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Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce

Travel Wisconsins Great River Road south of La Crosse, along the mighty Mississippi River, to Wisconsin’s second oldest community- Prairie du Chien. The area offers countless opportunities for recreation and rejuvenation all seasons of the year.  Known for their history, you will want to visit Villa Louis, Fort Crawford, St. Feriole Island, the fur trade museum, the Old French and Calvary cemeteries,  the historic homes, the nearby effigy mounds and much more.  Their history begins in 1673 when Marquette and Jolliet came down the Wisconsin River and were the first Europeans to see the mighty Mississippi.

The area was rich in the fur trade and the land contested.  The only battle in Wisconsin during the War of 1812, happened in Prairie du Chien.  The area is rich in wildlife, including bald eagles, each February the city holds Bald Eagle Appreciation Days .  Lock and dam 9 is a great viewing area for these majestic birds when the rivers begin to freeze.

This Mississippi River city is also home to the Mississippi Explorer Cruises.  A pontoon boat that takes visitors into the backwaters of the river as on board naturalists explain the flora and fauna.

Poellinger, Inc.

Driftless Wisconsin

Driftless Wisconsin

Franciscan Spirituality Center

Franciscan Spirituality Center

West Salem Historical Society

West Salem Historical Society

The Little Falls Doll and Railroad Museum

The Little Falls Doll and Railroad Museum

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce

Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce

Niagara Cave

Niagara Cave

Pickwick Mill

Pickwick Mill

Hidden Trails Corn Maze

Hidden Trails Corn Maze

Driftless Music Festival

Driftless Music Festival

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Southwind Orchards

Southwind Orchards

Shenanigans

Shenanigans

Little Bluff Inn

Little Bluff Inn

St. Rose Convent

St. Rose Convent

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

La Crosse Queen Paddlewheeler

La Crosse Queen Paddlewheeler

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Root River Trail Towns

Root River Trail Towns

La Crosse Escape Room

La Crosse Escape Room

Inspire(d) Media

Inspire(d) Media

Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce

Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

Trempealeau Chamber of Commerce

Trempealeau Chamber of Commerce

National Eagle Center

National Eagle Center

Bus Bros. Tour Co.

Bus Bros. Tour Co.

La Crosse Segway Tours

La Crosse Segway Tours

La Crescent Chamber of Commerce

La Crescent Chamber of Commerce

Westby Chamber of Commerce

Westby Chamber of Commerce

The Great Escape of La Crosse

The Great Escape of La Crosse

Gasoline Alley Toys

Gasoline Alley Toys

Pleasoning Seasonings

Pleasoning Seasonings

Driftless Wine & Cheese Trail

Driftless Wine & Cheese Trail

Wisconsin Great River Road – Highway 35

Wisconsin Great River Road – Highway 35

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

The Ghosts of Historic La Crosse Tour

The Ghosts of Historic La Crosse Tour

Crawford County Tourism Council

Crawford County Tourism Council

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

Mrs. Wreny’s House

Mrs. Wreny’s House

Olive Juice Quilts

Olive Juice Quilts

Castlerock Museum

Castlerock Museum

Living Waters Bible Camp

Living Waters Bible Camp

Hixon House

Hixon House

Prairie Dog Blues Festival

Prairie Dog Blues Festival

Visit Ferryville

Visit Ferryville

Visit Winona

Visit Winona

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

The Monarch Public House

The Monarch Public House

Dahl Auto Museum

Dahl Auto Museum

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls