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Just Imagine... Prairie du Chien

Prairie du Chien is located just above the confluence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers, and is the oldest European settlement on the Upper Mississippi River. Our history dates back to the 17th century with many sites preserved and open to visitors.

Blues Fest

The Prairie Dog Blues Festival is held every year on historic St. Feriole Island, right on the Mississippi River and nestled between jagged cliffs and green hills untouched by the Ice Age!

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Our celebration does not disappoint! Come enjoy the celebration of the green with our annual parade with festivities that follow at many local businesses, downtown Prairie du Chien.


Food, fun and festivities! A celebration to show the German Heritage of the area with German food, drink, games, music and more!

Discover Wisconsin Episode

With its incredible beauty, fascinating history and unique events, there are so many reasons to explore Prairie du Chien!

Bald Eagle Appreciation Days

If you enjoy watching Bald Eagles, visiting the Prairie du Chien area is a must! Prairie du Chien is along the migration route and is a normal wintering area for these birds on the Mississippi River valley.

Carriage Classic

Midwest’s most elegant and lavishly appointed equine sport driving event. Some of the region’s finest horses and over 100 new and restored carriages compete in a variety of arena and cross-country events.

Annual Prairie Villa Rendezvous

Fur Trading era environment recreating life as it was in 1840’s when Prairie du Chien was the hub of the fur trading. This is the argest re-enactment in the Midwest.

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