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2020 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

Holmen | La Crescent | La Crosse | Onalaska | Town of Campbell | West Salem

A REASON FOR EVERY SEASON

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LA CROSSE CENTER

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Wisconsin’s only Convention Center on the Mississippi River Riverfront Views

KRIS SALZWEDEL ksalzwedel@lacrossecenter.com

Skywalk Access to Hotels & Parking

ELIZABETH POH epoh@lacrossecenter.com

300 Harborview Plaza | P.O. Box 1027 La Crosse, WI 54602

608.789.7400 www.lacrossecenter.com


CONTENTS 04

Welcome to La Crosse County

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Signature Sights

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Craft Beverage Trail

20 Shopping 26

SHARE THE GOOD VIEWS!

Places to Stay

33 Festivals 40

Arts & Culture

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Music

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Fishing

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Bicycling & Paddling

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Contributing photographers Kyle Herlitzke, Bob Good Photography Studios, Dylan Overhouse

52 History

Contributing writers Anastasia Penchi, Sara Walters

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Art direction / Graphic design Cody Bartz

Sports

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Relocating Resources

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City Maps

The official Explore La Crosse Visitors Guide is published annually by the La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this guide. The LCCVB assumes no responsibility for errors, changes, or omissions. For corrections or inclusion in the next issue, contact the LCCVB at (608) 782-2366. If you are interested in having your ad placed in future publications, please call the LCCVB at 1-800-658-9424. Visit us at our website: explorelacrosse.com. Reproduction of material used in this publication requires the written consent of the La Crosse County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Š 2020 La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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Welcome to the

LA CROSSE REGION

Start EXPLORING OUR COMMUNITIES: Holmen | La Crescent | La Crosse | Onalaska | Town of Campbell | West Salem Family fun, festivals, shopping, great food, and a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities: the La Crosse Region has it all. From cozy Bed and Breakfasts to luxury suites, we offer a wide variety of lodging to suit your needs. Dine at one of the locally owned riverside eateries or downtown restaurants. End your night with live music, theatre, performances, or a cruise on an authentic paddlewheeler down the Mississippi River. Get outdoors and explore miles of

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trails that offer activities all year round - hike, bike, cross country ski, or snowmobile. Load up the canoe or kayak and enjoy scenic paddling in the backwaters of the Mississippi River. The River and its backwaters offer world class fishing with over 119 species of fish plus plenty of opportunities for recreational boating if you're out for a cruise or up for some water skiing. Whether you're looking for a vacation or just a long weekend, the La Crosse Region offers something for everyone. Welcome to the La Crosse Region!


photo / Dylan Overhouse

Getting HERE Miles and drive time to the La Crosse Region Appleton, WI

Duluth, MN

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

169 miles

238 miles

160 miles

3 hours

4 hours 15 min

2 hours 30 min

Chicago, IL

Madison, WI

Quad Cities

275 miles

130 miles

188 miles

4 hours

2 hours 15 min

3 hours 35 min

Des Moines, IA

Milwaukee, WI

272 miles

204 miles

4 hours

3 hours

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1. G randad Blu ff

2 . Nat ional Wildlif e Ref uge

3 . Sunny the Sun fish

Signature

SIGHTS ive 5. Apple Blos som Dr

River Road 4. Wiscon sin Great

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7. Wiscons in St at e Bik e Tr ails

8. Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe


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Grandad Bluff Grandad Bluff has become a destination point for thousands and a symbol of the beautiful Coulee Region. The 600-ft high bluff overlooks the city of La Crosse. The view of the Mississippi River Valley includes the three states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Wisconsin Trails magazine readers voted this “the most scenic view in the state”. The park features a shelter house, coinoperated binoculars, picnic areas and is the site of the annual Skyrocker`s New Year`s Eve Fireworks Show.

Sunny the Sunfish A quick drive north of downtown Onalaska along the Great River Road (Hwy 35) takes you to the Sunny the Sunfish sculpture and a scenic overlook perched above Lake Onalaska. Take a quick picture with Sunny and then soak in the multifaceted hues over Lake Onalaska.

Apple Blossom Scenic Drive Starting in late May, plan to bike or drive the 17-mile scenic Apple Blossom Drive to experience the natural beauty of blossoming apple trees. Take the bluff-top roads that overlook the Mississippi River and descend into the Pine Creek Valley for your return trip back to La Crescent, Minnesota. Trees are blossoming throughout spring and summer, but as you drive or bike in the fall, plan to stop and pick fresh apples, taste the local apple cider, and purchase your fall pumpkins. Winter is also an opportune time to visit the area, experience perfect snowy landscapes, and snap photos of the migratory birds of the river valley.

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The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge has a Visitor Center on Brice Prairie with many displays and exhibits, a bookstore, and over two miles of trails through a renovated sand prairie. The Refuge is 261 miles long, the longest in the nation and one of the most visited. The Refuge has 96 miles of marked canoe trails, including the Lake Onalaska Canoe Trail starting at Lytle’s Landing on Brice Prairie and traveling through the backwaters to Lake Onalaska.

Wisconsin Great River Road - National Scenic Byway Up for a road trip? Enjoy beautiful scenery, access to excellent hiking, fishing, scenic overlooks, and of course the picturesque Mississippi River along the Wisconsin Great River Road - National Scenic Byway. U.S. Highway 35 covers 250 miles in the state of Wisconsin, from Prescott in the north to Kieler in the south.

McGilvray 7 Bridges Road & the Van Loon State Wildlife Area The historic McGilvray “7 Bridges” Road trail is located in the Van Loon State Wildlife Area in Northwestern La Crosse County. The trail is 1.8 miles in length. It was formerly a County Road and contains a unique combination of five rare bowstring arch truss bridges and one low truss bridge which was adopted from Pierce County. The seventh bridge was dismantled in 1954. The Van Loon Wildlife area is a globally significant floodplain forest which is notable for its wide variety of wildlife. It is listed under Wisconsin Important Bird Areas and is a great trail to snowshoe or cross country ski.

Wisconsin State Bike Trails Four railbed trails spanning nearly 101 miles from Reedsburg, WI, to Marshland, WI offer some of the best hiking and biking in the region. The trails take you through marshes and valleys, along rivers, and offer access to several communities, parks, and recreation areas, including Perrot State Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park, and the La Crosse River Prairies State Natural Area. In the winter, the trails are occupied by those looking to cross country ski, snowshoe, hike or snowmobile.

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Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will forever be a spiritual destination for visitors from all over the world. The Shrine is nestled on over 100 acres of God’s Country in the Mississippi River Valley. In addition to the many beautiful chapels, statues, gardens, and devotional areas, the Shrine has a full service café and gift shop open daily.

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BREWERIES 608 Brewing Co.

83 Copeland Ave, La Crosse, WI

Turtle Stack Brewery

125 2nd St S, La Crosse, WI

Pearl Street Brewery

1401 St Andrew St, La Crosse, WI

Skeleton Crew Brew

570 Theater Rd, Onalaska, WI

WINERIES Garvin Heights Vineyard

2255 Garvin Heights Rd, Winona, MN

Elmaro Vineyard

N14756 Delaney Rd, Trempealeau, WI

Tenba Ridge Winery

N27587 Joe Coulee Rd, Blair, WI

Brambleberry Winery

N3684 Claire Rd, Taylor, WI

Riverview Vineyard & Winery

32882 Cty Hwy 1, La Crescent, MN

DnA Vintners

1223 Caledonia St, La Crosse, WI

the Coulee Region EXPERIENCE

Branches Winery

crafted in every sip as you discover the individual styles expressed at 13 of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best breweries, wineries and distilleries located on the Craft Beverage Trail. Set out on your adventure by visiting each of the locations, stamping the map at each and returning (or mailing) the completed, stamped map to Explore La Crosse to enter into a drawing for a spectacular Beer, Wine and Cheese Festival vacation! The 2020 prize includes lodging at the Radisson.

E6796 Old Line Rd, Westby, WI

Lost Island Wine

570 Theater Rd, Onalaska, WI

DISTILLERY La Crosse Distilling Co. 129 Vine St, La Crosse, WI

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Visit any of the locations to pick up your map and start exploring.


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Head to the Blue Moon in Onalaska for a beautiful view of Lake Onalaska and enjoy a hearty breakfast to start off your day. When you’re full, head directly across HWY 35 to snap a selfie with Sunny the Sunfish and get a closer view of Lake Onalaska.

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10:00 AM

Wisconsin is all about the cheese. Make Le Coulee Cheese Castle in West Salem your next stop after you grab your morning coffee at Oma Cafe. Home to over 50 varieties of Wisconsin Cheese, Sausage, and gifts – it’s the perfect place to grab an edible souvenir to take home.

Fill your day with a

NOON

The new Swing Bridge Pub located right across the river in La Crescent, MN is the perfect stop for lunch. Of course they offer classic beer-battered Wisconsin cheese curds in addition to a variety of salads and sandwiches.

1:30 PM

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Time to head to Holmen to check out the Holmen Locker & Meat Market. Shop local for fresh cuts of meat and jerky, cheeses, microbrewed beers, wines, specialty foods, gift baskets and house wares. They offer over 200 different varieties of domestic and imported wines and over 130 microbrews from local Wisconsin breweries at their boutique wine bar.


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Fayzeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant and Bakery is located in the heart of Historic Downtown La Crosse. This classic family restaurant has the little things that make it unique, be sure to try their trademark Talame roll, which can also be found in restaurants and stores all over the area.

4:30 PM

Catch a flight at 608 Brewing Company. From craft beer enthusiasts to beer drinking newbies and everyone in between, 608 Brewing Company welcomes you with open arms. Try out several of the locally-crafted brews with a flight, buy a pint, or take a growler of your favorite home with you!

of the La Crosse Region 6:00 PM

Three Rivers Lodge provides gorgeous Mississippi River views. Relax while you dine on dynamic flavors you won't find anywhere else. The menu boasts of pure and fresh ingredients with a variety of American cuisines. Located downtown, Three Rivers Lodge offers a warm, relaxed atmosphere that reflects a comfortable approach to dining.

8:00 PM

Time for some after dinner fun! Head over to French Island and check out Shenanigans Family & Entertainment Center. Who said the kids should have all of the fun? Laser tag, arcade games and a full food and drink menu make for a great way to end the night. Adult Night starts at 9 p.m. and ends at midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Enjoy drink specials while you play!

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FOOD & DRINK Alpine Inn W5717 Bliss Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-8470 | alpineinnlacrosse.net Ardie's Lang Drive Restaurant 400 Lang Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-2242 | ardieslacrosse.com Bean Juice 1014 19th St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-8487 | beanjuicecoffee.com Berg Hemker Olson American Legion Post 51 148 Leonard St. S. | West Salem, WI (608) 786-0051 | westsalempost51.org Big Al's Pizza La Crosse 115 3rd St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-7550 | bigalspizzalacrosse.com Big Boar BBQ 510 Commerce St. | West Salem, WI (608) 612-0387 | bigboarsmokers.com Blue Moon 716 2nd Ave. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-6800 | bluemoononalaska.com Bodega Brew Pub, Inc. 122 S. 4th St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-0677 | bodegabrewpublax.com Borgens Café 109 S. Main St. | Westby, WI (608) 634-4003 | borgenscafe.com Burger Fusion Company 200 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 881-6398 | burgerfusioncompany.com Burger Fusion is a locally owned and operated concept restaurant that was created to elevate the burger dining experience, specializing in gourmet smash burgers, signature grilled cheese sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches, and smoked chicken wings. Every dish is made-to-order, and the unique menu features fresh regional and local ingredients along with craft beers, wines and cocktails. Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Café 222 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 796-2277 | buzzardbillys.com Crooked Pint Ale House 9348 St. Hwy 16 | Onalaska, WI (608) 615-1090 | crookedpint.com Culina Mariana 5250 Justin Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-8400 | guadalupeshrine.org

Culver's of La Crosse 4101 Mormon Coulee Court | La Crosse, WI (608) 787-5050 culvers.com/restaurants/la-crosse David Reay's Modern Diner + Tavern 214 Main St. | Onalaska, WI (608) 519-9203 | davidreays.com Diggers Sting 122 Third St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-3796 | diggerssting.com Dim Sum Tea Shop 221 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 738-1221 | dimsumteashop.com Drugan's Castle Mound W7665 Sylvester Rd. | Holmen, WI (608) 526-4144 | drugans.com Dublin Square Irish Pub & Eatery 103 3rd St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-2509 | dublinsquarepub.com Famous Dave's 3055 HWY 16 | La Crosse, WI (608) 779-4100 | famousdaves.com Fat Porcupine Noodle Bar 127 4th St. S | La Crosse, WI (608) 797-8372 | fatporcupine.com Fayze's Restaurant & Bakery 135 S. 4th St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9548 | fayzes.com Features Sports Bar & Grill West Salem W1425 HWY 16 | West Salem, WI (608) 786-9000 | featuressportsbar.com Festival Foods 2500 State Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-8877 | festfoods.com 30 Copeland Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-1000 | festfoods.com 1260 Crossing Meadows Dr. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-2272 | festfoods.com 123 Hale Dr. | Holmen, WI (608) 526-3339 | festfoods.com Freight House Restaurant 107 Vine St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-6211 | freighthouserestaurant.com Holmen American Legion Post 284 419 1st Ave W. | Holmen, WI (608) 526-4444 | holmenpost248.org Houghton's Jackson Street Pub 1002 Jackson St | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9770 | houghtonslacrosse.com Howie's on La Crosse 1128 La Crosse St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 789-7400 | howiesonlacrosse.com HuHot Mongolian Grill 3800 HWY 16 | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-2636 | huhot.com

Culver's of Onalaska 9422 State Hwy 16 | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-6777

IL Luigi Italian Cuisine 235 Sand Lake Rd | Onalaska, WI (608) 519-3550 | illuigiitaliancuisine.com

835 Oak Ave. S. | Onalaska, WI (608)781-7130 culvers.com/restaurants/onalaska

Las Margaritas 115 5th Ave South | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-0680 | lasmargaritaslax.com

Culver’s provides guests with high quality, cooked-to-order food made with farm fresh ingredients, served with a smile! Signature items include the award-winning ButterBurger® and Fresh Frozen Custard.

