Safe Reunions and Gatherings in the La Crosse Region

Regroup and Gather Safely When the Time is Right

In order to remain safe and responsible, gatherings have had to change or be rescheduled over the last year. If you’re missing your friends and loved ones or were forced to cancel or reschedule a class or family reunion, when the time is right, regroup and make memories in the La Crosse Region!

The region boasts fantastic venues for receptions, hotels for your overnight accommodations, and group tours and attractions that will provide your attendees with moments and memories they’ll be sure to carry with them for years to come.

Let’s take a look at some of the La Crosse Region’s go-to venues for reunions!

La Crosse Region Venues

La Crosse Center

La Crosse, WI

La Crosse’s recently-renovated convention center provides groups with ample space options whether your group is looking for an area to hold a banquet, meeting, cocktail hour, reception, or a reunion. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, the views, customer service, and functionality are second-to-none in the region. Experience the magnificent along the Mississippi River, tucked into Historic Downtown La Crosse.

Onalaska Omni Center

Onalaska, WI

Looking for a space with indoor and outdoor capabilities? Look no further than the Onalaska Omni Center. Just a short 5-10 minute drive from a handful of Onalaska hotels and restaurants, the Omni Center features multiple gathering spaces of a variety of different sizes and capabilities. The recently-renovated West Wing provides groups with a space that can be enclosed due to questionable weather, or open up to allow easy access to ample field space for outdoor activities.

La Crescent Area Event Center

La Crescent, MN

Recently constructed in 2019, the Best Western Plus at La Crescent Area Event Center offers top-notch event space for your group’s reception, banquet, or cocktail hour. The venue is connected to 61 guest rooms so that your group has everything it needs all located under one roof. Need an after-hour bite or beverage? The center is also connected to an on-site restaurant, the Swing Bridge Pub, which is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

La Crosse Queen

La Crosse, WI

Looking for a unique venue in the La Crosse Region? Experience the legendary La Crosse Queen paddle-wheeler! With space for up to 149 passengers, the La Crosse Queen offers a variety of cruise options that are sure to please your attendees. Whether it be a dinner cruise, an all-you-can-eat pizza and beer cruise, or a relaxing sightseeing cruise, good times and unbeatable views await on the mighty Mississippi River.

Staying in the La Crosse Region

Need a place to stay so you can enjoy the weekend? You’ll find plenty of quality options whether you’re looking to stay in downtown La Crosse or in one of the surrounding areas.

La Crosse’s Historic Downtown features eight hotels all within walking distance of Riverside Park where you can take in the beautiful scenery of the Mississippi River with a river walk, explore the unique downtown restaurants and shops, or float away on a paddlewheel cruise via the La Crosse Queen.

If you don’t want to stay in the heart of downtown La Crosse, there are a plethora of options to choose from including La Crosse’s north side, Onalaska, West Salem, and La Crescent, MN. One of the wonderful aspects of the region is the fact that no matter where you stay or where your activities take you, you’re never too far away from the next place you need to be.

Attractions to Explore

Great River Landing

Special to Onalaska, WI, the Great River Landing hosts spectacular views of Lake Onalaska and the Black River. The landmark also hosts the trailhead to the Great River State Trail connecting to 101 miles of state trails. With sculptures, bench swings, activity features for kids, and a welcome center, it’s a can’t-miss spot!

Grandad Bluff

A La Crosse Region trip is not complete without a venture up Grandad Bluff to take in the breathtaking views overlooking the city. The legendary sights span the Mississippi River Valley, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Standing 600-feet tall, the bluff creates an overhead portrait of the region’s splendor.

Craft Beverages

Interested in sharing a few adult beverages with fellow attendees? There is no shortage of options to satisfy your tastebuds with a stroll through local breweries including Pearl Street Brewery, Turtle Stack Brewery, 608 Brewing Company, Skeleton Crew Brew, and La Crosse Distilling Co.! Have fun finding your new favorite!