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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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  • We went here Dec 2020 to see the Rotary Holiday lights. Beautiful location by the river. Well done. Should try to come here in the warm months too.  more »
  • A beautiful, busy, safe park right along the river. Great views, right downtown. La Crosse is doing this right.  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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