Located at the junction of the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers, the city of Eau Claire (French for "clear water") was one of the state's busiest lumber towns in the 1800s; a center of thriving Woodland Indian culture and later an agricultural center. Several interesting local museums explore this varied heritage. Extensive bike trails along the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers offer breathtaking views to both walkers and cyclists in summer and snowmobilers in winter. Eau Claire is also an ideal home base for day trips to surrounding communities.
Top photo opportunities in Eau Claire are…
- Phoenix Park during the summer
- Top of Mount Simon
- Big Falls County Park in the autumn
Mark these events on your calendar...
- Country Jam
- Annual Silver Mine Invitational
- Sounds Like Summer Concert Series
Find fun here…
What would a trip to Eau Claire in the summer be without some time on the water? Float down the Chippewa River with hundreds of others during the hot summer days.
Where the locals go...
Try the Eau Claire Fire House for a perfect place to catch up with friends, watch the big game, and take in a local band. Or just down the street the Acoustic Café hosts a variety of musical and spoken word entertainment.