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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“This park is located across the Black River side of French Island. Enjoy the views of the quaint boathouses here and take in a Loggers game. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“A tiny little park that juts out into Lake Onalaska. My favorite spot to bring coffee and a book and get some sunshine. Lovely views of the bluffs and the lake. Good spot for a sailboat or paddleboard too.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Closest grocery store and only one on French Island. More than a convenience store but not as much as Woodman's or Festival in terms of variety. Also has a gas station.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Walking Distance, a bit of a walk but nice and on the water! Good broasted chicken, nice people!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“BIG breakfasts served by a waitress that will call you "Hun". Always busy...that's a good sign!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Uptowne Cafe is a locally owned restaurant that serves southern food along with a variety of different options. It is the only place you can get a delicious chicken and waffles combo. We highly recommend it! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Walking trails, ballpark, picnic area. The private La Crosse Sailboat Club is located on the north end of the park. Sailboat races and regattas on Lake Onalaska are held on weeknights and weekends. A public viewing platform is located at the end of Lakeshore Drive, which is the road leading to the park and Sailboat Club. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
Pharmacy
$$
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Funky smaller bar/restaurant with outside seating in summer with views of marina on the backwaters of the Mississippi River. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
$$
  • 1 local recommends
General Entertainment
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  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Nearest location to catch the La Crosse - Minneapolis/St.Paul Airport with Go Carefree Shuttle. Make a reservation online. A one way far to the MSP airport from La Crosse costs about $49”
  • 1 local recommends