If you need a vacation away from the capital, head out west. Prairie du Chien has been Wisconsin’s hidden gem for centuries.
Native Americans were well aware of its beauty – as the oldest community on the upper Mississippi River, Prairie du Chien offers history and gives nature lovers the epitome of a weekend getaway.
Watch for bald eagles as you take a river cruise, stroll a golf course or visit the city’s famed effigy mounds. The centuries-old mounds, along with Pikes Peak, make Prairie du Chien a one-of-a-kind destination that you will not want to miss.