We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
" Small Local Museum "

My wife and I went to the Riverside Museum near Riverside Park to learn a little bit about the... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
David M
El Cajon, California
A local museum with lots of history!

I didn't really know what to expect, as some locally operated museums often fall short of... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
James K
Okoboji Ia 51355
Read all 10 reviews
All photos (5)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good50%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“video”(2 reviews)
“exhibits”(4 reviews)
“information”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
410 E Veterans Memorial Dr, La Crosse, WI 54601, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-782-1980
Reviews (10)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews video exhibits information history lacrosse
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The riverside Museum is on the small side. The gift shop is an area. The film chronicles the inception and growth of La Crosse. A material part of the film discusses the competition between the steamboats and the railroad. The displays start 10,00BC with the...More

Thank ranles76
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I had read online that there was a combo ticket for this museum and the Hixon House but when I attempted to purchase that, I was told that it was only available if bought from the Hixon. That wasn't helpful since I was already at...More

Thank WiscDeb
Reviewed August 17, 2018

A smallish room with a great collection. Then you go into a room to watch a 10 minute video, Don't exit !! there is one more room, with the war eagle exhibit. I would have missed it, but needed to find the bathrooms. lol.

Thank ChaseburgRae
Reviewed August 14, 2018

My wife and I went to the Riverside Museum near Riverside Park to learn a little bit about the local history of La Crosse, WI. The Museum is small and has many exhibits about the Mississippi River, Ships, Farms, Etc. They also have a small...More

Thank David M
Reviewed April 28, 2018

I didn't really know what to expect, as some locally operated museums often fall short of expectations. Riverside Museum is an exception, as a lot of thought and work went into preparations of the exhibits and history is very impressive and informative. One could spend...More

1  Thank James K
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Although this is a small museum, it is certainly worth your time to watch a movie and see the exhibits. I must confess I'm biased since my husband donated his collection of over 650 artifacts from the War Eagle, a ship that sunk in the...More

1  Thank dbrandt32018
Reviewed October 27, 2017

There was a very nice lady that shared all kinds of information. We took her up on Grandad's bluff and were so glad we did. We were only in Lacrosse for overnight, but would go back in a heartbeat to explore more of the ideas...More

Thank barbarajane12
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Growing up in Wisconsin, I was well versed in the history of glaciers and how the beautiful LaCrosse area was created, but I enjoyed reading about them again, and the Native Americans who populated the area. The museum is small but provides a good overview...More

1  Thank Babu2773
Reviewed July 26, 2017

The staff was very helpful with any questions we had and this helped assist us in learning about the local area while visiting town. Very good for families with children.

1  Thank BrenJ2012
Reviewed May 27, 2017

If you are looking for information about the history of La Crosse, Stop here. They have a bunch of different artifacts from the area that you can't find anywhere else. Great for families looking to pass some time. It is smaller, but they pack a...More

3  Thank Heather S
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 nearby hotels
GrandStay Hotel & Suites La Crosse
592 reviews
.09 miles away
The Charmant Hotel
2,264 reviews
.26 miles away
Hampton Inn & Suites La Crosse Downtown
491 reviews
.28 miles away
Radisson Hotel La Crosse
1,219 reviews
.34 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 207 nearby restaurants
Pearl Ice Cream Parlor
542 reviews
.43 miles away
Digger's Sting
264 reviews
.40 miles away
The Freighthouse Restaurant
470 reviews
.20 miles away
Dublin Square Irish Pub & Eatery
434 reviews
.40 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 91 nearby attractions
Riverside Park
623 reviews
.16 miles away
Turtle Stack Brewery
43 reviews
.39 miles away
Hixon House
28 reviews
.43 miles away
Riverside International Friendship Gardens
11 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Riverside Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines