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Historic Downtown La Crosse welcomes you!

Welcome to Historic Downtown La Crosse, just steps away from the Mississippi River and Riverside Park, includes one of the largest historic districts in the state.  Enjoy our unique shops, lively entertainment, museums, art galleries, and restaurants.  Take part in our many downtown events and festivals including Spring Fling, Downtown Walk Around, Riverfest, Krazy Daze, Oktoberfest, Historic Downtown Day, Trick & Treat, Holiday Open House, Rotary Lights, and more.

 

Downtown Mainstreet, Inc. (DMI) is the non-profit business group focused on the continued revitalization of Historic Downtown La Crosse.  And whether you are interested in visiting our beautiful and vibrant downtown business district or are someone looking to relocate or expand your business, we hope that this site has all the information to guide you.

 

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I love downtown La Crosse.

When I was growing up in a small town in northwestern South Dakota, all we had was the downtown. The highlight of each day was going to the post office, visiting with staff and others. I still enjoy this routine at the La Crosse Post Office. The friendly postal employees know me and we converse briefly about my children serving in various countries.

I often patronize a coffee shop. Each shop, with its efficient baristas, have a unique atmosphere to offer.

Before returning home to my lovely south side, I partake of additional downtown amenities: the main library to research and procure home school resources and to shop at some of the unique businesses downtown.

Let us be thankful for Crossfire Ministries downtown. Good citizens are emerging.

As a former city councilwoman, I represented the wonderful 15th District. I did my utmost to advocate for my constituents. However, I firmly believe the life of a community is measured by the vitality of its historical downtown.

My home school and I were the original CLEAN TEAM - an acronym coined by my children - Citizens Leading Environmental Action Needed To Endure Another Monday.

DMI director (and servant leader), Tim Kabat, and his red T-shirted volunteers can still be seen downtown cleaning streets. I encourage others to take their turn for a couple of seasons as we did. After all, the health of La Crosse's downtown is dependent upon us all.
Lorraine Decker
08/30/2012
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  • Historic Downtown Day
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  • Trick or Treating
  • La Crosse City Vision Foundation
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Business Open Late

Check out these downtown businesses that are open late on Thursday and Friday evenings.  Come to shop, eat and hang out with family and friends! 

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