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Le Chateau French Restaurant 410 Cass St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-6498 | lechateaulacrosse.com

Le Coulee Cheese Castle 112 Leonard St. S. | West Salem, WI (608) 786-2811 | lecouleecheese.com Since 1981, Le Coulee Cheese Castle has been proud to sell award winning Wisconsin cheese, Wisconsin sausage, specialty foods, and many unique gift items. Cheese boxes make great gifts and can be sent anywhere in the United States, weather permitting. In addition, they serve 8 flavors of hand dipped ice cream daily. They welcome your visit and look forward to you discovering our small shop with the large selection! Lindy's Subs of La Crosse 221 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-7200 | lindyssubsandsalads.com 225 Sand Lake Rd. | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-SUBS | lindyssubsandsalads.com Lovechild 300 Third St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 433-2234 | lovechildrestaurant.com McDonald's 1140 George St. W. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-0336 | mcourtesy.com 2810 Losey Blvd. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-3260 | mcourtesy.com 9398 HWY 16 | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-7274 | mcourtesy.com 3924 Circle Dr. | Holmen, WI (608) 781-2558 | mcourtesy.com Monarch Public House 19 N. Main | Fountain City, WI (608) 687-4231 | monarchpublichouse.com Moxie's Pub 1835 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-7070 | moxieslax.com Neuie's Vogue Bar & Grill 1820 George St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-3860 | neuiesvoguebarandgrill.com Oma Cafe 234 Leonard St. N. | West Salem, WI (608) 612-0600 | omajava.com Onalaska American Legion Post 336 731 Sand Lake Rd. | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-3300 | onalaskapost336.org People's Food Cooperative 315 5th Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-5798 | pfc.coop Pettibone Boat Club 600 S. Pettibone Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-7743 facebook.com/pettiboneboatclub Pickerman's Soup & Sandwiches 327 Jay St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-7087 | pickermans.com Piggy's Restaurant & Blues Lounge 501 Front St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-4877 | piggys.com Pizza Corral 1505 S. Holmen Dr. | Holmen, WI (608) 526-3660 | pizzacorral.com Pizza Doctors 624 King St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-0450 | pizzadoctors.net


Pleasoning Gourmet Seasoning 2109 Ward Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 787-1030 | pleasoning.com Come to the Outlet Store to taste the 36 different seasoning blends. Recommended by Doctors and Dietitians for those who need to watch their sodium. A family owned business located in La Crosse since 1952! Open Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. Pogreba Restaurant 1232 Avon St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 789-2386 | pogrebarestaurant.com Red Pines Bar & Grill W7305 Cty Rd. Z | Onalaska, WI (608) 779-2800 | redpinesbarandgrill.com River Rats 1311 La Crescent Pl. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-7287 | riverratslacrosse.com Rudy's Drive-In (Seasonal) 1004 La Crosse St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-2200 | rudysdrivein.com Schmidty's 3119 State Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-5110 | schmidtys.com Senor Villa La Crosse 325 West Ave N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 881-6900 | senorvilla.com Senor Villa Onalaska 425 2nd Ave S. | Onalaska, WI (608) 519-9588 | senorvilla.com Shenanigans 2100 Dawson Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 783-3333 | shenanigansfun.com Sloopy's Alma Mater 163 Copeland Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-0245 | facebook.com/sloopyslax State Room 128 3rd St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-7666 | facebook.com/stateroomlax

Subway 510 Gillette St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-2774 | subway.com Sullivan's Supper Club W25709 Sullivan Rd. | Trempealeau, WI (608) 534-7775 | sullivanssupperclub.com Swing Bridge Pub 595 Veterans Pkwy Suite 200 | La Crescent, MN (507) 895-1110 | swingbridgepub.com The Bistro 500 Front St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-1000 | marriott.com The Breakfast Club & Pub 214 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-0050 | breakfastclub-pub.com The Crow 100 3rd St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-5400 | thecrowlacrosse.com The Pearl Ice Cream Parlor 207 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 385-3109 | pearlicecream.com The Twisted Moose 128 3rd St South. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-9192 | thetwistedmoose.com The Waterfront Restaurant & Tavern 328 Front St. S., Suite 100 | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-5400 | thewaterfrontlacrosse.com Top Shots 137 S. 4th St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-6622 | topshotspool.com Uno Venti 120 King St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 881-6609 | unoventi.com Unwine'd Wine Bar 201 Main St. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-2626 | unwinedwi.com Woodman's Food Market 9515 Wisconsin Hwy 16 | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-2233 | woodmans-food.com/onalaska

CRAFT BEER, WINE & SPIRITS 608 Brewing Company 83 Copeland Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-9686 | 608brewingcompany.com Brambleberry Winery N3684 Claire Rd. | Taylor, WI (608) 525-8001 | brambleberrywinery.com Branches Winery E6796 Old Line Rd. | Westby, WI (608) 634-9463 | brancheswinery.com DNA Vintners 1223 Caledonia St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 498-0582 | dnavintners.com Elmaro Vineyard N14756 Delaney Rd. | Trempealeau, WI (608) 534-6456 | elmarovineyard.com Garvin Heights Vineyards 2255 Garvin Heights Rd. | Winona, MN (507) 474-9463 | ghvwine.com La Crosse Distilling Co. 129 Vine St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 881-8800 | lacrossedistilling.com Lost Island Wine/Skeleton Crew Brew 570 Theater Rd. Ste. 100 | Onalaska, WI (715) 570-9463 | lostislandwine.com Pearl Street Brewery 1401 Saint Andrew St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-4832 | pearlstreetbrewery.com River View Vineyard & Winery 32882 County Rd 1 | La Crescent, MN (608) 385-1209 | riverviewwinery.com Tenba Ridge Winery, LLC N27587 Joe Coulee Rd. | Blair, WI (608) 525-2413 | tenbaridgewinery.net Turtle Stack Brewery 125 S. 2nd St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-2284 | turtlestackbrewery.com

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Downtown La Crosse, WI 315 5th Avenue South 608-784-5798 www.pfc.coop

g n i t s a T Room & p o h S Gift GOOD FOR BOGO FREE PINT

Limit 1 Offer Per Person. No copies or duplicates accepted. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 12/31/20

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS BREWERY TOURS FRI & SAT

BREWERY TOURS

in the store... made-from-scratch deli soups and sandwiches • vegetarian and gluten-free options • in-house bakery • fresh and organic produce • full-service meat and seafood • coffee and tea bar • specialty cheeses • cosmetics • bodycare • vitamins • gifts and flowers • wine, beer & spirits • local food and favorites

and more! Anyone can shop, everyone is welcome! Open daily • 7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Fri 5:00 and 6:00, Sat 1:00-4:00

TASTING ROOM HOURS Tues-Thurs 4:00-8:00, Fri 3:00-10:00 Sat NOON-7:00, Sun NOON-4:00

DOWNLOAD THE PEARL STREET BREWERY APP!

1401 SAINT ANDREW STREET LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN • 608.784.4832 WWW.PEARLSTREETBREWERY.COM

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OPEN 7 NIGHTS A WEEK

freighthouserestaurant.com

Great bar with a fireplace; some of the region’s best musicians appear every Friday and Saturday night. Truly a fun and fabulous place. The FreightHouse Restaurant is “A Must Visit when in La Crosse.” A National Historic Site, it is the area’s premier steak and seafood restaurant. Also offers daily fresh fish specials, impressive salad bar and extensive wine list. The FreightHouse is known for its slow-roasted prime rib, handcuts of naturally-aged prime beef charbroiled to your order, chicken and steak teriyaki, seafood, fresh fish and plentiful vegetarian platter and salad bar. Dedicated staff.

107 Vine Street | La Crosse, Wisconsin | 608-784-6211

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Join Us.. ~ Live Music ~ Tiki Bar ~ Great Food

AWARD-WINNING PUB FARE

28 TAPS DAILY SPECIALS

~ Transient Docking ~ Amazing Views 608-784-4483

HAPPY HOURS DAILY

OUTDOOR SEATING VIDEO ARCADE GAME ROOM

Tues-Thurs 4pm-8pm Fri– Sat 4pm-9pm

Happy Hour Tues-Fri 4pm-6pm ~ Daily Fish Features ~ Featuring Prime Rib Fri & Sat ~ Craft Cocktails ~ 16 Draft Beers

608-615-1090

9348 WI-16 • Onalaska • crookedpint.com

Welcome, sit down & stay a while! www.pogrebarestaurant.com 608-789-2386

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OUR COMMUNITIES

Holmen

Home to the annual Kornfest Festival, and situated at the western foot of La Crosse County’s beautiful bluffs, the village boasts a strong business community, an exceptional school system, and a series of parks, trails and comforts that make our community a special place to call home. Lace up your hiking boots for a walk through the Van Loon Wildlife Area or the historic McGilvray “Seven Bridges” Road, or hit the links at Drugan's Castle Mound. Holmen has much to offer. HolmenWi.com

Did somebody say pizza?!

Holmen Kornfest / August 14-16, 2020

Hit the links! Drugan's Castle Mound

Pack a Picnic!

Though they are most definitely famous for their delicious pizza offerings, the Pizza Corral offers more than that. Broasted chicken, lunch offerings, and a noon buffet are all popular options. Dine in, carry out, and delivery - one way or another, you've got yourself a tasty option!

Grab your clubs and try out this 18 hole, 71 par course. When you're finished, head to the clubhouse where you can relax with cool drinks and great food. They also offer a full service restaurant - try out the Friday night fish and pair it with a Wisconsin classic: Brandy Old Fashioned.

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Bring the whole family to enjoy this annual festival each August. Of course there's corn, but there's also a parade, car show, and carnival rides for the kiddos. Facebook.com/Kornfest

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head to Halfway Creek Park for the Summer Concert Series held each Sunday evening, June through September.


La Crescent

Dubbed the “Apple Capital of Minnesota”, and for good reason! Visit late summer through the fall to find the apple season harvest in full swing. Beautiful bluffs and the mighty Mississippi River dominate the landscape, providing breathtaking views and a thriving wildlife population. The apple orchards and fall colors are not to be missed. cityoflacrescent-mn.gov

Scenic Biking - Apple Blossom Loop

This popular bike route is a 35 mile scenic loop out from La Crosse through Minnesota's apple orchards, with one fairly gradual climb, great views over the Mississippi, and a sweeping descent into La Crescent. See the route! bicycle-lacrosse.com

Applefest / September 17-20, 2020

La Crescent’s annual festival boasts delicious apples from area orchards. Sunday's King Apple Parade is a family favorite! applefestusa.com

Best Western Plus at La Crescent Event Center

Best Western Plus at La Crescent Event Center is located in the heart of La Crescent, MN and is within walking distance to downtown shopping and services. A short drive over the river bridge and you'll find yourself in the heart of Downtown La Crosse. bestwestern.com

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SHOPPING Take a Piece of Our Region Home With You The La Crosse Region has a large shopping district and is surrounded by many more stores and restaurants. If you prefer to support independent, local businesses, you will find the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest specialty shops, not to mention you'll find one of the largest antique malls in the state located in historic downtown La Crosse.

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La Crosse

Onalaska

Campbell

West Salem

Holmen

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Sprucing up your wardrobe? Downtown La Crosse offers a selection of clothing shops for all tastes. Need a new flannel for those cold Wisconsin winters? Try Duluth Trading Co. in the historic Doerflinger Building. Into the latest trends? Try Touch of Class Shopping for a unique gift. Focusing on sustainable and local? Stop by Full Circle Supply or Drift Mercantile. If you need to accessorize, you’ll find excellent options at Crescent Jewelers, Designing Jewelers, and more. Main Street in Onalaska is home to prime hair and skin care shopping. Find all of your favorite salon-quality products for purchase at Sue Kolve’s Salon & Day Spa. Shopping for someone else? Give the gift of relaxation with a gift card for massage, skin treatment, and more. Looking for clothes? Head just down the road to Mainstream Boutique and find the latest fashions. Although not a traditional downtown, the Town of Campbell’s shopping goes with the flow—much like that of the Mississippi River. Island Outdoors has all the gear you need to enjoy this water-focused community. Another must stop is the new AmeriDown showcasing fabulous linens and décor for your home, featuring pillows and comforters manufactured right here in Campbell! The surrounding Coulee Region’s bluffs and valleys provide for some of the most scenic areas that set the stage for exceptional opportunities for recreation, including boating, fishing, camping and picnicking. Grab Wisconsin cheese curds at Le Coulee Cheese Castle and don’t miss Friday Fish Fry’s at the Berg Hemker Olson American Legion Post 51. With a brand new Festival Foods grocery store and the popular Holmen Locker & Meat Market, Holmen is the place to shop for your favorite eats. Both of these community staples offer delicious deli items and snacks. Want to let your stomach lead you? Holmen Square, the always-buzzing shopping area, is a great place to start. Southwind apples are grown on the choice hillsides of a broad deep valley nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River. Shop in the fall when apple and pumpkin season are in full swing. River View Vineyards & Winery offer more local treats. New accommodations downtown and on the river banks make La Crescent a must stop for all.

