9. Riverboats. Take a trip back in time and watch these massive paddle wheelers dock at Riverside Park. The boats make stops throughout the summer and fall. Or, take a ride on La Crosse’s own La Crosse Queen — with tours leaving from Riverside Park from late spring through late fall.
No. 10. Grandad Bluff. The chunk of rock towering 590 feet above provides the best view in the Midwest. Three states from one spot - even better than the four corners out west.
No. 13. Fall Sports. Grandad and Miller bluffs, with trees painted autumnal in hues, are the perfect backdrop for watching soccer, football and the Screaming Eagles. In June, it's the country’s longest- running state high school track & field championships venue.
No. 17. Moon Tunes. It doesn’t get much better than sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River listening to some of your favorite songs — for free. Concerts begin in June and run through early September. And in 2020, it will all center on a new stage, covered from the elements. Who needs Woodstock? Head down to the river with your blankets. Did we mention, it’s free? Photo credit: Moon Tunes Facebook page.
No. 18. Apple orchards. Fall doesn’t only mean back-to-school. It’s time for getting some apples for those teachers. You’ll find orchards on both sides of the river — in Minnesota’s Apple Capital La Crescent, or in Galesville. Taste everything from Honey Crisp to Delicious — and take your favorites home.