Explore La Crosse Visitor Guide - 2024

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2024 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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CONTENTS

04 Welcome to the La Crosse Region

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Get Your Hands Dirty

If You Like, Then You'll Love

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60 Sports

Top Tours

61 Services & Relocation

47 Shopping

WEST SALEM

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Hidden River

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Hamilton St

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Veterans Memorial Park

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Crestwood Ave

Griswold

Waterloo Ave

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Brickl Rd

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Festivals & Events

Golf

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Jostad Coulee Rd

Discover Unique Trails

54 Places to Stay

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CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS A custom collection curated from epic explorers and local photographers.

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Get on the Water

Epic Rides & Drives

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Cody Bartz 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. © 2024 La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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WELCOME TO THE

LA CROSSE REGION Whether you're seeking a vacation or a relaxing long weekend, the La Crosse Region has something to offer everyone. Cast a line and experience the thrill of reeling in over 119 species of fish that inhabit the waters below. In historic Downtown La Crosse, arts, culture, and culinary delights flourish. Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience by savoring appetizers, unique craft beverages, live music, and captivating theater performances. The La Crosse Region offers a range of lodging options to suit your preferences, from cozy bed and breakfasts to luxurious suites and boutique hotels. Experience the La Crosse Region and create lasting memories amidst its diverse offerings of outdoor adventures, cultural attractions, and culinary delights.

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Meet our 6 Epic Towns Along Wisconsin's West Coast, Just a Road Trip Away! Holmen

La Crescent

La Crosse

Nestled in the heart of the stunning Coulee Region, Holmen, Wisconsin is a a vibrant and welcoming community that is sure to steal your heart. With its charming small-town feel, friendly locals, and breathtaking natural beauty, Holmen has something for everyone!

La Crescent, Minnesota is a charming town located on the Minnesota side of the picturesque Mississippi Valley. Visitors to the area can enjoy the town’s scenic beauty and delightful downtown, as well as explore the many apple orchards that dot the surrounding countryside.

Located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, La Crosse, Wisconsin is a vibrant city with a perfect blend of natural beauty and urban excitement. It features epic views of the river and surrounding bluffs as well as a diverse downtown area with unique shops, restaurants, and lively nightlife!

Onalaska

Town of Campbell

West Salem

Onalaska, Wisconsin is a beautiful city located in the heart of the Coulee Region. This city offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking, biking, paddling and fishing in the many parks, trails and waterways. It also offers stunning views of the Mississippi River from overlooks and the Great River State Trail!

Located in La Crosse County, the Town of Campbell is a peaceful and scenic community that is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Onalaska provides ample boating and fishing opportunities. The town is a wonderful destination for anyone looking to experience the best of Wisconsin’s great outdoors – especially on the water!

West Salem offers a fun and lively small town experience! This town is packed with personality, from its vibrant downtown to its numerous parks and outdoor recreation opportunities. It is also home to one of the premiere country music festivals in the Midwest, Country Boom, and a seasonal corn maze.

GETTING HERE

Miles and drive time to the La Crosse Region

Appleton, WI

Madison, WI

Chicago, IL

Milwaukee, WI

Des Moines, IA

Minneapolis/ St. Paul, MN

169 miles 3 hours

275 miles 4 hours

272 miles 4 hours

Duluth, MN 238 miles 4 hours 15 min

130 miles 2 hours 15 min 204 miles 3 hours

160 miles 2 hours 30 min

Quad Cities 188 miles 3 hours 35 min

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If you like to wander then you'll love getting lost in the La Crosse Region

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You don’t have to travel to distant destinations in order to uncover mountain-like vistas, epic waterways, riveting road trips, or natural wonders! Located just a road trip away, the La Crosse Region bursts with wander-ful treasures suitable for every type of explorer. Get lost in the wonder where charming attractions and rare topography collide!


If You Like Mountains, then You’ll Love the Driftless Region’s Bluffs.

If You Like Natural Wonders, then You’ll Love these Rare Attractions.

The La Crosse area is proudly nestled between the bluffs of the Driftless Region. With ancient topography, this unique part of the world claims fame for stunning views, vibrant seasons and legendary recreation. “Drift” refers to glacial drift: the rock and sediment deposited by a glacier as it moves over an area of land. A small piece of the Upper Mississippi Region was left untouched during the last Ice Age, leaving no glacial erosion or deposits. While surrounding landscapes were flattened by glaciers, the Upper Midwest’s original, rugged bluffs and coulees remain. You don’t have to travel out west to hike, bike and explore towering Mountain terrains. The Driftless Region’s natural topography reaches into parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois however the La Crosse area is special; located where the Mississippi River and Driftless Region unite.

Seeking rare attractions and unique wonders? The La Crosse Region is central to a variety of exceptional attractions that inspire the mind and connect visitors with nature. From ancient caves to wildlife sanctuaries, exploration abounds!

If You Like the Great Lakes, then You’ll Love the Mississippi River.

Niagara Cave is located just a short drive from central La Crosse in Harmony, Minnesota. The cave offers tours that hike one mile underground into some of the Nation’s most unique caves! At Niagara Cave you can discover 450-millionyear-old fossils, soak in the sites of an underground waterfall and see cave formations, both delicate and large! For more family fun, you can mine for fossils and real “hidden gems” as well as enjoy a round of mini-golf. Open seasonally, the Niagara Cave is truly a unique hidden gem. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is another special attraction of the La Crosse Region. Tucked into the outskirts of Onalaska, with plenty of lush views and the Refuge’s Visitor Center offers a plethora of activities. With an overlook of Lake Onalaska and interactive exhibits of wildlife and habitats, you’re sure to learn a thing or two! Most memorable? The “Walk on Water” exhibit, to see what lies below the surface of the river!

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Nothing brings people together quite like diving into nature and soaking up time on the water. The La Crosse Region sits on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River and is host to its confluence of other waterways. These meandering lakes and rivers are paradise for paddlers of every stripe. Hit the water on a variety of trail types offering both relaxing floats or exciting excursions. Bring your kayak or rent paddling vessels of all kinds, including HydroBikes, at various outfitters throughout the region!

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From rivers and trout streams to lakes, the La Crosse Region also has excellent fishing opportunities. Near La Crosse, the upper Mississippi sprawls well beyond its main channel creating hundreds of tiny islands, backwaters and deep pools that harbor more species of fish than any other temperate-climate river in the world. The La Crosse and Black Rivers, which merge with the Mississippi, are home to many species including walleye, northern pike, sturgeon, large and smallmouth bass, panfish, catfish, and more! Lake Onalaska or Lake Neshonoc are the perfect setting for a leisurely boat cruise and overflow with panfish. Whether paddling and boating in the summer or getting hooked on winter ice fishing, a sea of memories await on Wisconsin’s West Coast.

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If You Like Road Trips, then You’ll Love the Great River Road. Whether on the hunt for a weekend road trip or a scenic cruise with unforgettable stops, the famed Great River Road offers the perfect route. The road is both a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road that traverses through ten states along the Mississippi River. The La Crosse Region and our famous, Driftless bluffs proudly sit on the route. Our region is part of the 33 Mississippi River towns along Highway 35, and welcomes the many visitors the scenic drive brings every year.

If You Like Botanical Gardens, then You’ll Love these Vibrant Grounds. Every season in the La Crosse Region offers something special with snow-dusted bluffs, spring apple blossoms, sensational vistas, and vibrant fall foliage. However, natural beauty truly thrives in the warmer months with bountiful gardens across the region. Most famous in La Crosse are the International Friendship Gardens that sprouts to life each year with a vast assortment of living things. Each section of the gardens features plants, sculptures and messaging from sister cities across the globe. From Asia to Germany, spotlights include a domed gazebo, a koi pond and bridge, crane sculptures, and more. For those who love unique flora, the International Friendship Gardens within Riverside Park are a bucket list must! More gardens await those who venture to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Situated in the bluffs of rural La Crosse, the haven is both a spiritual destination and peaceful sanctuary for many from all over the world. The Shrine is nestled on over 100 acres of God’s Country with views of the La Crosse Region and Mississippi River Valley below. While many visit the Shrine on religious pilgrimage, the spot is sacred to many for the simple peace and natural beauty it provides. Bursting to life come the end of spring, each shrine along the winding paths abound in bright florals and groomed gardens. In addition to the many beautiful chapels, statues, gardens, and devotional areas, the Shrine has a full service café and gift shop that are open daily. Veterans Memorial Park of La Crosse is another greenery oasis ideal for both reflection and serenity. The city is proud of the many memorials and sculptures that honor those that fought for our country and this park assists in sharing that abundant gratitude. Featuring well-maintained gardens and memorials, it is the perfect retreat to uncover the historical significance of veterans who served in World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam, as well as the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps and Hmong-Lao Vietnam veterans amidst botanical beauty.

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The La Crosse area has a plethora of memorable stopping points for those making the trip. Not only is the iconic Big Blue Bridge part of the Great River Road, but landmarks such as the famed Riverside Park, Great River Landing, and massive Sunny the Sunfish are easily accessible along the way as well.


Discover Unique Trails in the

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There are hundreds of miles of trails in the La Crosse Region, making it a hiker’s paradise. The unique geography of the area provides a variety of trails that many might not expect, ranging from easy riverside strolls to steep ascents up the bluffs and along narrow cliff edges. Whether you’re a novice or experienced hiker, there’s a trail level for everyone. If you’re looking for a unique hiking experience, check these out!

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1 Lytle’s Landing - HISTORIC Lytle’s Landing is a hidden gem in Onalaska! There’s a good chance your GPS won’t find it, but you won’t want to miss it. To get there, turn on Lytle Road off County Road Z and follow it to the end. Don’t give up when the road narrows, you’re almost there. Although it looks like a bike path, it leads to the parking lot for Lytle’s Landing. At the trailhead, you’ll find an old railroad bridge spanning the Black River. The trail follows the original rail line built in the late 1800s. It’s a fantastic spot for photos, and you’ll find additional bridges as you continue. While it’s a popular biking area, being part of the much longer Great River State Trail, it also offers a peaceful hike. The trail spans 24 miles total, crossing Onalaska, Midway and Trempealeau, and can be just as long or as short as you prefer!

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While you’re in the area, the La Crosse District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge is just 3 miles from the Lytle’s Landing parking lot. With some short paved and gravel trails, plus a great visitor center, be sure to drop in. It’s a popular spot for birdwatching, especially in the fall. After all that hiking, Red Pines Bar & Grill is an iconic spot to grab a lakeside drink or meal. Not far past the wildlife refuge, the restaurant sits on Lake Onalaska and is famous for its fish fry.

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4 Apple Blossom Overlook RELAXING

Apple Blossom Overlook Trail begins in Apple Blossom Overlook Park in La Crescent, Minnesota, just across the river from La Crosse. The 1.3 mile loop trail passes through prairie and forest, but don’t miss the short divergent trail that leads to a cliff ledge nearly 600 feet above the Mississippi. It offers beautiful views and, typically, fewer crowds! In summertime, continue past the park to the seasonal River View Winery & Vineyard, or any time of year, head back into La Crescent and enjoy small town charm at Kaddy’s Kafe. This quaint main street café serves breakfast and lunch, plus dinner on Fridays.

FUN & EDUCATIONAL

Looking for a bike rental to explore the full length of the Great River State Trail or one of the many other bike trails in the area? Check out Wrench & Roll or Drift Cycle in La Crosse!

Open year-round, this unique center has a small entry fee. The grounds are beautifully maintained and offer a variety of trails, ranging from the easy ½ mile Troll Trail to several longer ones totaling over 6 miles. The center’s mission is to preserve and protect the environment and cultural heritage of the region, and they offer related programs throughout the year. Be sure to check out their Norwegian themed gift shop too!

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Grandad Bluff is perhaps the most iconic spot in the La Crosse Region, but most people opt to drive up it. Did you know there are multiple hiking routes to reach the summit? For the lesser traveled route, try starting in the Lower Hixon Forest. There are a couple options to reach the top of Grandad Bluff. For a slightly shorter option, begin from Bliss Road on the Oak Trail. You’ll then connect with a short portion of the Log Loop to Aspen Trail for just under 2 miles. Alternatively, park at the Hixon Forest Parking Lot and follow the 1 mile Hickory Trail to the Bicentennial Trail, which is primarily a mountain bike route. Then, pick up the Log Loop to Aspen Trail for a bit over a total of 2 miles. Here, cross Bliss Road and access the Compass Connection Trail, part of the Gateway Trail System. You can easily expect another 1.5 miles or more to reach the top of the bluff, depending on which final ascent you choose. Looking for a break? Before starting up the Compass Connection Trail, you’ll pass right by the historic Alpine Inn, famous for its Bloody Marys and cheese curds! For shorter trail options, you can park at one of several pull-offs on Grandad Bluff Road and hike the Gateway Trails to the top.

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water Get on the

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ater has a magical way of captivating the human spirit. For time immemorial it has drawn explorers, mystics, and weekend warriors to its shores in search of adventure, reflection, or some good ol’ fashioned fun.

