McGregor-Marquette/Prairie Du Chien

From Itineraries Midwest Spring Issue 2009

Day One



Effigy Mounds National Monument
Hike through sacred lands where Native American ancestors once lived. Experience unparalleled views of the Mississippi River. Keep your eyes peeled for a Bald Eagle and other beautiful and rare birds as you arrive at Effigy Mounds National Monument


McGregor Beer & Brat Garden & Marina

Have lunch on the deck overlooking the river at the McGregor beer & brat garden.


Eagles Landing Winery
Choose your favorite award-winning wine & tour the family-owned and operated Eagles Landing Winery.

Spook Cave Tour
Sail away on a guided, underground boat trip through Spook Cave.

Green Room Spa on historic Main Street, McGregor
Indulge in a massage, scrub or quick, refreshing treatment at the Green Room Spa. Afterwards, browse stores that offer a mix of both historical renaissance and big-city vogue.

Join your guide for the McGregor Historical Walking Tour and visit the McGregor Historical Museum and the new McGregor-Marquette Arts Center.


Lady Luck Casino
Enjoy Dinner at The Buffet, a live show at the Lone Wolf, and try your luck aboard the riverboat casino.

Country Inn & Suites & Bear Foot Bay Waterpark
Spend the night in Prairie du Chien, WI.

Day Two


Pikes Peak State Park
Take a scenic drive on the famed Great River Road to Pikes Peak State Park. Enjoy the sunrise and views atop 500 foot bluffs towering above the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers. Walk the trails and take in the scenery, native vegetation, and wildlife.


Mississippi Explorer Cruises
Have a picnic lunch on the river and prepare to be amazed aboard the Mississippi Explorer. Learn all about the Mississippi River ecosystems and history while you take in the beauty of the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife & Fish Refuge. Renew your land legs and stroll through St. Feriole Island, touring the Mississippi River Sculpture Park & Memorial Gardens.


Villa Louis
Enter the world of Victorian America as you tour the restored country estate of the Dousman family at Villa Louis, Wisconsin’s first state historic site. This walking tour can also include a visit to the National Landmark Fur Trade Museum

Downtown Prairie du Chien
Afterwards, don’t miss Prairie du Chien’s newly restored downtown and numerous shops.

Shihata’s Orchard
Whether it’s blossom or harvest season, the beautiful rolling hills and juicy, sweet apples of Shihata’s Orchard will delight your entire group.


The Barn Restaurant or The Winneshiek Restaurant in Prairie du Chien
Enjoy fine dining in a relaxed, rustic atmosphere at The Barn Restaurant. As you feast, enjoy the antiques and collectibles inside and the spectacular scenery outside.


Enjoy dinner while overlooking the beautiful backwaters view of the Prairie du Chien at the Winneshiek Restaurant located at the Marina.


Country Inn & Suites & Bear Foot Bay Waterpark

Spend the night in Prairie du Chien, WI.


Create a unique overnight experience for your tour guests in McGregor and Marquette, they have more than 90 rooms available in quaint bed & breakfasts, historic inns and locally owned hotels & motels.

Area Museums & Displays

Effigy Mounds National Monument- Interpretive & Visitor Center

Fort Crawford Medical Museum- More than 50 exhibits emphasizing Fort Crawford

Marquette Depot Museum- Marquette Railroad history

McGregor Historical Museum- Andrew Clemens Sand Artist & McGregor history

Froelich Tractor Museum- The first gasoline powered tractor

Monona Historical Museum- The world’s longest hand-made wooden chain

Villa Louis- Wisconsin Historic Site

Annual Events
Prairie du Chien, Marquette and McGregor are host to a long list of unique and fun events, which can add to your trip.

Let us create an itinerary perfect for your group.

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