Classic steam paddle wheelers still ply the Mississippi’s waters in La Crosse; just a small part of this lovely city’s charm. Spreading from the edge of the river to the base of steep bluffs, La Crosse enjoys a glorious natural setting. The city’s Main Street ends at Grandad Bluff, which rises 570 feet above the city. The beautiful park atop the bluff offers a stunning view of three states: Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Downtown, Riverside Park provides a perfect vantage point for watching river traffic and for boarding one of the two paddle wheelers that offer sightseeing cruises. Yacht cruises and eco-tours on the river are also available. Enjoy unique shops, relaxing hotels, entertainment, museums, galleries, and award-winning restaurants in the city’s historic downtown.
Rotary Holiday Lights
November 27 - December 31
More than TWO MILLION lights illuminate La Crosse’s Riverside Park. Among the splendor is a 140- foot Christmas tree, and animated light displays fill the...
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
Sturtevant,Milwaukee,Wauwatosa,Hartland,Columbus,Portage,Mauston,Wisconsin Dells,Tomah,Sparta,La Crosse
December 04 - December 05
Entertainers on the U.S. train include Doc Walker and Kira Isabella. The goal of the Holiday Train is to collect food and money for local food banks and to...
Mistletoe, Music, and Mystery
December 10 - December 12
Adaptation by Anne Drecktrah and David Gardiner, part cabaret, part old time radio show.
Tickets for Pump House members are $15 in advance, $18 day of...
Wisconsin's Great River Road
Historic & national scenic byway that weaves for 250 miles along the banks of the mighty Mississippi, meandering along the base of bluffs, skirting...
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will forever be a spiritual destination for visitors from all over the world. The Shrine is nestled in on over 100 acres...
Art deco-style architecture from the 1930's, tiered booths, 34 foot curved bar. Building originally built in 1878. Perfect place to come for a date, a business...
Grounded Specialty Coffee
Stop in for coffee, stay for lunch. AM munchies, deli sandwiches, wraps, desserts, full array of espresso and specialty coffees.
Stop in and try one of our Famous Bloody Marys, enjoy live music weeknights, great jukebox and excellent service.
Best Western Plus Riverfront Hotel
Guests will enjoy waterfront, resort style accommodations with well-appointed guest rooms designed with ultimate comfort in mind featuring cable satellite...