Look what you made us do, Swifties! Taylor Swift is everywhere in the media, and if you're like us, you can't get enough. And we know just what you'll be looking for when visiting Eau Claire based on your favorite era. So it goes... We've made it easy for you! Choose your favorite Eau Claire Era inspired by the iconic Taylor Swift, and check out things to do based on your Eau Cl-Era!
Take it back to Taylor Swift's debut country era with a burger night on the farm at Together Farms! Come out to the countryside of Mondovi, WI for some of the area's best burgers every Thursday-Sunday from May through early October.
Did you know that Taylor Swift performed at Country Jam in Eau Claire back in 2008?! After all these years, you can experience Country Jam's brand new location and see some of country music's most popular artists. Click here to see ticket options for the next Country Jam!
If there's a place in this world you need to visit, it's the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market. From late spring through early fall, come support local vendors offering fresh produce, fresh-cut flowers, baked goods, meats, eggs, food trucks, and soak in the vibes of a Saturday morning farmers market!
The High Bridge may forever & always have the best views of Eau Claire. This is Eau Claire's oldest railroad bridge and was renovated in 2015 to a pedestrian bridge along the Chippewa River State Trail. Walk out to the middle of the bridge that crosses the Chippewa River, and breathe in the fresh Chippewa Valley air!
Take an adventure by hiking to the top of Mt. Simon for stunning views of Eau Claire. If you're feeling brave in the warmer months, head to the cliffside and jump then fall into the Chippewa River below! While at Mt. Simon, check out the park's disc golf course, baseball fields, places to picnic, and more.
Nothing embodies fearlessness like trekking through the trails at Lowes Creek County Park! Venture through 5 miles of double-track or 13 miles of single-track trails at the park where all of the trails are open for multi-use. Find more mountain biking trails in Eau Claire here!
See the crowds and stands go wild at Eau Claire Express baseball games and UWEC football games in Carson Park! Learn about the story of Eau Claire at the Chippewa Valley Museum, and for those who never want to grow up, check out the incredible playground in the park! Find more ways to explore Carson Park here.
Watch sparks fly in the wood-fired pizza oven at Foster's Fireside on a day trip to Osseo, WI! Order from a variety of specialty pizzas including a Mc Lovin, Creamy Tuscan Alfredo, Dilly Dilly, Aloha, and Everything But The Kitchen Sink creation!
Once you see the beauty of snow-covered trees in Eau Claire, you'll want to go back to December all the time. Explore some of the most stunning snowshoeing trails at places like Pinehurst Park, Beaver Creek Reserve, Lowes Creek County Park, Wheaton Park, Tower Ridge, and more enchanted trails!
Red is for the fall lovers, and nothing will get you into the Eau Claire fall spirit like a trip to the apple orchard. Pick from the area's finest orchards like Leffel Roots or Ferguson's, or run to the holy orchard ground in Chippewa Falls and visit Connell's Family Orchard, Bushel & A Peck, Niblett's Apple Shed, and more.
We know all too well that Dells Mill is one of the area's most stunning photo opportunities each fall. The original Dells Mill was built in 1864, and today, it's one of Wisconsin's most photographed locations– especially in its fall and winter glory. Dells Mill is about a 30-minute drive from Eau Claire, so you can squeeze in "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" about 3 times on your day trip to Augusta!
If you're looking for "Wednesday in a cafe" vibes, The Nucleus Cafe is a given. Tables fill up quickly here, so you're a lucky one if you can get your hands on a hot coffee and a lemon crepe– the love that the locals have for this place is burning red!
Local and visiting artists have helped make the blank spaces around Eau Claire look a little more lively with their unique murals on ColorBlock! ColorBlock is a free public art project that allows new and experienced artists to bring their work to the Eau Claire area. Check out this year's murals around the city as well as past year's artwork, and learn more about ColorBlock here!
Eau Claire Vintage is here to prove that some things never go out of style. Shop through curated vintage pieces and find some of the most iconic graphic tops, name-brand jeans, collector shoes, and more one-of-a-kind pieces at this new store in downtown Eau Claire. Click here to see more vintage stores in Eau Claire that hold treasures you couldn't find in your wildest dreams!