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SHOPPING Antique Center of La Crosse 110 3rd St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-6533 | antiquecenteroflacrosse.com AmeriDown Factory Outlet 301 Sky Harbor Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 783-6646 ameridown-factory-outlet-bedding-store.business. site

Mainstream Boutique 1125 Main St., Suite 180 | Onalaska, WI (608) 519-5522 onalaska.mainstreamboutique.com Nelson Flag & Display 2501 South Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-2990 | nelsonflag.com New Look Brow Boutique 700 3rd St North | La Crosse, WI (608) 209-1449 | newlookbrowboutique.com Old Country Cheese S510 County Rd. D | Cashton, WI (608) 654-5411 | oldcountrycheese.com

ArtPOP & Twinkle & Twine Design 1514 Market Street | La Crosse, WI (608) 317-1924 | artpoponmarket.com

Olive Juice Quilts 1258 Cty. Rd. PH | Onalaska, WI (608) 782-3257 | olivejuicequilts.com

Caledonia Street Antique Mall 1215 Caledonia St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-8443 | explorelacrosse.com/project/ caledonia-street-antique-mall

Pischke Motors 434 4th St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 791-3013 | pischke.com

Cannabiz Depot 200 4th Street S | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-3910 | mycannabizdepot.com Crescent Jewelers 429 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9275 | crescent-jewelers.com

Pleasoning Gourmet Seasonings 2109 Ward Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 787-1030 | pleasoning.com Plesha Photo Arts 929 King St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-1150 | pleshaphotoarts.com

Designing Jewelers 314 4th St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-4499 | designingjewelers.com

Practically Posh 2815 Losey Blvd S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-8200 facebook.com/practicallyposhlacrosse

Dregne's Scandinavian Gifts 100 S. Main St. | Westby, WI (608) 634-4414 | dregnesscandinavian.gift

Southwind Orchards 45440 Cty. Rd. 12 | Dakota, MN (507) 643-6255 | southwindorchards.com

Duluth Trading Company 400 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 790-9374 | duluthtrading.com

SSE Music, Inc. 2609 George St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-2850 | ssemusic.com

Finnottes Nut & Chocolate Shop 417 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-3184 | finnottes.com

Sweet Shop 1113 Caledonia St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-7724 facebook.com/thesweetshoplax

Full Circle Supply 531 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 473-5212 | fullcirclesupplylax.com Gasoline Alley Toys & Antiques 110 3rd Ave. S. | Onalaska, WI (608) 519-2151 | gasolinealleytoys.com Great Big Outlet 2815 Losey Blvd S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 796-0265 | greatbigoutlet.com Great River Popcorn & Ice Cream 510 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-1930 | greatriverpopcorn.com Handmade Natural Beauty Boutique 200 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-SOAP (7627) | naturalbeautysoaps.net Holmen Locker & Meat Market 412 Cty Rd. HD. | Holmen, WI | (608) 526-3112 holmenlockerandmeatmarket.com Jackson Plaza Shopping Center 1800 Jackson St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 386-4537 | jacksonplaza.com Janusheske Antiques 14911 Hwy 27 | Sparta, WI | (608) 269-6253 Kwik Trip Stores County-wide | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-8988 | kwiktrip.com La Crosse Area Harley Davidson 1116 Oak Forest Dr. | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-6112 | lacrosseharley.com

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The Second Showing 1400 West Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-1220 facebook.com/the-second-showing TJ'S Cheddarheads Gift Gallery 215 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-8899 | cheddarheads.com Touch of Class 312 Main St. | La Crosse, W (877) 784-2630 | touchofclasslacrosse.com Treehouse Gifts 9546 E 16 Frontage Rd. | Onalaska, WI (608) 433-7896 | treehousegift.com Valley View Mall 3800 HWY 16 | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-4700 | myvalleyview.com Westby Cooperative Creamery 615 N. Main St. | Westby, WI (608) 634-3181 | westbycreamery.com Willow Boutique 309 Pearl Street | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-1001 | shopwillowlax.com

Treasures On Main Resale and Antiques 722 Main St. | La Crosse, WI | (608) 785-0234 117 S. Main | Westby, WI | (608) 634-4474 treasuresonmain.net Two stores, both located in century old historic buildings spanning three massive floors selling quality modern, antique and reclaimed furniture and housewares all creatively displayed to inspire our customers' unique style. Our country cupboards are stocked with sweet collectables, Grandpa's tobacco tins, tools and scales. Our cubbies are filled with old utensils, jars of thread, notions and old bottles. Our country tables are set with Grandma's old bowls, pottery and enamel cookware. Out the back door to our garden area, you will find outdoor furniture, water features, rusty garden dĂŠcor, and plants.


ALL OUR BEST-SELLERS FOR MEN AND WOMEN IN A HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOCATION

For decades the old Doerflinger’s department store was the the go-to shopping destination for the hardworking folks of La Crosse. We couldn’t be more pleased to bring Doerflinger’s legacy back – with a hardworking twist of our own. Shop our innovative and problem-solving men’s and women’s clothing plus the ingenious tools, organizers, apothecary and useful specialty gear you need to get the job done.

DULUTHTRADING.COM/STORES • 608-790-9374

400 Main St. La Crosse, WI 54601

BERNINA & Baby Lock Sewing Machines Over 4,000 Bolts of Fabric Notions • Books • Patterns Classes • Longarm Quilting All Model Machine Repair

1258 County Rd PH | Onalaska, WI 54650 (608) 782-3257 | www.olivejuicequilts.com

mon - sat 10-5 | thurs 10-8 | Closed Sundays

15th & Market a unique shopping and art experience

1514 & 1516 Market Street, La Crosse handmade goods . curated gifts . art classes

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Experience charming gift and specialty shops, cozy cafes, and award winning restaurants. Enjoy museums, arts, entertainment, outdoor adventure and tours of our historic downtown district all on the Mighty Mississippi!

SHOP . EAT . PLAY . STAY . LIVE

Live Mighty

WWW.LACROSSE DOWNTOWN.COM

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Three floors of hands-on exhibits for ages 1-10 with adults

parties & rentals

FUN shop

special events

FunMuseum.org 207 5th Ave S La Crosse WI 608 • 784 • 2652

Facebook.com/FunMuseum

Vintage Arcade

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203 4th Street S. Downtown La Crosse Between Fayze’s and Cabin Coffee

300 4th Street S. Downtown La Crosse Corner of 4th and Jay

300 4th Street S. Downtown La Crosse Corner of 4th and Jay

(608) 571-ROOM

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Places to STAY

Quality Inn

1830 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI | (608) 781-1400 qualityinn.com | 84 Rooms | Price Range $60-$160

Just off I-90, the La Crosse Region has convenient lodging accommodations. They include cozy cabins tucked away in the woods, a boutique hotel, several historic bed and breakfasts, quality hotels and motels. Whatever your preference, you'll find comfort, value, hometown hospitality, and a good night's sleep. Rates subject to change.

Indoor Pool

Fitness Center

On-Site Restaurant

Cocktail Lounge

Downtown La Crosse - Exit 3 Candlewood Suites

56 Copeland Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-1110 candlewoodsuites.com/lacrossenorth 92 Rooms | Price Range $70-$189

The Charmant Hotel

101 State St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-8800 | thecharmanthotel.com 67 Rooms | Price Range $139-$299

Continental Breakfast

Four Course Gourmet Breakfast

Meeting & Convention Space

Radisson Hotel

200 Harborview Plz. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-6680 | radisson.com/lacrossewi 169 Rooms | Price Range $82-$399

Northwest La Crosse - Exit 2 French Island Days Inn

101 Sky Harbour Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-6937 | daysinnlacrosse.com 147 Rooms | Price Range $50-$200 by request

434 3rd St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-1491 | fairfield.marriott.com 114 Rooms | Price Range $109-$425

GrandStay Hotel and Suites

525 Front St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 796-1615 | lacrossegrandstay.com 55 Rooms | Price Range $70-$299

Hampton Inn La Crosse

511 3rd St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 791-4004 hamptonlacrossedowntown.com 126 Rooms | Price Range $82-$399

614 Monitor Street | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-2278 | affordableinnmotel.net 42 Rooms | Price Range $40+

Americas Best Value Inn

2622 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-3070 | americasbestvalueinn.com 108 Rooms | Price Range $50-$150

AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center

1835 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI | (608) 781-7000 americinn.com/hotels/wi/lacrosse 119 Rooms | Price Range $60-$199

Country Inn & Suites

2110 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-5100 | countryinn.com/lacrosse-wi 98 Rooms | Price Range $50-$160

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

200 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-4444 holiday-inn.com/lacrosse 114 Rooms | Price Range $70-$200

Econo Lodge

1906 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI | (608) 781-0200 choicehotels.com/wisconsin/la-crosse/econolodge-hotels | 71 Rooms | Price Range $50-$150

Home2 Suites by Hilton

200 2nd St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 881-6666 | home2suites3.hilton.com 107 Rooms | Price Range $79-$249

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South La Crosse - Exit 3 Gundersen Hotel & Suites

1520 Clinic Ct. | La Crosse, WI (608) 793-0200 | gundersenhotel.com 67 Rooms | Price Range $129+

3643 Mormon Coulee Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-1300 16 Rooms | Price Range $40-$110+

Bed & Breakfast / Inns / Houses Bentley Wheeler Bed & Breakfast

950 Cass St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9360 | bentley-wheeler.com 4 Rooms | Price Range $135-$175+

Northside La Crosse - Exit 3 Affordable Inn

Fairfield Inn & Suites

1625 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI | (608) 781-8880 super8.com | 81 Rooms | Price Range $51-$200

Welch Motel

Courtyard by Marriott

500 Front St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-1000 | courtyard.com/LSECY 78 Rooms | Price Range $109-$429

Pets Allowed

Super 8 Motel

Motel 6

2150 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI | (608) 781-0400 motel6.com | 99 Rooms | Price Range $40+

Bluff View House & Myrick Park Bungalow

751 22nd St. N & 754 Hillview Avenue La Crosse | (608) 317-4311 bluffviewhouserental.com 2 Houses | Price Range $100-$150

Don't Rent a Room... Rent a HOME. Two affordable and fully furnished houses across the alley from each other. Both include free Wi-Fi, TV, washer/dryer, a/c, garage, coffee, linens, bbq grill, yard games and bicycles. Centrally located in La Crosse, one block from UW-La Crosse with one house being a historic Lustron and the other across from Myrick Park/Kids Coulee. Close to historic downtown, Forest Hills Golf Course & Hixon Forest. Weekly & monthly rates available. For reservations & more details visit bluffviewhouserental.com or call Barb Janssen at (608) 317-4311.

Castle La Crosee

1419 Cass St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-8348 | castlelacrossebnb.com 5 Rooms | Price Range $189+

Four Gables Bed & Breakfast

W5648 Hwy 14-61 | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-7958 wbba.org/inns/FourGablesBedandBreakfast_LaCrosse_WI.html 3 Rooms | Price Range $51-$150


Lumber Baron Inn

421 2nd Ave. N. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-8938 | lumberbaroninn.com 7 Rooms | Price Range $109-$159

Microtel Inn

3240 Kinney Coulee Rd. N. | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-0833 | microtelinn.com 63 Rooms | Price Range $59-$99

710 Shore Acres Vacation Rental

710 Shore Acres Rd. | La Crescent, MN (608) 732-0212 | evolvevacationrental.com/428118

Brambleberry Winery and Country Inn

N3684 Claire Rd. | Taylor, WI (608) 525-8001 | brambleberrybandb.com

Rainbow Ridge Farms B & B

N5732 Hauser Rd. | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-8181 rainbowridgefarms.com 4 Rooms | Price Range $109-$190

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center 3060 Kinney Coulee Rd. S. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-3060 | stoneycreekhotels.com 157 Rooms | Price Range $70-$300

1608 31st St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608 797-6457 | stonesthrowlacrosse.com 1 House | Price Range $115+

5720 HWY 14-61 | La Crosse, WI (608) 787-1982 | wilsonschoolhouseinn.com 2 Rooms | Price Range $70-$155

Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast

Holmen Prairie Inn & Suites

3913 Circle Dr. | Holmen, WI (608) 781-4490 | prairieinnandsuites.com 38 Rooms | Price Range $59-$89

509 N Chestnut St. | La Crescent, MN (507) 895-1001 | LaCrescentHotel.com 61 Rooms | Price Range $89-$219

West Salem AmericInn Hotel

125 Buol Rd. | West Salem, WI (608) 786-3340 | americinnwestsalem.com 50 Rooms | Price Range $89-$149

Onalaska 3300 Kinney Coulee Rd. N. | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-7191 | baymontinns.com/onalaska 67 Rooms | Price Range $69-$179

W6488 Cty. Rd. K | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-7018 | co.la-crosse.wi.us

Clearwater Cabins

Neshonoc Lakeside Camp Resort

Comfort Inn

1223 Crossing Meadows Dr. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-7500 | comfortinn.com 69 Rooms | Price Range $69-$119

Hampton Inn of Onalaska

308 Hampton Ct. | Onalaska, WI (608) 779-5000 lacrosseonalaska.hamptoninn.com 107 Rooms | Price Range $119-$189

Holiday Inn Express

9409 HWY 16 | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-6555 | hiexpress.com 75 Rooms | Price Range $119-$159

Goose Island Campground

N5334 Neshonoc Rd. | West Salem, WI (608) 786-1792 | neshonoclakeside.com Cabins/Tent/RV | Price Range $31-$284

Pettibone Park Resort

333 Park Plaza Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-5858 | pettiboneresort.com Tent/RV | Price Range $24-$45

926 2nd Ave. N. | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-3348 explorelacrosse.com/project/lake-motel 9 Rooms | Price Range $55-$79

3655 W 6th St. | Winona, MN (507) 459-0526 | goodviewhaven.com

Grapevine Log Cabins

19149 Jade Rd. | Sparta. WI (608) 269-3619 | grapevinelogcabins.com

17 North St. | Fountain City, WI (866) 293-0803 | hawksview.net

Hegge Haven Vacation Rental

29224 County Rd 125 | Dakota, MN (480) 522-7940 | heggehavenvacations.com

Justin Trails Resort

7452 Kathryn Ave. | Sparta, WI (608) 269-4522 | justintrails.com

14551 Main St. | Trempealeau, WI littlebluffinn.com | (608) 534-6615 Nestled at the base of Little Bluff in the village of Trempealeau, Little Bluff Inn is located on the Wisconsin Great River Road. A short walk to the Mississippi Riverfront and downtown Trempealeau, we feature clean, comfortable rooms in a variety of styles with competitive rates! Little Bluff Inn is a “Mom and Pop” facility operating “Cottage Style,” preparing your room for your stay and providing service as-needed. Amenities include Wifi, secure bicycle/ motorcycle storage, handicap accessible rooms, and continental breakfast during most peak weekends. A 2-night minimum is required on weekends, May-October.

