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...
GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel
We offer all the comforts of home including 3 floor plans to chose from and conveniently located on the east side of Madison. Fully equipped kitchens, direct...
Bentley-Wheeler Bed & Breakfast
The Bentley-Wheeler is a historic and award winning Bed & Breakfast. Guests have the option to stay in either the Main House (built in 1883 and completed in...
We offer spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens and signature amenities. We're committed to providing an atmosphere where you can feel free to live,...
Pickerman's Soup and Sandwiches
Pickerman's signature bread is baked fresh every day from a secret family recipe. Using the finest meats, savory cheeses and fresh vegetables. Offering...
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...
Bodega Brew Pub
Full service bar featuring 400 beers in a historic haunted building in the heart of historic downtown La Crosse. Great food menu with lunch & dinner specials,...
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...