Then you can grab your canoe or kayak, or rent one locally, and follow one of the many paddling trails that crisscross the greater La Crosse area. Looking for even more action? Then it's time to grab your rod and reel and head out for some world-class bass and panfish fishing. There is a reason the region is home to the giant Sunny the Sunfish statue. Finally, if you love the idea of a day on the water but do not yet have your own gear, then La Crosse has plenty of options to rent it all. (continue on next page)

Enter La Crosse, Wisconsin, a booming college town on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. If there was ever a place for water lovers to unite, this is it! Not only does it sit on the United States’ largest river, it is also home to the Black River, the La Crosse River, Blue Lake, Target Lake, Lake Onalaska, Lake Neshonoc, the Root River, and so much more.

With so much to offer, it can be hard knowing where to begin. You can start simple by grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many amazing restaurants that dot the banks of the area’s rivers and lakes.

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DINING

Looking for a bite to eat with a view? Then you've come to the right place! La Crosse offers everything from fine dining to the traditional Wisconsin supper club experience, all with beautiful views of the water.

Huck Finn’s On The Water Voted “La Crosse’s Best Outdoor Dining”, Huck Finn’s is a local institution. Relax on the river overlooking North Bay Marina and enjoy their famous Herb Lemonade or Bloody Marys. Then get ready for mouthwatering burgers, juicy steaks, and fresh walleye.

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern offers fine dining with arguably downtown La Crosse’s best riverfront patio. Get ready for an unforgettable meal, superb service, excellent wine, and hopefully a stunning sunset to top it all off!

Sullivan’s Supper Club Enjoy classic dining along the Mississippi River and immerse yourself in Wisconsin’s Supper Club tradition at Sullivan’s Supper Club. If you’re lucky, you can enjoy some classics like their shrimp dinner or a savory Filet Mignon on their coveted patio.

Pettibone Boat Club Did somebody say Tiki Bar? Pettibone Boat Club, with their expansive patio and one-of-a-kind tiki bar, is definitely worth a stop. The patio offers 270 degree views of the Mississippi River and great burgers, wraps, and sandwiches.

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PADDLING BOAT TRAILS RENTALS There is no better way to explore a river town than by paddling its water trails. The La Crosse Region is home to numerous options including the Black River Trail, Goose Island Paddling Trail, La Crosse River Paddling Trail, and the Lake Onalaska Canoe Trail.

Black River Trail A great way to spend the day is on the Black River around French Island. You can grab a bite to eat at Huck Finn’s, rent your preferred water craft from Island Outdoors, and then enjoy a leisurely paddle up and down the Black River. If you really want to go all out, paddle across the river to Moxie’s Tiki Bar for a Rum Runner or Mojito!

Goose Island Canoe Trail Goose Island County Park serves as the trailhead for the seven-mile Goose Island Canoe Trail. The full trail takes about 4–5 hours to complete and winds through the scenic Mississippi River backwaters. The fishing is amazing, and the views are breathtaking. Goose Island County Park also hosts the county’s largest campground, a general store, and canoe rentals. Unlike the Black River Trail, this is a B.Y.O.B. destination.

Don’t worry. You don’t have to have your own boat to enjoy all that La Crosse has to offer. There are a number of rental options in the La Crosse area that can outfit you with either a powerboat or humanpowered vessel.

Pontoons and Fishing Boats Does your idea of a great day on the water involve cruising around in a pontoon or fishing the backwaters with the speed and comfort of a fishing boat? Then check out one of the La Crosse area’s premier boat rental companies.

Schafer’s River Rentals Schafer’s rents everything. From pontoons and fishing boats to canoes and kayaks, they have it all. If fishing, be sure to stop in their bait shop for up-to-date fishing reports and a great selection of lures and bait.

American Marine American Marine isn’t just a watercraft showroom. They also rent a wide variety of pontoon boats with tubing, skiing, wakeboarding, and wakeskating packages. Best part? They are located right at Huck Finn’s, so you can grab a bite to eat and a cool drink once your water-based adventure is complete!

Lake Onalaska Canoe Trail Another great option is the relatively new Lake Onalaska Canoe Trail. It takes you through the Mississippi backwaters into Lake Onalaska. The trip from Lytle’s Landing to Fred Funk Landing takes about four miles, and it is another three miles to Mosey’s Landing, home to the local legend, Red Pines Bar and Grill. @ChristineLozada


Design A Cruise Not sure if you are ready to captain your own vessel? Then head over to Design a Cruise and let Captain Bob do it for you. He’ll plan everything, from fishing trips to sightseeing tours, all aboard his double-deck twin-engine pontoon. Bob also serves as a parttime captain on the La Crosse Queen, so he knows his way around a ship!

Canoes, Kayaks, and SUPs Would you rather enjoy the serenity of the river without the hum of an outboard engine? Then a canoe, kayak, or stand up paddleboard is your best bet.

FISHING

There is no better feeling than casting a line across the water, apart from casting said line and feeling a bite! La Crosse’s unique location in Wisconsin's Driftless Area results in quality fishing to excite almost any angler. Whether you are after bass, sunfish, walleye, or even trout, the area boasts plentiful populations.

Any parent with young kids knows that all it takes is some wax worms, a bobber, and some hungry sunnies to keep kids interested. Just make sure you’re paying attention, as the local panfish grow to healthy sizes and you won’t want to let them get away!

Fly Fishing in Root River While not as well-known as the area’s bass and panfish angling, the Driftless Area hosts some of the best fly-fishing in southern Minnesota and Wisconsin. If you are looking for a unique fishing

Island Outdoors Island Outdoors is a proper outfitter. They rent everything from canoes and kayaks to stand up paddleboards and HydroBikes. They also sell all the gear you could even need for a successful day on the water.

Neshonoc Lakeside Campground Neshonoc Lakeside Campground is an excellent home-base for exploring Lake Neshonoc. In addition to traditional camping amenities, they also rent kayaks, canoes, and motorboats. The campground also has a heated pool and hot tub.

Bass Fishing on the Mississippi River There is a reason the area hosts countless bass fishing tournaments each year, and it’s not because of the beautiful views and great restaurants. It is the high-quality largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing that draws in the crowds. But you don’t have to be a competitive angler to land a lunker. Given the productivity of the river and its backwaters, beautiful fish can be found by even the most novice angler.

KayoeSUP If you are looking to try stand-up paddleboarding, then check out KayoeSUP. They rent a variety of different SUP models and offer highly-rated classes for all ability levels. SUPing is the fastest growing watersport in the world, and for good reason.

Pan Fishing on Lake Onalaska and Lake Neshonoc If you’ve ever stopped at the Lake Onalaska Overlook, then you’ve come across Sunny the “Giant” Sunfish. The reason the city hosts a 15-foot tall giant sunfish statue is because it has been named the “Sunfish Capital of the World.”

experience, then grab your fly rod and head out onto one of the area’s many trout streams, including the famous Root River.

So there you have it. A trip to the La Crosse area isn’t complete without some time on, or at least near, the water. Whether you are an avid angler, outdoor watersports enthusiast, or just looking for a drink with a view, you’re bound to find something!

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Recreation & Outdoors Adrenaline Angling Guide Service 210 Rose St. | West Salem, WI | (608) 451-2986 facebook.com/adrenalineangling American Marine 922 Bainbridge St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 783-2628 | americanmarineonline.com Clements Fishing Barge & Captain Hooks 108 Main St. | Genoa, WI (608) 689-2800 | clementsfishing.com Coulee Golf Bowl 100 Green Coulee Rd. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-1111 | couleegb.com Design A Cruise 129 Marina Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 412-4891 | designacruisellc.com Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center 28097 Goodview Dr. | Lanesboro, MN (507) 467-2437 | eaglebluffmn.org Forest Hills Golf Course 600 Losey Blvd. | La Crosse, WI 608-779-4653 | foresthillsgolf.org Ft. McCoy Pine View Recreation Area 1668 South J St. | Fort McCoy, WI mccoy.armymwr.com Fox Hollow Golf Course N3287 County Rd OA | La Crosse, WI (608) 786-4653 foxhollowgolfandevents.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 Great River Harley-Davidson 1116 Oak Forest Dr. | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-6112 | greatriverharleydavidson.com Hidden Hills WI S1441 Sobkowiak Ln. | Stoddard, WI (608) 483-3442 | hiddenhillswi.com

Island Outdoors 1330 Bainbridge St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-5552 | islandoutdoors.us

Smith's Bike Shop 125 N 7th St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-1175 | smithsbikes.com

KayoeSUP Onalaska, WI | 833-723-5426 | kayoesup.com

Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club W24411 Fairway Ln. | Trempealeau, WI (608) 534-7417 | golfthemountain.com

La Crosse Archery 1231 Oak Forest Dr. | Onalaska, WI 608-781-7752 | lacrossearchery.com

Trolley Pub La Crosse N7304 County Rd HD | Holmen, WI 608-799-2493 | trolleypub.com/lacrosse

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

Wrench & Roll 1200 Caledonia St. | La Crosse, WI 608-406-2261 | wrenchandrollbikes.com

400 Mason St. | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-9622 | laxymca.org McGilvray "Seven Bridges" Road N8327 Amsterdam Prairie Rd. | Holmen, WI 7bridgesrd.org 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

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SEVEN HAWKS VINEYARDS

DRINK IN ADVENTURE with the Coulee Region Craft Beverage Trail! Known as the local, drinkable bucket list, this Trail sheds light on all of the Region’s wineries, breweries, and distillery. Savor local beverages one sip at a time for a romantic date-night, a girls’-day-out, a road trip, or just to kick those hand-crafted cravings.

WINERIES

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Brambleberry Winery

Lost Island Wine

Branches Winery

Riverview Vineyard & Winery 32882 Cty Hwy 1, La Crescent, MN riverviewwinery.com

1401 St Andrew St, La Crosse, WI pearlstreetbrewery.com

DnA Vintners

Seven Hawks Vineyards

Skeleton Crew Brew

Elmaro Vineyard

Tenba Ridge Winery

Turtle Stack Brewery

Garvin Heights Vineyard

WineSitter BrewHouse

234 Leonard St., West Salem, WI brambleberrywinery.com E6796 Old Line Rd, Westby, WI brancheswinery.com 1223 Caledonia St, La Crosse, WI dnavintners.com N14756 Delaney Rd, Trempealeau, WI elmarovineyard.com 2255 Garvin Heights Rd, Winona, MN ghvwine.com

570 Theater Rd, Onalaska, WI skeletoncrewbrew.com

17 North St., Fountain City, WI sevenhawksvineyards.com

N27587 Joe Coulewe Rd, Blair, WI tenbaridgewine.com

608 Brewing Co.

83 Copeland Ave, La Crosse, WI 608brewingcompany.com

Pearl Street Brewery

570 Theater Rd, Onalaska, WI skeletoncrewbrew.com 125 2nd St S, La Crosse, WI turtlestackbrewery.com

2711 South Ave, La Crosse, WI thewinesitters.com

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

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Food & Drink 4 Sisters, Inc. 100 Harborview Plz | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-8213 | 4sisterslacrossewi.com Affogato Lane Coffee Company 28 N Walnut St | La Crescent, MN (507)895-2101 | affogatolanecoffee.com Alpine Inn W5717 Bliss Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-8470 | alpineinnlacrosse.net Ardie's Flipside Pub & Grill 400 Lang Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-2242 | flipsidepub.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 Bluebird Bakery & Cafe 58 Copeland Ave. | La Crosse, WI 608-519-5450 | bluebirdbakerycafe.com

Fathead Steve's 324 Jay St. | La Crosse, WI 608-881-6292 | fatheadsteves.business.site Features Sports Bar & Grill - West Salem W1425 HWY 16 | West Salem, WI (608) 786-9000 | featuressportsbar.com Features Sports Bar & Grill - Holmen 504 N Holmen Dr. | Holmen, WI 608-526-3600 | featuresinholmen.com Freight House Restaurant 107 Vine St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-6211 | freighthouserestaurant.com Grounded Patio Cafe 308 Main St. | La Crosse. WI 608-784-5282 | groundedpatiocafe.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.org Howie's on La Crosse 1128 La Crosse St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 789-7400 | howiesonlacrosse.com Huck Finns on the Water 129 Marina Dr. | La Crosse, WI 608-519-2007 | huckfinnslacrosse.com Hungry Peddler 3429 Mormon Coulee Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-1895 | hungrypeddlerlacrosse.com

Blue Moon 716 2nd Ave. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-6800 | bluemoononalaska.com

Hunters Last Chance 140 S. Leonard St. | West Salem, WI (608) 786-0256 | facebook.com/hunterslastchance

Bodega Brew Pub, Inc. 122 4th Street S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-0677 | bodegabrewpublax.com

Kaddy's Kafe 236 Main St. | La Crescent, MN (507) 895-2900 | kaddyskafe.com

Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Café 222 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 796-2277 | buzzardbillys.com

Las Margaritas 2505 State Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-0680 | lasmargaritaslax.com

Crooked Pint Ale House 9348 St. Hwy 16 | Onalaska, WI (608) 615-1090 | crookedpint.com

