 vacation rentals
Delavan Lake
225 vacation rentals
Oshkosh
279 vacation rentals
Lake Delton
515 vacation rentals
Waupaca
115 vacation rentals
Baraboo
548 vacation rentals
Dubuque
270 vacation rentals
Wautoma
70 vacation rentals
Twin Lakes
326 vacation rentals
Fontana-on-Geneva Lake
219 vacation rentals
Rockford
19 vacation rentals
Arkdale
117 vacation rentals
Appleton
111 vacation rentals
Spring Green
38 vacation rentals
Oconomowoc
69 vacation rentals