Discover the best things to do in Prairie du Chien
When you stay at our Country Inn & Suites, you’ll be ideally positioned near plenty of things to do in the area. Prairie du Chien, the oldest European-American settlement on the upper Mississippi River, has a heritage that extends back to 1673. Today, you can stand on a cantilevered overlook in Pikes Peak State Park to see what early explorers saw. If you’re interested in the history of the local fur trade, visit Fort Crawford, which is where three treaties were signed. St. Feriole Island, the original settlement, is home to Villa Louis, a Victorian house museum, a fur trade museum, and the site of many local celebrations.
If you’re interested in more active pursuits, stop by Cabela’s next door to stock up, say hello to the local fish in their aquarium, and then head out for a day of hiking, biking, or fishing in a nearby park, like Wyalusing State Park. Head across the river to Iowa and board the riverboat casino, Casino Queen Marquette, to see if Lady Luck is with you. Iowa is also home to the award-winning Eagles Landing Winery and Effigy Mounds National Monument. No matter where you’re headed, try spotting the many bald eagles who make their winter home along the upper Mississippi River in Prairie du Chien.
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