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Hometown Tourist: Pickwick Mill Video included

Pickwick, Minnesota may be a small, unincorporated community, but it has a long history of churning up the past.

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Hometown Tourist: Mississippi River Pontoon Rides Video included

La Crosse residents are blessed with beautiful scenery year-round, making it easy to take something as vital to the area as the Mississippi River for granted. 

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Hometown Tourist: Hot Air Balloon Ride Video included

Caledonia, Minnesota is known as the unofficial home of people ready to take to the sky. 

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Hometown Tourist: Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum Video included

A blend of American history, modes of transportation and one man's unending determination all add up to an educational experience that's out of this world. 

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Hometown Tourist: Bear Bogging Adventure Tours Video included

Summer is a time for making memories, and Bear Bogging Adventure Tours is taking people for the ride of their lives. 

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Hometown Tourist: International Owl Center Video included

The International Owl Center is a place where education takes flight. 

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Hometown Tourist: Dahl Auto Museum Video included

Dahl Auto Museum is giving people the perfect opportunity to cruise through some of La Crosse's history this summer.

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Hometown Tourist: Horseback Riding Lessons Video included

The Wild Winds Ranch in West Salem is taking horsing around to a whole new level, by giving people the perfect summer activity. 

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Hometown Tourist: Spring Grove Soda Pop, Inc Video included

Not many businesses make it 122 years, let alone continue to expand, but Spring Grove proves it has staying power. 

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Hometown Tourist: Cowboy Action Shooting Video included

The Old West peaks the interest of many people, but it's not just nostalgia for the Western Wisconsin Wild Bunch (WWWB), it's a way of life. 

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  • Hometown Tourist: Kinstone Megalithic Garden

    Hometown Tourist: Kinstone Megalithic Garden

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 8:09 PM EDT2016-08-17 00:09:30 GMT

    Over the last half decade, the Kinstone Megalithic Garden near Fountain City has been teaching people how to best connect with nature, through a process called Permaculture.  "It's focused on everything in a person's life: food, medicine, utilities, shelter, etc.," Wayne Weisman, Kinstone's Director of Education said. 

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    Over the last half decade, the Kinstone Megalithic Garden near Fountain City has been teaching people how to best connect with nature, through a process called Permaculture.  "It's focused on everything in a person's life: food, medicine, utilities, shelter, etc.," Wayne Weisman, Kinstone's Director of Education said. 

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  • Hometown Tourist: Fishing Float

    Hometown Tourist: Fishing Float

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 7:38 PM EDT2016-08-09 23:38:18 GMT

    When work gets too stressful, sometimes the best summer relaxation technique is to spend a day fishing, and the Best Dam Fishing Float provides one of the most unique experiences in the La Crosse Area.  

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    When work gets too stressful, sometimes the best summer relaxation technique is to spend a day fishing, and the Best Dam Fishing Float provides one of the most unique experiences in the La Crosse Area.  

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  • Hometown Tourist: Ropes Course Challenge

    Hometown Tourist: Ropes Course Challenge

    Wednesday, August 3 2016 10:40 AM EDT2016-08-03 14:40:28 GMT

    Since 1978, Lanesboro, Minnesota has been home to the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, a place where education is rooted in nature. 

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    Since 1978, Lanesboro, Minnesota has been home to the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, a place where education is rooted in nature. 

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  • Hometown Tourist: Dark La Crosse

    Hometown Tourist: Dark La Crosse

    Wednesday, July 6 2016 12:48 PM EDT2016-07-06 16:48:59 GMT

    If you are new to La Crosse, or even just visiting, it won't take you long to notice all of the historical markers throughout the city. That's because it has a rich past and stories that need to be told. La Crosse Public Library Archivists decided to capitalize on the city's passion for history, by putting a unique twist on the way we look at the places we see every day. 

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    If you are new to La Crosse, or even just visiting, it won't take you long to notice all of the historical markers throughout the city. That's because it has a rich past and stories that need to be told. La Crosse Public Library Archivists decided to capitalize on the city's passion for history, by putting a unique twist on the way we look at the places we see every day. 

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  • Hometown Tourist: Niagara Cave

    Hometown Tourist: Niagara Cave

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 8:06 PM EDT2016-07-27 00:06:19 GMT

    About an hour outside of La Crosse, and past corn fields, is something you would never expect...an underground cave.   

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    About an hour outside of La Crosse, and past corn fields, is something you would never expect...an underground cave.   

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  • Hometown Tourist: People's Food Co-Op Classes

    Hometown Tourist: People's Food Co-Op Classes

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 9:46 PM EDT2016-07-20 01:46:15 GMT

    It's never too late to learn how to cook, and if you think you can't, at the People's Food Co-Op of La Crosse, you can. In addition to providing the La Crosse Community with locally grown food for years, the Co-Op takes it step further by showing people how to make it. 

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    It's never too late to learn how to cook, and if you think you can't, at the People's Food Co-Op of La Crosse, you can. In addition to providing the La Crosse Community with locally grown food for years, the Co-Op takes it step further by showing people how to make it. 

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  • Hometown Tourist: The Great Escape

    Hometown Tourist: The Great Escape

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 6:19 PM EDT2016-07-13 22:19:43 GMT

    Sometimes big adventures can take place in the smallest of places, and The Great Escape of La Crosse provides plenty of room to explore.  

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    Sometimes big adventures can take place in the smallest of places, and The Great Escape of La Crosse provides plenty of room to explore.  

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  • Hometown Tourist: Hiking Trails

    Hometown Tourist: Hiking Trails

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 9:23 PM EDT2016-06-22 01:23:52 GMT

    Located just a few miles off of Ward Avenue, lies one of La Crosse's true hidden treasures. 

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    Located just a few miles off of Ward Avenue, lies one of La Crosse's true hidden treasures. 

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  • Hometown Tourist: Raspberry Picking

    Hometown Tourist: Raspberry Picking

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 1:24 PM EDT2016-08-31 17:24:56 GMT

    Summer may be coming to an end, but Kathan's Homestead Berries in La Crescent lets people pick their way from season to season.  

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    Summer may be coming to an end, but Kathan's Homestead Berries in La Crescent lets people pick their way from season to season.  

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  • Hometown Tourist: Pearl Street Brewery

    Hometown Tourist: Pearl Street Brewery

    Tuesday, June 28 2016 5:06 PM EDT2016-06-28 21:06:01 GMT

    It's no secret Wisconsinites adore their beer, but not many cities in the state can rival the rich brewing history of La Crosse. Part of that history, still in the making, is with Pearl Street Brewery.

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    It's no secret Wisconsinites adore their beer, but not many cities in the state can rival the rich brewing history of La Crosse. Part of that history, still in the making, is with Pearl Street Brewery.

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  • Hometown Tourist: Web Series Welcome

    Hometown Tourist: Web Series Welcome

    Tuesday, June 14 2016 11:19 PM EDT2016-06-15 03:19:14 GMT

    The La Crosse Area is beautiful and diverse, filled with treasures around every corner, but sometimes they go unnoticed. That's why WXOW News 19 is proud to present its first web series, Hometown Tourist. 

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    The La Crosse Area is beautiful and diverse, filled with treasures around every corner, but sometimes they go unnoticed. That's why WXOW News 19 is proud to present its first web series, Hometown Tourist. 

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