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

Chick-fil-A 3015 S Kinney Coulee Rd | Onalaska, WI (608) 668-1028 chick-fil-a.com/locations/wi/onalaska-wi Culver's of La Crosse 4101 Mormon Coulee Ct. | La Crosse, WI (608) 787-5050 culvers.com/restaurants/la-crosse Culver's of Onalaska 9422 Hwy 16 | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-6777 835 Oak Ave. S. | Onalaska, WI (608)781-7130 culvers.com/restaurants/onalaska David Reay's Modern Diner + Tavern 214 Main St. | Onalaska, WI (608) 519-9203 | davidreays.com Digger's Sting 122 3rd St. N | La Crosse, WI 608-782-3796 | diggerssting.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

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Le Coulee Cheese Castle 112 Leonard St. S. | West Salem, WI (608) 786-2811 | lecouleecheese.net 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 their small shop with the large selection! Linda's Bakery 190 E City Hwy 16 | West Salem, WI 608-786-1818 | lindasbakery.com 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 Meringue Bakery 313 Main St. | La Crosse, WI 608-519-2683 | meringuebakerycafe.com Milwaukee Burger Co. 3039 Medco Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-6630 | milwaukeeburgercompany. com Mirage Sports Bar & Grill 3511 Morman Coulee Rd. | La Crosse, WI 608-788-7465 facebook.com/MirageSportsBarLaCrosse Monkey Business N7546 County Rd. M | Mindoro, WI monkeybusinesscatering.com Moxie's 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 North Country Steak Buffet 2526 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-3464 | northcountrysteakbuffet.com Olive Garden 9413 HWY 16 | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-0090 | olivegarden.com Onalaska American Legion Post 336 731 Sand Lake Rd. | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-3300 | onalaskapost336.org 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 Ranch 3130 Chestnut Pl. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-3118 | pizzaranch.com 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 Rudy's Drive-In (Seasonal) 1004 La Crosse St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-2200 | rudysdrivein.com Sagra Food & Wine 501 Front St S | La Crosse, WI (608) 799-4763 | sagrafoodandwine.com Schmidty's 3119 State Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-5110 | schmidtys.com Schuby's Neighborhood Butcher 321 State St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 615-1076 | schubys.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 Sloopy's Alma Mater 163 Copeland Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-0245 | facebook.com/sloopyslax


South Lanes Pizza 1501 Losey Blvd. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-1303 | southlanespizza.com

Lost Island Wine/Skeleton Crew Brew 570 Theater Rd. Ste. 100 | Onalaska, WI (715) 570-9463 | lostislandwine.com

Sports Hub Bar & Grill 25 N Walnut St. | La Crescent, MN 507-895-2715 | sportshubbar.com

Pearl Street Brewery 1401 Saint Andrew St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-4832 | pearlstreetbrewery.com

State Room 128 3rd St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-7666 | facebook.com/stateroomlax

River View Vineyard & Winery 32882 County Rd 1 | La Crescent, MN (608) 385-1209 | riverviewwinery.com

Subway 1549 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-2774 | subway.com

Seven Hawks Vineyards 17 North St. | Fountain City, WI (608) 687-9463 | sevenhawksvineyards.com

Su Casa Pub & Grill 512 S Main St. | Holmen, WI | 608-526-9698 facebook.com/profile.php?id=100078001013522

Tenba Ridge Winery, LLC N27587 Joe Coulee Rd. | Blair, WI (608) 525-2413 | tenbaridgewinery.net

Sullivan's Supper Club W25709 Sullivan Rd. | Trempealeau, WI (608) 534-7775 | sullivanssupperclub.com

Turtle Stack Brewery 125 S. 2nd St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-2284 | turtlestackbrewery.com

Swing Bridge Pub 595 Veterans Pkwy., Ste #200 | La Crescent, MN (507) 895-1110 | swingbridgepub.com

WineSitter BrewHouse 2711 South Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 615-1028 | thewinesitters.com

Taqueria Pato Azul 127 4th St S. | La Crosse. WI (608) 519-3036 | taqueriapatoazul.com The Bistro 500 Front St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-1000 | marriott.com The Crow 100 3rd St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-5400 | thecrowlacrosse.com The Pearl Ice Cream Parlor & Confectionery 205-209 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-6655 | pearlicecream.com The Waterfront Restaurant & Tavern 328 Front St. S., Suite 100 | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-5400 | thewaterfrontlacrosse.com Timmers 10 Mile Pub W4516 Eddie Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 796-2270 | facebook.com/Timmers-10Mile-Pub-809142886127781 Uno Venti 120 King St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 881-6609 | unoventi.com

Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits 608 Brewing Company 83 Copeland Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-9686 | 608brewingcompany.com Brambleberry Winery 234 Leonard St. | West Salem, 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.co

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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

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

Serving the Best of Authentic New Orleans Style & American Cuisine

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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 12/31/24

LIVE MUSIC THURSDAYS 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 • 8 a.m.–9 p.m.

First Saturday of every month (and by appointment) 2:30 and 4:30

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

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

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Breakfast ~~~ Lunch ~~~ Dinner We are a long-running restaurant known for our hamburgers and our house beer, Peddler Brau, made by our friends, at Capital Brewery. With a fun, old-time ambiance, you, your friends or your family are sure to enjoy a meal with us! We look forward to seeing you!

EST.

1976

608-788-1895 3429 Mormon Coulee Road La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 Sun - Thur Happy Hour ~ Open 7 days a week 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

days a week a.m. everything to 9:30 p.m. you want to watch the game! A Step into the New Mirage SportsOpen Bar 7 and Grill! We! 7have wonderful selection of beers on tap, and a great choice of appetizers and sandwiches. Stop in and have us be your new sports oasis.

2 Happy Hours a day

Smoking Room with Television

$6 Bloody Sundays

Indoor/Outdoor Patio Seating

20 Televisions Pool Tables 3511 Mormon Coulee Rd. La Crosse, WI 54601

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Party Room Darts P: 608-788-7465


HOME OF THE JUICIEST LUCYS

28 TAPS | PATIO DAILY SPECIALS HAPPY HOUR | PULL TABS

INTERACTIVE GAMING AREA

608-615-1090

9348 WI-16 • Onalaska • crookedpint.com

Join Us…

~ T i ki B a r ~ Great Food ~ Best View in Town

570 Theater Rd Onalaska, WI 54650 715-570-9463 www.lostislandwine.com

Drink Local Craft Wine & Beer

~ T ra n s i e n t Docking ~ Dog Friendly 608-784-4483

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ONE OF THE FEW PLACES IN TOWN STILL WITH $5.00 DOLLAR LUNCHES! LA CROSSE 608 8816900  ONALASKA 608 5199588 SEÑOR VILLA LA CROSSE 325 West Avenue North La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 SEÑOR VILLA ONALASKA 425 Second Avenue South Onalaska, Wisconsin 54650

WWW.SENORVILLA.COM


Located in beautiful downtown La Crosse, WI

Tacos ◆ noodles + more!

MEXICAN FUSION FUN TWIST ON CLASSIC DISHES FULL BAR CRAFT COCKTAILS SPANISH WINES BEER ◆

Open Mon-Sat 11AM-10PM

www.taqueriapatoazul.com 127 4th St. S., La Crosse, WI 608-519-3036 ◆

Visit our sister restaurant

Bleu Duck Kitchen & Oyster Bar Rochester, MN www.bleuduckkitchen.com

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Get Your Hands

DIRTY HANDS ON Check Out These Unique Animal Encounters

Rainbow Ridge Farms Traditional yoga is out – goat yoga is in! Rainbow Ridge’s goat yoga is the perfect way to connect with mind, body, and soul all while becoming one with nature! Classes are fit for all experience levels so you can enjoy stretching and de-stressing as these adorable baby goats keep you company! Could you ask for a better yoga partner?

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We had had such a fantastic experience at goat yoga! The combination of yoga and adorable baby goats was a total mood lifter. Cannot wait to return and book another class.

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Randi Gleason, Reel RV Wives

Heart & Soil Ridge Chicken, horses, and donkeys – Oh My! Ever wonder what life on the farm is really like? Experience it for yourself at Heart and Soil Ridge. Their immersive farm stays and hands-on tours give guests the chance to see everything from horse grooming to snowshoeing for themselves. For the artistically inclined, they even offer art-inspired flower workshops and classes!

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Justin Trails

All Glazed Up

Llama take a selfie…

Picasso has nothing on your skills!

Get up close and personal with Justin Trails’ llama encounter experience. Their two llamas, Porter and Stout, are eager to meet visitors – especially those with treats in hand! Don’t miss the opportunity to intimately feed the sweet, loving llamas. In no time you’ll have two new furry friends!

Unwind and let the creative juices flow at All Glazed Up. Trust your artistic vision and paint your own pottery or try your hand at fusing glass and jewelry to make one-of-a-kind pieces! Want some guidance? Grab a few friends and partake in a Sip and Paint canvas painting class! The choice is all yours!

Hidden Trails Corn Maze Farm Frenzy! Between the iconic corn maze, pumpkin patch, and gentle farm animals – family-friendly fun is boundless at Hidden Trails! Explore on foot one of Wisconsin’s largest corn mazes as you navigate the latest annual design. Next, pick a pumpkin perfect for carving. And before you leave, be sure say ‘hello’ to the farm animals!

GET MESSY Pigment Perfect Fun

GREEN THUMB A Little Dirt Never Hurt Anyone

Second Nature at Reeds Creek A destination nursery, greenhouse, gift shop, and landscape design center, all in one remarkable destination. Second Nature creates an immersive experience that keeps visitors coming back year-after-year for their plant needs! Embrace your green thumb and check out everything Second Nature has to offer!

Hidden Hills – Paint Ball Wildly Artistic… Hidden Hills paint ball allows visitors to get actively messy. Create teams, gear up, and go head-to-head to take home the victory! If paint ball isn’t your speed – have a paint balloon throwing party instead! Messy and fun for all ages!

Get Your Hands Dirty


Prepare to roll up your sleeves and get messy with these unique, hands-on activities! Get up close and personal with adorable farm animals, paint or be painted on, and dig into the great outdoors with all things gardening!

All Glazed Up

Hidden Trails

Second Nature

All Glazed Up

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6 Epic Towns Along Wisconsin's West Coast

Holmen Situated on 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 the community a special place to call home. Lace up your hiking boots for a stroll through the Van Loon Wildlife Area or the historic McGilvray “Seven Bridges” Road, hit the links at Drugan’s Castle Mound or attend the locally-renowned Kornfest Festival. Holmen has much to offer. HolmenWi.com

Holmen Kornfest

Held in August each year, this annual festival is fun for the whole family. Be sure to come on an empty stomach, there will be corn in every variety! With a parade, car show, and carnival ride for the kiddos, fun is guaranteed for everyone. Facebook.com/Kornfest

Holmen Area Community Center

You’ll find the Holmen Area Community Center buzzing with activities from cornhole tournaments to ballroom dancing, from Pumpkinfest to the area's Art Club. This new multi-purpose facility provides a location to both serve and entertain all ages in the surrounding communities and opportunities for intergenerational connections. Holmencc.org

Su Casa Cafe’ Pub & Grill

Su Casa Pub & Grill offers an exciting menu of both authentic Mexican dishes and traditional American favorites from the previous owner. Su Casa has a sincere meaning behind their name. The new restaurant owners decided to name it “Your House” as the restaurant looks similar to your neighbors house. They want you to enjoy their “house” and food as you would at your family and friends’! facebook.com/p/Su-Casa-Caf%C3%A9-Pub-Grill-100078001013522/

Holmen Locker & Meat Market

Holmen Locker & Meat Market has a large selection of meats and much more! At the market you’ll find a wide variety of fresh meats and cheeses, microbrew beers, wines, specialty foods, gift baskets, and housewares. Explore their 14-foot fresh meat case stocked full of the most popular fresh cuts of meat and not to mention their Beef is all local from cattle raised in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. facebook.com/HolmenMeatLocker/

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La Crescent Rightfully dubbed the “Apple Capital of Minnesota” with about ten area orchards. Visit in the late summer through the fall to find the apple harvest season in full swing! Beautiful bluffs and the mighty Mississippi dominate the landscape, offering breathtaking views and thriving wildlife population. The orchard blossoms in the spring and the foliage transition in the fall are must see’s! Cityoflacrescent-mn.gov

Thorson Graphics

Thorson Graphics is your headquarters for promotional items and all your business needs. From design, to creation, to print or embroidery, let Thorson Graphics be your go-to from start to finish. They pride themselves on being a local business and love creating work that benefits other local businesses and the surrounding communities. Thorsongraphics.com

Johnson Livings

Support local and shop with these fun items in La Crescent, Minnesota. Johnson Livings specializes in laser engraving and apparel printing. This store also holds 23 local consignors full of handmade treasures! Grab your gear and knickknacks for team or corporate events, or for your family and friends. johnsonlivings.com

Affogato Lane Coffee Company

Affogato Lane Coffee brings the community together for their love of coffee and delicious roasts. Stop in and recharge at their location in La Crescent with a sweet seasonal treat or stop by their trailer for some high-quality espresso and fan favorite Cinnamon Dulce Latte! affogatolanecoffee.com

Applefest

Held annually in September, in the height of harvest season, La Crescent’s annual festival is packed with family fun! Enjoy a caramel apple, live music, parades and more! applesfestusa.com

