Land of Lakes Adventure – July 24-27, 2023

Time for a history lesson: did you know the town of La Crosse was named after the French game lacrosse? As the story is told, in 1805 when Lt. Zebulon Pike was exploring the formerly French territory acquired by the US in the Louisiana Purchase, he came across a beautiful prairie on the edge of the Mississippi river where natives were playing the game of lacrosse.  And so he named the area Prairie La Crosse.

We didn't know about this interesting bit of history, and we are excited to learn more along this Land of Lakes Adventure in Wisconsin. Our journey will take us along twisty backroads that follow streams and tributary rivers which feed the mighty Mississippi. A mix of agricultural views that earned this part of the country the moniker of the "bread basket" of the US, along with picturesque quaint little towns, as well as 4000 and 5000 foot elevation changes as we get up into the hill country. We'll explore the Driftless Region of Wisconsin, an ecological anomaly known for its jagged and rugged terrain with many cliffs and rock outcroppings, dramatic bluffs, lush forests, and steep gorges. Enjoy the variety of venues with the contrast of the nearby prairie lands and lake country also incorporated into our journey.  And don't forget the cheese. There will definitely be cheese.


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Monday, July 24, 2023

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Thursday, July 27, 2023

** Itinerary subject to change. **


Headquartered at the Radisson La Crosse located on the river's edge, we will enjoy both city and river views in a hotel that caters to car-culture. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown La Crosse, we will be walking distance to numerous food, entertainment (yep, they have axe throwing!), and unique shops. Our home base hotel is also perfect for quickly getting out to the great roads and scenery we plan to enjoy. Our three day Adventure will explore the historic Bluff County Scenic Byway, Great River Road, Wildcat Mountain State Park, the iconic alphabet roads of Wisconsin, and a beautiful sunset view at Grandad Bluff Park.

Radisson Hotel La Crosse

Address: 200 Second Street S, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 

Room Rate: Single King: $125.00/night +tax  /  Double Queen: $135/night + tax

Check-in: Monday, July 24, 2023

Check-out: Friday, July 28, 2023

Reservation: Call 608-668-2448

Group Code: LOL23

The fine print: We reserve the right to decline any registration for any reason. Previous last minute cancelations or no-shows for reasons other than a medical emergency create additional unnecessary overhead and are considered grounds for future registration refusals.