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Mississippi/Wisconsin Waterways Tour

The driftless area of southwestern Wisconsin, where glaciers spared the area's rugged hills and valleys, provides some of the state's most beautiful scenery.
The "driftless" area of
southwestern Wisconsin,
where glaciers spared
the area's rugged hills
and valleys, provides
some of the state's
most beautiful scenery.

Wisconsin history runs deep in the green, fertile valleys of southwestern Wisconsin. Indeed, some of Wisconsin's earliest history unfolded along the shores of the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers, which converge just a few miles south of the historic port city of Prairie du Chien. That geographic feature made the area an important and strategic waterway for Native Americans, early explorers and fur traders, British and Canadian armies, lumber barons and other pioneers. Come walk in their footsteps and discover the vital role these waterways have played in Wisconsin history.

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