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La Crosse Conveniently nestled between Minneapolis and Chicago, La Crosse is the ideal destination for a brief stop or an extended stay. From scenic overlooks and outdoor recreation to the bustling downtown, one’s bound to be occupied both day and night. Whether you’re traveling with family or solo, there is something for everyone! CityofLaCrosse.org

Cappella Performing Arts Center

The Cappella Performing Arts Center celebrates the beauty of art education, culture and performing arts. It’s also a premier center for cultural arts dedicated to fostering powerful, inclusive artistic experiences and creative exchange of ideas. Relish colorful performances in their historic building during an unforgettable evening. cappellaperformingartscenter.com

4 Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas

4 Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas Restaurant is located in the heart of Historic Downtown La Crosse, across from Riverside Park. They specialize in Tapas-style cuisine with unique selections for lunch, dinner, and everything in between. You’ll find a relaxing atmosphere indoors, or enjoy a great river view from their outdoor patio. lacrossequeen.com

Artspire

Artspire is an all-inclusive, two-day, free event put on during the summer at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. It’s open for the public to engage and connect with the La Crosse Region’s diverse community through visual, interactive, performing and literary arts. Don’t forget to look down and check out the epic sidewalk chalk masterpieces! artspire.thepumphouse.org

Wrench & Roll

At Wrench & Roll, the wheels of adventure never stop turning! Family-owned and nestled in the north side of scenic La Crosse, this bike shop is more than a pit stop for cycling enthusiasts – it’s your go-to spot for thrill seekers and leisure riders alike. They offer E-bike, regular and tandem bike rentals from longboards to unicycles and everything in between. They’ve got you covered! wrenchandrollbikes.com

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Onalaska Scenic Onalaska is home to the Great River State Trail along the Mississippi River. Take a pedal along 24 miles of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest. The trail traverses along 18 different waterways, crosses the Black River on a 287-foot former railroad trestle, and follows Lake Onalaska and the BNSF railways. The delightful outdoor play is equally matched with memorable cuisine, fun shopping and city pleasant ambiance. CityOfOnalaska.com

David Reay's Modern Diner & Tavern

David Reay’s Modern Diner & Tavern put a modern spin on the old-school diner experience and specializes in modern comfort food and contemporary elixirs that brings people together for a great time. If you are looking for a perfect blend of home-style cooking and a lively tavern then look no further! davidreays.com

Celebrate Onalaska

Locals are so proud to be a part of the Onalaska community that they made a whole festival to celebrate! The fest highlights local vendors and has entertainment for all ages. The spectacular fireworks finale is also a bucket list must. CelebrateOnalaska.com

La Crosse Archery

A veritable playground! Your local dream store, your archery playground, your archery learning center! La Crosse Archery has leagues and classes for everyone. Come and see their indoor shooting range and find all you need to experience a great visit. Schedule a staff retreat, birthday party, or a stop-in for yourself. La Crosse Archery promises your time will be well spent. lacrossearchery.com

Relic Road Junk & Vintage

Does vintage and rust make you blush? Find unique odds and ends at Relic Road Junk & Vintage! They bring in fabulous new trinkets and treasures daily, so there’s always something new-to-you to discover! From architectural salvage to furniture waiting to be refurbished, they have it all! relicroadjunkandvintage.com

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Town of Campbell

French Island, WI

The Town of Campbell is an island nestled between the Mississippi and Black Rivers. French Island offers natural geographical features that allow for an abundance of activities. Pleasure boating, beaches for camping, daytime recreation and fishing in the backwaters are just some of the highlights. Visitors will enjoy the views from the many patios and decks at several of the island’s restaurants as the marinas bustle with summer activity from fishing boats to cruisers. TownofCampbell.org

Lobsterfest

Fresh lobster is flown into the Colgan Air Field for Lobsterfest each June! Enjoy delicious lobster, tangy barbecue, tasty beverages and live music. Be sure to come with an appetite! explorelacrosse.com/project/lobsterfest

Island Outdoors Cabin

Rent out Island Outdoors Cabin; it’s perfect for your next sporting adventure getaway! Whether you’re in town for a fishing tournament, hunting adventure, or just exploring the La Crosse Region, this cabin is for you. And it's located conveniently right across the street from Island Outdoor’s boat launch, your complete sporting goods stop. islandoutdoors.us/pages/cabin-rental

Design A Cruise

Design A Cruise on a Double Deck twin engine pontoon. You can catch a view of the Mighty Mississippi from up top, enjoying the sun and just relaxing. Is fishing your thing? They can do that too! Design your cruise from 1 to an 8-hour excursion. You’ll find them at the French Island Yacht Club. Captain Rob looks forward to seeing you! designacruisellc.com

Celebrations on the River

Celebrations on the River is a waterfront events destination that makes it easy to plan a dream wedding and reception, a corporate meeting, a holiday party, or anything in between. Choose from three amazing and elegant venues: Center Court, River Park or the CourtYard. celebrationslacrosse.com

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West Salem This quaint village to the east of La Crosse is home to year-round family fun and showcases some of the most scenic areas in western Wisconsin. The surrounding Coulee Region’s bluffs and valleys set the stage for fabulous hiking and biking. Lake Neshonoc and Veterans Memorial Park are a must for boating, fishing, camping, and picnicking. Historic points of interest include two unique octagon homes. Enjoy the arts from the Heider Center as they bring theater, music and entertainment to the area. WestSalemWi.com

La Crosse County Interstate Fair

The La Crosse County Interstate Fair held every July has great food and entertainment with fun for the whole family! Experience equestrian and cattle shows, livestock judging, children's games, and numerous exhibits. Visit the educational forums and view new technologies, inventions, and products available from area merchants. There is also free admission and parking! lacrosseinterstatefair.com

June Dairy Days

The first weekend of each June, you can find crowds of people gathered along Leonard Street in West Salem for the annual June Dairy Days Parade. Small town family tradition is alive and well, complete with big wheel races, carnival rides, local food, and live music! junedairydays.com

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

A hidden gem, this professional-grade facility is just off the Interstate in West Salem. It features an inspired gallery that rotates monthly. The facility boasts a 650-seat auditorium where performers of all kinds provide astonishing entertainment. heidercenter.org

Linda's Bakery

Craving something sweet? Stop into Linda’s Bakery where you can really taste the difference! They are a family-owned bakery that serves breakfast or dessert and have been proudly sharing their tasty treats made from scratch bakery products since 1973. Don’t forget to try Linda’s award winning custom decorated cakes, buttermilk cake donuts, coffee cakes, desserts, and more, all made fresh daily. lindasbakery.com

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JA N UA RY The Clash Wrestling Duals Jan. 5-6 | La Crosse Center clashnationalduals.com Midwest Players Classic Jan. 12-13 | La Crosse Center midwestplayersclassic.com Badgerland Wrestling Nationals Jan. 20 | La Crosse Center myas.org/badgerland Wisconsin Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 20-21 | Statewide dnr.wi.gov Nagy Memorial Scholarship Race Jan. 27-28 | Mt. La Crosse mtlacrosse.com Great Tri State Rail Sale Jan. 28 | La Crosse Center https://www.4000foundation. org/about/tri-state-rail-sale/ Atomic Ice Derby Jan. TBD | Miss. River Pools 7&8 islandoutdoors.us

Three Rivers Model Railroad Show March 16-17 | Omni Center lcrsand3rvrsmrrclub.com LABA Home Show March 22-24 | Omni Center labaonline.com La Crosse Chamber Chorale March 23 | Viterbo Fine Arts Center Main Theatre ChamberChorale.org All City Spring String Concert March 7 | La Crosse Center lacrossecenter.com/tickets_ events

A PR I L Robotics Seven Rivers Region April 3-6 La Crosse Center frc-events.firstinspires. org/2023/WILA Coulee Region Cornhole Ryder Cup Tournament April 5-6 | Omni Center couleeregioncornhole.com

Cabin Fever Days April 5-6 | Omni Center 608-781-9566 | cityofonalaska. com/omnicenter Snowflake Ski Jump A Celebration of Carole King Feb. 2-3 | Westby, WI April 12 snowflakeskiclub.com Heider Center for the Arts Collegiate Race heidercenter.org Feb. 3-4 | Mt. La Crosse Spring Gift and Craft Show mtlacrosse.com April 13-14 | Omni Center Frozen River Film Festival cityofonalaska.com Feb. 4-11 | Winona, MN | frff.org Earth Fair Sports & Vacation Show April 28 | Multiple Locations Feb. 8-12 | La Crosse Center La Crosse, WI lacrossesportsshow.com sustaininstitute.com/earthfairlacrosse La Crosse Winter Roots Festival Feb. 9-10 | La Crosse Center Between the Bluffs Beer Wine & lacrosselocal.com/rootsfest Cheese April 27 | Oktoberfest Grounds Card and Sports Memorabilia beerwinecheese.explorelaFeb. 10 | Omni Center crosse.com Dallas String Quartet Iron Works 3 River Throwdown A Bridgerton-Inspired Show Feb. 14 | Viterbo Fine Arts Center MMA April 20 | Omni Center www.viterbo.edu/fac ironworkstrainingcenter.com WIARA State Ski & Snowboard AAU State Gymnastics Meet Championships April 27-28 | Omni Center Feb. 19-21 | Mt. La Crosse aaugymnastics.org mtlacrosse.com MLF Bass Fishing League #1 April 27 Miss. River Pools 7, 8 & 9 majorleaguefishing.com International Festival of Owls March 1-3 | Houston, MN festivalofowls.com Gun Show Bright Star | May 3-19 March 1-3 | Omni Center La Crosse Community Theatre bobandrocco.com lacrossetheatre.org Driftless Outdoors Show Beer and Brewery Collectors March TBD | Omni Center cityofonalaska.com/omnicenter Show May 4 | Omni Center cityofonalaska.com/omnicenter Candlelight Hike March 8 | Norskedalen MLF Bass Fishing League #2 norskedalen.org May18 | Miss. River Pools 7, 8 & 9 majorleaguefishing.com Coulee Region Cornhole Ace in the Hole Tournament WIAA State Track & Field March 9 | Omni Center Championships couleeregioncornhole.com May 31-June 1 | UW-La Crosse wiaawi.org Silent Film: Cameraman March 14-15 Dairy Days Cappella Performing Arts Center June 31-June 2 | West Salem, WI cappellaperformingartscenter.com May junedairydays.com

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Celtic Show, Celtic Stories and Song March 16 | Pump House lacrossestoryfest. com/2020/01/12/upcoming-events/ God's Country Racing Association Car Show March 22-24 | La Crosse Center godscountryracingassociation.net St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 11 | Downtown La Crosse irishfestlacrosse.org

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Coulee Region Rock Club Gem & Mineral Show June 1-2 | Omni Center facebook.com/The-CouleeRock-Club Wisconsin Free Fun Weekend June 1-2 | Statewide | dnr.wi.gov Discover the Silent City June 3 | Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, WI | lchshistory.org Artspire June 8 | Downtown La Crosse artspire.thepumphouse.org Lobsterfest June 14 | Colgan Air Services lacrosserotaryeast.org Great River Shakespeare Festival June 25 - July 28 Winona, MN | grsf.org Norskedalen Midsummer Fest June 22 | Norskedalen norskedalen.org Music in the Valley June 24, 26 | Norskedalen norskedalen.org Explore La Crosse Day w/ the Brewers June 26 | American Family Field explorelacrosse.com Celebrate Onalaska June 29 | Van Riper Park celebrateonalaska.com Festival Foods Salute to the 4th Fireworks | June 29 Onalaska Soccer Fields celebrateonalaska.com

Market in the Park Gift and Craft Show July 27 | Omni Center cityofonalaska.com Polka Fest July 28 | Concordia Ballroom concordiaballroom.com

AU G U S T Big Bass Tour | Aug. 2-4 Miss. River Pools 7, 8 & 9 bigbasstour.com Music in the Valley Aug. 7, 14 | Norskedalen norskedalen.org International Owl Awareness Day | Aug. 4 International Owl Center internationalowlcenter.org Onalaska Community Days Aug. 2-3 | Onalaska American Legion Post 336 onalaskacommunitydays.com Coulee Con Aug. 16-18 | La Crosse Center couleecon.com Irishfest Aug. 9-11 Southside Fest Grounds irishfestlacrosse.org Apple Blossom Bicycle Tour Aug. 10 | La Crescent, MN appleblossomtour.org Houston County Fair Aug. 14-18 | Caledonia, MN houstoncountyfair.com

