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Driftless Wisconsin

 

 

At the heart of Driftless Wisconsin is Crawford and Vernon counties, defined to their west by the Mississippi River and by the Kickapoo Valley which runs through each.

Never touched by glaciers, the Driftless Area is characterized by its beautifully sculpted topography. Forested hillsides reach down to valleys cut into limestone bedrock by cold-water trout streams. Forests, prairie remnants, wetlands, and grasslands provide habitat for wildflowers and wildlife. Land is farmed by the descendants of those who first settled here, by the Amish who adopted the area, and by a new breed of organic farmer. Artists, who need look no further than their own backyard for inspiration, create works of infinite variety.

The great diversity of the area means something to suit the taste of every visitor. You can simply enjoy the peace and beauty of the countryside with a good book, a cup of coffee from a local roaster, or a glass of wine from a local vineyard. You can don your waders and hope to outwit a brook trout on a cool foggy morning. You can get on your bike and wind your way through magnificent scenery. You can shop for art, antiques, handmade furniture, artisanal cheeses, or locally-grown foods.

 

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St. Rose Convent

St. Rose Convent

Inspire(d) Media

Inspire(d) Media

Olive Juice Quilts

Olive Juice Quilts

Root River Trail Towns

Root River Trail Towns

The Ghosts of Historic La Crosse Tour

The Ghosts of Historic La Crosse Tour

Visit Ferryville

Visit Ferryville

Castlerock Museum

Castlerock Museum

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

Mrs. Wreny’s House

Mrs. Wreny’s House

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Pleasoning Seasonings

Pleasoning Seasonings

Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce

Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce

Franciscan Spirituality Center

Franciscan Spirituality Center

La Crosse Queen Paddlewheeler

La Crosse Queen Paddlewheeler

Driftless Wisconsin

Driftless Wisconsin

Hixon House

Hixon House

La Crosse Segway Tours

La Crosse Segway Tours

Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce

Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

National Eagle Center

National Eagle Center

Wisconsin Great River Road – Highway 35

Wisconsin Great River Road – Highway 35

Shenanigans

Shenanigans

Driftless Music Festival

Driftless Music Festival

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Little Bluff Inn

Little Bluff Inn

Hidden Trails Corn Maze

Hidden Trails Corn Maze

The Monarch Public House

The Monarch Public House

Prairie Dog Blues Festival

Prairie Dog Blues Festival

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Niagara Cave

Niagara Cave

The Little Falls Doll and Railroad Museum

The Little Falls Doll and Railroad Museum

Pickwick Mill

Pickwick Mill

Trempealeau Chamber of Commerce

Trempealeau Chamber of Commerce

Dahl Auto Museum

Dahl Auto Museum

The Great Escape of La Crosse

The Great Escape of La Crosse

Southwind Orchards

Southwind Orchards

West Salem Historical Society

West Salem Historical Society

Bus Bros. Tour Co.

Bus Bros. Tour Co.

La Crescent Chamber of Commerce

La Crescent Chamber of Commerce

Visit Winona

Visit Winona

La Crosse Escape Room

La Crosse Escape Room

Driftless Wine & Cheese Trail

Driftless Wine & Cheese Trail

Living Waters Bible Camp

Living Waters Bible Camp

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Crawford County Tourism Council

Crawford County Tourism Council

Gasoline Alley Toys

Gasoline Alley Toys

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

Westby Chamber of Commerce

Westby Chamber of Commerce