Mayor Hemmer

Mayor's Welcome

I want to welcome you to our city. Our website will give you basic information about our city, but the real key to our wonderful town is the people that live here! We are located in beautiful southwest Wisconsin where the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers come together. Because we are the oldest community on the Upper Mississippi, we have a wealth of history.

I invite you to come visit sites like the Villa Louis home of the Dousman Family, our Fort Crawford Museum and other places too numerous to mention. If you like history, you will love it here! We also have many different recreational opportunities in and around our city from boating and biking to hiking to horseback riding. We have it all! Our parks are very inviting through all of the seasons from the greening of spring to the beautiful colors of fall. If you like swimming, we have indoor and outdoor facilities available.

From May throughout the growing season, we have Farmers Markets in downtown on Saturday mornings where fresh produce meats and bakery items may be purchased. Prairie offers lots of various events throughout the summer from the Rendezvous on St. Feriole island to Prairie Dog Blues Fest. You will find considerable fun entertainment in our city.

For winter enthusiasts we have cross country ski trails and hills for sledding or just walking in the quiet of the country out at La Riviere Park. We also have ice fishing and snowmobile trails. New Year’s Eve brings our Dropping Of The Carp Fest on the Gateway to St. Feriole Island, a truly unique event that to experience!

If you are interested in relocating here Prairie has a lot to offer. We have a variety of different business and industry. Our school system offers both public and parochial educational opportunities. Southwest technical college and Upper Iowa University offer classes. We have Crossing Rivers Hospital and three medical clinics for all your health needs.

I have touched on just a few of the many wonderful things Prairie du Chien offers so please come visit us soon!


Dave Hemmer,