Riverroast Charmant Aug. 16 | The Charmant Hotel thecharmanthotel.com Riverfest Holmen Lion's Club Kornfest July 3-6 | Riverside Park Aug. 15-17 | Holmen, WI riverfestlacrosse.com holmenlions2@gmail.com Fireworks Display - La Crosse All American Kayak Series July 4 | Riverside Park Aug. 17-18 | Pools 7, 8, & 9 riverfestlacrosse.com allamericankayakseries.com Music in the Valley Holmen Lions Car Show July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | Norskedalen Aug. 18 | Holmen, WI norskedalen.org holmenlions2@gmail.com Driftless Music Festival Great River Folk Festival July 8 | Viroqua, WI Aug. 24-25 | Riverside Park driftlessmusicfestival.com greatriverfolkfest.org Country Boom Market in the Park Gift and July 11-13 | West Salem, WI Craft Show | Aug. 31 countryboom.com Omni Center cityofonalaska.com Trempealeau Catfish Days July 12-14 | Trempealeau, WI Rail Fair July 13 | Copeland Park 4000foundation.org Midwest Banjofest Sept. 6-8 | La Crosse Area Thrunegaarden Open Houses July 14, 21, 28 | Norskedalen La Crosse PRIDE in the Park norskedalen.org Sept. 7 | Riverside Park 7riverslgbtq.org Folk Life La Crosse July 16 | Historic Hixon House Elvis Explosion lchshistory.org Sept. 6-8 | La Crosse Center ronnycraig.com La Crosse Interstate Fair July 17-21 | West Salem, WI Coulee Region Rock Swap lacrosseinterstatefair.com Sept. 7 | Omni Center facebook.com/ WISCO BASS Team Open groups/285559075253381 July 20-21 Miss. River Pools 7, 8 & 9 Steppin’ Out in Pink wiscobass.com Sept. 14 | Riverside Park | steppinoutinpink.org River Bluff Daze July 27 | Ferryville, WI So You Think You Can Drag visitferryville.com/events Sept. 13 | La Crosse Center 7riverslgbtq.org La Crosse Storytelling Festival July 19-20 | La Crosse, WI Iron Works 3 River Throwdown lacrossestoryfest.com MMA Sept. 7 | Omni Center Prairie Dog Blues Festival ironworkstrainingcenter.com July 26-28 | Prairie du Chien, WI prairiedogblues.com Bassmaster Open Sept. 14-15 Deecefest Miss. River Pools 7, 8 & 9 July 26-28 | La Crosse, WI bassmaster.com facebook.com/deecefest/ MLF BFL Super Tournament AAUW Art Fair on the Green Sept. 21-22 July 27 | Viterbo U. Courtyard Miss. River Pools 7, 8 & 9 lacrosse-wi-aauw.net/art-fair majorleaguefishing.com

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Twilight Tour Sept. 8-10 | Norskedalen norskedalen.org Applefest Sept. 20-22 | La Crescent, MN applefestusa.com Mid West Music Fest La Crosse | midwestmusicfest.org Plein Air Between the Bluffs Painting Festival Sept. 23 | Studio Gallery La Crosse betweenthebluffs.com Warrens Cranberry Festival Sept. 27-29 | Warrens, WI cranfest.com Oktoberfest USA Sept. 26-28 Southside Fest Grounds oktoberfestusa.com YMCA Maple Leaf Walk Run Sept. 28 | Riverside Park laxymca.org/maple-leaf-walk-run

OCTOBER Take a Kid Hunting Gun Show Oct. 5-6 | Omni Center cityofonalaska.com/events Sparta Fall Festival Oct. 5 | Sparta | bikesparta.com Oktoberfest Race Weekend Oct. 3-6 La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway oktoberfestraceweekend.com Civil War Reenactment Oct. 12 | Norskedalen norskedalen.org Fall Gift & Craft Fair Oct. 12-13 | Omni Center cityofonalaska.com Rush WI West Soccer Tournament Oct 11-13 | La Crosse, WI rushwiwest.com La Crosse Symphony Orchestra October Concert Oct 19 | Viterbo Fine Arts Center lacrossesymphony.org/concerts-events/ Quilt Fest on the Mississippi Oct. 18-19 | Omni Center cityofonalaska.com Pumpkin Carving Oct. 21-22 | Norskedalen norskedalen.org GHOULEES IN THE COULEES (events below) Norskedalen | norskedalen.org Family Friendly Trick-or-Treat Oct. 24 Spooktacular Oct. 25 Ghosts & Toasts Oct. 26

N OV E M B E R Mid West Music Fest La Crosse | midwestmusicfest.org Bull Riding Nov. 8-9 | La Crosse Center pcbtour.com Holiday Fair Nov. 14-17 | La Crosse Center lacrossecenter.com Rotary Lights Parade Nov. 29 | La Crosse rotarylights.org Rotary Lights Nov. 29 - Dec. 31 | Riverside Park | rotarylights.org Hixon House Holiday Tours Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 Historic Hixon House lchshistory.org


DECEMBER Rotary Lights Nov. 29 - Dec. 31 | Riverside Park | rotarylights.org Onalaska Season of Lights Parade Dec. 1 | City of Onalaska cityofonalaska.com Between the Bluffs Frothbite Dec. 7 | La Crosse Center explorelacrosse.com/betweenthebluffs-frothbite Old Fashioned Christmas Dec. 7 | Norskedalen norskedalen.org

June Dairy Days Village Park | West Salem, WI junedairydays.com

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

La Crescent Apple Festival La Crescent, MN | (608) 433-6708 applefestusa.com

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

La Crosse Interstate Fair Fairgrounds | West Salem, WI (608) 786-1616 | lacrosseinterstatefair.com

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

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

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

Hixon House Holiday Tours Dec. 7-8 | Historic Hixon House lchshistory.org Bi-State Wrestling Classic Dec. 27-28 | La Crosse Center bistateclassic.com Skyrockers New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display Dec. 31 | Grandad Bluff skyrockers.org

Festivals & Events AAUW Art Fair on the Green Viterbo Courtyard | La Crosse, WI (608) 399-1751 | lacrosse-wi.aauw.net/art-fair Come and enjoy the largest juried art fair in the La Crosse area featuring artists from the Midwest and beyond, including many new artists. See what the La Crosse Region looks forward to every July. In addition to quality artwork and local vendors, a raffle will add to your enjoyment. Proceeds go to local scholarships. Donations accepted. For more information go to Lacrosse-wi.aauw.net/art-fair. Between the Bluffs, Beer, Wine, & Cheese Festival Oktoberfest Grounds | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-2366 | betweenthebluffsbeerfest.com

Trail Hikes

Celebrate Onalaska Omni Center | Onalaska, WI celebrateonalaska.com

Deece Productions La Crosse, WI | deeceproductions.com

Mid West Banjo Fest 210 14th St. S | La Crosse. WI 608-769-6648 | midwestbanjofest.com

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

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

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

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

Explore La Crosse Day Bus Trip to Milwaukee (Brewer Game) explorelacrosseday.com

Plein Air Painting Between the Bluffs Festival Downtown | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-3378 | betweenthebluffs.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holmen Lions Car Show Holmen | Holmen, WI (608) 792-1635 | holmenlions2@gmail.com Houston County Fair Fairgrounds | Caledonia, MN (507) 725-3397 | houstoncountyfair.com International Festival of Owls Houston High School | Houston, MN (507) 896-OWLS | festivalofowls.com Irishfest Oktoberfest Grounds | La Crosse, WI irishfestlax.org

Scenic Byways

Orchard Tours

PICTURE YOURSELF IN LA CRESCENT, MN

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

Rotary Lights Riverside Park | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9993 | rotarylights.org Snowflake Ski Jump E7940 Cty Rd P | Westby, WI (608) 634-3211 | snowflakeskiclub.com Steppin' Out In Pink Riverside Park | La Crosse, WI (608) 775-7647 | steppinoutinpink.org Trempealeau Lions Catfish Days Trempealeau | Trempealeau, WI (224) 213-5002 | trempealeaulions.com

Explore the trails towering over the Mighty Mississippi Cruise along our 3 scenic byways A designated bicycle-friendly community, we have routes that fit your needs, from easy to challenging Taste your way through the many apple orchards that dot our landscape Finish your amazing day at one of our restaurants or shops

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Celebrate two legendary festivals Between The Bluffs! APRIL 27th, 2024 12PM-6PM

DEC. 7th, 2024 2pm-6PM

Crack open a cold one for Between the Bluffs Beer, Wine & Cheese Fest this Spring! Enjoy delicious craft beer, wine, cheese, and meats from the La Crosse Region, Wisconsin, and the Midwest!

Yeti to Party?! Frothbite Beer & Bites Festival is where craft brews, seasonal bites, and winter delights collide! Enjoy unlimited samples of beer, ciders, seltzers and bites from over 50 vendors! Fest on the Wisconsin Way at the frostiest and hoppiest beer festival in the La Crosse Region.

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Minnesota’s ONLY all-documentary film festival

FEB. 4-11, 2024 | OTHER EVENTS YEAR-ROUND

frff.org #fest63

oktoberfestusa.com SEPTEMBER 26–28, 2024

Willkommen to Das Beste Oktoberfest! Raise a stein and prost to 63 years of Gemütlichkeit and cheer.

Celebrating 19 Years

Southside Fest Grounds-La Crosse, WI

August 9-11, 2024

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EPIC RIDES & DRIVES In the La Crosse Region, bikers can explore boundless routes, each offering a unique way to indulge in pure two-wheeled bliss. Choose to traverse scenic routes that evoke awe-inspiring views or cruise leisurely through small towns with timeless charm. No matter your preference, there’s a perfect route for every rider.

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Coon-Valley - Hillsboro

La Crosse - Reedsburg

Experience the unexpected when you embark on a journey along the country roads of Wisconsin, where each turn could lead to a path straight as an arrow through corn and soybean fields for dozens of miles, or a twisting, turning, sightseer’s adventure. County Road P, a captivating 40-mile stretch from Coon Valley to Hillsboro, is undoubtedly the latter. This road winds its way through ever changing landscaping, taking you on a riveting ride that ascends to high ridges and descends through picturesque valleys. As you travel you will pass through Norskedalen just outside Coon Valley, through Westby and the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, finally ending on WI-82, just a few miles west of Hillsboro. Prepare to be captivated by this must-see route for any biker seeking an extraordinary ride in the La Crosse Region.

Set off on a scenic journey on this 72-mile stretch along WI-33 from La Crosse to Reedsburg. This unforgettable route takes you through pristine farmland, over beautiful bluff lands, across idyllic Amish country, and along winding rivers and streams. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Wildcat Mountain State Park where you can enjoy the technical challenge of the steep, winding road up and down Wildcat Mountain! From start to finish, there’s a little of everything Wisconsin has to offer on this route.

Independence Loop Embark on an exhilarating adventure along the Independence Loop, an endlessly twisty, technical ride that spans County Road Q from Independence to WI-121. Despite its relatively short distance, just nine miles, this route surprisingly feels much longer (in the best way possible). You’ll be treated to beautiful views of this seemingly timeless farm country. Once you reach 121, enjoy a thrilling zip back to Independence. Along the way, stop for a delightful break or relaxing picnic at Island Park on Bugle Lake. Alternatively- treat yourself and head back to town for a bite at a local eatery. The Independence Loop blends exciting twists and turns with gorgeous scenery to create a one-ofa-kind biking experience.

Other Noteworthy Stops 1. Grandad Bluff, La Crosse, WI 2. Mindoro Cut, West Salem, WI 3. Big Blue Bridge, La Crosse, WI 4. Sunny the Sunfish Overlook, Onalaska, WI 5. I-90 Rest Stop & Welcome Center, French Island, WI

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ROCK & ROLL IN LA CROSSE Wheelchair-Friendly Outdoor Wonders

Written by Dannelle Gay, The Traveling Cheesehead

You've got the itch to explore? Well, Well, La La Crosse Crosserolls rollsout outthe thered redcarpet carpet for for everyone, everyone, no matter no matter how you howroll. you roll. With With breathtaking breathtakinglimestone limestoneformations formations and wonderfully wonderfullyrolling rollingtrails, trails, this this wheelchair-friendly wheelchair-friendly town townmakes makes outdoor outdoor wonders wonders accessible. accessible. So, join join me me on onaawhirlwind whirlwindtour tour toto uncover uncover the treasures the treasures of La Crosse. of La Crosse.

Grandad Bluff

Grandad Bluff, a majestic titan soaring 590 feet above La Crosse, is accessible to all. A wheelchair-friendly park shelter awaits at the top, complete with accessible restrooms and cozy picnic spots. However, the real marvel lies in the breathtaking view, capturing the Mississippi River, the sprawling University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, and distant Minnesota bluffs in one panoramic sweep. Witnessing the sunrises and sunsets from this vantage point is nothing short of magical, making Grandad Bluff the ultimate destination to experience the essence of La Crosse from its highest peak.

Trane All Abilities Park

Discover the La Crosse Region's inclusive haven at Trane All Abilities Park, where individuals of all ages and abilities can freely engage in play. This extraordinary playground goes beyond the ordinary, boasting secure, fenced boundaries and innovative equipment, including slides with rollers for easy gliding, swings with harnesses for added safety, and sensory musical instruments to engage touch and hearing senses. For the young at heart, an adult fitness zone fosters intergenerational bonding. Take a leisurely stroll along the looping trail or enjoy butterfly observations amidst native flora. If you need a moment of tranquility, find solace in the park's calming respite pods. Trane All Abilities Park is a testament to the spirit of inclusivity.

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Riverside Park

Riverside Park is a dreamland where every season becomes a festival. Experience the rhythmic melodies of Moon Tunes on Thursday evenings during the summer. Be captivated by the charm of the Mississippi River as grand steamboats like the American Queen dock during the Big Boat stops. If you visit during the Fourth of July, prepare to be enchanted by Riverfest, a spectacular fusion of music, delectable cuisine, and mesmerizing fireworks. As winter arrives, the park transforms into a shimmering wonderland adorned with over three million Rotary Lights.

