Southwest Region

The Great River Road will take you on a 250 mile tour passing through 33 divine small towns. Get out of the car and jump on your bike to ride on the Elroy-Sparta State Trail that once was an active railroad track. Take to the river for a meal on the La Crosse Queen. There's a lot to explore in the Driftless region, so take your time to enjoy it all!

Featured Stories

Dig into some of our best stories about southwest Wisconsin. Inspire your next getaway with great ideas on local secrets, Great River Road adventures, biking trails and more!

Activities To Kickstart Your Adventure

Average Weather

The Driftless region of the state is packed full of small town charm, outdoor adventure and local cuisine.  Here's a taste of what the weather is like in the southwestern region to help get your Wisconsin vacation planning started!


High 83° F
Low 61° F


High 30° F
Low 11° F


High 60° F
Low 40° F


High 59° F
Low 48° F