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Riverside Park, La Crosse

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Riverside Park is a public park located on the riverfront of downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin. It hosts events such as Riverfest, Fourth of July fireworks, Oktoberfest, Moon Tunes, and the Rotary Lights. The steamboats American Queen, La Crosse Queen, and Julia Belle Swain make stops along the river in the park. The park has walking/running trails.
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  • Absolutely loved walking the park along the Mississippi each morning while we visited the La Crosse area. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy as well. The actual riverfront area path is about 1 mile.....  more »
  • This is part of the downtown waterfront park and has several small gardens/sections planted to evoke a theme of LaCrosse’s sister cities in various countries. It makes a pleasant walk and the park...  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Wisconsin. You can enjoy a walk through the park or sit on a bench near the Mighty Mississippi River and maybe watch a barge go up or down stream. A favorite is to watch the sun set on the river. You can also enjoy a ride on the paddle boat " The La Crosse Queen. There is also a museum here and a beautiful garden to walk through. It's all worth a thousand pictures.
  • Nice stretch of river for a quiet walk. Park is big enough for a fairly large amount of people to be there without feeling too crowded. a bunch of water fountains and two interesting statues. A short walk from excellent ice cream [The Pearl] and a number of hotels. Decent amounts of parking nearby.

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