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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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Winter Wonderland

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Lori O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Morrison, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IF you have time stop down at Riverside when a paddle wheel is moored. A sight many people will never witness.

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Thank Raytec12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rotary lights-beautiful, wildlife & park in snow gorgeous, nice place to park, eat lunch, walk. This park is downtown at the confluence of the Lacrosse, Black, and Mississippi River. Close to hotels, eating, and shopping.

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Thank PearlBuck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This wonderful park is home to many events all year long, as well as just a place to walk, run or jog any time of the year. Summertime is RiverFest over the Fourth of July, There is lots of musical entertainment, food and beverage tents, water ski show, Fireworks display after dark. Lots of fun things for kids and adults... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Never expected what I saw. The lights and live reindeer were shocking. They had a live jazz band playing and millions of lights in the park. A must go if in Lacrosse for the holiday season.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This park was a highlight of our trip to La Crosse. The whole family enjoyed it. The friendship gardens is an absolute must. It was so amazing to see the barges along the river. Beautiful walk after dinner and close to our hotel.

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Richmond, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It was a little colder out than I probably would have liked but it did keep the pedestrian traffic to a minimum. The views are lovely when the sun is setting. I loved the quaintness of the Hiawatha statue and the artisan bronze statue of the two children and dog. Great place to hang and reflect.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

A great little park just off downtown La Crosse which is perfect for a stroll along the Mississippi. Often there is some activity going on - music in the bandshell or just a place to hang out. At the north end can also walk through a garden that features La Crosse's sister cities from around the world.

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Thank Roland K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We found this park by accident as we had to stop on La Crosse for the night. La Cross is a great place now in my top five places of all in America. So clean. So friendly. We will make sure we make it back for a longer trip

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Very well kept scenic place. River walk is very nice. I sure helped it was almost 70 degrees in November. The whole downtown had a good feel to it.

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