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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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Visit Winona

Visit Winona

Franciscan Spirituality Center

Franciscan Spirituality Center

Southwind Orchards

Southwind Orchards

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

La Crosse Segway Tours

La Crosse Segway Tours

Mrs. Wreny’s House

Mrs. Wreny’s House

The Monarch Public House

The Monarch Public House

Prairie Dog Blues Festival

Prairie Dog Blues Festival

Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce

Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce

Driftless Wisconsin

Driftless Wisconsin

Dahl Auto Museum

Dahl Auto Museum

Hixon House

Hixon House

Hidden Trails Corn Maze

Hidden Trails Corn Maze

The Great Escape of La Crosse

The Great Escape of La Crosse

La Crosse Queen Paddlewheeler

La Crosse Queen Paddlewheeler

West Salem Historical Society

West Salem Historical Society

Gasoline Alley Toys

Gasoline Alley Toys

Root River Trail Towns

Root River Trail Towns

Driftless Wine & Cheese Trail

Driftless Wine & Cheese Trail

Driftless Music Festival

Driftless Music Festival

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

National Eagle Center

National Eagle Center

Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce

Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce

Living Waters Bible Camp

Living Waters Bible Camp

Bus Bros. Tour Co.

Bus Bros. Tour Co.

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Shenanigans

Shenanigans

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Trempealeau Chamber of Commerce

Trempealeau Chamber of Commerce

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

Wisconsin Great River Road – Highway 35

Wisconsin Great River Road – Highway 35

The Ghosts of Historic La Crosse Tour

The Ghosts of Historic La Crosse Tour

St. Rose Convent

St. Rose Convent

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Pickwick Mill

Pickwick Mill

Pleasoning Seasonings

Pleasoning Seasonings

Crawford County Tourism Council

Crawford County Tourism Council

Little Bluff Inn

Little Bluff Inn

Inspire(d) Media

Inspire(d) Media

Visit Ferryville

Visit Ferryville

La Crosse Escape Room

La Crosse Escape Room

La Crescent Chamber of Commerce

La Crescent Chamber of Commerce

Westby Chamber of Commerce

Westby Chamber of Commerce

Castlerock Museum

Castlerock Museum

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Olive Juice Quilts

Olive Juice Quilts

The Little Falls Doll and Railroad Museum

The Little Falls Doll and Railroad Museum

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Niagara Cave

Niagara Cave