Quiet Valley Cabins Veterans Memorial Campground

N4668 Cty. Rd. VP | West Salem, WI (608) 785-9770 | co.la-crosse.wi.us

PineView Campground

8053 W J St. | Sparta, WI (800) 531-4703 | mccoy.armymwr.com

S1216 Knudson Lane | Coon Valley, WI (608) 452-2086 | quietvalleycabins.com

Safe Landing Motel

329 N Main St. | Stoddard, WI (608) 457-2122 | safelandingmotel.com

Spring Hollow Cabin

29298 Spies Rd. | Dakota, MN (507) 643-6218 | springhollowcabin.com

Westby House Inn

Associate Lodging Lake Motel

Goodview Haven

Little Bluff Inn

Campgrounds

Baymont Inn & Suites

7605 CTH ZB | Onalaska, WI | (608) 781-1716 explorelacrosse.com/project/clearwater-cabins

220 E Franklin St. | Sparta, WI (608) 366-1427 | franklinvictorianbb.com

Hawks View Cottages/Lodges/Suites

La Crescent Best Western Plus

European Rooming House

2422 Main St | La Crosse, WI | (563) 419-0990 michelle.europeanroominghouse@gmail.com

Stone's Throw Cottage & Monarch Gardens

Wilson Schoolhouse Inn

Corto's Ona-Lakehouse Rental W7231 Northshore Lane | Onalaska, WI (608) 769-0822 | cortoslakehouserental.webs.com

200 W State St. | Westby, WI (608) 634-4112 | westbyhouse.com

217 on Main

217 Main St. | Viroqua, WI (608) 306-3171 | 217onmain.com

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accommodations you'll want to call home Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center is nestled in the beautiful natural landscape within the Coulee Region in La Crosse. Take a cruise along the river, explore the Bluffs or dine at one of many great restaurants, we’re just minutes from the many attractions La Crosse has to offer. • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Wireless Internet • Meeting & Event Space

• Indoor/Outdoor Wilderness Park Pool • Fitness Center • Lumber-Jack’s Bar

Unlike the Rest 3060 S Kinney Coulee Road | Onalaska, WI

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SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL

Your home away from home

At Candlewood SuitesÂŽ hotels we offer a more casual kind of longer stay, including all of the comforts and conveniences you need to be at your best while on the road.

Candlewod Suites La Crosse

56 Copeland Avenue, LaCrosse, WI 54603 | 608.785.1110 | CandlewoodSuites.com/LaCrosseNorth

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Newly Renovated Fresh, vibrant, modern

Perfectly Located

on the Banks of the Mississippi

500 Front Street S., La Crosse, WI 54601 | CALL TO BOOK (608) 782-1000

www.Marriott.com/LSECY

Visit La Crescent Best Western PLUS 509 N Chestnut St | La Crescent, MN 55947 LaCrescentHotel.com | 507-895-1001

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La Crescent Area Event Center 595 Veterans Parkway | La Crescent, MN 55947 LaCrescentAreaEventCenter.org | 507-895-0595


Feel Welcomed.

At Hampton, it’s the extra care we put into everything that’s going to make your stay extra awesome. You’ll find it at our free hot breakfast. And you’ll see it in the personalities of our team members who use their individual styles of hospitality to make you feel extra special.

Hampton Inn by Hilton LaCrosse/Onalaska 308 Hampton Crt, Onalaska, WI 54650 608-779-5000 | www.lacrosseonalaska.hamptoninn.com

hampton.com

1 800 hampton

© 2017 Hilton.

The smart choice

A Hotel for You

Onalaska, Wisconsin 608-783-6555

I-90 and Hwy. 16 by Valley View Mall

www.hiexonalaska.com

Attention to detail and commitment to service helps Gundersen Hotel & Suites provide exceptional accommodations for travelers visiting LaCrosse for business and pleasure and guests of Gundersen Health System.

1520 Clinic Court, La Crosse, WI 54601 608.793.0200

www.gundersenhotel.com

We excel in hospitality Free breakfast, free high speed wi-fi, business center, indoor pool, whirlpool

countryinns.com 2110 Rose St., La Crosse, WI 54603 (608) 781-5100

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Make Your Stay Grand. • Spacious Suites with Full Kitchens • Nightly, Weekly and Monthly Rates • Pool, Whirlpool, Exercise Room, Sport Court • Complimentary Grand Start Breakfast • Free Wired and Wireless Internet • Steps from Riverside Park and Mississippi River

RESERVATIONS: 877.388.7829

grandstaylacrosse.com

525 Front Street N • La Crosse, WI 54601 • 608.796.1615

AFFORDABLE INN HOTEL

Newly Renovated

Just north of Downtown La Crosse Commercial, weekly, & monthly rates. Free Wifi

Clean, comfortable lodging

We’ll leave the light on for you. Pets Stay Free

Park at your door | Free WiFi

614 Monitor St | La Crosse, WI 608.784.2278 | affordableinn@yahoo.com

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3643 Mormon Coulee Rd. | La Crosse, WI 608.788.1300 | welchmotel@yahoo.com

2150 Rose Street | La Crosse, WI | 608.781.0400 | Motel6.com


2020 FESTIVALS & EVENTS JANUARY Badgerland Nationals Jan. 4 | La Crosse Center wisportsservices.org Onalaska Show Choir Classic Jan. 10-11 Onalaska High School onalaska.k12.wi.us MCSA College Ski Race Jan. 18-19 | Mt. La Crosse mtlacrosse.com Atomic Ice Fishing Derby Jan. 25 | Pools 7&8 atomicicederby.com Great Tri-State Rail Sale Jan. 25 | La Crosse Center 4000foundationltd.com Nagy Memorial Scholarship Race Jan. 25-26 | Mt. La Crosse mtlacrosse.com Snowflake Ski Jump Jan. 31 - Feb 1 | Westby, WI snowflakeskiclub.com

FEBRUARY State Dance Championship Feb. 1 | La Crosse Center wacpc.com Brice Prairie Fishing Derby Feb. 1 Metallics Pkng. Lot, Onalaska briceprairieconservation.org Frozen River Film Festival Feb. 5-9 | Winona, MN frff.org Winter Ball Feb. 7-8 | Pearl Street Brewery pearlstreetbrewery.com FIS Ski Race Feb. 7-9 | Mt. La Crosse mtlacrosse.com Coulee Region Mardi Gras Feb. 8 | La Crosse lacrossemardigras.com WIARA State Ski & Snowboard Championships Feb. 15-17 | Mt. La Crosse mtlacrosse.com Celebrating Her Heart Health Feb. 21 | Cargill Room herhearthealth.org NAIFC Tournament Series Feb. 23 | Lake Onalaska naifc.com

MARCH International Festival of Owls March 6-8 | Houston, MN festivalofowls.com Polar Plunge March 7 | Black River Beach polarplungewi.org Spring Fling Ski Race March 7-8 | Mt. La Crosse mtlacrosse.com St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 14 Downtown La Crosse irishfestlacrosse.org Family Fun Expo March 15 Onalaska Omni Center cpclax.com Custom Auto Show March 20-22 La Crosse Center lacrossecenter.com 3 Rivers Model Railroad Show March 21-22 Onalaska Omni Center laxand3riversrclub.com

La Crosse Home & Builders Show March 27-29 La Crosse Center jacksonexpogroup.com

APRIL Spring Gift and Craft Show April 18-19 Onalaska Omni Center cityofonalaska.com Restaurant Week April 20-26 La Crosse County lacrossedowntown.com Bluff Country Studio Art Tour April 24-26 Minnesota & Iowa bluffcountrystudioarttour.org Between the Bluffs, Beer, Wine & Cheese Festival April 24-26 Southside Fest Grounds betweenthebluffsbeerfest.com FLW BFL #1 April 25 Miss. River Pools 7, 8, & 9 flwfishing.com Bacon Bloody Brunch April 26 Southside Fest Grounds betweenthebluffsbeerfest.com

MAY Mid West Music Fest May 1-2 | Winona, MN midwestmusicfest.org Driftless Outdoors Show May 8-9 Onalaska Omni Center driftlesssports.com Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon May 9 | La Crosse, WI festivalfoodsgrandadhalf.com Copeland Park Summer Concert Series: Act 1 May 24 Copeland Park Events Center facebook.com/CopelandParkEventsCenter FLW College Open May 30 Miss. River Pools 7, 8, & 9 flwfishing.com FLW High School Open May 31 Miss. River Pools 7, 8, & 9 flwfishing.com

JUNE Tour de Pearl June 1 - Labor Day Wkd. La Crosse, WI pearlstreetbrewery.com

Artspire June 13 | Pump House thepumphouse.org

La Crosse Storytelling Festival July 24-25 | La Crosse, WI lacrossestoryfest.com

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days Sept. 12-13 | Pepin, WI lauradays.org

Onalaska Community Days June 19-20 | Onalaska Legion onalaskapost336.org

Deecefest July 24-26 | La Crosse, WI deeceproductions.com/ deecefest

Apple Fest Sept. 17-20 | La Crescent, MN applefestusa.com

Norskedalen Midsummer Fest June 20 | Norskedalen norskedalen.org Big Blue Dragon Boat Races June 20 | Copeland Park mayoclinichealthsystem.org Juneteenth June 20 | Southside Neighborhood Center aaman.online Great River Shakespeare Festival June 21 - Aug. 2 Winona, MN | grsf.org La Crosse Area Day June 24 | Miller Park lacrosseareaday.com TBF High School World & National Championships June 24-27 Miss. River Pools 7, 8, & 9 highschoolfishing.org Celebrate Onalaska June 27 | Van Riper Park celebrateonalaska.com Fireworks Display - Onalaska June 27 Onalaska Soccer Fields celebrateonalaska.com

JULY Riverfest July 1-4 | Riverside Park riverfestlacrosse.com Fireworks Display - La Crosse July 4 | Riverside Park riverfestlacrosse.com Country Boom July 9-11 | West Salem, WI countryboom.com Hobie Bass Open Series July 11 Miss. River Pools 7, 8, & 9 ianglertournament.com Folk Life La Crosse July 11 | Historic Hixon House lchshistory.org Three Rivers Roleo July 11 | Onalaska Waterfront threeriversroleo.com 3rd Annual Polkafest July 11 | Concordia Ballroom concordiaballroom.com Driftless Music Festival July 11 | Viroqua, WI driftlessmusicfestival.com

Moon Tunes June-August | Riverside Park moontuneslacrosse.com

La Crosse Interstate Fair July 15-19 | West Salem, WI lacrosseinterstatefair.com

River City Water Ski Show June-August | French Island rivercitywaterski.com

FLW BFL #3 July 18 Miss. River Pools 7, 8, & 9 flwfishing.com

WIAA State Track & Field Championships June 5-6 | UW-La Crosse wiaawi.org June Dairy Days June 5-7 | West Salem, WI junedairydays.com Wisconsin Free Fun Weekend June 6-7 | Statewide dnr.wi.gov Coulee Region Rock Club Gem & Mineral Show June 6-7 Onalaska Omni Center facebook.com/The-CouleeRock-Club

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Rail Fair July 18 | Copeland Park 4000foundation.org Lobsterfest July 19 | French Island, WI facebook.com/lacrosserotarylobsterfest WISCO BASS July 19 Miss. River Pools 7, 8, & 9 wiscobass.com Prairie Dog Blues Festival July 24-25 Prairie du Chien, WI prairiedogblues.com

AAUW Art Fair on the Green July 25-26 | UW-La Crosse lacrosse-wi-aauw.net/art-fair

AUGUST

Plein Air Between the Bluffs Painting Festival Sept. 18 Downtown La Crosse betweenthebluffs.com Midwest Banjo Fest Sept. 18-20 | La Crosse, WI midwestbanjofest.com

