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.

Explore Pepin

Fresh Art Fall Tour 10/04/2019 - 10/06/2019 Pepin - 1.4 miles away
Fresh Art Fall Tour 10/04/2019 - 10/06/2019 Pepin - 2.12 miles away
Laura Ingalls Wilder Days 9/14/2019 - 9/15/2019 Pepin - 2.33 miles away
Annual Independence Day Parade 7/04/2019 Stockholm - 7.76 miles away
Alma Swiss Heritage Days 7/26/2019 - 7/27/2019 Alma - 13.11 miles away
Blues on the Chippewa 8/02/2019 - 8/04/2019 Durand - 13.96 miles away
Music in the Park 6/26/2019 Durand - 14.29 miles away
Buffalo County Fair 8/01/2019 - 8/04/2019 Mondovi - 23.06 miles away

Average Weather

From soaking up the summer sun to hitting the trails after a fresh snowfall, Wisconsin has no shortage of activities for every season. Here's an idea of what the weather in this area is like to help get your 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

Pepin County Tourism