Grandad Bluff is a mesa on the east side of La Crosse. The bluff is approximately 590 feet above the surrounding land and 1183 feet above sea level.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe began as a blessed and holy inspiration enhanced with the dedication and hard work of many generous faithful. It forever will be a spiritual destination for pilgrims from all over the world, who yearn for the peace, love and compassion that Our Lady of Guadalupe promises.
La Crosse is located on the western border of the midsection of Wisconsin, on a broad alluvial plain along the east side of the Mississippi River. The Black River empties into the Mississippi north of the city, and the La Crosse River flows into the Mississippi just north of the downtown area. Just upriver from its mouth, this river broadens into a marshland that splits the city into two distinct sections, north and south.
Mt. La Crosse
Since 1959, skiers of all ages and abilities have fallen in love with Mt. La Crosse! From gentle Mileaway, Wisconsin's longest run, to Damnation!, Mid-America's steepest trail, Mt. La Crosse offers the widest variety of skiing and snowboarding terrain in the Midwest.
The Children's Museum of La Crosse
The Children's Museum of La Crosse is our region's first and only hands-on learning environment for children ages 1 to 12 years and their adult companions. Open since 1999, the Children's Museum of La Crosse celebrates the value of play via three floors of hands-on exhibits plus related programming and more.
Mississippi River Cruses
Booming sawmills, fur trading, and boat building, once made La Crosse once one of the busiest steamboat ports on the Upper Mississippi River. Today it still remains a great place to take a riverboat cruise into the scenic wildlife refuge of the Mississippi. Unique backwater cruises depart from beautiful Riverside Park in downtown La Crosse.