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Riverside Park , La Crosse
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Riverside Park is a public park located on the riverfront of downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin. It hosts events such as Riverfest, Fourth of July
Church
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Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Catholic shrine located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the ti
Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games , La Crosse
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We suggest booking in advance.Select from 2 top choices.
Geologic Formation
Grandad Bluff , La Crosse
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A mesa created by erosion and weathering, Grandad Bluff features expansive views of La Crosse and the surrounding river valley, as well as se
Religious Site
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As Franciscans rooted in Eucharist and in communion with all of God's creation, we commit ourselves to: Nurture cosmic awareness, develop rig
Children’s Museum
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La Crosse

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La Crosse is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse County. Lying alongside the Mississippi River, La Crosse is the largest city on Wisconsin's western border.The city's estimated population in 2014 was 52,440. The city forms the core of and is the principal city in the La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of La Crosse County and Houston County, Minnesota, with a combined population of 135,298. La Crosse is home to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College. A regional technology and medical hub, La Crosse has received high rankings from some magazines in health, well-being, quality of life, and education.HistoryThe first Europeans to see the site of La Crosse were French fur traders who traveled the Mississippi River in the late 17th century. There is no written record of any visit to the site until 1805, when Lt. Zebulon Pike mounted an expedition up the Mississippi River for the United States. Pike recorded the location's name as "Prairie La Crosse." The name originated from the game with sticks that resembled a bishop's crozier or la crosse in French, which was played by Native Americans there. Make the most of your holiday in La Crosse by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United States road trip planning website.

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