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Visit Eau Claire

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  • 128 Graham Ave, Ste 234
  • Eau Claire, WI 54701
  • Contact: Dana Crosson
  • Toll Free: 715-831-2345
  • Fax: 715-831-2340
  • Visit Website

General Information

  • Largest Exhibit/Meeting Space (sq ft): 55,000
  • Number of Lodging Rooms: 2,500
  • Closest Major Metro: Mpls/St. Paul
  • Population: 68,187
  • Largest Single Room Block: 135
  • Largest Single Meeting Facility (sq ft): 55,000
  • Largest Event Space (sq ft): 55,000
  • Metro Area Population: 65,883

About the community

Located on the northwestern side of Wisconsin at the confluence of the crystal clear Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers, Eau Claire is the ideal destination for when you want a taste of a city that thinks outside of the box and walks to the beat of its own drum. There’s nothing “cookie-cutter” here. This is where farm kids grow up to be artists and entrepreneurs. Where alternative is a positive. Where attitude is more important than age. Where hospitality is legit. Where originality is celebrated. Eau Claire and its surrounding neighbors including the city of Altoona, the city of Osseo and Town of Union invite you to come as you are and experience it all for yourself.


Attractions

From music festivals to art galleries to breweries and scenic views, Eau Claire’s attractions are unlike any other. Eau Claire has a special little touch the city naturally gives off. Explore the infamous Eau Claire Sculpture Tour, browse through the local farmers market in Phoenix Park, catch a performance at Pablo Center at the Confluence, sip on unique craft beers at breweries, take a selfie in front of Eau Claire’s many murals or try your hand at a game of Kubb. Eau Claire is after all the Kubb Capital of North America! No matter the season, a trip to Eau Claire, WI is guaranteed to be an artful, authentic and cool escape.


Services

Visitor, event and entertainment guides
Registration assistance
Folders or welcome bags
Badges
Pre-event publicity
Site Inspections
Welcome letters/speakers
Donation assistance


Season highlights

Winter: Eau Claire is a city that champions all things winter. Enjoy all the conventional winter recreation activities like cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing + much more, and don’t miss the high-flying annual Silver Mine Ski Jump Invitational that takes place every January.

Spring: Spring is a beautiful time of year in Eau Claire as mother earth comes back to life. Come browse local shops, dine outside on rooftop patios, run the Eau Claire Marathon, and enjoy over 70 miles of bike trails that will connect to various nature scenes, downtown life and everything in between.

Summer: One could argue that the best way to experience Eau Claire is to do it during the summer. The Eau Claire summer bucket list is long, but it’s sure to give you a summer that will be one for the record books. Find several free outdoor concert series in the park on any weekday, catch a picture-perfect sunset at Mt. Simon, or spend a sunny day out on the water tubing, fishing, kayaking or canoeing.

Fall: Autumn in Eau Claire cannot be beaten. Walk on crunchy leaves picking out the perfect pumpkin from the patch, experience true family fun at any of the local orchards, and take in the short-lived kaleidoscope of colors from several different iconic vantage points in the city,

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

Mileage Information

Chicago: 282.39 miles Southeast
Milwaukee: 219.18 miles Southeast
Minneapolis: 86.07 miles West
*Geographic miles, not driving miles.

Airport Mileage Information

MSP Int'l (Minneapolis, MN): 83.48 miles West
Duluth Int'l: 140.68 miles North
Dane County Regional (Madison, WI): 160.26 miles Southeast
Austin Straubel Int'l (Greenbay, WI): 169.1 miles East
General Mitchell Int'l (Milwaukee, WI): 223.16 miles Southeast
O'Hare (Chicago, IL): 268.77 miles Southeast
*Geographic miles, not driving miles.