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...
Days Inn La Crosse Conference Center
The Days Inn Conference Center is a full service hotel consisting of 147 spacious and comfortable guestrooms, which includes four executive suites with...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...