University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, situated along the banks of the beautiful Chippewa River, stands as a pioneering force among public higher education institutions. UW-Eau Claire's commitment to their 9,000+ students and creating an inclusive and welcoming campus has made them a leading university here in the Midwest. Receiving global recognition and many accreditations, UW-Eau Claire is the top university in the state of Wisconsin for LGBTQ support and is among other major universities like Harvard, Yale, and Stanford as a top undergraduate research university. Not to mention, UW-Eau Claire has been a top producer in the U.S. for Fulbright students and has been ranked as a military-friendly institution.

Whether you're a prospective student, a current student, a proud parent of a Blugold, or an alumni, stepping off campus will give you a true Eau Claire experience. That's where we come in to help. Find hotels, big annual events, restaurants and attractions nearby that will give you a good starting glimpse of what this city has to offer.

The interior of a room with large windows at The Lismore Hotel in downtown Eau Claire

Hotels Near UW-Eau Claire

There are a handful of hotels near UW-Eau Claire for when parents come to visit their students, or alumni come back for homecoming, or when prospective students and their families come to tour the campus. The Lismore Hotel and The Oxbow are located right in the heart of downtown Eau Claire, just a mile from campus. Find other comfortable accommodations at the Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express West, Quality Inn & Suites, or Super 8, located southwest of campus and less than a 5-minute drive. Find a full list of hotels in our area here.

A group of men eating at Mogie's Pub on Water St. in Eau Claire, WI

Restaurants Near UW-Eau Claire

Coffee Shops & Breakfast Spots 

Coffee shops nearby are a great place to study for students or catch up with friends. Check out The Goat, Racy's, SHIFT, or ECDC - all within walking distance of campus. See a full list of coffee shops in the area here. We can't forget about breakfast. The Nucleus is located right on Water St. and is widely popular with students and their families. Find more 5-star places to get brunch here.

Casual Dining Destinations

Looking to get a quick, low-key lunch or dinner somewhere close to campus? Hit up Court'n House for their burgers or try places like Ninja, Madden, Thai Orchid or Shanghai Bistro for some international fare. Dooley's Pub and Mogie's are located on Water St. and are student favorites for simple yet tasty dishes. Discover more casual dining options in Eau Claire here.

Fine Dining

Need something a little more upscale? Try Mona Lisa's, The Informalist, Houligans, Stella Blues, or The Livery. Explore more fine dining restaurants in Eau Claire here.

Ice Cream

Finally, top off your meal with a scoop of ice cream! Olson's and Ramone's in downtown Eau Claire will have just what you need. Find a full list of great places to get ice cream in Eau Claire here.


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