Craft Beer

Once upon a time, you could walk into any old tavern anywhere in the country and find pretty much the same five or six beers on tap. And, making exceptions for brand loyalty, there wasn’t much distinguishing those five or six beers from one another. Well, the world of beer has changed an awful lot in the last 20 years, bringing a whole new level of variety, creativity, and craftsmanship light-years beyond the yellow-and-fizzy suds of yore. Accompanying its proud brewing tradition, La Crosse, Wisconsin’s connection to beer runs long and deep, and today you can’t find a restaurant or tavern in the area that doesn’t offer a diverse selection of local, domestic, micro, and import brews.

5 Things to Know Before You Go: Mississippi Mayhem

By: Sara WaltersFascinated by hot rods, pinup girls, and vintage clothing? Or do you drive a classic motorcycle and look a little bit like The Fonz? You’ll fit right in at Mississippi Mayhem, a car show and retro-themed event held this year on September...

Marking 95 Years of Conserving the Upper Mississippi River

We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are celebrating Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, which was established 95 years ago this month. Bordered by steep wooded bluffs that rise 100 to 600 feet above the river valley, the...