|Established during the mid 1800's, La Crosse is steeped in history and rests directly on the banks of the Mississippi River. Strategically located for tourism, business and industry, the Greater La Crosse Area serves as the center of the tri-state area: Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. La Crosse is linked to the Upper Midwest by Interstate 90, Amtrak, several air carriers and the Mississippi River Navigational System. More than two million people live within 150 miles of La Crosse. |
La Crosse offers a refreshing change and many interesting attractions to discover. One of our most popular attractions is the river boats that cruise up and down the Mississippi River. Visitors can walk along brick-lined sidewalks beneath old-fashioned street lamps and venture into specialty shops, museums, galleries, candy shops and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. The La Crosse Area also offers miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, well-groomed golf courses, an array of unique country settings, tasteful dining and cultural events to please any and all who visit.