Dive into Mt. La Crosse's Adaptive Adventures

Indulge in the excitement of Adaptive Water Skiing on the glistening waters of Lake Onalaska. Here, you'll revel in the refreshing splash, the rush of speed, and the thrill of skiing in a tailored, safe environment equipped with unique gear like sit skis, guided by dedicated instructors. For a more tranquil experience, explore the serene Lake Neshonoc with Adaptive Kayaking. Whether in a tandem kayak, using custom-grip paddles, or under the mentorship of seasoned professionals, every ripple promises joy. Accessible docks like Schafer's and Fred Funk Landing make it enjoyable for everyone to try their hand at reeling in anything from bluegills to bass. And when the snowflakes and ski slopes beckon, Mt. La Crosse's ski trails offer snowy delights, with adaptive skiing ensuring that everyone can conquer the slopes, regardless of their ability. So, whether you prefer paddling across glassy lakes or flying down snow-covered slopes, the La Crosse Region offers exhilarating outdoor adventures for visitors of all abilities. And with specialized equipment and expert guidance, you can ski, kayak, hike, and more at your own pace and comfort. Now, all that remains is for you to pack your bags, immerse yourself in the natural beauty that the La Crosse Region offers, and create indelible memories with your loved ones. It's time to embark on your inclusive adventure!


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. Childrens Museum of La Crosse 207 Fifth Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI 608-784-2652 | funmuseum.org Dahl Auto Museum 711 3rd St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 791-6494 | dahlautomuseum.com Hear, Here Various Downtown Locations | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-6798 | hearherelacrosse.org Heart & Soil Ridge 29224 County Rd. 125 | Dakota, MN (608) 780-2134 | heartandsoilridge.com

Kinstone Megalithic Garden S3439 Cole Bluff Lane | Fountain City, WI (608) 687-3332 | kinstonecircle.com Explore Wisconsin’s very own “Stonehenge.” Kinstone is a modern megalithic garden with stones weighing up to 35 tons or standing up to 23 feet tall! This awe-inspiring 30-acre bluff-top haven has over 100 standing stones including three stone circles, megalithic dolmen, classic 7-circuit labyrinth, thatched, cordwood chapel, dry-stack stone sculpture, straw-clay cabin, planted prairie and more. See special alignments at Solstices and Equinoxes. Visit and you may feel you have stepped into an older world in a different time. FB/Instagram: @kinstonecircle. La Crosse Area Heritage Center 506 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-1980 | lchshistory.org La Crosse Escape Room 319 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 518-3891 | lacrosseescaperoom.com La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway N4985 Cty Rd M | West Salem, WI (608) 786-1525 | lacrossespeedway.com

Hidden Trails Corn Maze W4704 HWY 16 | West Salem, WI (608) 786-2489 | hiddentrailscornmaze.com

La Crosse Loggers Baseball Club 1223 Caledonia St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 796-9553 northwoodsleague.com/la-crosse-loggers

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

La Crosse Queen 405 Veterans Memorial Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-8523 | lacrossequeen.com

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

Leo & Leona's Tavern & Dance Hall W1436 State Rd 33 | Bangor, WI (608) 452-3637 | leoandleonas.com

Jump Start Adventure Park 3939 County Rd. B | La Crosse, WI (608) 615-1212 | jumpstartadventurepark.com Mon-Thurs: 4-8, Fri-Sat: 12-8, Sun: Closed

Living Waters Bible Camp E8932 Reo Ave. | Westby, WI (608) 634-4373 | lwbc.org

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 PLA-MOR Lanes 807 S 4th St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-3043 | plamorelaneslax.com Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe 5250 Justin Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-5440 | guadalupeshrine.org The Driftless Axe & Arcade 300 4th St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 571-7246 | driftlessaxe.com The Great Escape of La Crosse 203 4th St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 571-ROOM | escapelacrosse.com The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 E Main St. | Platteville, WI (608) 348-3301 | mining.jamison.museum Three Brothers Bat Company, LLC 136 Elm St. E | West Salem 608-790-1611 | threebrothersbats.com Three Brothers Bat Company is a familyowned and operated wood baseball bat manufacturer. The company officially formed in 2015, and in 2019 they moved to a historic building in downtown West Salem, WI. The business includes the entire production facility, a retail shop, and a batting cage (coming soon!). They also offer tours that demonstrate the entire bat-making process. Contact them for tour information for small and large groups.

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Uniquely beautiful

La Crosse’s fine arts destination



Kinstone Megalithic Gardens

top tours of the La Crosse Region

Dahl Auto Museum | La Crosse Located near the edge of Historic Downtown La Crosse, this museum includes an illustrated timeline of Dahl Automotive’s five-generation history with Ford Motor Company. Approximately 20 antique and classic cars are on display to highlight each decade from Dahl Automotive’s inception in 1911. To incorporate historic La Crosse, the museum also features a re-creation of the Starlite Drive-in Theatre.

Trolley Pub | La Crosse Trolley Pub is a BYOB pedal-powered pub crawling trolley for up to 16 people. Trolley Pub is powered by YOU and your fellow peddlers. Trolley Pub lets you experience the city in the open air, enjoy your favorite beverage and has room to fit all of your entourage! Ride around Riverside Park and make two to three stops in downtown breweries, pubs and restaurants.

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photo: Kristine Beck / Kinstone

Enjoy a captivating tour in the La Crosse Region that will immerse you in history, stunning landscapes, and thriving cultural scenes. Whether you seek outdoor escapades, cultural exploration, or simply a delightful getaway, there’s an unforgettable experience waiting to be discovered that will leave you longing to return time and time again.

Epic Trolley Tours & Experiences | La Crosse La Crosse offers a variety of Trolley Tour experiences to revel in both the city’s history and beauty. Immerse yourself in La Crosse’s beautiful riverfront, historic districts and scenic parks on the Historic and Dark Trolley bus tours. The airconditioned trolley is guided by the La Crosse Historical Society and features the area’s dark history or a pleasant and entertaining presentation on La Crosse’s past. These tours run from mid-summer through September. The Bluff to Bluff Experience is another trolley opportunity! From enjoying local wine and legendary history to breathtaking views atop ancient bluffs, experience the wonder of the La Crosse Region on this four-hour captivating trolley tour. This tour travels through Downtown La Crosse, along the Mississippi River, among regional bluffs, into La Crescent, MN, an apple orchard, and a final stop at Le Chateau!


Historic Hixon House Museum | La Crosse Gideon and Ellen Hixon were early pioneers, lumber barons, community builders, and philanthropists in La Crosse. Their home was built in 1858 and donated to the La Crosse Historical Society in 1965, complete with most of its original furnishings. Tours of the well-preserved abode tie local history and the era’s decorative style into one fascinating story that embodies the first half-century of the city of La Crosse.

Kinstone Megalithic Gardens Fountain City, WI

Kinstone Megalithic Gardens brims with natural beauty and is the perfect place to reflect and rejuvenate the mind and body. Kinstone has evolved into a destination with megalithic standing stone gardens, stone circles, dolmen, labyrinths, and plantlife. Each monument was intentionally built and some with astrology in mind. Visitors are welcome for both scheduled and self-guided tours as well as special events to witness beauty that transcends time.

La Crescent History Center & Apple Museum La Crescent, MN

Tour the La Crescent History Center & Apple Museum to uncover historic collections and learn about the Apple Capital’s unique past. The Apple Museum was created by Frank Van Lin, a local apple grower, and features not only the history of the orchard industry, but orchard equipment as well. Visitors can also discover local family histories, military memorabilia, historic books and film, and the municipality's famed Applefest’s mementos.

La Crosse Queen Paddlewheel Cruises La Crosse

The La Crosse Queen is a modern-day replica of the grand riverboats which used to ply the Mississippi in the early 1900s. It is one of the few “true” paddlewheelers still in operation in the country today. In keeping with early traditions, the boat was built with stern wheels which are its only means of propulsion. Open from spring through fall, experience one of the seven various cruises.

La Crosse Queen

Heritage Center

La Crosse Area Heritage Center | La Crosse Dive into the local history that brings the community together and experience the surprising connections between the region’s past and present. The La Crosse Area Heritage Center will provide unique opportunities for visitors to discover the astounding stories of all who came before. As a curated museum of the La Crosse County Historical Society, cultural center, and gathering place, the La Crosse Area Heritage Center is both seeker and keeper of stories that matter.

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center Coon Valley

Pump House Regional Arts Center La Crosse, WI

Appreciate the arts at Pump House Regional Arts Center in downtown La Crosse. Located in the city’s historic water pumping facility originally built in 1880, the Pump House currently showcases a multi-disciplinary cultural center with programming that utilizes three art galleries, 140 seat theater, art classroom with pottery studio, and meeting spaces. Walk the free galleries and immerse yourself in visual, performing, and literary arts

Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center welcomes you to take a step back in time as you revel in their nature and heritage displays. You will be escorted on a guided tour of their 1890s restored pioneer log homestead. Afterwards, take a refreshing walk on their many trails, enjoy a picnic lunch in an open-air shelter, and browse around the arboretum. The destination also offers snowshoe rentals so don’t forget to explore this famed destination in its winter-wonder as well!

Sculpture Tour | La Crosse If you’re interested in art and sculptures, look no further! The La Crosse Region has many outdoor sculptures placed around town. Follow a self-guided tour to learn about their meaning, the artists, and more! explorelacrosse.com/project_category/public-art/

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Arts & Culture All Glazed Up 313 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI 608-782-7248 | allglazedup.com Apollo Music Festival Box 63 | Houston, MN apollomusicfestival.org Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc. 1100 Kane St., Suite 125A | La Crosse, WI (608) 799-5323 | bluestars.org Cappella Performing Arts, Inc 721 King St. | La Crosse, WI | 415-215-4232 cappellaperformingartscenter.com Gallery 1802 1802 State St. | La Crosse, MN (608) 784-9530 | gallery1802.com Ho-Chunk Nation W9814 Airport Rd. | Black River Falls, WI (715) 284-9343 | ho-chunknation.com

Concordia Ballroom 1129 La Crosse St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-7049 | concordiaballroom.com The historic Concordia Ballroom has been serving the La Crosse area since 1891. The Concordia's Old World charm includes a fabulous maple dance floor, full-service bar, updated décor, and stage with a modern sound system. Conveniently located in the heart of La Crosse with plenty of parking, the Concordia will make your event memorable. Consider renting the Concordia for weddings, anniversaries, family gatherings, and meetings. The Concordia also sponsors public dances, including Sunday polka and old-time dances, ballroom, country, and folk dancing. International Performing Arts Campus 923 12th Ave S, Ste 103 | Onalaska, WI (608) 779-4642 | internationalpac.com

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

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La Crosse Community Theatre 428 Front St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9292 lacrossecommunitytheatre.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 River City Gallery 321 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (715) 379-8611 | rivercitygallerylax.com Viterbo University Fine Arts Center 900 Viterbo Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 796-3100 | viterbo.edu/fac

BERNINA & Baby Lock Sewing Machines Over 4,000 Bolts of Fabric • Notions • Books Patterns Classes • Longarm Quilting All Model Machine Repair mon - sat 10-5 | Closed Sundays


Boutiques and Ageless Antiques

TJ's Cheddarheads

Pearl Ice Cream

Welcome to a world of timeless charm and unique treasures. Uncover the hidden gems of the La Crosse Region and browse these boutiques and ageless antique shops.

BOUTIQUES

ANTIQUES

Treat yourself or your special someone to something truly unique at Handmade Natural Beauty and Boutique in historic downtown La Crosse! This charming boutique offers handmade beauty products and more!

Known as Western Wisconsin’s largest antique center, and located in Downtown La Crosse, this antique shop has it all! With three floors of antiques and collectibles, it is an antiquer’s wonderland.

Handmade Natural Beauty and Boutique

Antique Center of La Crosse

Outrageous Boutique

Caledonia Street Antiques

Practically Posh

Under The Rust

Find something outrageous and uniquely yours at Outrageous Boutique, whether that be bold prints or fun textures, you know you’re finding a colorful new wardrobe at this historic downtown location.

Practically Posh offers expert interior design services to perfectly execute your ultimate home décor vision. They carry select home furnishings, as well as locally made gifts, and repurposed furniture.

The Second Showing

The Second Showing is a quality consignment shop serving the area for over 30 years with inventory featuring gently used items from your favorite designer brand.

Dregne’s Scandinavian Gifts

Dregne’s Scandinavian Gifts prides itself on selling some of Norway’s most treasured gift lines. With over 45 years of tradition, this shop provides the finest selection of Scandinavian gifts.

Located in the heart of Old Towne North, La Crosse, and a 1920s former Riviera Theater, The Caledonia Street Antique Mall houses two stories of beautiful antiques and collectibles. They have over 30 vendors and 6,000 square feet to shop!

Find rustic décor, repurposed antiques, painted signs, candles, fresh and silk floral arrangements at Under The Rust. Shop for one-of-a-kind house decor, and gifts for all.

