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River to Valley Initiatives, Inc.

Real Estate Development, housing, and community development.

Major Attractions Visitors Per Year

  • Villa Louis 14,000
  • Prairie Villa Rendezvous 4,000
  • Fort Crawford Museum
  • Fort Crawford Medical Museum
  • Carriage Classic 350
  • Cannons and Redcoats Military Event 450
  • Great River Road 5million
  • Sculpture Park
  • St. Feriole Island
  • Spirits of St. Feriole Lamplight Tours
  • The War of 1812 in Wisconsin
  • Brisbois Store – Fur Trade Museum 14,000
  • Brisbois House 14,000
  • Rolette House 14,000
  • The Dousman House Hotel 6,000
  • Lawler Park
  • LaRiviere Park
  • German School
  • LaRiviere-Ravoux House
  • Ft Crawford Hotel
  • The Old Rock School /Veteran Memorial
  • Upper Mississippi River Wildlife and Fish Refuge
  • Wylusing State Park, Wisconsin 278,160
  • Pikes Peak State Park, Iowa (1,000 acres)
  • Effigy Mounds National Monument 80,000


  • Isle of Capri Casino – annual admissions 330,691

  • Star Cinema
  • Hoffman Hall Recreation Center
  • Bear Foot Bay Indoor Water Park
  • Prairie du Chien Country Club
  • Prairie Fun Land
  • Wacouta Aquatic Park
  • Mississippi Explorer Cruises
  • Backwater Cruises
  • Leisure Time Sports Bar & Grill, Bowling
  • Big River Campground
  • Frenchman’s Landing Campground
  • Sports unlimited Campground
  • Spook Cave

Regional Draw:

Centrally located within a population of 18 million, and easily accessible within half a day or less of driving distance, Wyalusing is central to the scenic wonder and majesty of our mightiest rivers and bluffs that still grace this region--the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers.

It is a mix of spectacular and accessible wild and beautiful environment--natural flora and fauna that is unique to the area, along with a wide range of activities for an active outdoor lifestyle--including golfing, boating, fishing, hunting, birding, kayaking, hiking, and biking.

Wyalusing is one of the most historically significant locations in the Midwest.

Here is the epic story, and the very location of the settlement of North America: A river out post-- built on exploration, abundant wildlife, fur trade, and survival.

It is the scene of pivotal moments of medicine, education, war, peace, and geo-political forces in time-- like no other.

Wyalusing now awaits its next chapter, that of a destination and a future worthy of the past.

With thoughtful development, it will be a destination of peace, contemplation, comfort, beauty, adventure, and recreational escape like no other.

Prairie du Chien Area:

The prime Wyalusing location boasts traffic Count on Main St. of 5800 cars/day or over 2 million per year. Accessible quickly via bridge over the Mississipppi River to nearby McGregor, IA.

Prairie du Chien

City of Prairie du Chien population 5911

Crawford County population 16,644

Labor Force 12,023

Median Household Income $35,417

2013 room tax receipts $262,420

Rooms in Prairie du Chien area 438

Rooms in Marquette/ McGregor, Iowa 110

Cottages and campsites (30miles) 3,000

Visitor average spending per day $54.60

Visitor spending in Wisconsin increased 4.5% or total of $10.8 billion

2013 area trip related visitor expenditures $16,783,514

Visits to Wisconsin in 2013 increased 3.5%

Wisconsin hotel room demand increased 2.7%

Hotel room revenue increased 5.7% in 2013

Lodging up 19% from 2010

Mississippi River Corridor has the 3rd highest visitor spending in Wisconsin after the Southern Gateway #1(Dells) and Lower Lake Michigan Coast #2.

The Great River Road connects over 50 local parks and beaches.

The Upper Mississippi River Wildlife and Fish Refuge is one of only two national refuges in America. Of the refuge’s total 240,000 acres, 140,785 acres are located along the Wisconsin and Iowa shores of the Mississippi River.

Major Attractions Visitors Per Year

  • Villa Louis 14,000
  • Prairie Villa Rendezvous 4,000
  • Fort Crawford Museum N/A
  • Fort Crawford Medical Museum