Any time of day, any time of year, La Crosse is full of exciting opportunities for learning, exploration, and entertainment. Whether you prefer to be outdoors or in, out late or up early, on the go with friends or relaxing with your family, you’ll find plenty to pack your days in La Crosse. Come back to the blog for updates! BLOG FOR US.

States of America – Hmong Refugee to Wisconsin

Xong was born in a Hmong refugee camp in Thailand but moved to Wisconsin as a child after her family couldn't safely return to Laos following the Vietnam War. There she grew up as part of a large influx of twice dislocated Hmong refugees who were not...

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Chill Out! Cold Weather Fun in La Crosse County

Photo: Bob Good Photography Studios Chill Out! Cold Weather Fun in La Crosse County Just because the weather turns chilly and snow starts to fall, doesn’t mean you need to be stuck inside. Bundle up and get outside to enjoy these cold weather activities in...

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UW-La Crosse Swinging Yuletide Saturday, Dec. 8

Holiday favorites with a jazz flair will be heard at UW-La Crosse during the annual Swinging Yuletide. The UW-La Crosse Music Department once again hosts a concert of instrumental and vocal holiday classics from its jazz program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec....

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Lueth Park Pump Track (Video)

Watch an amazing group of volunteers transform an idea into reality to make a city healthier, happier, and stronger by creating the Lueth Park Pump Track in La Crosse, Wisconsin...more at...

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Socks, Sandals and Pole Vault (Video)

In this episode, I was joined by my good friend Jeremiah Burish from the Explore La Crosse. Jeremiah prides himself on doing things a little differently, from Pole Vaulting to socks with sandals, he has definitely carved out a unique identity in the kayak...

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How to make a Torta Ahogada (Video)

The Torta Ahogada ( drowned torta ) is a famous sandwich from the Mexican state of Jalisco, particularly in the city of Guadalajara. It was said to be accidentally invented in the early 1900s. The story goes that Don Ignacio “Nacho” Saldaña was in his 30s...

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No Need to Hibernate this Winter in La Crosse County

La Crosse County has plenty of activities to keep you warm! Ski, fish, snowmobile, snowshoe and more. Bundle up for some serious fun this winter! Skiing & Snowboarding Hit the slopes at Mt. La Crosse, a popular downhill skiing and snowboarding destination....

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Driftless Musicians Living An Old-Fashionable Life

By: Stacey Roou A cabin in the woods “Write meaningful lyrics to a song and it might come true!” That’s the spirit that songwriter and guitarist Lou Shields brought to his song, Cabin in the Woods. At that time, Lou was a rambler, touring in his van across...

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An Afternoon with Castlerock Museum’s Founder

On Saturday, November 10th at 2pm, there will be a special program at Castlerock Museum in Alma, Wisconsin with Gary Schlosstein, the museum’s founder. Gary will take visitors on a walk around the museum, sharing stories behind some of the rare and...

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Blog – Updates, News, and Happenings in La Crosse, WI

Winter sports and outdoor enthusiasts will love La Crosse, Wisconsin, in the wintertime. Six months worth of snowfall in our wooded bluffs, expansive marshes, and frozen bottomlands means some of the best skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling anyone could hope to…

Grandad Bluff has become not only a destination point for thousands, but also a symbol of this great Coulee Region. La Crosse’s recent renovation (completed in April of 2012) showed the importance and grandeur of Grandad Bluff to all who visit! Grandad Bluff is a city park located by following Main Street east which becomes Bliss Road (small vehicle only) as you ascend the bluff. At the top, the entrance is found by turning right on Grandad Bluff Road. The 600-ft high bluff overlooks the city of La Crosse.