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Things to Do in La Crosse

Local Event Schedule for La Crosse

Fun Things to do in the La Crosse Area

  • Have a cup of joe at one of the coffee shops in town:
    • Sip & Surf, 1121 Jackson (by Walgreens)
    • Bean Juice, Jackson Plaza, 1014 S. 19th Street
    • Jules, 327 Pearl Street
    • Grounded, 308 Main Street
  • Walk or bike through the trails in the marsh by Myrick Park.
  • Hike up 590 feet to Grandad Bluff. 400 La Crosse Street, 789-7533
  • Experience nature on a stroll through 720 acres at Hixon Forest. 2707 Quarry Road (east side of Hwy. 16)
  • Play tennis at one of the following city parks with tennis courts: Bluffview, Copeland, Erickson, Trane, Weigent. Also check out UWL's tennis courts.
  • Hear live music at the Warehouse-all ages, no-alcohol concert venue.
  • Shop at Valley View Mall - Everything from Macy's to Hollister. 3800 State Road 16,
  • Get a sweet treat at:
    • Ranison Ice Cream and Candy Shop. 706 16th St S, 782-1987
    • Pearl Ice Cream Parlor: authentic 1930's soda fountain with award winning ice cream. 207 Pearl Street, 782-6655
    • Finnottes 535 Main Street, 782-3184,
  • See some great art and performances at the Pumphouse Art Gallery, 119 King Street.
  • Catch a movie for cheap at the historic Rivoli Theatre., 117 N 4th Street, 785-2058
  • Take in a play at the La Crosse Community Theatre. 118 5th Avenue N, Box Office (608)-784-9292
  • Knock down some pins at Pla-Mor Lanes.807 S 4th Street, 784-3043
  • Take a tour of Mary of the Angels Chapel at St. Rose Convent. Since August 1,1878, at least 2 Franciscan Sisters have maintained a 24 hour prayer vigil for the church, community, and world. 715 South 9th Street, 784-2288
  • Check out Mt. La Crosse for skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing., 788-0044
  • Play some mini golf or race go-karts at Riverside Amusements. 1304 Interchange Place, 781-7529 Open: May 1-Oct. 1
  • Rent a canoe or paddle boat at Goose Island. 710 acre park located 5 miles south of La Crosse on HWY 35. 788-7018
  • Take a ride on the LaCrosse Queen Paddlewheel Cruise Boat May-October. Northeast end of Riverside Park, 784-2893
  • Check out the LaCrosse Center for big name concerts & other cool events. Trade shows, conventions, concerts, circuses, ice shows, and more! 
  • Play Frisbee Golf at the course in Pettibone Park. 333 Park Plaza Drive, 782-5858
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