Population (2010)

5,911

Introduction

Prairie du Chien is Wisconsin’s second oldest community and one of the oldest along the Mississippi River. Located on a wide prairie next to the river, Prairie du Chien has lost much of its old town to that unruly mistress, the Mississippi River, but continues to reshape itself as it moves into its fourth century.

Visitor Information

The Prairie du Chien Regional Tourism Center (US Highway 18; 800.732.1673) is at the foot of the causeway that connects Wisconsin and Iowa and has an extensive collection of brochures.