- Population: 52,109
- Elevation: 669 ft.
- Area: 22.54 square miles
This diverse landscape was founded by fur traders in the late-18th century, and further settled and incorporated by lumber barons in the mid-19th century. Today, our communities are defined by so much more than a single industry: world-class medical facilities, three highly regarded post-secondary institutions, rich and diverse cultural arts offerings, just to name a few.
Chase a morning bike ride with a day of shopping at a variety of popular, upscale, and independent retailers. Then take a quick hike up the bluffs for a picnic with a view, followed by an afternoon visiting the local breweries and vineyards. A diverse array of fine dining options awaits you for dinner; then complete your evening with cocktails, a show, or a twilight cruise on the river.
The region’s stunning landscape comes with abundant recreational opportunities, from every imaginable water sport to hiking, biking, fishing, hunting and more. La Crosse County offers an excellent variety of hospitality options, and the area boasts a rich cultural scene for lovers of art, music and theatre.
Photos Courtesy of Explore La Crosse & La Crosse CVB