Eau Claire Vacations
Eau Claire in Northwest Wisconsin has a population of approximately 66,000 people.
Madison, the state capital, is located about 160 miles (257 kilometers) to the southeast of Eau Claire, while Minneapolis - St. Paul is 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the west.
Relax amid the bird song and blooms at a few of the much-loved parks in the area. Two of the best green escapes for nature lovers are Lakeside Park and the Florian Gardens. Carson Park and La Pointe Park are two other pleasant public parks and gardens perfect for lazy days in the sunshine.
While staying in the Eau Claire area, set aside a day or two to enjoy some of its most popular family attractions. Load up the kids and head to Action City, Chaos Waterpark or Wakanda Water Park, some of the most popular destinations for mum, dad and the kids.
When staying in Eau Claire, explore the Waldemer Ager house and Schlegelmilch-McDaniel House, where the past has been lovingly preserved. Learn all about the bygone days of Eau Claire before visiting the area’s other fascinating places of interest.
Two of the best museums here are the Children's Museum and the Chippewa Valley Museum, where you can take the family for a morning of inspiration. Examine the displays, view the exhibits or just enjoy the peaceful spaces.
Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that the local area also has some larger nature reserves with beautiful scenery and local flora and fauna. To explore one of the major nature parks, drive out to Whispering Emerald Ridge Game Farm.
One of the best golf venues in the area is Menomonie Country Club. Work on your backswing, see if you can hit a hole in one, then enjoy sharing stories with local and visiting golf nuts in the clubhouse.