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
Sunset Mississippi River Cruises
May 22 - October 17
Sunset Cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Mississippi Explorer departing from the St. Feriole Island river front. Enjoy a scenic sunset on the river...
Bald Eagle River Cruises
May 27 - October 18
Wildlife Mississippi River Cruise on the Mississippi Explorer departing from the St. Feriole river front. This two hour cruise will visit active bald eagle...
Prairie Villa Rendezvous
June 18 - June 21
Largest buckskinners and fur trade re-enactment in the Midwest. The annual Rendezvous includes a black powder shoot, primitive bow shoot, primitive cooking...
Cabela's - Prairie du Chien
Prairie Du Chien
One of just 8 Cabela's retail stores in the nation. Everything for the hunter, angler and outdoorsman. Hundred of trophy animals and an 8,000-gallon aquarium...