Come visit the "World's Largest Six-pack" at the Brewery. These six large storage tanks were painted to look like A six-pack of Old Style beer. According to the sign in front of them, These tanks hold "22,200 barrels or 688,200 gallons of beer - enough beer to fill 7,340,796 cans - placed end-to-end these cans would run 565 miles - would provide one person a six pack a day for 3,351 years." This is the former home of the G. Heileman Brewery.
Recently City Brewery has painted over the Large Six-Pack with white paint, but soon they will be repainting them over with their own label.
Museum of Modern Technology
Exploring the History of Science and Technology! Come see the many exhibitions such as; The Science of Invention, Space Exploration, The Atomic Age, What is Technology?, Chemistry is Electric! and others. Also featuring a Hands-On children's room, Gift shop and a Technology Library. National traveling Smithsonian exhibits are on display throughout the year. Guided tours and discounts are available by advanced notice for groups of 12 or more. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM Closed Monday and Holidays. Located at 149 6th St. in LaCrosse. Call 608-785-2340 for more information.
Opened in 1990, its purpose is to interpret La Crosse history with an emphasis on the importance of the region's river system to the growth and development of the La Crosse area. Exhibits range from prehistoric artifacts to large collections of area birds and fresh water clams. Also a video history of La Crosse introduces museum exhibits. A photograph gallery documents the river boat era. Young visitors may step back in time in the costume try-on area. Also on display, artifacts from the steamboat War Eagle, Which exploded in 1870. Located in Riverside Park, this museum is open daily 10 - 5 Memorial day through Labor Day. Call 608-782-1980 for more information.
The Swarthout Museum features a variety of permanent and changing exhibits intended to educate and enlighten both children and adults about the history of La Crosse County. The Children's Room is especially designed for young visitors to try on clothing from the past and to gain a hands-on experience with interesting machines. Free Admission! Located at Ninth and Main Street. Open Tuesday - Friday 10 - 5 Saturday and Sunday 1 - 5. Call 608-782-1980 for more information.
La Crosse Doll Museum
Located in the heart of Old Towne North, this museum houses over 6,500 dolls and doll accessories dating from the Pre-Columbian era to Present-Day collectibles. Dolls are displayed under glass in the appropriate settings. Admission is $8.00 for families, $3.50 for adults, and $1.00 for children 12 and under. Open 10 - 5 Monday through Saturday and 11 - 4:30 Sunday. Located 1213 Caledonia St. in La Crosse. Call 608-785-0020 for more information.
Gertrude Salzer Gordon Children's Museum
Here is a place where children play to learn and adults learn to play. There are three floors of fun hands-on activities and exhibits, rooms for hosting birthday parties and business meetings, a multi-purpose theater, a gift shop and more! Admission is $3.50 per person. Open 10 - 5 Tuesday through Saturday and Noon - 5 on Sunday. Located at 207 5th Ave. S in La Crosse. Call 608-784-2652 for more information.
The Hixon House
Visit an architecturally and historically important home of early La Crosse. The graceful Italianate house is an early example of an elegant Victorian lifestyle. This home was built in 1859 by lumber baron Gideon Hixon. It contains the family's original 19th-century furnishings and features several types of wood, many native to western Wisconsin. Experience authentic Victorian atmosphere with the fifteen rooms, five beautiful fireplaces, and an adjacent Wash House. In addition, it offers 19th-century gardens true to the period and is One of a very few remaining "Turkish Nooks." Open from Memorial to Labor Days 1 - 5 pm. Last tour at 4.00 pm. Prices are $3.00 for adults, $2.50 for Senior citizens, and $1.50 Children under 12.Group tours all year by appointment. Located at 429 North 7th St. in La Crosse. Call 608-782-1980 for more information.
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