Find Cultural and Outdoor Activities in Our Gorgeous City
Our Country Inn & Suites hotel lies in a prime location near French Island and downtown La Crosse. Whether you’re traveling with family, business associates or a significant other, you can enjoy easy access to the area’s best things to do. Peruse the charming shops along the Mississippi River while deciding which downtown restaurant to try, or explore the picturesque hiking trails at Grandad Bluff. You can also impress your sweetheart with a romantic riverboat cruise along the Mississippi or experience a dose of history at the Hixon House and the Riverside Museum. If you’re here for work, you’ll appreciate our hotel’s proximity to several businesses and corporate offices.
- Western Technical College (3 miles)
Obtain a degree in business, hospitality, technology or marketing at this accessible community college.
Phone: +1 (608) 785-9200
- University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (4 miles)
With this university’s scenic downtown location, it’s no wonder almost all freshmen choose to live on campus. UW-La Crosse has more than 10,000 students, and the athletic department participates in 19 NCAA Division III sports.
Phone: +1 (608) 785-8000
- Viterbo University (4 miles)
This small, Catholic-affiliated university makes its home in beautiful downtown La Crosse and has close to 3,000 students.
Phone: +1 (608) 796-3000
Entertainment and Shopping:
- Historic Downtown La Crosse (3 miles)
Shopping, dining and entertainment are just a few miles away. Take a scenic stroll along the Mississippi as you make your way to a museum, an antique shop or one of downtown’s award-winning restaurants.
Phone: +1 (608) 784-0440
- La Crosse Center (4 miles)
In town for a concert or meeting? Our hotel offers easy access to this convention and entertainment venue with a great downtown location and magnificent views of the Mississippi River.
Phone: +1 (608) 789-7400
- Valley View Mall (4 miles)
Shop at popular stores such as Barnes & Noble, Hollister and Sephora before grabbing a bite to eat at the Food Court.
Phone: +1 (608) 781-4700
- Onalaska OmniCenter (5 miles)
This facility features two arenas and multiple conference rooms for receptions, concerts and banquets. The center also offers an ice rink for open skating, hockey and children’s parties.
Phone: +1 (608) 781-9566
History and Museums:
- Hixon House (3 miles)
Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, this Victorian home still features almost all of its original furnishings and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Phone: +1 (608) 782-1980
- Children’s Museum of La Crosse (3.2 miles)
Let your kids explore and exercise their minds at fun exhibits such as the Dino Maze and Imagination Playground.
Phone: +1 (608) 784-2652
- Riverside Museum (3.2 miles)
Take a guided tour to learn about European settlers’ way of life in the Mississippi Valley. The exhibits explore topics like logging, steamboats and pearl button-making.
Phone: +1 (608) 782-1980
- Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (10 miles)
Since 2008, Roman Catholics have traveled from across the country to visit this shrine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The grounds include a visitors’ center, a rosary walk, a votive candle chapel and several outdoor areas designed for prayer and devotion.
Phone: +1 (608) 782-5440
- Eagle Watch (0.7 miles)
Featuring more than 200 species of birds, including bald eagles, La Crosse and the Mississippi River Valley are popular sites for birdwatching. The region hosts three million visitors annually for various wildlife viewings and outdoor events. Walk to the intersection of Rose Street and George Street and try to catch a glimpse of the eagles.
- Riverside Amusement Park (1 mile)
You and the kids can enjoy a day of mini golf, batting cages and go-karts at Riverside Amusement Park, just a mile up Rose Street.
Phone: +1 (608) 781-7529
- Grandad Bluff (3 miles)
At more than 1,100 feet above sea level, Grandad Bluff provides a fantastic aerial view of La Crosse. You can see the Mississippi River, I-90, and even the neighboring states of Minnesota and Iowa.
Phone: +1 (608) 789-7533
- La Crosse Queen Cruises (3.3 miles)
See La Crosse from the river by booking an authentic paddlewheel riverboat cruise. You can choose from options like the Pizza Cruise, Dinner Cruise and romantic Moonlight Cruise.
Phone: +1 (608) 784-2893
- Myrick Park (4 miles)
Named for Nathan Myrick, who founded La Crosse in 1841, Myrick Park provides plenty of outdoor space perfect for family outings.
Phone: +1 (608) 789-7533
- La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway (9 miles)
NASCAR fans will enjoy fast-paced action at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway. Check the website for scheduled events throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (608) 786-1525
- Mt. La Crosse (10 miles)
Have some winter fun at this ski resort, which features 18 slopes and trails as well as a terrain park. The resort also offers lessons and hosts races for skiers and snowboarders.
Phone: +1 (608) 788-0044
- CenturyLink (2.3 miles)
- City of La Crosse (2.6 miles)
- Kwik Trip (3 miles)
- Mayo Clinic Health System (3.7 miles)
- La Crosse Brewing Company (4 miles)
- Logistics Health Incorporated (4 miles)
- Gundersen Health System (4.3 miles)
- Trane (7 miles)