The La Crosse area is a four-season attraction with things going on every weekend, including:

Great River Road

La Crosse River State Trail

Great River State Trail

The Children’s Museum

Hixon Forest & the Butterfly Garden

Mount La Crosse

Forest Hills Public Golf Course & Restaurant

City Brewery

La Crosse Loggers Baseball

Deke Slayton Airfest

Skyrockers Fireworks at the Bluff
(6pm & midnight) Watch from inside the Bluff View House

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

River Cruises

La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway

Norskedalen Midsummer Festival


Great River Folk Fest

Great River Jazz Fest

La Crescent Applefest


Rotary Holiday Lights Display in Riverside Park

Perrot State Park in Trempealeau

Grandad’s Bluff and other city parks

Trolley rides in downtown La Crosse

Student activites at the schools

Kids Coulee playground, sand volleyball, sledding hills, and Myrick Park Hixon Eco Park (2009) at Myrick Park

Activities of all sorts

  • Cross Country and Downhill Skiing
  • Snowmobiling – About 650 miles of groomed trails
  • Swimming
  • Fishing – La Crosse was named a top 20 North American Fishing spot by Field & Stream magazine.
  • Golf – More than a dozen courses
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Bicycling
  • Historic Sites
  • Antique & Specialty Shopping
  • Movies and Community Theatre
  • River Dinner Cruises
  • Bird & Eagle watching
    … and many photographic opportunities in all seasons!