Discover things to do in Prairie du Chien, from scenic hikes to historic tours

Book the Country Inn & Suites to stay close to some of the top things to do in Prairie du Chien, starting with a trip to nearby Pikes Peak State Park for sweeping river-bluff views of the Upper Mississippi River. To learn more about the area’s fascinating history, take the kids to tour St. Feriole Island’s Villa Louis, once the estate of a wealthy furrier. Ready for outdoor adventures? Gear up at Cabela’s next to our hotel before a day of hiking, biking, or fishing in Wyalusing State Park or a visit to Effigy Mounds National Monument. After you freshen up in your spacious room, board the nearby riverboat casino, Casino Queen Marquette, for a lucky evening at the tables.

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Eagles Landing Winery

2.98 mi / 4.79 km from the hotel
Visit this award-winning, family-owned vineyard along the Great River Road Wine Trail to sample more than two dozen varieties of locally produced wines.

Effigy Mounds National Monument

2.4 mi / 3.86 km from the hotel
This national monument, a sacred site for many American Indian tribes, preserves more than 200 mounds built between AD 500 and 1200. You can see 31 mounds shaped as birds and bears, hike 14 miles of trails, and join ranger-led tours.

Fort Crawford Museum

2.31 mi / 3.72 km from the hotel
Learn the history of Fort Crawford, which guarded Prairie du Chien from 1816 to 1856 and helped expand the American frontier, through riveting displays and artifacts.

Casino Queen Marquette

3.12 mi / 5.03 km from the hotel
With more than 500 slot machines, plus table games, live entertainment, and great dining options, this casino is perfect for travelers who want to test their luck.

Pikes Peak State Park

5.76 mi / 9.27 km from the hotel
Pikes Peak State Park features a 500-foot bluff overlooking the Upper Mississippi River. Go camping, hiking, bicycling, and looking for fossils, or simply take in the scenery with a picnic.

Prairie Cinema

2.99 mi / 4.81 km from the hotel
Catch up on the latest films with a refreshing drink and some popcorn at this six-screen movie theater.

Prairie du Chien Country Club

3.32 mi / 5.34 km from the hotel
Tee off at this public country club with an 18-hole golf course. Afterward, head inside to the bar and grill for hearty fare like burgers, fried chicken, and ribs.

Villa Louis State Historic Site

1.66 mi / 2.68 km from the hotel
Experience Victorian-era life with a visit to Villa Louis, the estate of one of Wisconsin’s most prosperous families, featuring lush gardens, historic buildings, original furnishings, and a fur trade museum.

Wyalusing State Park

6.63 mi / 10.67 km from the hotel
Canoe through the backwaters of the Mississippi River, fish for walleye, or hike along wooded bluffs with sweeping river views in this state park. More than 14 miles of trails include the Sentinel Ridge Trail, which passes a series of Indian mounds.


0.2 mi / 0.33 km from the hotel
A great stop for more than just its extensive selection of outdoor gear, Cabela’s creates a retail experience with extras like animal displays and aquariums featuring local fish.