Welcome to a New York Broadway-style theatre in Eau Claire! Here at the Pablo Center, you can shake it off at performances from famous tribute bands, see artists and acts from talents like Chris Kroeze and Charlie Berens, and even watch Broadway shows like HAIRSPRAY, Mean Girls, and more. Click here to see more ways to explore the Pablo Center in Eau Claire.
In terms of Taylor Swift's album Reputation, snakes are not to be messed with. However, if you're looking for some Reputation energy in Eau Claire, you can view live snakes at the Beaver Creek Reserve Nature Center. This reserve cares for and studies various other delicate animals native to the Chippewa Valley, and you can get the chance to see them up close! Click here to see more ways to explore the gorgeous Beaver Creek Reserve.
Let the games begin with a night out at Reboot Social! Find a two-level arcade filled with vintage pinball machines, arcade games, bowling, board games, darts, pool, and so much more. Call it what you want, but this restaurant/bar/arcade/lounge is a downtown Eau Claire hot spot!
Are you ready for another year of Rock Fest?! This music festival happens every July in the Chippewa Valley, and it is the perfect place to convey the ultimate Reputation personality. Don't blame us for limited ticket access– this festival sells fast!
In the middle of a cruel summer, cool off with a cold sweet treat at one of Eau Claire's ice cream shops! Find long-time favorites in downtown Eau Claire like Olson's Ice Cream and Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor, or try one of the area's newest shops like The Ice Cream & Bakery Shop, La Michoacana, or Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery. Click here to view more ice cream shops in Eau Claire.
You don't need to calm down when you see the beautiful jewelry, candles, stationary, clothing, & accessories at Hello Adorn. This shop recently expanded its space to offer an abundance of high-quality gifts for the people in your life. And, it's nice to have a friendship bracelet shop in town!
Find the perfect piece of jewelry for your lover at Token in Eau Claire. You won't find paper rings at this stunning shop; instead, you'll find gorgeous gold, silver, and rose gold jewelry staples to add to your collection. Click here to view more places to shop in Eau Claire!
Be amongst the trees and water at Big Falls County Park. The waterfalls and hiking trails are sure to bring you peace at Big Falls, no matter what season. When you think of August, think of a warm day spent with nature at the falls!
As soon as you walk through the doors at Hive + Hollow, you'll step into the warm and whimsical story that Folklore portrays. Shop for flowers, candles, kitchenware, books, jewelry, and more at this charming shop in Eau Claire.
Picture being in a tree, sweet tea in the summer, swinging from a hammock in Owen Park. The giant trees along the Chippewa River is the perfect place to sit in peace in Eau Claire and live out your Folklore fantasy!
Snap a photo at the Bon Iver Mural
You wouldn't be doing Evermore justice without honoring the album's guest artist, Bon Iver– an Eau Claire native! This mural depicts Bon Iver's 22, A Million album cover, and it is located on the corner of Farewell Street and Eau Claire Street. Share your mural photos with us using #CaptureEC!
Nothing brings happiness like the coziness of a bookstore! Channel your inner Evermore personality in the cool months with sweaters, a hot coffee, and browsing through Dotters Books in downtown Eau Claire.
Drink champagne at a winery
Grab your group, pour a glass, and discuss your champagne problems at a winery in Eau Claire. Find sparkling wine options at River Bend, Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery, Helix, and more. Click here to see wineries in Eau Claire!
It must be exhausting always roof-top drinking at the Dive. Actually, it never gets old! Whether it's sunshine or midnight rain, the Dive's cocktails are always a good idea. For the ultimate nighttime experience at the Dive, reserve an igloo in the winter for you and your fellow Swifties, and sip on your drinks while jamming to Midnights!
Drinking wine and cocktails by the fireplace at Helix is a relaxing thought! Hang out at this wine and craft bar in River Prairie for all the Midnights vibes, and meet the masterminds behind the craft cocktail recipes.