The La Crosse Community

La Crosse

La Crosse is a city for those who appreciate nature's beauty and diversity.  To the east stand towering bluffs, to the west the Mississippi River sweeps by the city and in the heart of the city a lush marsh shelters wildlife.  The population of La Crosse is approximately 51,000.

La Crosse is centrally located to major metropolitan areas.  It is approximately 120 miles to Madison, 150 miles to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota,  200 miles to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 283 miles to Chicago, Illinois, and 245 miles to Des Moines, Iowa.

The natural beauty of La Crosse offers a picturesque setting for numerous recreational activities.  Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, bicycling, snow or water skiing, golf, tennis, and more.  For those who like their entertainment indoors, La Crosse offers a variety of cultural events, concerts, night clubs, restaurants, shopping centers and indoor sports facilities, all close to campus.   La Crosse combines big city excitement with small town warmth and neighborliness.  Two quality medical institutions call La Crosse home.  Getting around town is easy.  You can take the bus or your bike will take you anywhere.  If you bring a car, on-campus parking is limited and requires a permit.

Air service to La Crosse is provided by Northwest, American Eagle, and Skyway.  Amtrak and regular bus service also are available.  UW-La Crosse and the La Crosse community enjoy a harmonious relationship with many projects and partnerships benefiting both.

La Crosse Area Home Page
La Crosse Area Convention and Visitor Bureau  
La Crosse City Park and Recreation
La Crosse Area Visitor Magazine
Onalaska Tourism Commission  
Onalaska Park and Recreation