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. Read on for information about Eau Claire hotels, local events, dining and more!
Sculpture Tour Eau Claire
May 25 - April 30
Sculpture Tour Eau Claire is an exciting exhibit of original sculptures displayed all year long throughout downtown Eau Claire. The 31 original abstract and...
Holiday Art Fair
November 13 - December 23
Functional pottery, warm winter scarves, beeswax candles, shiny, shiny jewelry, fine art, beautifully framed photography, metal sculptures, greeting cards, and...
Christmas Village in Irvine Park
November 26 - January 01
More than 100,000 Christmas lights turn the park into a Christmas Village. Life-size Christmas scenes replicate the Victorian era and the city's early history.
Children's Museum of Eau Claire
The museum offers five exciting exhibits designed to help children birth to 10 years old and their grownups learn through hands-on play. Come visit Bitty City,...
Chippewa Valley Museum
One of the best ways to discover the exciting and intertwining stories of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley is to visit Eau Claire’s nationally recognized Chippewa...
Action City Family Fun Center which has more than 100 of the most popular video and redemption games. It’s also home to fast paced attractions, including the...
Hampton Inn of Eau Claire
Relax in a Hampton Inn Eau Claire guest room—they all boast our clean and fresh Hampton bed. Accessible rooms have lowered amenities for your comfort. Stay...
Baymont Inn & Suites
Easy access to popular attractions. Newly renovated hotel in 2011. Free Wi-Fi internet access and free breakfast at the Baymont Breakfast Corner. Business...
GrandStay Residential Suites
Our all suite hotel offers a complimentary Gourmet Express Breakfast, Indoor Pool/Whirlpool, free Internet access and a fully equipped kitchen in every suite....
Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse is reminiscent of the classic supper clubs of the 1940’s and 1950’s where no one was a stranger. Johnny’s is not considered to be a...
Taverna Grill by Draganetti's is an Italian-American Sports Bar serving a casual menu with your favorite appetizers, burgers, Panini, Italian beef, flatbread...
Fair Hill Campgrounds
Nostalgic camping within walking distance to downtown Chippewa Falls, Irvine Park and Zoo, public pool, Leinenkugel's, the YMCA, and bike trails. This...
Operas and Orchestras in Wisconsin
Whether you’re looking for a tragedy or comedy, the classics or some rock renditions, Wisconsin’s operas and orchestras offer the perfect way to relax after a...
A Dozen Wisconsin Shops for Cupcakes
Other Specialty Foods
Filled, fruity, sweet, savory, nutty, creamy … when it comes to cupcakes, they come in so many different varieties, it’s impossible to describe them all! Stop...