Pepin sits on the edge of a strikingly wide expanse of the Mississippi River known as Lake Pepin. A natural dam below the town created the “lake.” Pepin is famous for being the hometown of Little House in the Big Woods author Laura Ingalls Wilder who was born on a farm near here in 1867. The Wilder Museum honors the author’s legacy as well as the city’s history. A replica of the now-famous “little house” can be seen in a small wayside park north of Pepin on Cty. CC. Charter a sail boat, visit an art gallery or enjoy a meal at lakeside restaurant.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Days
September 12 - September 13
Parade is at 1:30 Sun. Contestants (girls ages 8 through 11) compete for the honor and recognition of being most closely identified with Laura Ingalls Wilder....
Flyway Film Festival
October 21 - October 25
The eighth annual Flyway Film Festival is held in Pepin, Stockholm, and Maiden Rock with additional dates to be announced in Red Wing, Minnesota. Over 50...
Smith Brothers Landing
Decorative Metalwork for your garden along with select perennials featuring Hosta, Lillies & Sedum can be all found at Smith Brothers Landing.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Wayside & Cabin
Reconstructed log cabin is a replica of the now-famous "Little House in the Big Woods"; paints a charming and historically-accurate picture of where Laura was...
Sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, pumpkins and other vegetables in season.
Top 25 Wisconsin Historical Sites
Things to Do
Here are 25 sturdy links between “then” and “now,” places that are worthy springboards for wonderful history lessons. Many well-preserved and significant...
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...