Eau Claire, nestled in the rolling hills and valleys of the Chippewa Valley in Northwestern, WI, lies in a region known as the “Driftless Zone.” This is an area of twisting rivers, deep gorges and large hills, which creates a setting for a beautiful Midwestern town. Eau Claire’s downtown area forms…Continue Reading
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These days, when the Green Bay Packers come to town, it’s to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans. In the old days, it was to butt heads with the locals on the gridiron to prepare for the…Continue Reading
Pine-shaded Carson Park in the center of Eau Claire is an ideal place for all kinds of recreation, from baseball games to miniature train rides to chainsaw carving extravaganzas. Each year in late August, however, hundreds of vendor tents are unfolded and thousands of eager visitors arrive to…Continue Reading
Tubers have likely been lazily drifting down the Chippewa Valley’s waterways since the first pneumatic tire was invented in 1890. But it hasn’t been until the last decade or so that tubing has blown…Continue Reading
The Joynt, a venerable Eau Claire watering hole, is many things. It’s a landmark. It’s a time capsule. It’s a classic Wisconsin tavern with a narrow, wood-lined interior decorated in a style one…Continue Reading