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.

5th Annual Best of La Crosse County 2018

  The annual poll has been permanently moved to line up with the calendar year. This allows the final results to be announced by Spring of each year, just in time to celebrate the many festivals, events and businesses in La Crosse County during the busy...

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Badgerland Nationals Comes Back To La Crosse

Badgerland Nationals Comes Back To La Crosse The annual Badgerland Nationals Wrestling Tournament is set to invade La Crosse on December 30-31, 2017 at Mitchell Hall on the UW-La Crosse campus. An estimated 750+ wrestlers from all across the country will...

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Fun for the Fam: December Itinerary

By: Sara Walters ‘Tis the season for tasty treats—and less activity. The holiday rush and the way-too-early setting sun can be a deadly combination for athletic-minded families who may find that they spend more time snacking than sweating. Luckily, the La...

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Snaps Around Town: Divafest

We will be featuring a new ongoing photo series from Bob Good! Check back periodically! We also feature a new photo that is shared with us on Instagram. Your photo could be next! Just snap a photo and use #explorelacrosse I have photographed national...

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Featured Photo Friday: Treat Yourself

We will be featuring a new photo that is shared with us on Instagram.  Your photo could be next! Just snap a photo and use #explorelacrosse I owe it all to little chocolate donuts. A photo posted by Mary (@maryesther19) on Jan 1, 2014 at 5:15pm...

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An Accessible Adventure

Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Mississippi River Valley.  We have some great ideas to help you get outside and enjoy the best of nature in our area and have a truly accessible vacation. Upper Missisisippi U.S. Fish & Wildlife...

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5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: Rotary Lights

By: Anastasia Penchi Want a great way to get into the holiday spirit? Drive your vehicle or walk through the 23nd annual Rotary Lights display in La Crosse’s Riverside Park any night between the day after Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Millions of LED lights...

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Drink of the Month: Bloody Mary

By: Sara Walters There are lots of bars in La Crosse and surrounding areas that are rumored to have the best Bloody Mary around.   One of the region’s top contenders is Rivers Rats on French Island. On the banks of the Mississippi, River Rats is a local...

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Snaps Around Town: Mississippi River Bridge

We will be featuring a new ongoing photo series from Bob Good! Check back periodically! We also feature a new photo that is shared with us on Instagram. Your photo could be next! Just snap a photo and use #explorelacrosse I have photographed national...

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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.