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Five Reasons to Make Downtown La Crosse Your Summer Road Trip Destination!

Downtown La Crosse Wisconsin has an active and energetic culture, right on the Mississippi River.   You’ll find a vibrant outdoor scene that includes retail shopping, public art and plenty of historic buildings, along with a fantastic waterfront.

  ~La Crosse, Wisconsin~

 Five Reasons to Make Downtown La Crosse Your Summer Road Trip Destination!

~The Great River Road~

The Great River Road runs directly through the heart of Downtown La Crosse making it a perfectly convenient stop on your summer road trip.   Downtown La Crosse is a bustling district surrounded by the natural beauty of the Mississippi River Valley. Enjoy this walkable downtown for a day trip or stay for the weekend. There’s always something to do in this historic river town.
Easy Social Distancing

~Easy Social Distancing~

Downtown La Crosse allows restaurants and bars to set up on the sidewalks and streets. With over 20 restaurants and bars already utilizing this additional outdoor space, and more on the way, it is the perfect opportunity to enjoy scenic views of the river or historic buildings while enjoying a delicious meal in a safe, socially-distant manner.
Downtown La Crosse Your Summer Road Trip Destination!

~Public Art!~

Downtown La Crosse has plenty of public art to go around! There is the “Artists Alley” behind Main Street, murals and sculptures, and even stamps in the concrete sidewalks in the Arts District. This is an affordable, fun experience for the family. Pack a picnic and walk from location to location as you enjoy the public art and natural beauty of the area.
Five Reasons to Make Downtown La Crosse Your Summer Road Trip Destination!

~Boutique Shopping~

You’ll find plenty of boutique shopping downtown La Crosse. Bring home a sweet keepsake or a charming souvenir.  You’ll find boutique clothing stores, artist galleries, local jewelers, and many specialty shops, including a three story antique mall.  The downtown shops are very walkable from each other and make for a fun afternoon.

~Historic Architecture~

Downtown La Crosse has the largest commercial Historic District in the state! Walk from block to block and see well-preserved buildings from the 1880’s and earlier, mixed in with new architecture from considerable growth the city has seen over the past ten years.
Historic Buildings Hixon House


Downtown Mainstreet, Inc.
500 Main St
La Crosse, WI 54601