La Crosse, WI

La Crosse is a city in and the county seat of La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States. The city lies alongside the Mississippi River. La Crosse offers visitors plenty of activities to do and sights to see, without the overwhelming hustle and bustle of bigger cities.

In recent years, La Crosse has rejuvenated its downtown, which features a collection of bars, restaurants, high-end hotels and shops presented with an old-town feel. There is also the La Crosse Center, a large civic center with ongoing events almost daily.

Another attraction in La Crosse is Riverside Park, an expansive walkway and park which straddles the river with excellent views of the Cass Street Bridge, Pettibone Park, and Minnesota. Behind the city are the Bluffs, which offer numerous trails of varying difficulty levels with magnificent views at the top.

Things to See and Do

* Downtown area
* Riverside park
* The Bluffs
* Myrick Park
* City Brewery

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 55,000 approx
Land Area – 52.2 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – Cruise vessels stop at Riverside Park on the Mississippi River, La Crosse.

Travel Links - La Crosse has a municipal airport located on French Island, a nearby suburb to the north. Flights often arrive from Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

A full service Amtrak Station is located on the North Side providing daily service on the Empire Builder route.

Two Greyhound Bus stations are located in La Crosse. One is connected to the Amtrak Station on the citie's North Side, and the other is located near the University of La Crosse on the south side.