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Welcome to the Prairie du Chien area. Prairie du Chien is located in southwest Wisconsin along the Great River Road, which winds for 250 miles along the banks of the Mississippi River. This National Scenic Byway offers breathtaking beauty with incredible geological formations along the river and adjacent bluffs.


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The city is the oldest community on the Upper Mississippi River. Its rich heritage and traditions are a delight to visitors and local residents alike. Prairie du Chien is filled with sites of historic significance. Many are located on St. Feriole Island, which is one of the city's earliest settlements. Villa Louis, a Victorian-era estate developed on the island in the 1840s by fur trader Hercules Dousman, was Wisconsin's first State Historic Site.

A haven for sports enthusiasts, nature and history lovers. Two state parks and a National Monument are located in the area. The CALENDAR OF EVENTS is filled year-round with special events and activities to intrigue and satisfy a variety of interests.

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