Weekend Wanders in West Salem

The perfect destination for wandering travelers to call home; The Village of West Salem is a glowing surprise found in the scenic beauty of Coulee Region bluffs! The exploration is endless, from boating on Lake Neshonoc, hiking the La Crosse River State Trail, adrenaline rushes from racecar events at the La Crosse Speedway, and outstanding local dining found in the wonders of West Salem, Wisconsin.

Camp Like Locals

Neshonoc Lakeside Campground

Western Wisconsin’s most picturesque camping resort is Neshonoc Lakeside Campground. Achieve the wanderlust feeling between the rolling hills and settle in around the campfire with friends and family looking up at the glowing star-filled sky.

Foodie Alert

Features Sports Bar and Grill

For visitors who want to get their game on, head over to the Features Sports Bar and Grill & get the ball rolling at their eight-lane bowling alley! Since 1985 Features has had the perfect atmosphere for any watch party with over a dozen flatscreens and signature bites to match. Go for the dive at their outside sand volleyball courts after diving into their Big Feature burger, loaded with Wisconsin Cheddar, fried onion straws, bacon, Features special sauce, and more!

Le Coulee Cheese Castle

Did someone say cheese, please? Le Coulee Cheese Castle is your Wisconsin cheese heaven serving over 50 different cheeses to happy wanders since 1981. Their local sausage, honey, syrups, hand-dipped ice cream cones, and of course– cheeses make for the ideal picnic charcuterie board in the nearby bluffs. Bring your West Salem trip home with you or share your travels with loved ones by sending a cheese gift box anywhere in the United States!

Ways to Spend Your Days: Standout Activities

West Salem offers action-packed activities for all wanderers! With special events occurring throughout the year, we’ve highlighted some standouts specific to West Salem.

Fall Favorites

Hidden Trails Corn Maze

Get lost in the enchanting fall colors of Wisconsin in the Hidden Trails Corn Maze. A family fun favorite, pick your perfect pumpkin out of the patch, be swept away on wagon rides, and venture through their 12-acre corn maze.

Horstmann Homestead

Next, Meet local neighbors and new friends while learning more about regional beers and wines at the Horstmann Homestead Farm and Events Sunday Night Bonfires. It’ll be the charming spot for your next reunion, wedding, or party for years to come.

Festival Festivities

When in Wisconsin, you must attend one of the many annual festivals that fill our calendars and often our stomach with local food vendors.

June Dairy Days

West Salem is known for June Dairy Days celebrating Wisconsin’s Dairy farmers with live music, parade, and fireworks

Country Boom

Later in summer, you’ll be kickin’ up your boots at Country Boom, featuring country music’s hottest artists.

La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway

Satisfy your need for speed at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway’s Mississippi Mayhem, an unforgettable car-show extravaganza!

Looking For Your Next Adventure?

3 Road Trips To Take In The La Crosse Region

Enjoy beautiful scenery, access to excellent hiking, fishing, scenic overlooks, and the picturesque vistas of the Mississippi River along the Wisconsin Great River Road. The National Scenic Byway sits on Highway 35 and covers 250 miles of adventure and river towns in Wisconsin.