Prairie du Chien is the oldest European settlement on the Upper Mississippi River. Located just above the confluence of the Wisconsin River, this fertile prairie was a major gathering place for regional Indian tribes and for the fur traders who followed. Many epic frontier stories were played out here. Learn more at the Fort Crawford Museum and at the Villa Louis, one of ten properties operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Situated in the heart of the Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge, the area offers pristine hiking, boating, fishing and bird watching. Just south of the city, magnificent views of the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers can be enjoyed from the 500-foot bluffs of Wyalusing State Park.
Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce/Regional Tourism Center
Villa Louis Behind the Scenes
April 24 - April 25
See Villa Louis from top to bottom. These extended tours of the mansion will give visitors a glimpse into the life of a historic house museum and will...
Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen
In this hands-on cooking workshop for adults, participants take a culinary tour of the late 19th century through the preparation and consumption of a Victorian...
Audubon Great River Birding Trail
Prairie Du Chien
Following Wisconsin's Mississippi River shoreline, the Audubon/Great River Birding Trail offers birdwatchers vantage points from which to view eagles, hawks,...