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.
Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon
May 06 - May 08
Enjoy the fabulous scenery and must-see landmarks of the Coulee Region! This three-day celebration gives area residents and visitors from across the country an...
American folk singer/songwriter, Willy Porter is not only an esteemed guitarist and a songwriter, but also an incredible storyteller and a comedian whose...
May 13 - May 29
Billy Elliot is about a coal miner's son in northern England. With his father out on strike, the Elliot family is falling apart. Billy's life is forever...
Here at Red Lobster we’re passionate about serving our guests great seafood. It’s why we go the extra mile to bring you the best dining experience possible....
A locally owned downtown restaurant featuring great food and a nostalgic atmosphere. Truly an experience worth repeating.
Polito's Pizza - La Crosse
Home of the BIG slice. Their secret family recipe -- along with the best Italian meats and cheese available on the market -- goes into every one of their 30+...
Six Great Summer Art Fairs
Fairs & Festivals Events
Artists have been selling their works outdoors for thousands of years, and that tradition remains strong today. From a sparkling set of bejeweled earrings to a...
Escape to the Great River Road
Things to Do
A fabulous adventure awaits you on the Great River Road, Wisconsin’s national scenic byway. The road weaves its way 250 miles along the panoramic Mississippi...