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Walk to the La Crosse Center or Riverside Park

Offering scenic views of the Mississippi River, the Radisson hotel in La Crosse, WI provides easy access to the adjacent La Crosse Center, which hosts many conferences, conventions and shows throughout the year. Just a few steps away from the hotel you’ll find Riverside Park, where you can sit and watch barges pass on the river. Another short walk will take you to the Riverside International Friendship Gardens, a peaceful place to take in the beautiful surroundings and catch some fresh air. If you’d like to find things to do outside of the city, head to Mt. La Crosse for skiing or take in the stunning views from Grandad Bluff Park.

Museums and historical sites:

  • Children's Museum of La Crosse (0.5 miles) 
    Explore three floors of hands-on exhibits including a climbing wall, a make-believe Kwik Trip store, mazes and more.
    Phone: +1 (608) 784-2652
  • Dahl Auto Museum (0.7 miles)
    Explore the history of the Ford Motor Company as you wander past restored classic automobiles from the turn of the century to today.
    Phone: +1 (608) 791-6494
  • Historic Hixon House Museum (0.8 miles)
    This historical home, designed in the Italianate style, once belonged to Gideon Hixon, a local lumber baron. Take a tour to see nearly 90% of the house’s original furniture and decorations. 
    Phone: +1 (608) 782-1980
  • Norskedalen (21 miles) 
    This nature and heritage center seeks to preserve the beauty and culture of the “Norwegian Valley.”
    Phone: +1 (608) 452-3424

Universities:

  • Western Technical College (0.8 miles) 
    Join more than 5,000 eager students at Western Technical College, which offers degree programs like nursing, financial services, digital marketing and more.
    Phone: +1 (608) 785-9200
  • Viterbo University (1.3 miles) 
    Take a tour of this Franciscan university that features small class sizes, affordable tuition and a dedication to community service. 
    Phone: +1 (608) 796-3000
  • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (1.6 miles) 
    Known for its world-class academic programs, this university also features a scenic campus surrounded by nature.
    Phone: +1 (608) 785-8000

Nature:

  • Riverside Park (0.2 miles) 
    Stroll along the walking trails, admire the flowers and sculptures, or sit and gaze out over the river at this picturesque park.
    Phone: +1 (608) 789-7533
  • Riverside International Friendship Gardens (0.3 miles)
    The Riverside International Friendship Gardens honor La Crosse’s ties to other nations. Each garden is planted in the style of one of La Crosse’s sister cities in countries like France, Russia and Germany.
    Phone: +1 (608) 791-4769
  • Grandad Bluff Park (4.5 miles) 
    Take in the stunning views or hike on the trails at one of La Crosse’s most popular outdoor destinations. The peak overlooks the entire city.
    Phone: +1 (608) 789-7533
  • Mt. La Crosse (6.6 miles) 
    Ski or snowboard down the vertical drops on eighteen different slopes and trails at Mt. La Crosse. Stop by the chalet afterward for food and a drink from the award-winning bar.
    Phone: +1 (608) 788-0044

Other attractions:

  • La Crosse Center (0.1 mile)
    This exhibition center, located adjacent to the hotel, provides 100,000 square feet of space for concerts, performances, conferences and conventions. 
    Phone: +1 (608) 789-7400
  • La Crosse Queen Cruises (0.4 miles)
    A replica of the classic paddlewheel boats that once moved up and down the Mississippi River, the La Crosse Queen offers sightseeing, brunch, dinner and moonlight cruises. 
    Phone: +1 (608) 784-2893
  • Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (7.3 miles) 
    Embark on a pilgrimage to this Catholic shrine to light a candle or attend Mass. 
    Phone: +1 (608) 782-5440

Transportation:

  • La Crosse Amtrak station (1.8 miles)
    Travel a short distance to the Amtrak station and take a relaxing train ride to your next destination.
  • La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) (5.8 miles) 
    Enjoy stress-free parking and check-in as well as daily flights to major hub cities like Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago at this convenient airport.
    Phone: +1 (608) 789-7464