Artist: Anthony Zimmerhakl
Location: Riverside Park, north end

Towering at 25′ high and weighing 20 tons, Hiawatha is the guardian of the sacred place where three rivers meet – the Mississippi, Black and La Crosse Rivers.  Legend says that where three rivers meet, no big winds shall blow.  To date, this legend has remained true for the area surrounding Riverside Park and the meeting of the three rivers.

Unveiled in 1961 after four years of work.  He was originally the world’s largest Hiawatha, but then three years later, Michigan built an even bigger one.  In 2000 there was talk of tearing the statue down due to needed repairs, but citizens raised enough money to restore it.

 

Hiawatha - Sculpture

Riverside Park

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Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Water Over the Dam – Sculpture

Water Over the Dam – Sculpture

Confluence

Confluence

A Simpler Time – Sculpture

A Simpler Time – Sculpture

Dancing Francis – Sculpture

Dancing Francis – Sculpture

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

Artspire

Artspire

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

La Crosse Community Theatre

La Crosse Community Theatre

Olive Juice Quilts

Olive Juice Quilts

Lyra – Sculpture

Lyra – Sculpture

Harmony and Peace – Sculpture

Harmony and Peace – Sculpture

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Frozen River Film Festival

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Ribbon V – Sculpture

Ribbon V – Sculpture

Pickwick Mill

Pickwick Mill

La Crosse Center

La Crosse Center

Great River Folk Festival

Great River Folk Festival

Mary of the Angels Chapel

Mary of the Angels Chapel

UW-La Crosse Art Gallery

UW-La Crosse Art Gallery

The Craft & Vendor Marketplace

The Craft & Vendor Marketplace

Designz Inc.

Designz Inc.

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

WineSitter BrewHouse

WineSitter BrewHouse

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Hixon Memorial – Sculpture

Hixon Memorial – Sculpture

Country Boom

Country Boom

Onalaska Historical Society

Onalaska Historical Society

The Four Muses – Sculpture

The Four Muses – Sculpture

Department of History

Department of History

Global Initiatives Week

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Hiawatha – Sculpture

Hiawatha – Sculpture

All Glazed Up!

All Glazed Up!

Fledgling – Sculpture

Fledgling – Sculpture

River City Water Ski Show Team

River City Water Ski Show Team

La Crosse Area Harley Davidson

La Crosse Area Harley Davidson

King Gambrinus – Sculpture

King Gambrinus – Sculpture

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

Adolf and Helga Gundersen – Sculpture

Adolf and Helga Gundersen – Sculpture

Herons of La Crosse Sculptures

Herons of La Crosse Sculptures

Earthborn Beads

Earthborn Beads

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

La Crosse County Historical Society

La Crosse County Historical Society

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

Gideon Hixon – Sculpture

Gideon Hixon – Sculpture

Castlerock Museum

Castlerock Museum

Cruisin’ Craft Beer & Film Festival

Cruisin’ Craft Beer & Film Festival

Dahl Auto Museum

Dahl Auto Museum

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Treehouse Gift and Home

Treehouse Gift and Home

G.L. Berg Entertainment

G.L. Berg Entertainment

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

Dim Sum Tea Shop

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Winter on Ice Spectacular

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Dancing Clare – Sculpture

Dancing Clare – Sculpture

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Driftless Music Festival

Driftless Music Festival

SSE Music

SSE Music

House On The Rock

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Creative Canvas and Board

Creative Canvas and Board

Anidonts – Sculpture

Anidonts – Sculpture

Family – Sculpture

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Viterbo University Gallery

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Dancers – Sculpture

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Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

artPOP

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Generous Earth Pottery

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The La Crosse Players – Sculpture

The La Crosse Players – Sculpture

Boy with Butterfly – Sculpture

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Mid West Music Fest

Mid West Music Fest

Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc.

Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc.

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Ellen Hixon Statue

Ellen Hixon Statue

TJS Photography

TJS Photography

Reflections – Sculpture

Reflections – Sculpture

Seven Rivers Jazz Band

Seven Rivers Jazz Band

Pump House Regional Arts Center

Pump House Regional Arts Center

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

West Salem Historical Society

West Salem Historical Society

Hixon House

Hixon House