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Riverside Park

Veterens Memorial Drive, La Crosse, WI
+1 608-784-2893
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Relaxing

Nice walk along the river. Enjoyed scenic views. There are benches to sit on. Ferry rides there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris B
via mobile
Oh that smell

Longtime resident La Crosse recently the smell emanating from sewer plant permeates the whole... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mem1957
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A Downtown park where three rivers meet.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rotary lights” (44 reviews)
“the river” (205 reviews)
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Veterens Memorial Drive, La Crosse, WI
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+1 608-784-2893
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"rotary lights"
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"the river"
in 205 reviews
"friendship garden"
in 22 reviews
"the north end"
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"christmas lights"
in 14 reviews
"watch the boats"
in 9 reviews
"close to downtown"
in 7 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 7 reviews
"read a book"
in 6 reviews
"million lights"
in 6 reviews
"christmas season"
in 8 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 8 reviews
"water fountain"
in 8 reviews
"mighty mississippi"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful garden"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful walk"
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"the la crosse queen"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice walk along the river. Enjoyed scenic views. There are benches to sit on. Ferry rides there. Restrooms. A garden area to walk thru. Interesting. I saw probably the largest tree trunk in my life here.

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Longtime resident La Crosse recently the smell emanating from sewer plant permeates the whole downtown when the wind is blowing out of the South.. just stay away. Go up 2 Grandad's Bluff

Thank mem1957
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful piece of Lacrosse historic river town. Very clean, you may spot a eagle or two. If you go during the holidays you will not be disappointed with the lights!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great setting this is in La Crosse. My wife is from La Crosse so we are here often but I can't stress enough how cool/beautiful this area of town is. Riverfest makes for an incredible summer experience with all the food/beer and family...More

Thank Sammy0222
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They we're setting up for the 4th of July festivities which looks like something from a Norman Rockwell Americana painting. The park is manicured and beautiful. We we're lucky enough to stay in a riverfront hotel so we could watch all the activity from above,...More

Thank phu14
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is nice during normal times...but we're here for July 4th and this place is rockin'! Great river views. Romantic place to walk. Convenient to restaurants, hotels, downtown shops...and ice cream!

Thank Barry S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see and do including walking along the river, catching a river boat cruise, viewing the Blue Bridge and public art along the park; and it’s in walking distances to hotels and restaurants.

Thank karenmL9212XA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located along the mighty Mississippi River and in downtown LaCrosse, this walkway is very peaceful with lots of things to see from different river boat cruises, beautiful birds and flowers. It is a very safe area, has open spaces and plenty of areas to sit...More

Thank FrequentTraveler1225
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful kept park! Family friendly! A great place for an evening stroll or picnicking with the family.

Thank 4mommag
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm from LaCrosse, so being down at Riverside was a treat for me. The park looks quite different than when I was in High School, but all positive changes.

Thank Lark54
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wyatt l
19 May 2018|
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Response from CWFSantaCruz_CA | Reviewed this property |
Seems like that could be a possibility
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Stacy B
8 March 2017|
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Response from Jeanette E | Reviewed this property |
If you mean to touch the water, you can do that at Riverside Park. If you mean to swim in the water, you can do that at Petibone Park across the river and a little south of Riverside park. If you mean to access the river to... More
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Kari L
19 December 2014|
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Response from Sandra5678 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, I did see a dog being walked on a leash on the sidewalk. I don't actually know the rules but I'm sure they would have to be kept on the sidewalk as not to soil the area where people sit and children play... More
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