Riverside Museum

Located in Riverside Park, at the west end of State Street, Riverside Museum interprets La Crosse history, concentrating on the importance of the Mississippi Rivers to the area's growth and development. A video provides an overview to the area's history and introduces the museum displays. A photograph gallery documents the riverboat era, and one room is devoted to artifacts connected with the War Eagle, a riverboat which caught fire and sank in 1870.

Hours of Operation

10:30am-4pm; Weekends only in Sept & Oct. Will open for groups. Call ahead.


I-90, exit 3, hwy 53 South. Follow into downtown La Crosse. Right on State Street.

Runs Memorial Day through Labor Day

  • Yes

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes

History/Heritage Type

  • Native American Heritage
  • Wisconsin History