La Crosse, Wisconsin has a lot to offer as a vacation choice. For outdoor enthusiasts there is hunting and fishing all year round, as well as boating on the Mississippi river. A more relaxing time on the water can be enjoyed with a river cruise, embarking close to GrandStay® LaCrosse. Sports fans will find a number of semi-professional teams playing baseball, football, hockey and more. Nearby you will find Wisconsin's only NASCAR-sanctioned stock car speedway in West Salem. In winter, try the 18 ski runs on Mt. La Crosse.

The city hosts a number of events, many of which draw on the German heritage of its people. Annual events include Oktoberfest and Wienerfest; there are also a number of historical celebrations and music festivals, with a strong emphasis on jazz.

(0.6 miles) Riverside International Friendship Gardens

Beautiful gardens developed to represent each of La Crosse's sister cities. The gardens are located in Riverside Park on the north side of Veteran's Memorial Drive. 608.791.4769

(0.6 miles) Pearl Ice Cream Parlor

Voted La Crosse favorite for dessert, ice cream, candy and downtown business!

(0.6 miles) La Crosse Queen Cruises

Enjoy a cruise on an authentic Mississippi River paddlewheel river boat. Many different cruises available including sightseeing, Sunday brunch and weekend dinner cruises.

(0.6 miles) Great River Road

Beautiful scenic road covering 250 miles and 33 river towns.

(0.7 miles) Children's Museum of La Crosse

A family environment for children ages 1-12. Children can have a hands on experience exploring, creating and learning. 608.784.2652

(2.6 miles) Grandad Bluff

The 600 foot high bluff overlooks the city of La Crosse with views of the Mississippi River Valley including Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. 800.658.9424

(6.2 miles) Mt. La Crosse

Skiing and snowboarding for all ages and abilities on 18 slopes and trails. 608.788.0044

(7.7 miles) Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nestled in on over 100 acres of God’s Country find gorgeous chapels, beautiful bronze statues, endless flower gardens, a delicious café, and a great gift shop all open daily. Attend Holy Mass, have lunch, or just come and tour! There is never a charge for visiting and everyone is welcome!

(16.2 miles) Norskedalen

Explore the Norwegian regional history and heritage through many events and activities offered. 608.452.3424

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Hotel Info

GrandStay® La Crosse
525 Front Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601 Map it
Reservations: 855.455.7829
Front Desk: 608.796.1615
Check In:
3:00 pm
Check Out:
11:00 am
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