Rock’n the Docks Aug. 1 | Huck Finn's bgclax.org/special-events Apple Blossom Bicycle Tour Aug. 1 | La Crescent, MN appleblossomtour.org

FLW BFL Super Tournament Sept. 19-20 Miss. River Pools 7, 8, & 9 flwfishing.com Oktoberfest USA Sept. 24-27 Southside Fest Grounds oktoberfestusa.com

WORS Hixon Forest Epic Aug. 2 | Hixon Forest wors.org International Owl Awareness Day Aug. 4 International Owl Center internationalowlcenter.org

Warrens Cranberry Festival Sept. 25-27 | Warrens, WI cranfest.com

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Aug. 6-9 | Riverside Park jdrf.org Irishfest Aug. 7-9 Southside Fest Grounds irishfestlacrosse.org

YMCA Maple Leaf Walk Run Sept. 26 | Riverside Park laxymca.org/maple-leaf-walkrun

OCTOBER

RiverRoast 2020 Block Party Aug. 14 | The Charmant Hotel thecharmanthotel.com Ride Across Wisconsin Aug. 14-16 | Riverside Park rideacrosswisconsin.com Coulee Con Aug. 14-16 | La Crosse Center couleecon.com Kornfest Aug. 14-16 | Holmen, WI facebook.com/kornfest B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series Aug. 15 Miss. River Pools 7, 8, & 9 bassmaster.com Great River Folk Festival Aug. 28-30 | Riverside Park greatriverfolkfest.org

SEPTEMBER

Oktoberfest Race Weekend Oct. 8-11 La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway lacrossespeedway.com Civil War Reenactment Oct. 9-11 | Norskedalen norskedalen.org Historic Downtown Day Oct. 10 | Downtown La Crosse lacrossedowntown.com Fall Gift & Craft Fair Oct. 10-11 Onalaska Omni Center cityofonalaska.com FLW BFL Regional Championships Oct. 15-17 Miss. River Pools 7, 8, & 9 flwfishing.com Ghoulees in the Coulees Oct. 29-31 | Norskedalen norskedalen.org

La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival Sept. 4-7 | Riverside Park bicycle-lacrosse.com

NOVEMBER

Freedom Blues Fest Sept. 11 Copeland Park & Events Center freedombluesfest.com

Track Wrestling Preseason Nationals Nov. 14 | La Crosse Center trackwrestling.com

Global Initiatives Week Nov. 13-20 | La Crosse, WI gundersenhealth.org

Mid West Music Fest Sept. 11-12 | La Crosse, WI midwestmusicfest.org Mississippi Mayhem Vintage Motor Festival Sept. 11-12 | West Salem, WI mississippimayhem.com Elvis Explosion Sept. 11-13 | La Crosse Center ronnycraig.com La Crosse PRIDE in the Park Sept. 12 | La Crosse, WI 7riverslgbtq.org Steppin’ Out in Pink Sept. 12 Gundersen Health System steppinoutinpink.org Discover the Silent City Sept. 12 Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, WI lchshistory.org

Holiday Fair Nov. 19-22 | La Crosse Center lacrossecenter.com Hixon Holiday Tours Nov. 27-29 Historic Hixon House lchshistory.org

DECEMBER Rotary Lights Nov. 27 - Dec. 31 Riverside Park rotarylights.org Hixon Holiday Tours Dec. 25-26 Historic Hixon House lchshistory.org Skyrockers New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display Dec. 31 | Grandad Bluff skyrockers.org

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS Art Fair on the Green UW-L Campus | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-6962 | lacrosse-wi.aauw.net/art-fair Happening July 25-26, 2020 at UW-La Crosse Campus, come and enjoy the largest juried art fair in the La Crosse area, featuring over 90 artists from the Midwest and beyond, including many new artists. See what the La Crosse area looks forward to every July. In addition to quality artwork, local food vendors, music, and a raffle will add to your enjoyment. Sat 10-5pm, Sun 10-4pm. Adults $5; Children 12 and under, or students w/ID free. Proceeds go to local scholarships.

55th International Banquet Student Union, UW-L | La Crosse, WI uwlax.edu/ex/international-banquet The International Banquet began as a celebration to share the rich diversity and culture that international students and scholars bring to the community. It is now a celebration of all our international connections. The banquet includes entertainment and an internationally themed menu. Fulbright Lecture: Student Union 3130 | 4–5 p.m. Global Citizenship Showcase: Union Bluffs Foyer, Student Union | 5–6 p.m. 6–9 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.): Union Bluffs Ballroom, Student Union, UWL Artspire King & Front Streets | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-1434 | artspire.thepumphouse.org Between the Bluffs, Beer, Wine, & Cheese Festival Oktoberfest Grounds | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-2366 | betweenthebluffsbeerfest.com Between the Bluffs Plein Air Downtown | La Crosse, WI betweenthebluffs.com Bluff Country Studio Art Tour Multiple Locations | Winona, MN (651) 307-6373 | bluffcountrystudioarttour.com

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Celebrating Her Heart Health The Cargill Room | La Crosse, WI herhearthealth.org

La Crosse Area Day Bus Trip to Milwaukee (Brewer Game) explorelacrosse.com/lacrosseareaday

Celebrate Onalaska Omni Center | Onalaska, WI celebrateonalaska.com

La Crosse Storytelling Festival Myrick Park | La Crosse, WI lacrossestoryfest.com

Copeland Summer Concert Series Copeland Park & Events Center | La Crosse, WI facebook.com/CopelandParkEventsCenter/

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days 514 Lake Street | Pepin, WI | (715) 279-2066 lauradays.org

Coulee Con La Crosse Center | La Crosse, WI couleecon.com

Lobsterfest Colgan Air Hangar | La Crosse, WI lacrosserotaryeast.org

Coulee Rock Club Gem and Mineral Show Omni Center | Onalaska, WI facebook.com/The-Coulee-RockClub-182345351787782/

Mid West Music Fest Multiple Locations (La Crosse & Winona) (507) 494-8079 | midwestmusicfest.org

Country Boom Maple Grove Venues | West Salem, WI countryboom.com

Mississippi Mayhem La Crosse Speedway | West Salem, WI (608) 612-0129 | mississippimayhem.com

Deecefest La Crosse, WI | deeceproductions.com

Oktoberfest USA #1 Oktoberfest Strasse | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-3378 | oktoberfestusa.com

Driftless Music Festival Eckhart Park | Viroqua, WI driftlessmusicfestival.com

Onalaska Legion Community Days Onalaska American Legion | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-3300 | onalaskapost336.org

Driftless Outdoors Show Omni Center | Onalaska, WI (608) 782-2281 | driftlesssports.com

Prairie Dog Blues Festival St. Feriole Island | Prairie du Chien, WI prairiedogblues.com

Freedom Blues Fest Copeland Park & Events Center | La Crosse, WI freedombluesfest.com

Rail Fair Copeland Park | La Crosse, WI 4000foundation.com

Frozen River Film Festival Multiple Locations | Winona, MN (507) 494-8054 | frozenriver.org

Riverfest Riverside Park | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-6000 | riverfestlacrosse.com

Global Initiatives Week Multiple Locations | La Crosse, WI facebook.com/lacrosseglobalinitiatives

Rotary Lights Riverside Park | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9993 | rotarylights.org

Great River Folk Festival Riverside Park | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-3033 | greatriverfolkfest.org

Snowflake Ski Jump E7940 Cty Rd P | Westby, WI (608) 634-3211 | snowflakeskiclub.com

Great River Shakespeare Festival Winona State University | Winona, MN | grsf.org

The Midwest BanjoFest Multiple locations | La Crosse, WI midwestbanjofest.com

International Festival of Owls Houston High School | Houston, MN (507) 896-OWLS | festivalofowls.com Irishfest Oktoberfest Grounds | La Crosse, WI irishfestlax.org June Dairy Days Village Park | West Salem, WI junedairydays.com La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival Cameron Park | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-2366 | bicycle-lacrosse.com

Three Rivers Roleo Great River Landing | Onalaska, WI (608) 769-3583 | threeriversroleo.com Tour de Pearl Multiple locations | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-4832 | tourdepearl.com Winter Ball Pearl Street Brewery | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-4832 | pearlstreetbrewery.com


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Birdwatching

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The La Crosse Region and the surrounding areas are home to some of the best birdwatching locales in the Upper Midwest. From bald eagles, tundra swans, and Great Egrets to bluebirds, warblers, and sparrows, the area hosts a wide range of species sure to satisfy birders. Fall is an especially active time of year with several migrating species spending time in the region, so be sure to visit these places to catch a glimpse of your favorite visiting birds.

Myrick Park, Hixon Forest, and Riverside Park

The five-mile trail running from Riverside Park in downtown La Crosse through the river marshes and into Hixon Forest and the bluffs offers some of the area’s very best birding opportunities. Observe Great Egrets and terns from the marsh’s floating platforms, look for Pileated Woodpeckers in the forested hillsides, and spy soaring raptors from the lookout atop Grandad Bluff.

Van Loon State Wildlife Area & McGilvray Bridges

The 4,000-acre Van Loon State Wildlife Area, located north of Onalaska off Hwy 53, is home to five historic and rare bowstring arch truss bridges built in the late 19th century. The Black River Bottomlands is a globally significant floodplain forest which is notable for its wide variety of wildlife. The fall is a great time to hike the path across the bridges, offering opportunities to see the region’s native woodpecker species as well as bald eagles, Red-Shouldered Hawks, and Indigo Bunting.

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge

Covering over 260 miles of river and 200,000 acres of land, the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge is one of the nation’s largest wildlife refuges. The La Crosse District boasts one of the area’s biggest birding attractions, receiving regular yearly visits from migrating tundra swans and over 250 additional species of raptor, songbird, and waterfowl.

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OUR COMMUNITIES

La Crosse

Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re stopping over for a short trip or looking for the perfect spot for an extended getaway, La Crosse is the ideal destination. Conveniently located between Minneapolis, Minnesota and Chicago, Illinois, there is something for everyone! CityofLaCrosse.org

Historic Downtown

Much more than your ordinary, quaint small-town Main Street, historic downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin has so much to offer: unique shopping opportunities, fine dining, great entertainment venues, and a vibrant nightlife. lacrossedowntown.com

Artspire / June 13, 2020

Celebration of visual, performing, literary arts, dance, and more in the arts district of downtown La Crosse. ThePumpHouse.org

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La Crosse Loggers

La Crosse Loggers are a summer collegiate franchise in the Northwoods League and a La Crosse favorite for family fun! Over the last 10 seasons, the Loggers have had over 50 former players drafted and have 6 former players currently in the Major Leagues. lacrosseloggers.com

Irishfest / August 7-9, 2020

Multi-day music festival in the heart of downtown La Crosse. Irishfestlacrosse.org


Onalaska

Take a pedal along the Mississippi River on the Great River State Trail. Enjoy 24 miles of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest. The trail traverses along 18 different waterways, crosses over the Black River on a 287-foot former railroad trestle, and follows Lake Onalaska and the BNSF railway. CityOfOnalaska.com

Celebrate Onalaska June 27, 2020

Sunny the Sunfish Lake Onalaska Overlook

Experience good food, entertainment for all ages, and the best fireworks display in the area. CelebrateOnalaska.com

This lookout offers stunning views of the 7,700-acre Lake Onalaska and Great River State Trail. Be sure to snap a selfie with Sunny!

Great River Landing

Driftless Outdoors Show / May 8-9, 2020

Hit the trail at the Great River Landing, the trailhead for the Great River State Trail, which connects 101 miles of state bicycle trails. CityOfOnalaska.com

Check out 50,000 square feet of kayaks, canoes, bikes, fishing, and more. DriftlessSports.com

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From the Pump House Regional Arts Center, La Crosse Center, Weber Center for the Performing Arts, Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts, and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, the region of La Crosse has some of the finest venues for experiencing visual and performing arts. Home to the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and top-tier arts, music, and theatre programs at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Viterbo University, there is no shortage of opportunities for cultured entertainment.

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Minnesota Marine Art Museum

La Crosse Clay Center

Dahl Auto Museum

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With cities up and down the Mississippi River, marine-based artwork holds a special place in the heart of the region. Featuring renowned pieces inspired by water, this unique museum is located in nearby Winona, Minnesota. It’s a mix of historical and contemporary exhibitions, boasting masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso and O’Keeffe, to name a few.

Are you a classic car aficionado? Then you can’t skip the Dahl Auto Museum. Brush up on your history of the automobile as it relates to the Ford Motor Company. There’s even a cool tribute to La Crosse’s former drive-in theater. Admission to the museum is free for all Dahl Service guests and just $5 for others. Hours are limited to Thursday through Saturday.

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy New to the scene in La Crosse, Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy features themed, quarterly shows that highlight local artists. It’s also a great opportunity to explore the therapeutic offerings this downtown studio provides.

The La Crosse Clay Center is a pottery gallery, studio, and education center. Buy unique, hand-made pottery or take a class. Classes are available for all ages and skill levels.

Like modern art? Make your own at artPOP, a DIY shop where your creations aren’t limited to a canvas. Try your hand at jewelry, home decor, mixed media, and more.

Viterbo University Gallery

Located on the campus of Viterbo University in the Fine Arts Center, this free public gallery has a variety of traveling exhibits, as well as student and faculty work. Plan to catch these ever-changing displays while school is in session.

