Category: 5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

5 Things to Know: Rotary Lights

ENTER TO WIN A TRIP! By: Sara Walters With 4 million lights and hundreds of thousands of visitors, The Rotary Lights is an impressively-large holiday display held annually in downtown La Crosse. Here are five things you should know before you go. Walk or drive Wisconsin weather is unpredictable, but don’t worry about making the… Read more »

5 Things to Know Wisconsin Free Fun Weekend

Photo Credit: Travel Wisconsin By: Sara Walters Not many states have as many natural recreation opportunities as we do in Wisconsin. And thanks to the DNR, we all have the opportunity to enjoy them on Free Fun Weekend! Here are five things you’ll need to know to take advantage of this fee-free event, held this… Read more »

5 Things to Know: Between the Bluffs Beer Wine Cheese

A couple hands fill beer glasses out of the beer tap

By: Sara Walters Between the Bluffs: Beer, Wine & Cheese Festival – Saturday, April 28 Beer, Wine and Cheese. It’s a Wisconsinite’s dream combination. Celebrated each spring in La Crosse, this favorite event is one of the city’s most popular festivals. Here’s what you should know before you shine up your stein and head to… Read more »

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: Family Sports Travel

By: Anastasia Penchi You know the drill. Scramble and pack on Friday morning and hope you remember everything so you won’t have to shop for a wrestling singlet or running shoes at a department store chain that you’re not familiar with in a city you don’t know very well.Winter sports tournament season is upon us,… Read more »

5 Things to Know Mt. La Crosse Ski and Snowboard

Pull out those skis and snowboards – or just rent them for a day – and enjoy the thrill as you zip down the hills and valleys of Mt. La Crosse.  Here are five reasons to head to Mt. La Crosse this winter… Carve long after Halloween is over When someone on skis or a snowboard… Read more »

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: Mississippi Mayhem

By: Anastasia Penchi If the word “mayhem,” is involved – it has to be good. Mississippi Mayhem (a reference to the river – not the state) is a car show featuring pre-1965 cars and pre-1975 motorcycles that will be held at the La Crosse Interstate Fairgrounds in West Salem on Sept. 8-9. It is described… Read more »

Things to Know Before You Go: Coulee Con

By: Anastasia Penchi Is gaming your passion? Do role playing games get your brain spinning and your heartbeat thumping? Are you more interested in assisting as storm giant King Hekaton is tasked with keeping order among the giants or do you prefer to wield the medieval swords of Amtgard yourself? Do you long to dress… Read more »

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: 2017 Great River Folk Festival

By: Anastasia Penchi Folk music is the original music of the working people. The term has been used to describe the music made by whites in the rural South, but it also includes the music of the Southern blacks, Native Americans, Mexican-Americans, Cajuns and others. Realistically, there is no origin – it’s more an oral… Read more »

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: Holmen, Wisconsin

  Who’s out enjoying the beautiful spring weather? ????‍♂️ McGilvary Road/Bridges in Holmen offers a gorgeous walk through marshland of the Van Loon Wildlife Refuge.????? #getoutside #explore #nature #wildlife #hiking #wakingtrail #recreation #holmenwi #lacrossecounty #explorelacrosse A post shared by Explore La Crosse (@explorelacrosse) on May 4, 2017 at 3:34pm PDT By: Anastasia Penchi Holmen is… Read more »

Know Before You Go: Spiritual Tours and Places in La Crosse, WI

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

MUSIC BY THE WEATHERED HEADS   By: Anastasia Penchi Western Wisconsin is referred to as “God’s Country” for good reason. The endless landscapes featuring the splendor of the bluffs and coulees remind us of the highs and lows of life. These sights inspire goodness. We aspire to be more Godly. Meanwhile, the Mississippi River –… Read more »