Wisconsin Bucket List ~ Southwest Region

Today we move into a region along the Mississippi River. Enjoy some time in the Southwest region of Wisconsin!


  • Nelson Dewey State Park: Huge park near the Mississippi River that was once the estate of Wisconsin’s first governor.

Fountain City

  • Kinstone Megalithic Garden: Modern Megalithic garden!
  • Merrick State Park: Another state park located along the banks of the Mississippi River.

La Crosse

  • World’s Largest Six Pack: This roadside oddity is the epitome of Wisconsin.


  • Wildcat Mountain State Park: Great hiking spot with panoramic views of the river.


  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum: Explore the humble beginning of the Little House series.

Prairie du Chien

  • Mississippi River Sculpture Park: Sculptures were designed to relate to the history of the area.
  • Wyalusing State Park: This park features hiking trails, and canoe trail, and several Native American burial mounds.

Richland Center

  • Historic Richland Center Suspension Footbridge: Check out this fun roadside stop with an old suspension bridge.


  • Perrot State Park: Gorgeous bluff park located along the confluence of the Trempealeau and Mississippi Rivers.


  • Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center: Your ultimate guide to the cranberry industry that Wisconsin is well known for.

All attractions found in the Travel Wisconsin Travel Guide!


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