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.
Postcards from Hollywood
July 30 - August 02
Postcards from Hollywood, a musical journey that follows the victories and defeats, the comedy and the drama, of life on the silver screen. Postcards from...
August 07 - August 09
Celebrate Irish heritage in La Crosse! Festivities will include Irish dance shows, Irish market, cultural tent, wee folks area, tea garden, rides in a...
The Willis Clan is a family of amazing musicians, dancers, athletes, writers, and artists. A multi-talented family band comprising 12 brothers and sisters,...
The Root Note
the Root Note is an organic cafe that follows the rhythms of the harvest to create delicious crêpes (sweet and savory), salads, and soup. We serve...
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,...
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...
Schools To Get You Cooking
A century ago, cooking classes were more a matter of necessity than entertainment. Today, recipes, diets and cravings spin in other directions, and cooking...