ABOUT THE AREA

Welcome to the La Crosse area!

La Crosse is often described with words such as charming, beautiful, breathtaking, and picturesque. But for us, and hopefully for you, the word most used is home. From working for local industry-leading companies to enjoying endless recreational activities, La Crosse provides exceptional access and opportunities for people to thrive. Join us in calling La Crosse home.

— Neal Zygarlicke

Chief Executive Officer | La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce

We’re proud to call Greater La Crosse home!

Envision a community that features exciting careers, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, ample opportunities to connect with new friends, and limitless ways to spend your free time. Look no further… you’ve discovered Greater La Crosse. Our region offers the chance to lead a fulfilling life, no matter your priorities. You’ll enjoy abundant access to four-season outdoor recreation amidst our scenic bluffs and valleys. Community events, active non-profit organizations, the arts scene, distinctive restaurants, and unique shopping all contribute to the vibrancy of our region.  We’re proud to call Greater La Crosse home. Let us help you discover why you belong here, too.

— Beth Franklin

Community Concierge | La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce

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15,119
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9,109
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8,276
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8,085
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6,784
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3,929
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3,666
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3,521
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3,109
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FIND YOUR FIT

La Crosse, Wisconsin

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TWIN CITIES & MADISON

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Onalaska, Wisconsin

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Holmen, Wisconsin

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La Crescent, Minnesota

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West Salem, Wisconsin

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Campbell, Wisconsin

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GET ACCLIMATED

The dynamic leaves in autumn, crisp winter snowfall, blossoms of the spring, and glistening summer river create four distinctive, yet equally dazzling seasons in the La Crosse Area.

Spring

Enjoy the verdant green as trees bud after winter’s thaw. The average last frost date of spring is around April 25 near the Mississippi and around Mother’s Day elsewhere.

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If you are looking to beat the summer heat, jump into area rivers or go up on the ridge tops. They typically average three 90-degree days. Meanwhile, the valleys average 17 days.

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The color-changing trees are truly stunning! The average first frost date of autumn is around October 9 near the Mississippi and around October 1 elsewhere.

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If you are a snow lover, consider living on a ridge top. They average about 11 inches more than the valleys.

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