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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Eagles Landing Winery

2.98 mi / 4.79 km from the hotel
Visit this award-winning, family-owned vineyard along the Great River Road Wine Trail to sample more than two dozen varieties of locally produced wines.

Effigy Mounds National Monument

2.4 mi / 3.86 km from the hotel
This national monument, a sacred site for 12 American Indian tribes, preserves 200+ mounds built by the Woodland Indians between 800 and 1,600 years ago. You can see 31 mounds shaped as birds and bears, hike 14 miles of trails, and join ranger-led tours.

Fort Crawford Museum

2.31 mi / 3.72 km from the hotel
Learn the history of Fort Crawford, which guarded Prairie du Chien from 1816 to 1856 and helped expand the American frontier, through riveting displays and artifacts.

Casino Queen Marquette

3.12 mi / 5.03 km from the hotel
With more than 500 slot machines, eight table games, live entertainment, and great dining options, this casino is perfect for travelers who want to press their luck.

Pikes Peak State Park

5.76 mi / 9.27 km from the hotel
Pikes Peak State Park features a 500-foot bluff overlooking the Upper Mississippi River. Go camping, hiking, bicycling, and looking for fossils or simply take in the scenery with a picnic.

Prairie Cinema

2.99 mi / 4.81 km from the hotel
Catch up on the latest films with a refreshing drink and some popcorn at this six-screen, local movie theater.

Prairie du Chien Country Club

3.32 mi / 5.34 km from the hotel
Tee off at this public country club with an 18-hole golf course. Afterward, head inside to the bar and grill for a "4 Napkin Burger" and Happy Hour drink specials from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Villa Louis State Historic Site

1.66 mi / 2.68 km from the hotel
Experience Victorian-era life with a visit to Villa Louis, the estate of one of Wisconsin's most prosperous families, featuring lush gardens, historic buildings, original furnishings, and a fur trade museum.

Wyalusing State Park

6.63 mi / 10.67 km from the hotel
Wyalusing is Wisconsin's oldest state park, with more than 500 acres of sights to see. Go camping, hiking, canoeing, and more, and be sure to check out the Native American burial grounds.


0.2 mi / 0.33 km from the hotel
Cabela’s features aquariums, trophy animals, and an extensive selection of outdoor gear.