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Cruises to La Crosse

2 Reviews
La Crosse (Photo:Scruggelgreen/Shutterstock)

About La Crosse

Located in a small, flat prairie valley and surrounded by 500-foot bluffs -- a surprise in the flat Midwest -- La Crosse was named by an explorer in 1805 after he spotted a group of Native Americans playing a sport with sticks he thought resembled the staff traditionally carried by the Bishop of Notre Dame. The city, which was settled some 35 years later, went on to become one of Wisconsin's largest centers for lumber and sawmills.

Today, the city, a stop on Upper Mississippi River cruises, offers visitors a mix of historic homes, scenic vistas and an intriguing blend of Scandinavian, German and Irish cultures. If you've got the legs for it, take a hike up Grandad Bluff, mentioned by Mark Twain in "Life on the Mississippi," where the view of the Mississippi valley below encompasses three states: Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.

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Viking Mississippi
Viking Mississippi (Image: Viking River Cruises)

7 Night
America's HeartlandDetails

2 Reviews
Leaving:St. Louis
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Mississippi
Viking Mississippi (Image: Viking River Cruises)

7 Night
America's HeartlandDetails

2 Reviews
Leaving:St. Paul
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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American Countess
American Countess (Photo: American Queen Steamboat Company

6 Night
St. Louis To Minneapolis (red Wing)Details

30 Reviews
Leaving:Alton
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Jul 3, 2023
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American Duchess
American Duchess (Photo: American Queen Steamboat Company)

6 Night
St. Louis To Minneapolis (red Wing) (9-days)Details

46 Reviews
Leaving:Alton
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
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7 Night
Minneapolis To St. Louis (alton) (9-days)Details

46 Reviews
Leaving:Red Wing
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
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St. Louis To Minneapolis (red Wing) (9-days)Details

30 Reviews
Leaving:Alton
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
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Minneapolis To New Orleans (16-days)Details

46 Reviews
Leaving:Red Wing
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Sep 16, 2023
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Minneapolis To St. Louis (alton) (8-days)Details

30 Reviews
Leaving:Red Wing
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Jul 24, 2023
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Minneapolis To New Orleans (16-days)Details

30 Reviews
Leaving:Red Wing
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Sep 4, 2023
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Minneapolis To St. Louis (alton) (9-days)Details

30 Reviews
Leaving:Red Wing
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Jul 10, 2023
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More about La Crosse

Why go to La Crosse?

Pros:

This scenic port has several fun and unique attractions, including an auto museum and a botanical garden

Cons:

Walking will allow you to get the most out of your visit, but it can be time consuming and tough on the feet

Bottom Line:

This historic port is ideal for a leisurely day of exploring on foot or via historic trolley

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The United States dollar is the only currency accepted in La Crosse; credit cards are also widely accepted.

Language?

English is the official language.

--By Dori Saltzman,Senior Editor


La Crosse Cruise Reviews
a interesting college town with friendly people and wonderful sightsRead More
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