LaCrosse Wisconsin is nestled between the foot of the bluffs and the Mississippi and Black Rivers. It is the major hub of not only the county, but the tri-state area of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. With a population of over 50,000, this city is home to the LaCrosse Regional Airport.
With four distinct seasons, LaCrosse's outdoor activities range from Hiking to Biking and Downhill Skiing to Boating and Fishing. Often referred to as "God's Country," LaCrosse is home to the "World's Largest Six Pack" of beer at the City Brewery, and a minor League Baseball team, the LaCrosse Loggers.
The downtown revitalization project that began in the late 1990's has seen much growth and develop in the once deteriorating down town area. In the past ten years, Logistics Health Incorporated has constructed three new office buildings, just adacent to the Mississippi River, and the LaCrosse Center. The LaCrosse Center is the area's major civic center and arena, accomodating groups of all sizes for conventions, banquets, and receptions year-round.
LaCrosse has two major medical institutions, Mayo Clinic Health System and the Gundersen Health System, both providing thousands of local jobs and providing some of the best medical care in the country. Additional high profile businesses located in LaCrosse include two of the fastest growing operations in the state of Wisconsin, Festival Foods Grocery Chain and Kwik Trip Convenience Stores chain.
LaCrosse Has a solid school district, with two public high schools and one private. In addition, the county and region's biggest retail area in on the east end of LaCrosse, and includes the Valley View Mall. The City's biggest annual festival is the Oktoberfest, and is held at the end of September each fall.