More Boutique & Antique locations

St. Croix La Crosse, Curated, Larson's General, Drift Mercantile, TJ's Cheddarheads Gift Gallery, Relic Road Junk & Vintage

Unique and charming shops await in the La Crosse Region

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Shopping Ace of La Crosse 4242 Mormon Coulee Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-9950 | aceoflacrosse.com Antique Center of La Crosse 110 3rd St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-6533 | antiquecenteroflacrosse.com Apple Valley Gifts 329 Main St. | La Crescent, MN (507) 895-4268 | jrmades@aol.com Boyers Furniture 1600 George St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-0535 | boyersfurniture.com

Genie's Rock Shop 515 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-5088 facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063784994553 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. com Hy-Vee, Inc. 4200 Highway 16 E. | La Crosse, WI (608) 668-6600 hy-vee.com/stores/detail.aspx?sc=1355

Pleasoning Gourmet Seasoning Outlet Store 2109 Ward Ave. | La Crosse, WI (800) 279-1614 | pleasoning.com Come to the Outlet Store to taste over 40 different seasoning blends. A familyowned business located in La Crosse since 1952! Dietitian recommended low-sodium seasonings. All-Purpose, Chicken, Bloody Mary Mix, Rubs, Beef, Pork, Mini-Mini Salt, Jamaican Jerk, Bar-B-Que Spice, Taco, and more. Open Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Holmen Locker & Meat Market 412 Cty Rd. HD. | Holmen, WI | (608) 526-3112 holmenlockerandmeatmarket.com

Practically Posh 990 12th Ave. S. | Onalaska, WI (608) 519-5000 facebook.com/practicallyposhonalaska

Jackson Plaza Shopping Center 1800 Jackson St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 386-4537 | jacksonplaza.com

Relic Road Junk & Vintage N5539 Penny Ln. | Onalaska, WI (608) 519-2151 | relicroadjunkandvintage.com

Coon Valley Dairy Supply S688A State Rd. 162 | Coon Valley, WI 608-452-3192 | coonvalleydairysupply.net

Johnson Livings 111 S. Walnut St. Ste. D | La Crescent, MN (608) 780-8604 | JohnsonLivings.com

Second Nature at Reads Creek S7301 Hwy 14/61 | Readstown, WI 608-629-5975 | secondnatureatreadscreek.com

Creamery Creek Farms W1250 Cny. Rd. U | Bangor, WI 608-461-0554 | shopcreamerycreek.com

Kwik Trip Stores County-wide | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-8988 | kwiktrip.com

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

Crescent Jewelers 429 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9275 | crescent-jewelers.com

Larson's General 509B Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 473-1252 | larsonsgeneral.com

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

Curated 320 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI 608-234-5588 | curated-studio.com

Leithold Music 116 4th St. S | La Crosse, WI 608-784-7555 | Leitholdmusic.com

St. Croix La Crosse 210 4th St. S. | La Crosse, WI | (608) 881-6881 stcroixcollections.com/locations/lacrosse/

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

Mainstream Boutique 1125 Main St., Suite 180 | Onalaska, WI (608) 519-5522 facebook.com/mainstreamboutiqueonalaska

St. Joes Country Market W2721 State Hwy 33 | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-1575 | stjoescountrymarket.com

Caledonia Street Antiques 1215 Caledonia St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-8443 | facebook.com/search/top?q=caledonia%20street%20antiques

Drift Mercantile Co. 211 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 790-9322 | driftmercantileco.com Duluth Trading Company 400 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 790-9374 | duluthtrading.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 Finnottes Nut & Chocolate Shop 417 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-3184 | finnottes.com When you step into Finnottes, your childhood dreams become reality. Dreaming of candy buttons, chocolate Ice Cubes, and divinity will lead to a search for haystacks, love food, and malt balls. At every turn you’ll see another favorite-look, there are the truffles! Don’t miss the Craveable Cupcakes! You’ll find loads of candies, chocolates, snack mixes, premium nuts and more. We have an almost endless variety of gift packages and treats for everyone. We can’t wait to see you and have you become part of the Finnottes family.

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Monet Floral 509 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-7070 | monetfloral.com Nelson Flag & Display 2501 South Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-2990 | nelsonflag.com Nordic Creamery 202 W Old Town Rd. | Westby, WI (608) 634-3199 | nordiccreamery.com Old Country Cheese S510 Cty. Rd. D | Cashton, WI (608) 654-5411 | oldcountrycheese.com Olive Juice Quilts 1258 Cty. Rd. PH | Onalaska, WI (608) 782-3257 | olivejuicequilts.com Orange Pearl Salon & Spa 215 State St. | La Crosse, WI 608-782-2868 | opsalon.com Outrageous Boutique 221 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI | 608-519-0176 facebook.com/OutrageousBoutique Paulin's Provisions 717 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (612) 245-1467 | paulinsprovisions.com People's Food Cooperative 315 5th Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-5798 | pfc.coop Pischke Motors 434 4th St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 791-3013 | pischke.com

Sunshine Floral 1903 George St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-1903 | sunshinefloralco.net Sweet Shop 1113 Caledonia St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-7724 facebook.com/thesweetshoplax Sweet Valley Artisans 219 Central Ave. | Coon Valley, WI (608)-452-2111 facebook.com/sweetvalleyartisans The Second Showing 1400 West Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-1220 | thesecondshowing.com TJ's Cheddarhead Store & La Crosse Shoppe 215 Pearl St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-8899 | pearlstreetwest.com Treehouse Gift & Home 9546 E 16 Frontage Rd. | Onalaska, WI (608) 433-7896 | treehousegift.com Tree Huggers Co-op North 1605 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-0007 | treehuggersco-op.com Under The Rust 132 S. Leonard St. | West Salem, WI (608) 769-0758 | undertherust.com Used Anew LLC 4975 Garden Ave | Sparta, WI (608) 487-0547 | UsedAnew.com Valley Market 701 Central Ave. | Coon Valley, WI 608-452-2355 | valleymarket.biz


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 Woodman's Food Market 9515 Wisconsin Hwy 16 | Onalaska, WI (608) 783-2233 | woodmans-food.com/onalaska

Made For You.

Bring home some Natural Beauty of La Crosse! • Handmade Soaps • Self-Care & Pampering • Handmade Jewelry • Unique Gifts

200 Main St. (2nd St. side across from the Radisson)

Downtown La Crosse, WI • 608-782-SOAP (7627) www.naturalbeautysoaps.com

Factory and Come in & taste our 40 Different Seasoning Blends! * Family Owned & Operated in La Crosse since 1952 * Great Taste with Less Sodium

* Dietitian recommended

Outlet Store

2109 Ward Ave. La Crosse 608-787-1030 800-279-1614 Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM Also available at all Woodman’s and WI Festival Foods

www.pleasoning.com

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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 River!

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Visit our website by scanning the QR code or visiting: www.lacrossedowntown.com Learn more about Downtown Mainstreet and purchase gift cards that can be used at over 100 participating businesses downtown La Crosse!

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A HOLE-IN-ONE EXPERIENCE

GOLF

IN THE LA CROSSE REGION

Fox Hollow

Experience Golf in the La Crosse Region. The area's courses offer challenging holes nestled among the legendary scenic views known throughout the Driftless Region. Each course varies in skill level so it’s not rough to find holes on par for you. From the foot of Grandad Bluff to the rolling hills of Holmen, each course is sure to be a hole-in-one!

Drugan’s Castle Mound

Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club

Located in Holmen, Wisconsin, Drugan’s Castle Mound allows you to relish a country club ambiance without the country club price. They offer a challenging 18-hole, par 71 public course with grounds that harmonize with the natural surroundings. Some of Drugan’s features include well-edged bunkers, contoured fairways, well-maintained greens and a clubhouse for dining after your round.

Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club is a first-class, 18-hole championship golf course. It is open to the public with a modern, links-style design. Trempealeau Mountain is a fun and beautiful test of your golf skills tucked between Winona, Minnesota and the La Crosse Region in Trempealeau. Situated near the majestic Mississippi River and beautiful Perrot State Park, TMGC was built on beautiful rolling farmland and opened in 1997.

Forest Hills Forest Hills is a beautiful, mature, parkland golf course located in scenic La Crosse, Wisconsin. With play documented as early as 1900, this public facility is nestled within bluffs that were forged centuries ago by three rivers. The course will both amaze you with its beauty and challenge you with its design.

Fox Hollow This course consists of 120-acres with one of only two island greens in Wisconsin. Swing by and experience all that Fox Hollow has to offer including a lovely creek that runs along nine holes of the course. Located on County Highway OA in La Crosse County, Fox Hollow is just 10 minutes from La Crosse and 5 minutes from Valley View Mall and Highway 33. Membership is available but it is also open to the public.

Coulee Golf Bowl Whether you’re a long-time golfer or a weekend bowler, Coulee Golf Bowl has everything you need to create a memorable experience fore you. The real star of the show at Coulee Golf Bowl is the 9-hole “Coulee” course, expertly crafted by Richard Mulder & Art Bronson. The course and bowling alley are popular and have been providing local amusement in Onalaska, Wisconsin since 1962. This 9-hole is a must-play Wisconsin golf course.

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Places to Stay 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. Motel 6

Indoor Pool

Fitness Center

On-Site Restaurant

Cocktail Lounge

Holmen Prairie Inn & Suites

Continental Breakfast

Four Course Gourmet Breakfast

Meeting & Convention Space

Pets Allowed

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

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

3913 Circle Dr. | Holmen, WI (608) 781-4490 | prairieinnandsuitesholmen.com

Home2 Suites by Hilton

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

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

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

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

424 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 960-4391 | turnkeypartners.org/properties/mansion-on-main

Turn Key Partners: 3rd St. Suites

107 3rd St. S. #201 &#202 | La Crosse, WI (608) 960-4391 | turnkeypartners.org/properties/third-street-suites

434 3rd St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-1491 | marriott.com/lsefi 92 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

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Super 8 Motel

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

South La Crosse - Exit 3 1520 Clinic Ct. | La Crosse, WI (608) 793-0200 | gundersenhotel.com 67 Rooms | Price Range $129+

Welch Motel

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

North La Crosse - Exit 3 Rodeway Inn

Fairfield Inn & Suites

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

Gundersen Hotel & Suites

Courtyard by Marriott

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

Quality Inn

Radisson Hotel

Turn Key Partners: Mansion on Main The Charmant Hotel

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

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

Country Inn & Suites

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

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+

Lakeshore Escape Econo Lodge

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

1627 Lakeshore Dr. | La Crosse, WI 608-385-0229 airbnb.com/h/lakeshoreescapewi

Castle La Crosse

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


Bluff View House

751 22nd St. N | La Crosse (608) 317-4311 | bluffviewhouserental.com Price Range $100-$150

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

2614 Midwest Dr. | Onalaska, WI (608) 667-3030 | ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/ hotels/us/en/onalaska/lsemd/hoteldetail 136 Rooms | Price Range $90-$350

Corner Estate on Cameron

1027 Cameron Ave. | La Crosse, WI 608-298-6690 facebook.com/cornerestateoncameron

Rainbow Ridge Farms B & B

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

Pettibone Park Resort

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

Pine View Campground

Lake Motel

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

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

Veterans Memorial Campground

Microtel Inn

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

N4668 Cty. Rd. VP | West Salem, WI (608) 789-8599 | webtrac.lacrossecounty.org

Wilson Schoolhouse Inn

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

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

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

Associate Lodging Champions Riverside Resort

W16751 Pow Wow Ln. | Galesville, WI (608) 582-2995 | championsriversideresort.com/

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

Extreme Driftless, LLC

West Salem AmericInn Hotel

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

6261 Oarlock Ave. | Cashton, WI 507-450-1393 | extremedriftless.com

Goodview Haven

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

Justin Trails Resort

7452 Kathryn Ave. | Sparta, WI (608) 855-0282 | justintrails.com

Logan Mill Lodge

108 E. 2nd St. | Westby, WI (608) 606-2466 | LoganMillLodge.com

Onalaska Baymont Inn & Suites

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

Town of Campbell Island Outdoors Cabin Rental

Safe Landing Motel

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

1335 Bainbridge St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-5552 | VRBO 3109110 t.vrbo.io/ ipiBnAMkAby | Price Range $89-$149

Comfort Inn

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

Campgrounds Days Inn & Suites

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

Hampton Inn of Onalaska

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

Goose Island Campground

W6488 Cty. Rd. GI | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-7018 | webtrac.lacrossecounty.org

Neshonoc Lakeside Camp Resort

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

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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.

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SPORTS

The La Crosse Region offers a plethora of lively sporting experiences. From hitting the slopes in the winter to cheering in the stands year-round, find a variety of exciting events to enjoy with your spirited entourage!

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 Fairgrounds Speedway

If your family enjoys lively crowds and high-speed action, take them to the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem. With weekly Saturday night races, this NASCAR-sanctioned 5/8 mile asphalt track provides an evening of speedy fun. Families are encouraged to visit their favorite racers in the pit, play on the playground and enjoy a discounted rate with a Family Pass. LaCrosseSpeedway.com

La Crosse Loggers Baseball

The wooden bat collegiate team is a favorite of the La Crosse Region. Part of the Northwoods league, the Loggers' season runs from the end of May through August with all home games played at Copeland Park & Events Center in La Crosse. LaCrosseLoggers.com

Explore La Crosse Day

Explore La Crosse Day with the Brewers is a community celebration to watch a Milwaukee Brewers game. Cheer on the Wisconsin baseball team with hundreds of La Crosse Region locals and enjoy a tailgate party of food, beverages, live music, games, and raffles. This annual event promises fun for the whole family! explorelacrosse.com/explore-la-crosse-day

River Vault

Catch all the high-flying action of the River Vault over the Fourth of July weekend at Riverfest! This pole vault competition raises the bar for entertainment. Located along the Mississippi River, the event features nearly 100 male and female athletes of all ages and abilities in a fun and festive environment as they soar to new heights!

