La Crosse, Wisconsin, is a leading destination for travelers in the Midwest, with attractions such as the La Crosse Center, Riverside Amusement Park and the famous Lock and Dam No. 7, which forms Lake Onlaska. The city is home to a pair of beer-centered attractions, the World's Largest Six Pack, and its companion, the giant figure of Gambrinus, the self-styled "King of Beer." La Crosse is also a major Oktoberfest destination, in addition to major annual festival attractions, such as the Between the Bluffs Beer, Wine & Cheese Festival.
La Crosse is easily accessible via the nearby La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE). Greyhound and Amtrak also have terminals in the city. The city features a vibrant downtown area that is home to some excellent fine-dining and night life establishments. The highlight of the city is Granddad Bluff. Rising over 500 feet above the town, the bluff offers travelers a view of the surrounding three states.
La Crosse has a typical inland climate, with an average January high temperature of 25 degrees Fahrenheit and a high of 85 degrees in July. As a result, much of the activity in La Crosse is centered around winter sports, with the Mount La Crosse Ski Resort being one of the area's premier attractions. Another great stop for winter sports lovers is the Snowflake Ski and Golf Club.