Pump House Regional Arts Center

The Pump House Regional Arts Center is a must-stop destination in La Crosse. This historical downtown building has three galleries, a 140-seat theatre, and art classes. If you don’t have time for a full visit, at least check out the impressive mural on the Pump House’s brick exterior.

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

Home to performances by the La Crosse Community Theatre and Viterbo University, this recent addition to downtown La Crosse offers a solid schedule of shows throughout the year. Want to introduce your children to the magic of theatre? The Weber Center often has adaptations of children’s favorites, so keep an eye out for tickets.

University of WisconsinLa Crosse Art Gallery

The UW-La Crosse Art Gallery displays works of various media by student, faculty, regional and nationally-known artists. In conjunction with the gallery program, the Art Department presents a visiting artist series of lectures, demonstrations and workshops.

Heider Center for the Arts

A hidden gem, this professional-grade facility is just off the Interstate in West Salem. It features an impressive gallery that rotates monthly and a 650-seat auditorium where performers of all kinds provide quality entertainment. They’ve even got an educational series for school groups so kids don’t miss out on the fun.

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ARTS & CULTURE Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc. 1100 Kane St., Suite 125A | La Crosse, WI (608) 799-5323 | bluestars.org Creative Canvas and Board 313 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-0737 creativecanvasandboard.com Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy 129 6th St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 480-1676 | fannincounseling.com International Performing Arts Campus 923 12th Ave S, Ste 103 | Onalaska, WI (608) 779-4642 | internationalpac.com La Crosse Clay Center 1201 10 St S | La Crosse, WI (608) 881-6886 lacrosseclaycenter.com La Crosse Community Theatre 428 Front St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9292 lacrossecommunitytheatre.org

Moon Tunes / June - Sept. 2020

Enjoy live music every Thursday evening in Riverside Park in Downtown La Crosse. Pack a picnic or purchase food and beverages from local vendors. All are welcome including leashed furry-friends!

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La Crosse County Historical Society 145 West Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-1980 | lchshistory.org La Crosse Symphony Orchestra 201 Main St., Suite 230 | La Crosse, WI (608) 783-2121 | lacrossesymphony.org Marie Heider Center for the Arts 405 E. Hamlin St. | West Salem, WI (608) 786-1220 | heidercenter.org Pump House Regional Arts Center 119 King St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-1434 | thepumphouse.org Seven Rivers Jazz Band PO Box 85 | La Crosse, WI (608) 386-4446 | explorelacrosse.com/project/ seven-rivers-jazz-band TJS Photography La Crosse, WI tinajellybean.weebly.com Viterbo University Fine Arts Center 900 Viterbo Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 796-3737 | viterbo.edu Weber Center for the Performing Arts 428 Front St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9292 webercenterfortheperformingarts.org

Artspire / June 13th, 2020

Visit downtown La Crosse's 4 stages with non-stop performances combined with visual, performing, literary arts, dance and more in the Arts District of La Crosse.


ATTRACTIONS Castlerock Museum 402 S. 2nd St. | Alma, WI (608)-685-4231 | castlerockmuseum.com Castlerock Museum has over two thousand years of history in a building that looks like a castle! See authentic arms and armor from Romans, Dark Age Warriors, Vikings, Crusader Knights, and Renaissance "Knights in Shining Armor". Open from 1-4pm, Fridays and Saturdays year round, and Sundays June through August. Children's Museum of La Crosse 201 5th Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-2652 | funmuseum.org Clements Fishing Barge & Captain Hooks 108 Main St. | Genoa, WI (608) 689-2800 | clementsfishing.com Concordia Ballroom 1129 La Crosse St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-7049 | concordiaballroom.com Dahl Auto Museum 711 3rd St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 791-6494 | dahlautomuseum.com Down A Country Road 12651 State HWY 33 E. | Cashton, WI (608) 654-5318 | downacountryroadamish.com Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center 28097 Goodview Dr. | Lanesboro, MN (888) 800-9558 | eagle-bluff.org Elmer's Auto & Toy Museum W903 Elmers Rd. | Fountain City, WI (608) 687-7221 elemersautoandtoymuseum.com Hear, Here Various Downtown Locations | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-6798 | uwlax.edu/history/news Hidden Trails Corn Maze W4704 HWY 16 | West Salem, WI (608) 786-2489 | hiddentrailscornmaze.com

Jump Start Adventure Park 3939 County Rd. B | La Crosse, WI (608) 615-1212 | jumpstartadventurepark.com Jump Start Adventure Park is an award winning action-packed, multi-attraction indoor experience for youth and adults of all ages! Designed for the adventure enthusiast, Jump Start features a variety of innovative core Trampoline Park attractions, Ninja Warrior Course, Extreme Nets Course, Parkour Area, Toddler Area, and much more. Ready for you to come out and play! Come celebrate your birthday party and all other special events at Jump Start Adventure Park! Birthday parties, field trips, and corporate events are all a blast at Jump Start Adventure Park! Kinstone Megalithic Garden S3439 Cole Bluff Lane | Fountain City, WI (608) 687-3332 | kinstonecircle.com La Crosse Escape Room 319 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 518-3891 | lacrosseescaperoom.com La Crosse Loggers Baseball Club 1223 Caledonia St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 796-9553 northwoodsleague.com/la-crosse-loggers La Crosse Queen 405 Veterans Memorial Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-8523 | lacrossequeen.com La Crosse Segway Tours 319 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 790-5419 | lacrossesegwaytours.com

That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody Oct. 29

National Eagle Center 50 Pembroke Ave. S. | Wabasha, MN (651) 565-4989 | nationaleaglecenter.org Niagara Cave 29842 County Rd. 30 | Harmony, MN (800) 837-6606 | niagaracave.com Norskedalen Heritage and Nature Center N455 O Ophus Rd. | Coon Valley, WI (608) 452-3424 | norskedalen.org Pickwick Mill 39238 Mill St. | Winona, MN (507) 457-0499 | pickwickmill.org PLA-MOR Lanes 807 S 4th St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-3043 | plamorelaneslax.com River City Water Ski Show Team Airport Beach | French Island, WI (608) 792-2860 | rivercitywaterski.com Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe 5250 Justin Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-5440 | guadalupeshrine.org The Ghosts of Historic La Crosse Tour 410 Veterans Memorial Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 317-2917 | footstepsoflacrosse.org/tours/ ghosts-of-historic-la-crosse The Great Escape of La Crosse 203 4th St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 571-ROOM | escapelacrosse.com

Gift Shops & Amish Tours 2 miles east of Cashton, WI on Hwy 33 May–October • Mon.–Sat. 10am–5pm

Leo & Leona's Tavern & Dance Hall W1436 State Rd 33 | Bangor, WI (608) 452-3637 | leoandleonas.com Living Waters Bible Camp E8932 Reo Ave. | Westby, WI (608) 634-4373 | lwbc.org Minnesota Marine Art Museum 800 Riverview Dr. | Winona, MN (507) 474-6626 | minnesotamarineart.org Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby Omni Center, 255 Riders Cl Rd | Onalaska, WI mississippivalleymayhem.com

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Historic Hixon House Museum 429 7th St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-1980 | lchshistory.org

International Owl Center 126 E Cedar St. | Houston, MN (507) 896-6957 | internationalowlcenter.org

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Holmen Concerts in the Park

Located at Halfway Creek Band Shell in Holmen, WI, pack a picnic and head to the park on Sunday nights from 5pm – 7pm. Concerts are free and concessions are provided by the Holmen High School Interact Club. The series takes place from June – September.

Featuring everything from local favorites to some of the biggest names in show business, La Crosse’s live music scene has something for everyone. Find blues and lounge music, bluegrass and country western, pop and rock, all in big concert venues, hole-inthe-wall taverns, or fine-dining establishments–the nightlife in La Crosse is not to be missed! Check out these free concerts in the park during the summer months as well. La Crosse Concert Band

The La Crosse Concert Band has been a proud symbol of the Seven Rivers Region since 1917, bringing free, quality, multigenerational concert music to La Crosse’s Riverside Park, and in so doing, providing educational opportunities both for the audience and for student and adult performers. La Crosse Concert Band performs most Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm during the months of June and July.

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Onalaska Downtown Sound

A recent addition to downtown Onalaska, Dash-Park offers great tunes paired with stunning river views. Enjoy the funky architecture, the musical variety, and maybe even an appetizer at a nearby restaurant.

Moon Tunes

Brought to you by the City of La Crosse and Valley View Rotary, this popular summer concert series is one you have to see for yourself. Moon Tunes takes place most Thursdays during the summer months from 5:30pm – 8:30pm in Riverside Park. Take in the river views while listening to great music. Enjoy food provided by Piggy’s Restaurant & Blues Lounge, and cold brews provided by Pearl Street Brewery.

Ice Cream and Jazz in the Park

Grab those blankets and lawn chairs and cozy up at Village Park in West Salem. From big band classics to pop tunes, you’ll hear it all. The cherry on top? Ice cream sundaes to enjoy!


RECREATION & OUTDOORS American Marine 922 Bainbridge St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 783-2628 | americanmarineonline.com Black River Express Canoe Rental 301 S. Washington St. | Melrose, WI (608) 488-7017 | blackriverexpresscanoe.com Coulee Golf Bowl 100 Green Coulee Rd. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-1111 | couleegb.com Fort McCoy Family & MWR 1668 South J St | Fort McCoy, WI mccoy.armymwr.com Friends of Trempealeau Refuge 28488 Refuge Rd | Trempealeau, WI friendsoftrempealeau.org Fun 'N The Sun Houseboats S2291 Martin Rd. | Cochrane, WI (888) 343-5670 | funsun.com Galen Bremmer Guided Fishing Trips Avoca, WI | (608) 604-6354 bremmerfishing.com Hidden Hills WI S1441 Sobkowiak Lane | Stoddard, WI (608) 483-3442 | hiddenhillswi.com Island Outdoors 1330 Bainbridge St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-5552 | islandoutdoors.us

Mississippi Valley Conservancy 1309 Norplex Dr., Suite 9 | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-3606 mississippivalleyconservancy.org Mt. La Crosse N5549 Old Town Hall Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-0044 | mtlacrosse.com National Fish & Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center N5727 County Rd. ZB | Onalaska, WI (608) 779-2399 | for78.org Norm's Guide Service La Crosse, WI | (815) 382-2750 Email: normyackle@yahoo.com Outdoor Recreation Alliance PO Box 609 | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-4832 | naturesplacetoplay.com Raptor Resource Project 119 Winnebago St | Decorah, IA (276) 325-2662 | raptorresource.org Rivertown Rentals 2100 Dawson Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 433-7210 | rivertownrentals.com Rivertown Rentals provides water adventures by renting out pontoon boats, single and tandem kayaks, and paddle boards. We are located on the docks at Black’s Cove Marina on La Crosse’s north side with convenient access to the Black River. Our rental process is easy with online booking and our equipment is clean and ready for you when you arrive! Book your adventure today!

La Crosse Area Family YMCA 1140 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-9622 | laxymca.org

River Trail Cycles 106 Mason St. | Onalaska, WI (608) 519-5757 | rivertrailcycles.com

400 Mason St. | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-9622 | laxymca.org

Root River Trail Towns 100 Milwaukee Rd. | Lanesboro, MN (507) 206-2847 | rootrivertrail.org

McCormicks River Guide Service N2546 County Rd M | La Crosse, WI (608) 780-5972 facebook.com/McCormicks-River-Guide-Service-1677067039239429

Rush WI West 2500 Hauser St. | La Crosse, WI rushwiwest.com S & S Houseboat Rentals 990 S. Front St. | Lansing, IA (800) 728-0131 | ssboatrentals.com Schafer's River Rentals W7221 North Shore Lane | Onalaska, WII (608) 781-3100 | schafersriverrentals.com Smith's Bike Shop 125 N 7th St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-1175 | smithsbikes.com Speed's Bike Shop 1126 John St | Sparta, WI (608) 269-2315 | speedsbike.com Uptown Cycle 1213 Caledonia St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-2359 | uptown-cycle.com Xtra Mile Outdoors 1667 Singing Bird Lane | New Albin, IA (608) 518-5375 | xtramileoutdoors.com Wrench & Roll Collective 1355 Caledonia St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 406-2261 facebook.com/RollingWithUs/ Wrench & Roll Collective is more than a bike shop, offering professionally guided local tours - Concierge Service, a DIY bay with tools and stand, educational opportunities, and a reading area on all things rolling. Bicycle sales, both new and preowned, repairs, rentals, and accessories round out our shop in La Crosse’s Northside Business district. Visiting town or have visitors? Enjoy a 75-90 minute professionally guided tours of the La Crosse area featuring its sculptures, architecture, or parks and trails. Need a bicycle? Rentals available for both tours and independent riding. Come roll with us!

McGilvray "Seven Bridges" Road N8327 Amsterdam Prairie Rd. | Holmen, WI 7bridgesrd.org

National Wildlife Refuge

VISITOR CENTER • Restored prairie with some accessible trails • Lake Onalaska overlook • Nature store • National park passes FREE ADMISSION

Mon–Fri 8–3:30 year-round; Sat 10–4 Feb–Nov N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI 54650

FOR78.ORG • 608-779-2399

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ANGLERS' Paradise ANY TIME OF THE YEAR

The Upper Mississippi sprawls well beyond its main channel. Visit these tiny islands, channels, and deep pools which harbor more species of fish than any other temperate-climate river in the world. Walleye is king in these waters, but you can catch just about anything here: Sauger, Northern Pike, Shovelhead Sturgeon, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Sunfish, Bluegill, Crappie, Gar, Channel and Blue Catfish, to name a few. The Mississippi opens into the 8,000+ acre Lake Onalaska, which is chock-full of Panfish, Northern, and Bass. Another popular panfish destination is Lake Neshonoc, a relatively shallow spot located in West Salem, WI. The area also offers a myriad of cold-water streams abundant with Brown, Rainbow, and Brook Trout.

