The Ghosts of Historic La Crosse Walking Tour

With Storyteller Michael Scott

Join us for a spooky exploration of historic downtown La Crosse and allow us to introduce you to some residents who simply refuse to leave. Bartenders, restaurateurs and great lovers of the theater will be among the ghostly city dwellers you will hear about.

2024 dates announced soon!

Private tours are available during the week - call (608) 317-2917 to schedule.

Meet at the Friendship Gardens in Riverside Park. The walk is less than one mile.

** Cost $15 per person ** (Venmo or exact cash preferred). Part of the proceeds benefit La Crosse Public Library.

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Dark La Crosse Trolley Tour

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Presented in partnership with Explore La Crosse.

Dare to join our local historians for a trolley tour focusing on downtown La Crosse’s macabre past. The narrator will guide you down a dark path through the red light district, Prohibition, small town politics, and vigilante justice in a young and restless river town bordered by the sleepless Mississippi River. 

To register for a tour, go to Explore La Crosse's webpage. All tours meet at Explore La Crosse.

All ticket sales are by credit card only and purchased online. If you need assistance please call Explore La Crosse’s office at (608) 782-2366. All ticket sales are final 48 hour prior to the event.

Summer 2024 Dark La Crosse Trolley schedule:

  • Friday, June 14, 2024
  • Friday, June 28, 2024
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
  • Friday, July 26, 2024
  • Friday, August 9, 2024
  • Friday, August 23, 2024
  • Friday, September 20, 2024

This season's tours will include a special presentation by LPLA staff at the Pump House featuring a Dark La Crosse Stories video/podcast series episode and expertise from the presenter on the behind-the-scenes information of the project.