Collegiate Athletics

The La Crosse area is home to multiple universities: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University and Western Technical College. Sporting events can be found yearround on each campus as well as other festivities.

Fishing Tournaments

Known as one of the best fisheries in the country, the Mississippi River out of La Crosse plays host to numerous tournaments throughout the year. From ice fishing derbies to professional walleye and bass fishing tournaments, spectators and fans are encouraged to attend the weigh-ins at these events to admire the great catches, meet and learn from anglers, and enjoy the vendor activities! explorelacrosse.com/things-to-do-in-la-crosse/fishing-la-crosse-wi/

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SERVICES & RELOCATION Everyone who knows and loves the La Crosse Region says the area communities have that perfect "smalltown 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

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

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

7 Rivers Signarama 1500 West City Hwy 16 | West Salem, WI (608) 783-6460 | signarama.com/wi-7-rivers

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

La Crosse Area Builders Association 816 2nd Ave. S. Ste. 100 | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-5242 | labaonline.com

Advanced Business Systems 2003 George St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-5440 | advbiz.com

Empire Screen Printing N5206 Marco Rd. | Onalaska, WI (608) 779-1131 | empirescreen.com

La Crosse Beverage 400 County Rd. OT | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-2400 | frankbeveragegroup.com

Advisors Management Group 505 King St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-0200 | advisorsmanagement.com

Feyen's Arcade Pumping Service LLC PO Box 194 | Ettrick, WI 888-525-7229 | septicpumpingwi.com

La Crosse City Vision Foundation PO Box 0175 | La Crosse, WI | (608) 792-8841 lacrossecityvisionfoundation.org/

Associated Bank 205 Fourth St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 793-3845 | associatedbank.com

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

La Crosse Graphics 3025 East Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-2500 | lacrossegraphics.com

Benedict Sales & Services 551 Brickl Rd. | West Salem, WI (608) 781-6614 | benedictss.com

Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Butler 1123 Riders Club Rd. | Onalaska, WI (608) 784-4370 | fitzpatricklaw.com

La Crosse Sign 1450 Oak Forest Dr. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-1450 | lacrossesign.com

Blue Honey Biofuels PO Box 194 | Ettrick, WI (608) 345-4662 | bluehoneybiofuels.com

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

LAXprint 146 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 783-6440 | laxprint.com

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

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

LHI / OptumServe 328 Front St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-0404 | logisticshealth.com

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

Gerhard's Kitchen & Bath Store 106 Cameron Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-5414 | 1supply.com

Lisa Kind Re/Max Results 108 State St. | Holmen, WI 608-317-1166 | lisakind.com

Century 21 Affiliated 700 N. 3rd St. Ste. 101 | La Crosse, WI 608-784-2121 | century21.com/real-estateoffice/profile/affiliated-10005319

Gerrard Hoeschler, Realtors 1131 Main St. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-7355 | dougb@ghrealtors.com

Loffler Companies 559 Braund St. | Onalaska, WI (608) 782-8477 | loffler.com

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

Marine Credit Union 1848 E. Main St. | Onalaska, WI (608) 784-7329 | marinecu.com

Hanson & Associates 500 2nd St. S. #101 | La Crosse, WI (608) 783-2639 | hansonprivatewealth.com

Merchants Bank 3140 Market Pl. | Onalaska, WI (608) 779-8200 | merchantsbank.com

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

Nelson & Associates 700 3rd St. N | La Crosse, WI 608-782-8410 | nelsonandassociates.net

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

On Three Printing & Design 1401 Saint Andrew St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 793-1663 | onthreeprinting.com

Image World 3464 Losey Blvd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-8585 | imageworldlacrosse.com

Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of La Crosse 1900 West Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-0450 | lacrosse.gillettepepsicola.com

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

Performance Foodservice 1500 St. James St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-2660 | performancefoodservice.com

Business / Services

Citizens State Bank 620 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-2265 | citizensstatebank.us Coulee Bank 1516 Losey Blvd. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9550 | couleebank.net CPC Printing & Promotions 1001 Commercial Ct. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-1050 | cpcprints.com Curtis Law Firm, LLC 201 Main St. Ste 1000 | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-1605 | scott@lacrosselaw.com Dairyland Power Cooperative PO Box 817 | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-4000 | dairylandpower.com

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Poellinger, Inc. 415 Nelson Pl. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-1234 | poellinger.com

Education

Prissy Potty Onalaska, WI | (925) 221-2022 prissypotty.com

La Crosse County UW Extension 400 4th St. N., Room 3140 | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-9593 | uwex.edu/ces/cty/lacrosse

River Bank 4401 Mormon Coulee Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-6300 | riverbank.biz

School District of La Crosse 807 East Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 789-7628 | lacrosseschools.org

Ron Hammes Refrigeration 2424 South Ave. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-3110 | ronhammes.com

University of Wisconsin La Crosse 1725 State St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-6500 | uwlax.edu

S & S Distributing 2000 Riley Rd. | Sparta, WI 608-782-1252 | s-sdistributing.com

Viterbo University 900 Viterbo Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 796-3000 | viterbo.edu

Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services 200 West Ave. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-9977 | schumacher-kish.com

Western Technical College 400 Seventh St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-9262 | westerntc.edu

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 Stephen Cohen Edward Jones 1540 Heritage Blvd Ste 204A | West Salem, WI (608)786-1480 | edwardjones.com/stephen-cohen Supreme Graphics 625 Dettloff Dr. | Arcadia, WI (608) 323-3366 | supremeworks.com Terry Tobin Design 320 Meadowview Ln. | Sparta, WI (608) 269-1682 | ttobindesign.com The UPS Store 317 4th St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-6966 | theupsstore.com Thorson Graphics 106 S. Walnut St. | La Crescent, MN (507) 895-8411 | thorsongraphics.com Three Sixty Real Estate Solutions 1243 Badger St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-7368 | threesixty.bz US Bank La Crosse 201 Main St., Ste. 100 | La Crosse, WI (608) 791-7201 | usbank.com WalzCraft 2600 Hemstock St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-6355 | walzcraft.com Wieser Brothers General Contractors 200 Twilite St. | La Crescent, MN (507) 895-8903 | wieserbrothers.com Wisconsin Insurance Center 3167 Berlin Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-6733 | wiinsurancecenter.com Xcel Energy 3215 Commerce St. | La Crosse, WI (800) 894-4999 | xcelenergy.com

Events & Catering B's Place 102 Leonard St. | West Salem, WI (608) 779-1996 | bsplacellc.com Cary Specialized Services 3400 Losey Blvd. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 519-3335 | caryspec.com Celebrations on the River 2100 Dawson Ave. #400 | La Crosse, WI (608) 783-3335 | celebrationslacrosse.com Concordia Ballroom 1129 La Crosse St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-7049 | concordiaballroom.com Hatchery Riverside - Boutique Hotel & Venue 410 E. Veterans Memorial Drive | La Crosse, WI (608) 769-3326 | hatcheryriverside.com

Media FOX 25 48 (WLAX/WEUX TV) 1305 Interchange Pl. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-0025 | wiproud.com Inspire(d) Media 412 Oak St. | Decorah, IA (563) 379-7735 | iloveinspired.com La Crosse Tribune 1407 St. Andrew St. Suite A100 | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-9710 | lacrossetribune.com LAMAR Advertising 1329 Interchange Pl. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-8200 | lamar.com/lacrosse Madden Media 345 East Toole Ave. | Tucson, AZ 800-444-8768 | maddenmedia.com MAGNUM Media 1052 Oak Forest Dr. STE 330 | Onalaska, WI (608) 372-9600 | magnum.media

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

River Travel Media P.O. Box 1712 | La Crosse, WI (608) 461-2485 | rivertravelmedia.com

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

Wisconsin Public Radio UW-L Whitney Center 1725 State St. La Crosse, WI | (608) 785-8987 | wpr.org

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

WKBT TV 141 S. 6th St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 782-4678 | news8000.com

MGV W4142 CTH B | West Salem, WI (608) 518-8155 | maplegrovevenues.com

WXOW TV 19 3705 CTH 25 | La Crescent, MN (507) 895-9982 | wxow.com

Omni Center 255 Riders Club Rd. | Onalaska, WI (608) 781-9566 | omnicenter.net Pogy's Catering 1232 Avon St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-2386 | pogyscatering.com

The Main - An Event Space 422 Main St. | La Crosse, WI | 608-797-5927 facebook.com/TheMainAnEventSpaceLAXWI Tom's Tent Rentals PO Box 1291 | La Crosse, WI (608) 788-6607 | explorelacrosse.com/project/ toms-tent-rentals-inc

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The Nature Place is a nature-focused community center that offers year-round environmental education and community programs. Our unique space is available to rent for weddings, meetings, and events. The building includes a large Atrium featuring 114 towering windows, three separate rooms, a loft area, views of the marsh and bluffs, all on a sprawling 5-acre property located in the center of La Crosse.

Midwest Family Broadcasting Horstmann Homestead Farm and Events 201 State St. | La Crosse, WI W3351 Horstman Rd. | West Salem, WI (608) 782-1230 (608) 786-3567 | horstmannhomesteadevents.com midwestfamilybroadcasting.com

Serves You Right 705 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 386-5107 | servesyourightcaters.com

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Health & Wellness

Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce 100 Milwaukee Rd. Box 348 | Lanesboro, MN (507) 467-2696 | lanesboro.com

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

NATOW Native American Tourism of Wisconsin 2932 Hwy, 47 N. | Lac du Flambeau, WI natow.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy 123 6th St. S. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-9900 | ThreeRiversMartialArts.com

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

Organizations Bridges Church 310 4th St. S | La Crosse, WI (608) 799-4547 | bridgesdowntown.com Caledonia Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 62 | Caledonia, MN (507) 725-5477 caledoniachamberofcommerce.com Coon Valley Business Association P.O. Box 142 | Coon Valley, WI (608) 397-3643 | https://www.facebook.com/ CoonValleyBA/ Coulee Region Retired & Senior Volunteer Program 2920 East Ave S. Ste.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. 422 Main St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-0440 | lacrossedowntown.com Ferryville Tourism Council PO Box 236 | Ferryville, WI (608) 734-9077 | visitferryville.com Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area 3181 Berlin Dr. | La Crosse, WI (608) 785-2373 | habitatlacrosse.org

Your personal financial goals deserve a personal approach. Hanson & Associates A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC 608-783-2639 hansonprivatewealth.com

Trempealeau County Tourism 36245 Main St.-P.O. Box 67 | Whitehall, WI (715) 538-1923 | co.trempealeau.wi.us/tourism Trempealeau Chamber of Commerce PO Box 242 | Trempealeau, WI (608) 534-6780 | trempealeau.net Visit Winona 160 Johnson St. | Winona, MN (507) 452-0735 | visitwinona.com WI Restaurant Association - La Crosse Area Chapter 2526 Rose St. | La Crosse, WI (608) 781-3464 | wirestaurant.org

Hanson & Associates A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2023 Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Transportation Colgan Air Services 2709 Fanta Reed Rd. | La Crosse, WI (608) 783-8359 | colgan-air.com La Crosse Regional 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

Ho-Chunk Nation W9814 Airport Rd. | Black River Falls, WI (715) 284-9343 | ho-chunkgaming.com Holmen Area Community Center 600 N. Holmen Dr. | Holmen, WI 608-399-1870 | holmencc.org La Crescent Chamber of Commerce 109 S. Walnut St. | La Crescent, MN (507) 895-2800 | explorelacrescent.com La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce 601 7th St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-4880 | lacrossechamber.com La Crosse Area Development Corporation 601 7th St. N. | La Crosse, WI (608) 784-5488 | ladcoweb.org La Crosse County Tavern League La Crosse, WI LCTLMembers@Gmail.Com facebook.com/Laxctytavleague

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Lanesboro & Whalan in southeastern Minnesota

art • theater • outdoor adventures • dining • biking • fishing • shopping Lanesboro Arts is a multidisciplinary arts nonprofit organization with a passion for engaging the community and presenting diverse arts programming that fosters inspiration for visitors and locals alike! Find beautiful work by local and regional artists for sale in the Gallery (103 Parkway Ave N), stroll around Lanesboro’s town-wide Arts Campus, and enjoy performances at the historic St. Mane Theatre (206 Parkway Ave N). All ages can foster creativity through a wide variety of art education classes, as well as community engaged Artist Residency workshops and events. Find all upcoming events, including the region’s longest running art festival, Art in the Park, online at lanesboroarts.org Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center hosts year-round

events for the whole family! Offerings include snowshoeing, indoor rock climbing, overnight family camp weekends, maple syrup fest, Summer High Ropes Challenge and more! Check out all upcoming events at eaglebluffmn.org/events. We also have over 10 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails open to the public, dawn until dusk! Our campus is located at 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN.

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