Downtown, La Crosse, WI

Downtown Neighborhood Guide La Crosse, WI


Downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin is a vibrant neighborhood brimming with history and culture. Located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, it is characterized by its historic buildings, waterfront parks, and diverse dining and shopping options. It's easily accessible via Highway 61/14, which runs parallel to the Mississippi. It's known for its active nightlife, with a plethora of bars and pubs spread throughout the area.

What you will love about Downtown, La Crosse, Wisconsin

  • Enjoying a walk along Riverside Park, overlooking the mighty Mississippi River, which offers a serene environment as well as various festivals throughout the year.
  • Exploring the vibrant nightlife with numerous music venues, bars, and breweries catering to all tastes.
  • Immersing yourself in the rich local history with historical tours and museums, like the La Crosse County Historical Society.

What's Nearby

Downtown La Crosse is only a short drive away from the Grandad Bluff Park which offers panoramic views of the city. Additionally, La Crosse Regional Airport is conveniently located about 10 minutes away, making trips in or out of the city a breeze.


The lifestyle in downtown La Crosse is a blend of urban living with a small-town feel. Residents enjoy a wide range of cultural events, farmers markets, outdoor recreation on the Mississippi, and a strong sense of community spirit. The lively atmosphere is complemented by easy access to several parks and recreational areas that cater to a variety of outdoor activities.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 110 restaurants, 5 grocery stores, and 20 parks within a mile of the Downtown neighborhood.


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Cheese Store, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    0.2 miles

    215 Pearl St

    Indochinese Grocery Store

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    704 La Crosse St

    Festival Foods

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    30 Copeland Ave

    Noelke Distributors

    Retail, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    1.0 mile

    425 Nelson Pl

    Thao Brothers Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.5 miles

    510 Lang Dr

    C B Shop

    Business and Professional Services, Automotive Service, Automotive Repair Shop, Retail, Computers and Electronics Retail, Electronics Store, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    1.6 miles

    1111 Saint Andrew St

Downtown Apartments and Rentals

76 Rental properties in Downtown, La Crosse, WI.

  • Wedgewood Commons property


    Wedgewood Commons

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    267–1250 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • 2219 Lofts property


    2219 Lofts

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    Not Available

  • 2137 Market St property


    2137 Market St

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    800 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 1940 State Rd property


    1940 State Rd

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

  • 1526 19th St S property


    1526 19th St S

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

    905 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 1703 Jackson St property


    1703 Jackson St

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Downtown Transportation

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Bus Station

Bus Stop

314 Jay St

Canadian Pacific Railway

Train Stop

325 Car St

La Crosse Municipal Transit


2000 Marco Dr


Downtown Schools

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