Discover fun things to do in La Crosse like shopping and skiing

Offering scenic views of the Mississippi River, Radisson Hotel La Crosse provides easy access to the adjacent La Crosse Center, which hosts conferences, conventions, and shows throughout the year. Just a few steps away from your hotel room, you’ll find Riverside Park, where you can sit and watch barges pass on the river. Another short walk will take you to the Riverside International Friendship Gardens, a peaceful place to catch some fresh air. If you’d like to find things to do outside of the city, head to Mt. La Crosse for skiing or take in the stunning views from Grandad Bluff.

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Grandad Bluff

2.24 mi / 3.6 km from the hotel
At more than 1,100 feet above sea level, Grandad Bluff provides a fantastic aerial view of La Crosse. You can see the Mississippi River, I-90, and even the neighboring states of Minnesota and Iowa.

Children's Museum of La Crosse

0.34 mi / 0.55 km from the hotel
Explore three floors of hands-on exhibits, including a climbing structure, a make-believe Kwik Trip store, and a dino maze.

Dahl Auto Museum

0.51 mi / 0.83 km from the hotel
Explore the history of the Ford Motor Company as you wander past everything from restored early-1900s automobiles to modern race cars.

Hixon House

8.61 mi / 13.85 km from the hotel
This historical home, designed in the Italianate style, once belonged to Gideon Hixon, a local lumber baron. Take a tour to see nearly 90% of the house's original furniture and decorations.

La Crosse Center

0.08 mi / 0.13 km from the hotel
Located adjacent to the hotel, this exhibition center provides nearly 100,000 square feet of space for concerts, performances, conferences, and conventions.

La Crosse Queen Cruises

0.33 mi / 0.53 km from the hotel
A replica of the classic paddlewheel boats that once moved up and down the Mississippi River, the La Crosse Queen offers sightseeing, brunch, dinner, and moonlight cruises.

Mt. La Crosse

5.63 mi / 9.07 km from the hotel
Ski or snowboard down the vertical drops on eighteen different slopes and trails at Mt. La Crosse. Stop by the chalet afterward for food and a drink from the award-winning bar.

Riverside Park

13.49 mi / 21.71 km from the hotel
Stroll along the walking trails, admire the flowers and sculptures, or sit and gaze out over the river at this picturesque park.

University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

1.31 mi / 2.11 km from the hotel
Known for its world-class academic programs, this university also features a scenic campus surrounded by nature.

Viterbo University

0.94 mi / 1.51 km from the hotel
Take a tour of this Franciscan university that features small class sizes, affordable tuition, and a dedication to community service.

Western Technical College

0.47 mi / 0.76 km from the hotel
Join more than 5,000 eager students at Western Technical College, which offers degree programs like nursing, financial services, digital marketing, and more.

Riverside International Friendship Gardens

0.33 mi / 0.53 km from the hotel
The Riverside International Friendship Gardens honor La Crosse's ties to other nations. Each garden is planted in the style of one of La Crosse's sister cities in countries like France, Russia, and Germany.