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Riverside Park

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Address: Veterens Memorial Drive, La Crosse, WI
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+1 608-784-2893
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A Downtown park where three rivers meet.

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The park would have more to offer when the weather is better and you can visit the Friendship Gardens. But even in cold weather it offers a view of the river and the islands... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
JoW169
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Bloomington, MN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Downtown park along the river. Not very long so don't wear your hiking shoes. There are a number of restaurants to choose from over looking the water or park

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The park would have more to offer when the weather is better and you can visit the Friendship Gardens. But even in cold weather it offers a view of the river and the islands. When we were there they had a small ice skating rink with a domed warming area.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Anyone who visits La Croosse should walk through Riverside Park while they are here. It is one of me and my wife's favorite places to walk through anytime of the year!

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Thank Jan J
Holmen, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it is a nice place, ducks the walk around the park..the river there, barges going by..the mississipi queen tours on the water..

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Thank tylerbill5271
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful park right on the water, boat tour, friendship garden is fantastic. Water fountain, bandshell for music concerts.

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Thank Heather S
Sparta, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This park has amazing views of the bridges that connect Wisconsin and Minnesota. The park is beautifully manicured. It hosts many events through the year such as Riverfest and the Holiday Rotary lights. It is great for relaxing or watching the fireworks :)

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A beautiful place to stop and watch the Big Muddy go by. Right off of downtown and near shopping. I'm glad the City Council tossed out that ridiculous idea about fencing off the river. What a shame that would have been on many levels.

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Thank TedleyS
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Riverside Park is located next to the Mississippi River. You can have picnics there, watch the boats go up and down the river, or just take a walk. If you have children, take a loaf of bread with you so you can feed the ducks. River Fest takes place in the park in the summer and don't forget to go... More 

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Thank Sharon H
Deerwood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great park. Great views of the Mississippi river and the bridge to Minnesota. Lots of benches to sit and relax. Great festivals in the warm weather months.

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Thank tbunga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Rotary lights that start on Black Friday evening are wonderful! Such a family affair. You can drive through, walk and hear the beautiful music or take a horse drawn carriage ride through the park. Santa is in residence and on weekends the live nativity is awesome! There are over a MILLION lights in this quaint park. The best part... More 

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