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Riverside Park

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Address: Veterens Memorial Drive, La Crosse, WI
Phone Number:
+1 608-784-2893

A Downtown park where three rivers meet.

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Pleasant evening stroll

Enjoyed an early evening pleasant walk by the river. Lots of things of interest to see - statue of Hiawatha, a Ferry boat, however nice to see, pretty international themed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert H
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed an early evening pleasant walk by the river. Lots of things of interest to see - statue of Hiawatha, a Ferry boat, however nice to see, pretty international themed gardens. The gardens had lots of flowers in bloom with Iris's particularly good. Lots of seating areas in the park, p,aces fir kids to play and picnic areas. All kept... More 

Thank Robert H
Zumbrota, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get close to the river. Lots of places to walk, and connect with longer trails through the marsh. Enjoy wildlife (ducks mostly) and nice landscaping. Open spaces and plenty of benches.

Thank Anita-AW5450
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this park! Great place to walk with friends or family on a beautiful day. The scenery is amazing as well!

Thank Rebecca L
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Riverside Park is a beautiful spot along the ever-changing Mississippi River. You can get a bird's eye view of the River barge and towboat traffic, walk through the Community Garden with its changing seasonal flowers, and sit on a bench to watch the incredible sunsets. There are also weekly concerts in the summer and river boat cruises every day. It... More 

Thank FinnBMD
Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have stopped at all seasons great park loved the rotary lights display at holiday yet enjoyed the cooler breeze when it was roasting in July.beautiful fountains and small garden to walk thru.

Thank bhfoodie2017
Maplewood, Minnesota
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150 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love riverside park. It is a stunning place to come and walk along the river. Picnic tables for those wanting to eat. Great place to people watch.

Thank Kristen B
Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times. Grew up in La Crosse and fun to see the history of the area that you once roamed about when you were a kid and young adult and didn't think a whole lot about that stuff. Has the history of Native Americans in the area, first settlers, the logging boom, and on up to... More 

Thank 796mike
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always something going on or grab a bench and sit by the river with a good book or cup of coffee. You can walk along the river, bike, jog, etc.

Thank JEH65
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We got lucky and arrived in LaCrosse on a beautiful spring day of 70 degrees. We had been driving for several hours and we found this park, found a place to park our car along the river, and had a wonderful picnic with great people watching. This is a very large and very long city park situated right along the... More 

Thank Chuck L
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a great walking trail area by the Mississippi River. There is plenty of places to sit and watch- people, animals and boats on the river if you like. An awesome sunset view as well.

Thank Anne S

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