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 Turkey Trot
Appleton,Eau Claire,Green Bay,La Crosse,Manitowoc,Marshfield,Oshkosh,Fond du Lac
The Turkey Trot offers two events – a five mile run and a two mile walk – to accommodate participants of all ages and abilities. Attendees enjoy the upbeat...
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...
Waterfront Restaurant & Tavern
he award-winning Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern is one of Wisconsin’s favorite dining experiences, featuring a menu rich in American classics with...
Courtyard by Marriott
Located on the Banks of the Mississippi River in the heart of historic Downtown, the Courtyard by Marriott La Crosse Hotel features a completely new, renovated...
4 Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas Restaurant
Located in the heart of historic La Crosse, across from Riverside Park, with views of the majestic upper Mississippi River, 4 Sisters Wine Bar and Tapas...
4th of July in Wisconsin
Things to Do
Wisconsin knows how to rock summer and our nation’s birthday calls for blow-out celebrations. So put on your red, white and blue and check out some of these...
7 Under the Radar Wedding Locations
Wisconsin is home to many perfect places to tie the knot. If you’re looking for an out of the ordinary place to say your “I dos,” check out these unique venues...
Wisconsin's Best Cheese Curds
Deep-fried cheese curds, difficult to find outside of Wisconsin, have been satisfying the craving of Wisconsinites and led out-of-staters on a hunt to try this...