ⓘ The Wonder Spot

                                     

ⓘ The Wonder Spot

The Wonder Spot was a tourist attraction located off US Route 12 in Lake Delton, Wisconsin from 1949 to 2006. A popular side trip for visitors to nearby Wisconsin Dells, the Wonder Spot was advertised as a place "where the laws of natural gravity seem to be repealed." Visitors walked down a ravine into a cabin, where seemingly no one could stand up straight, water flowed backwards, and chairs could be balanced on two legs. Guides attributed the effects to igneous rock formations, but in truth, the cabin was built perpendicular to a hillside, and the purported gravitational anomalies were merely optical illusions.

Louis Dauterman of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, opened a magical place in 1952, and bill Carney bought it in 1988. According to Carney, as many as 50.000 visitors come to the site every year in mid-1990-ies. However, when more complex theme and water parks in the area began to threaten his business, Carney has decided to sell land in the village of lake Delton in 2006 for $300.000. In the village it is planned to build a road near the ravine. At the time of its closure, I wonder spot was the oldest permitted attraction in the region is Wisconsin Dells. A few items from the wonder spot, such as a chair and can be used for bottling water, was transferred to the historical society of Wisconsin.