When the weather warms, the backwater battles begin.

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2020 FISHING EVENTS

Atomic Ice Fishing Derby Jan 25

Hobie B.O.S. July 11

Brice Prairie Ice Fishing Derby Feb 1

FLW Bass Fishing League July 18

FLW Bass Fishing League April 25

WISCO BASS Series July 19

FLW College Open May 30

BASS Nation Kayak Series Aug 15

FLW HS Open May 31

FLW Bass Fishing League Sept 19-20

TBF HS Fishing World Championships June 24-27

KBF Wisconsin State Championship Sept 26

SPRING

SUMMER

WINTER

Springtime anglers turn their eyes to Walleye. As waters warm, Panfish action starts picking up, particularly in the flats and backwaters of the Black River, Mississippi River, and Lake Onalaska, which tend to warm faster than the moving waters near the riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s channel.

Bass are the best catch during late spring and early summer. Both Largemouth and Smallmouth can be found in the river systems. Look for Smallmouth in the main river channels and Largemouth Bass in the shallow backwaters. Fishing for Catfish during the warmest months of the year can be an exciting affair, with both Channel Cats and Flatheads providing action.

Walleye begin to move again and, while the fall Walleye run tends to be less lively than in the spring, they tend to be more predictable and can provide steady fishing. The first areas to catch the attention of ice anglers are the backwaters. Then, as ice creeps out from the shores of Lake Onalaska, so do ice anglers looking for some of the best panfishing of the year.

The Upper Mississippi River is known as one of the best bass fisheries in the country, annually hosting major tournaments and showing off big bags!

FLW BFL Regional Championship Oct 15-17

Summer ends, but the fishing doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.

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The La Crosse Region's picturesque bluffs, riverlands, and quiet country highways make for some of the best road and mountain biking in the world. Over 100 miles of highly maintained bike paths and trails cover the region, offering something for every skill level.

DRIFTLESS Biking Wisconsin State Trails

Four railbed trails spanning nearly 101 miles from Reedsburg, WI, to Marshland, WI offer some of the best hiking and biking in the region. The trails take you through marshes and valleys, along the rivers, and offer access to several communities, parks, and recreation areas, including Perrot State Park, Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memorial Park, and the La Crosse River Prairies State Natural Area. 400 Wisconsin State Trail (22 miles, Reedsburg-Elroy) Elroy-Sparta State Trail (32 miles, Elroy-Sparta) La Crosse River State Trail (21.5 miles, Sparta-Onalaska) Great River State Trail (24.5 miles, Onalaska-Trempealeau) The Wisconsin State Park System requires users of the trails to hold state trail passes. Passes are required for anyone age 16 or older biking on the trails. Children under the age of 16 can bike the trails for free. Walking and hiking on the state bike trails is free.

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Lueth Park

The new Lueth Park bike playground and paved pump track adds 25,000 square feet of trails.

Upper Hixon

Upper Hixon is for all user types and skill levels, from parents who want to explore nature with their children, to the hardcore mountain biker, and even the first-timer.

Lower Hixon Forest

These singletrack multi-use trails crisscross the wooded bluffs on the eastern edge of La Crosse over nearly ten miles (and counting). Biking is allowed on Rotary Vista, the new Trail of Champions, and Bicentennial.


The meandering waterways of the La Crosse Region are an absolute paradise for paddlers. Take the family on a gentle canoe ride through relaxing wetland courses, or enjoy moderate to strenuous kayaking adventures along the Mississippi, Black, or La Crosse Rivers. Canoe trails, launches, and outfitters abound in the area, making the La Crosse Region a paddling paradise.

BACKWATER Paddles Goose Island Campground & Park

La Crosse River

Lake Onalaska Canoe Trail

Brown’s Marsh Canoe Area (Lytle’s Landing)

Just a few miles south of downtown La Crosse lies Wisconsin’s largest county campground. The canoe trail has 7 miles of moderate paddling that will take you 4 to 5 hours to complete. Half of the trip will be paddling against the current, and strong currents are possible during high water. Canoe rentals are available from the Goose Island County Park. Follow the Mississippi backwaters to Lake Onalaska. From Lytle’s Landing, it’s an easy four miles to Fred Funk Landing or seven miles to Mosey’s.

Long Lake Trail

The La Crosse River is an often overlooked paddle through the Onalaska area to Riverside Park in La Crosse with six conveniently spaced boat landings situated below Lake Neshonoc. For a leisurely paddle to Riverside Park, put in at Holiday Heights and meander past the bluffs and through the marshland. This part of the river is a shallow lake, making it an easy canoe area. Aquatic vegetation is thick in some areas and the water can be quite shallow in places. This is designated an Electric Motor Only area.

Enjoy a three to four-hour trip comprised of five easy miles through the Mississippi backwaters.

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TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME

Joseph B. Funke Company

If you’ve previously visited La Crosse, WI and stayed at The Charmant Hotel, stopped in to grab a cup of locally brewed coffee, or maybe treated your sweetheart to dinner, you’ve unintentionally visited a historic area. It’s time to go back and take another peek – built in 1898, this building used to be an iconic and widely popular candy factory. At its peak of production, the brick building employed 220 workers. Today, the building showcases its history with beautiful wood floors and exposed brick. An homage to its history, The Charmant offers chocolate upon check-in to overnight guests.

La Crosse Commercial Historic District

Everyone who visits La Crosse ventures to the downtown area for different reasons, but history fans will want to take a peek at older areas. You’ll want to be sure to check out the 1866 Voegele grocery and saloon, the 1870 Italianate Solberg grocery store, the 1894 Romanesque/Queen Anne Rehfuss dry goods building, and the 1940 Moderne Hoeschler exchange building. Learn more and venture on a walking tour!

Gund Brewing Company Bottling Works

We’re all familiar with La Crosse’s rich brewing history, but are you familiar with this facet? Built in 1903 by Architect Louis Lehle, this factory aimed to be ahead of the curve in superior beer bottling methods by increasing shelf life and using more progressive sanitation methods. The building has since been converted to apartments on La Crosse’s South Side.

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Palmer-Gullickson Octagon house

The Palmer-Gullickson Octagon home was originally located in Neshonoc, an area about one mile north of West Salem near the La Crosse River. The home was built in 1856 by Dr. Horace Palmer, the first resident doctor of Neshonoc. When thriving Neshonoc lost its residents to West Salem because the railroad was being built, the large Palmer home was moved to its present location. In 1921 the home was purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Gullickson, whose daughter-in-law sold the property to the West Salem Historical Society. The home is now preserved and open to the public.

Onalaska Pickle and Canning Factory

Previously the Onalaska Brewery, a series of five buildings comprise what was, at its peak, the Onalaska Pickle & Canning Company complex located at 841 2nd Ave SW in Onalaska. The J.S. Gedney Pickle Company, which was headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota purchased the former brewery buildings in 1901. After five years of operation, the Gedneys pulled out of the firm and the company was renamed Onalaska Pickle and Canning Company, which operated until 1957. In 1963, the buildings were designated as one of two buildings in the city that were identified by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers as fallout shelters in the case of a warning or attack. Currently, the property is owned by D&M Recycling.


A.O. Jostad’s Store

Located on the corner of Main and State Streets in Holmen, Wisconsin is Jostad’s Store. The present brick building was erected in 1899. The store sold groceries, furniture, men’s clothing, and hardware. Items such as sugar, rice, oatmeal, flour, and cookies were weighed out from barrels. In 1956, the store and its contents were purchased by Jerry Dahl and Conrad Jostad, who continued its operation until it closed in 1959. The store currently houses small businesses and apartments.

The La Crosse Region is filled with historic locations! Gideon C. Hixon House

Hamlin Garland Homestead

Hamlin Garland, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, was born in West Salem in 1860. The West Salem Historical Society has preserved and restored the Hamlin Garland Homestead to the time period of 1912-15. In 1973, the Interior Department designated the house a National Historic Landmark. The house was purchased by the West Salem Historical Society in 1973 and restoration began in 1975.

The house was built in 1859 and was once occupied by the prominent lumber baron, Gideon Hixon. You can now step back in time when you walk inside this beautifully built Victorian home. Containing most of the artifacts and original furnishings from the Hixon era, the house is now a museum standing on 429 North 7th Street in La Crosse, open Memorial Day through Labor Day. If you love history and architecture you need to see this historic house.

Lumber Baron Inn

Mindoro Cut

The Lumber Baron Inn, located in Onalaska, Wisconsin is a completely renovated and restored 1888 home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house has its original woodwork, lights and stained glass and now serves as a Bed & Breakfast. The home was built for the first Lumber Mill owner in Onalaska. Overlooking Lake Onalaska, the home also includes the original carriage house and wrought iron fence. Owners Ken and Sandy Berg restored the home in 1995.

Mindoro Cut is located in the Town of Farmington in La Crosse County, Wisconsin just off of Highway C, which links Mindoro with West Salem. The cut is 74 feet deep, 86 feet long, and 25 feet wide. It is the 2nd deepest cut built by hand in the Western Hemisphere and the oldest functional cut which has not been improved. Work on the cut began in 1907 and concluded in 1908, completed primarily with hand tools. The Mindoro Cut was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

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SPORTS Cheer 'em on Mt. La Crosse Ski & Snowboard

Mt. La Crosse hosts the Wisconsin State Ski and Snowboard Championships, the most premier high school ski and snowboard competition, each February. The public is welcome to come out and cheer on these young athletes. They also offer youth racing programs and an adult ski league. MtLaCrosse.com

La Crosse Loggers Baseball

This wooden bat collegiate baseball team is a favorite in the La Crosse Region. Part of the Northwoods league, the Logger's season runs from the end of May - August with all home games played at Copeland Park in La Crosse. LaCrosseLoggers.com

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La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway

If your family likes lively crowds and highspeed action, take them to the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem. With weekly Saturday night races, this NASCAR-sanctioned asphalt track provides an evening of super-fast fun. Families are encouraged to visit their favorite racers in the pit, play on the playground, and enjoy a discounted rate with the Family Pass. LaCrosseSpeedway.com

Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby

Enjoy this all-female flat track roller derby league at the Onalaska Omni Center in Onalaska, Wisconsin (Season March-June). MississippiValleyMayhem.com

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OUR COMMUNITIES

Campbell Town of

French Island, WI

An island lying between the Mississippi and Black Rivers, French Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural geographical features allow for an abundance of pleasure boating, beaches for camping and daytime recreation, and plenty of fishing in the backwaters. TownOfCampbell.org

Lobsterfest / July 19, 2020

Enjoy great food, featuring fresh lobster, barbecue, tasty beverages, and music. LacrosseRotaryEast.org

Island Outdoors

Shenanigans Entertainment Center

Have a blast playing laser tag, paintball, arcade games, and more. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most fun you will have indoors. ShenanigansFun.com

Purchase gear or rent kayaks, paddle boards, or water bikes and hop on the river. IslandOutdoors.us

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West Salem

Taking place the first weekend each June, you can find crowds of people gathered along Main Street in West Salem for the annual June Dairy Days Parade. With live music, carnival rides, food, and fireworks, June Dairy Days is a small town family tradition. WestSalemWi.com

Country Boom / July 9-11, 2020

Don't miss this new country music festival featuring the biggest names in country music. CountryBoom.com

June Dairy Days / June 5-7, 2020

Featuring big wheel races, a parade, car show, food and entertainment, you won't want to miss this family favorite. JuneDairyDays.com

Oma

Oma offers a wide array of coffee, espresso, bakery items, and more. Enjoy the outdoor patio and spacious indoor seating. If you're in a hurry, you can drive thru.

Features Sports Bar & Grill

Features provides everything from a quiet night out with your family in the dining room to a true sports bar experience with your friends.

La Crosse Fairground Speedway

Wisconsin's only NASCAR sanctioned 5/8 mile weekly racing asphalt track is a must-visit. LaCrosseSpeedway.com

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Winter WONDERLAND

The La Crosse Region has plenty of activities to keep you warm! Ski, fish, snowmobile, snowshoe, and more—bundle up for some serious winter fun.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Cross-Country Skiing

Snowmobiling

Snowshoeing

Rotary Lights

Fishing

Hit the slopes at Mt. La Crosse, a popular downhill skiing and snowboarding destination. With 18 runs designed for every experience level, you can bring the whole family.

The La Crosse area features over 650 miles of interconnected, well-groomed trails. Seven different snowmobiling clubs welcome visitors to the area.

The Rotary Lights display turns Riverside Park into a magical winter wonderland. With over three million Christmas lights, this La Crosse tradition is truly a spectacle. Check out the ice rink, too!

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Try out your cross-country skis on the region’s numerous trails including Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hixon Forest, and the La Crosse River State Trail. Have a dog? Try skijoring!

Take a walk through the winter landscape via snowshoe. Explore the trails of Goose Island Park, Hixon Forest, and Green Coulee.

Once the ice covers the rivers and lakes, you can move further out to deeper water in search of Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Northern Pike.


