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Along the Mississippi, the village of Trempealeau is a lovely river town with a picturesque Main Street listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can watch river traffic lock-through at Lock & Dam #6. Perrot State Park, two miles northwest of Trempealeau, features 500-foot bluffs with panoramic views of the river valley. A bit further up-river, the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge includes a large prairie and miles of nature trails among the Mississippi backwaters that are perfect for bird watching.
Don't leave without tasting...
- A glass of wine at Elmaro Winery and Vineyard
- Walnut Balls at the Historic Trempealeau Hotel
- A Carp Omelette at Mrs. Sippy's River Town Bistro
Top photo opportunities are...
- On top of Brady's Bluff in Perrot State Park, you can see Trempealeau Mountain.
- Trempealeau Wildlife Refuge.
- Lock and Dam NO6 where pleasure craft and tow boats lock through to get up or down stream on the Mississippi River.
- Downtown Trempealeau where you can be next to the railroad tracks.
Mark these events on your calendar:
- Eckerbeiner Fun Run/Race
- Chefs Challenge
- Hipbreaker Bike Tour
- Elmaro Annual Wine Tasting
- Trempealeau Lions Catfish Days
Classic scenic drive.
The Village of Trempealeau is located on the Wisconsin Great River Road National Scenic Byway (HWY 35), Wisconsin's ONLY National Scenic Byway. We're in the middle of 250 scenic miles along the Mississippi River. The Great River Road was designated the Prettiest Drive-Ultimate Summer Road Trip in the United States by the Huffington Post readers in 2012.
Fishing? You’ll catch the big one if you...
Explore the Mississippi River or one of our lakes in the back waters. Tremplo Fishing Float is available for those who don't have their own boat. Walleye, northern, bass, perch, and bluegills are just a few of the species that can be found here. A couple of our businesses have fishing licenses, regulations and bait & tackle. At Lock and Dam NO6 and our lakes area, you can launch your boat at no cost. Join us in the winter time for great ice fishing.
Dining: Near Trempealeau