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Prairie du Chien by public transport

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Scotland
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Prairie du Chien by public transport

We want to visit Prairie du Chien in May next year . We'll be travelling in Wisconsin by public transport (no car!) and wondered if it is possible to get to and from there by bus?

I want to visit towns on the Mississippi as well as Madison and Milwaukee.

Thanks for any help.

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Milwaukee
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1. Re: Prairie du Chien by public transport

Here is the link I provided you previously showing the bus routes in Wisconsin.

…wisconsin.gov/travel/…icbus-map.pdf

No bus service is shown to Prairie du Chien. You could get from Madison to Dubuque, Iowa on the Mississippi.

Edited: 7:59 pm, October 13, 2012
New York City, New...
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2. Re: Prairie du Chien by public transport

There just is very little public transit in the state of Wisconsin. The bus system here makes the bus system on Sundays on Harris and Lewis look good! LOL

Dubuque would be a good choice for a Mississippi River town. It's got beautiful bluffs, an old interesting downtown and has added some restaurants in the last ten years.

You might want to post to the Dubuque forum for more information. Also, you might be able to get a bus to Galena, which would be an interesting town to visit.

Pam

Scotland
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3. Re: Prairie du Chien by public transport

Thanks for your replies.I had noticed przyk, that your map didn't mention Prairie du Chien but just wondered if a local might know different! Maybe we would be better going to Dubuque as pamelac639 suggests. We'll have about 7 days to spend between Minneapolis and Milwaukee and I had thought of staying in some of the following places- Stillwater, Red Wing, Winona,La Crosse and Madison,Madison being a definite stop.Would we be better staying in 1 or 2 places rather than a night here and there?We want to see as much of the Mississippi as possible remembering that all travel will be by bus (or boat??)

Should this message now be on a different forum?

Thanks again for your help.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4. Re: Prairie du Chien by public transport

I don't know of any boat transportation that will get you from place to place along the Mississippi River. I believe most boats are out there for tours & sightseeing. There just is not enough traffic demand by people needed to get around on the river.

Milwaukee
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5. Re: Prairie du Chien by public transport

You might try the Minnesota forum for information about bus routes on the Minnesota side of the Mississippi River. I suspect they will be as few and far between as Wisconsin, but I don't know for sure.

Madison
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6. Re: Prairie du Chien by public transport

There is a steamboat company that travels the upper Mississippi, if you have the budget for it. That may be something to look into. Search for paddle wheeler St Paul and it should come up for you. They DO stop in Dubuque, and there is also a casino on a riverboat there if you like to gamble. I hope that you will consider these options, because it's great fun to travel the river at a slow pace and get a feel for what life was like in Mark Twains day!

Edited: 6:37 pm, October 14, 2012
Scotland
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7. Re: Prairie du Chien by public transport

Thanks again everybody for all your help.I'm sure that I'll be back again before we finally decide where to go.I'll let you know when we do!

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8. Re: Prairie du Chien by public transport

There is a new bus route that goes from Prairie du Chien to LaCrosse, not sure if its quite what your looking for, but here is the link. http://www.ridesmrt.com/ Prairie du Chien is nice little town with a lot of history, being the 2nd oldest city in Wisconsin. Make sure to Stop at Jims Bar in PDC and have a bloody mary, they are awesome. https:/…

Scotland
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9. Re: Prairie du Chien by public transport

Hi doggoman

Thanks very much for your message.It would have been just right for us.Unfortunately our visit to Wisconsin was in May last year and we missed out on Prairie du Chien because of ther lack of transport.

Hopefully we'll be back some day and will give it a try

Thanks again

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10. Re: Prairie du Chien by public transport

sorry, I guess I should have looked at the date. Better late than never I guess, haha

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