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Explore RELOCATING Everyone who knows and loves the La Crosse Region says the area communities have that perfect "small-town feel." Our communities regularly appear on lists of the best and safest places to live in the United States. Find more information at lacrossechamber.com

Crescent Printing 1001 Commercial Court | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-1050 | cpcprints.com

Identity Works 920 Industrial Dr. | West Salem, WI (608) 786-3700 | productsthatpromote.com

Curtis Printing 615 St. Cloud St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-2684 | curtisprintingco.com

Image World 3716 Mormon Coulee Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-8585 | imageworldlacrosse.com

Dairyland Power Cooperative PO Box 817 | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-4000 | dairylandpower.com

InTech 672 Breezy Point Rd. | La Crosse, WI (507) 452-2658 | intechims.com

Davy Engineering 115 6th St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-3130 | davyinc.com

JKHerman Design N6015 Prairie Fire Trl. | Onalaska, WI (608) 784-7450 | jkherman.com

Band Box Cleaners and Laundry, Inc. 1207-23 Superior Ave. | Tomah, WI (608) 372-5642 | bandboxclean.com

Designz Screen Printing, Embroidery & Promotional Products 528 Loomis St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-6701 | designzonline.org

Johns, Flaherty & Collins 205 5th Ave. S., Suite 600 | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-5678 | johnsflaherty.com

Best Kept Portables W3085 State Rd. 16 | West Salem, WI (608) 317-4232 | bestkeptportables.com

Don's Towing & Repair, Inc. 816 Monitor St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-5872 | donstowingandrepair.com

Block & Kroll Financial 210 7th St South, Ste 2 | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-2200 | blockandkrollfinancial.com

Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations N5549 Cnty Rd Z | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-4030 | thinkdynamic.com

Brickl Bros. 400 Brickl Rd | West Salem, WI (608) 786-0890 | bricklbros.com

Edwards Investments 901 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-1770 | edwardsministorage.com

Carpet One of La Crosse N3481 HWY 16 | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9800 | www.carpetone.com

Fifth Avenue Awards 601 5th Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-3410 | fifthavenueawards.com

Carrier-Eddy Insurance Group 1228 Caledonia St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-6879 | carrierinsurance.net

Fleis Insurance 1824 E Main St. | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-5206 | fleisinsurance.com

Cary Heating & Air Conditioning Co.Inc. 808 Copeland Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-0977 | caryheating.com

General Engineering Company N5589 Commerce Rd Ste 120 | Onalaska, WI (608) 742-2169 | generalengineering.net

CenturyLink PO Box 820 | La Crosse, WI (608) 796-7480 | centurylink.com

Gerhard's First Supply PO Box 1028 | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-5414 | 1supply.com

Citizens State Bank 620 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-2265 | citizensstatebank.us

Great Lakes Coca Cola 1630 Miller St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-2139 | greatlakescocacola.com

ComWaS PO Box 194 | Ettrick, WI (888) 525-7229 | septicpumpingwi.com

Havenwood of Onalaska Emerald Dr. | Onalaska, WI (612) 224-4879 | havenwoodsenior.com

Coulee Bank 1516 Losey Blvd. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9550 | couleebank.net

Hawkins, Ash CPAs PO Box 1508 | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-7737 | habco.com

BUSINESS SERVICES 7 Rivers Signarama 1500 West City Hwy 16 | West Salem, WI (608) 783-6460 | signarama.com/wi-7-rivers Advanced Business Systems 2003 George St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-5440 | advbiz.com Associated Bank 205 Fourth St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 793-3845 | associatedbank.com

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La Crosse Beverage 400 County Rd. OT | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-2400 | frankbeveragegroup.com La Crosse Graphics 3025 East Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-2500 | lacrossegraphics.com La Crosse Sign 1450 Oak Forest Dr. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-1450 | lacrossesign.com LAXprint 146 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 783-6440 | laxprint.com Logistics Health, Inc. 328 Front St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-0404 | logisticshealth.com Marine Credit Union 1848 E. Main St. | Onalaska, WI (608) 784-7329 | marinecu.com Merchants Bank 3140 Market Place | Onalaska, WI (608) 779-8200 | merchantsbank.com Midwest Off Road Center Inc 65 Copeland Ave | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9980 | midwestoffroadcenter.com On Three Printing & Design 1401 Saint Andrew St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 793-1663 | onthreeprinting.com Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of La Crosse 1900 West Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-0450 | lacrosse.gillettepepsicola.com


Poellinger, Inc. 415 Nelson Place | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-1234 | poellinger.com Quality Resource Group 2845 Midwest Dr. Ste 103 | Onalaska, WI (608) 779-9990 | quality-resource.com Reinhart Companies 201 Main St., Suite 800 | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-4999 | rfsdelivers.com River Bank 4401 Mormon Coulee Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-6300 | riverbank.biz Ron Hammes Refrigeration 2424 South Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-3110 | ronhammes.com S & S Distributing 2000 Riley Rd. | Sparta, WI (608) 269-5071 | s-sdistributing.com Schomburg Refrigeration, Inc. 316 Second Ave. S. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-6614 | srci.biz Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. | 200 West Avenue South | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-1252 | schumacher-kish.com Sleeping Giant Studios 738 7th St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-9977 | sleepinggiantstudios.com State Bank Financial 401 Main St., #100 | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-4600 | statebankfinancial.com Supreme Graphics 625 Dettloff Dr. | Arcadia, WI (608) 323-3366 | supremeworks.com Terry Tobin Design 320 Meadowview Lane | Sparta, WI (608) 269-1682 | ttobindesign.com The UPS Store 317 4th St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-6966 | theupsstore.com Three Sixty Real Estate Solutions 1243 Badger St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-7368 | threesixty.bz Travel Leaders 2404 State Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9820 | travelleadersgo.com Tri State Business Machines 3310 Hwy 157 | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-2100 | tsbm.com

EDUCATION Celebrating Her Heart Health The Cargill Room | La Crosse, WI herhearthealth.org La Crosse County UW Extension 400 4th St. N., Room 3140 | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-9593 | uwex.edu/ces/cty/lacrosse School District of La Crosse 807 East Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 789-7628 | lacrosseschools.org

Pogy's Catering 1232 Avon St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-2386 | pogyscatering.com Serves You Right 705 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 386-5107 | servesyourightcaters.com The Court Above Main 420 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-6850 | thecourtabovemain.com Tom's Tent Rentals PO Box 1291 | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-6607 | explorelacrosse.com/project/ toms-tent-rentals-inc

School District of Onalaska 1821 E. Main St. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-9701 | onalaskaschools.com University of Wisconsin La Crosse 1725 State St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-6500 | uwlax.edu Viterbo University 900 Viterbo Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 796-3000 | viterbo.edu Western Technical College 400 Seventh St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-9262 | westerntc.edu

EVENTS & CATERING

MEDIA FOX 25 48 (WLAX/WEUX TV) 1305 Interchange Place | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-0025 | wiproud.com Inspire(d) Media 412 Oak St. | Decorah, IA (563) 379-7735 | iloveinspired.com La Crosse Media Group 1407 2nd Ave. N. | Onalaska, WI (608) 782-8335 | lacrosseradiogroup.net La Crosse Tribune 401 3rd St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-9710 | lacrossetribune.com

Cary Specialized Services 3400 Losey Blvd. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-3335 | caryspec.com

LAMAR Advertising 1329 Interchange Pl | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-8200 | lamar.com/lacrosse

Celebrations on the River 2100 Dawson Ave. #400 | La Crosse, WI (608) 783-3335 | celebrationslacrosse.com

MAGNUM Media 505 King Street | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-0876 | magnum.media

Concordia Ballroom 1129 La Crosse St | La Crosse, WI (608) 783-3335 | concordiaballroom.com

Midwest Family Broadcasting 201 State St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-1230 midwestfamilybroadcasting.com

Details Group Tour & Event Planning 1611 Holley St. | Holmen, WI (608) 797-6805 detailstourandeventplanning.com

River Travel Media La Crosse, WI | (608) 461-2485 | rivertravel.org

WKBT TV 141 S. 6th St. | Horstmann Homestead Farm and Events (608) 782-4678 W3351 Horstman Rd. | West Salem, WI (608) 786-3567 | horstmannhomesteadevents.com WXOW TV 19 3705 CTH 25 | La Crescent Area Event Center (507) 895-9982 595 Veterans Parkway | La Crescent, MN

La Crosse, WI | news8000.com La Crescent, MN | wxow.com

(507) 895-0595 | lacrescentareaeventcenter.org

US Bank La Crosse 201 Main St., Suite 100 | La Crosse, WI (608) 791-7201 | usbank.com

La Crosse Center 300 Harborview Plaza | La Crosse, WI (608) 789-7400 | lacrossecenter.com

WalzCraft 2600 Hemstock St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-6355 | walzcraft.com

La Crosse Country Club 300 Marcou Rd. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-5837 | lacrossecountryclub.com

Wisconsin Insurance Center 3167 Berlin Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-6733 | mcdonaldagency.com

Allergy Associates of La Crosse 2727 Midwest Dr. | Onalaska, WI (608) 782-2027 | lacrosseallergy.com

La Crosse Tent and Awning 2127 George St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-1946 | lacrossetentandawning.com

Xcel Energy 3215 Commerce St. | La Crosse, WI (800) 894-4999 | xcelenergy.com

Gundersen Health System 1900 South Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-7300 | gundersenhealth.org

Maple Grove Venues W4142 CTH B | West Salem, WI (608) 790-1661 | maplegrovevenues.com

Mayo Clinic Health System 700 West Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-0940 | franciscanskemp.org

Myrick Park Center 789 Myrick Park Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-2494 | myrickparkcenter.org

Oral Surgery Clinic of La Crosse 2819 National Drive | Onalaska, WI (608) 782-8193 | osclacrosse.com

CHURCHES Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman 530 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-0322 | cathedralsjworkman.org

MEDICAL SERVICES

Omni Center 255 Riders Club Rd. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-9566 | omnicenter.net One of a Kind Corporate Event Planning 1005 W Mark St. | Winona, MN (507) 312-9166 | my1ofakindevent.com

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ORGANIZATIONS Coulee Region RSVP 2920 E Ave. S, Suite 104 | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-0500 | rsvplax.org Crawford County Tourism Council 315 E. Cedar St. | Prairie du Chien, WI (608) 326-6658 | driftlesswisconsin.com Downtown Mainstreet, Inc. 500 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-0440 | lacrossedowntown.com Driftless Wisconsin PO Box 201 | Prairie du Chien, WI (608) 326-6658 | driftlesswisconsin.com

La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce 601 7th St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-4880 | lacrossechamber.com

West Salem Historical Society 99 Jefferson St. E. | West Salem, WI (608) 786-1675 | westsalemhistoricalsociety.net

La Crosse Area Development Corporation 601 7th St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-5488 | ladcoweb.org

Westby Chamber 114 S. Main St. | Westby, WI (608) 634-4011 | westbywi.com

North La Crosse Business Association PO Box 402 | La Crosse, WI (608) 792-6877 | northlacrosse.com

WI Restaurant Association - La Crosse Area Chapter 2526 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-3464 | wirestaurant.org

Onalaska Area Business Association 419 Sandlake Rd. | Onalaska, WI 608-782-9700 | oaba.info

WisCorps, Inc. 789 Myrick Park Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-2494 | wiscorps.org

Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce 211 S. Main | Prairie Du Chien, WI (608) 326-8555 | prairieduchien.org

Ducks Unlimited (701) 934-2610 | ducks.org/wisconsin

Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce 111 Milwaukee St. | Sparta, WI (608) 269-4123 | bikesparta.com

Ferryville Tourism Council PO Box 236 | Ferryville, WI (608) 734-9077 | visitferryville.com

Trempealeau Chamber PO Box 242 | Trempealeau, WI (608) 534-6780 | trempealeau.net

Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area 3181 Berlin Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-2373 | habitatlacrosse.org

Vernon County Rehabilitation Center / VARC 1601 Ramsay Pl | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-7010 | varcinc.com

La Crescent Chamber of Commerce 109 S. Walnut St. | La Crescent, MN (507) 895-2800 | lacrescentmn.com

Visit Winona 160 Johnson St. | Winona, MN (507) 452-0735 | visitwinona.com

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TRANSPORTATION Colgan Air Services 2709 Fanta Reed Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 783-8359 | colgan-air.com La Crosse Municipal Airport 2850 Airport Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 789-7464 | lseairport.com Lamers Bus Lines 326 Sky Harbour Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-8177 | lamers.com Ready Bus Company 1369 Cty. Rd. 6 | La Crescent, MN (507) 895-2349 | readybusline.com


ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ON WISCONSIN’S GREAT RIVER ROAD HIGHWAY 35

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Tours, shopping and recreational opportunities await you in Harmony, located only 50 miles from LaCrosse! Take a tour and learn about the local Amish community, or take a guided tour of fascinating Niagara Cave. Pedal 60 miles of paved bike trail, and enjoy excellent restaurants, antiquing, unique gift shops and comfortable lodging.

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MAYO CLINIC CARE IN YOUR COMMUNITY. The Coulee Region is a great place to live, work and play. Mayo Clinic Health System is proud to support the health and well-being of this vibrant community, through caring for our patients, community partnerships and connecting you to the world-class expertise of Mayo Clinic. Learn more about our services at mayoclinichealthsystem.org. 132-164 19JL03

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Explore La Crosse Visitor Guide - 2020  

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Your complete guide to accommodations, activities, dining, arts, entertainment, and other events in the La Crosse Region.