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Best things to do in French Island

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“This park is located across the Black River side of French Island. Enjoy the views of the quaint boathouses here and take in a Loggers game. ”
3 locals recommend
Route
“A tiny little park that juts out into Lake Onalaska. My favorite spot to bring coffee and a book and get some sunshine. Lovely views of the bluffs and the lake. Good spot for a sailboat or paddleboard too.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Uptowne Cafe is a locally owned restaurant that serves southern food along with a variety of different options. It is the only place you can get a delicious chicken and waffles combo. We highly recommend it! ”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“BIG breakfasts served by a waitress that will call you "Hun". Always busy...that's a good sign!”
1 local recommends
Bar
“Walking Distance, a bit of a walk but nice and on the water! Good broasted chicken, nice people!”
2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Closest grocery store and only one on French Island. More than a convenience store but not as much as Woodman's or Festival in terms of variety. Also has a gas station.”
2 locals recommend
General Entertainment
$$
1 local recommends
Bar
“Funky smaller bar/restaurant with outside seating in summer with views of marina on the backwaters of the Mississippi River. ”
1 local recommends
Antique Shop
“Lots of venders here with a large variety of items. Two floors of offerings. ”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Park
“Walking trails, ballpark, picnic area. The private La Crosse Sailboat Club is located on the north end of the park. Sailboat races and regattas on Lake Onalaska are held on weeknights and weekends. A public viewing platform is located at the end of Lakeshore Drive, which is the road leading to the park and Sailboat Club. ”
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
Store
1 local recommends
Pharmacy
$$
1 local recommends
Store
“Donations from area churchs are sold here. Locals visit a couple times a week if they can. Clothes, books, furniture and other misc items like you'd find in a garage sale at low prices. If you've forgotten something you might try picking it up here. ”
1 local recommends
Hot Dog Joint
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“They are the best! A La Crosse must have treat! Full menu including soups and sandwiches too! Walking distance from the A.C. Carter House.”
1 local recommends