Things to do in and around
Old Fountain City attractions
Fountain City has a variety of historic sites. Here are a few links worth checking out:
Nestled in the Fountain City bluffs along the Mississippi River, on Wisconsin’s Great River Road, The Monarch Public House has been a destination for travelers since 1894.
Wisconsin’s oldest serving establishment is an Irish stones throw from Winona, Minnesota; Alma, Wisconsin; Wabasha, Minnesota; Trempealeau, Wisconsin; Arcadia, Wisconsin; and Cochrane Wisconsin.
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is an inspiring and exciting experience. MMAM exhibits 8 or more historical and contemporary exhibitions, and hosts educational experiences for thousands of people each year. The Museum’s exhibitions and programs are inspired by one of the highest quality collections of art in the country. The Museum’s initial collections focused on traditional marine or maritime art, however, through a collection on long-term loan, today MMAM is home to a large variety of the greatest European and American masters. MMAM is the public home to masterpieces by Turner, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cassatt, Gauguin, Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, O’Keeffe, Homer, and many more. It is through this surprising diversity that the Museum is not only describing what marine art is, but pushing the boundaries of what marine art can be.
Come see over 100 muscle, antique, classic cars and trucks, as well as hundreds of pedal cars, and thousands of antique toys and tools. Elmer’s Auto & Toy Museum is one of the largest museums of its kind in the country and a fantastic attraction every family member will enjoy! Family owned and operated since 1994, Elmer’s Museum is located on Eagle Bluff, which is the highest point along the Mississippi River. The view of the river valley is one of the best in the area!
The National Eagle Center is a world-class interpretive center located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN. We are home to non-releasable bald and golden eagles. During a visit to the National Eagle Center, you can experience these magnificent creatures up close.
The Upper Mississippi River Valley is home to hundreds of bald eagles. Many choose to build their nests in the tall trees along the river valley. Hundreds more bald eagles arrive here in the winter months, as the Mississippi River remains open around Wabasha year round.
Nestled in the bluffs along the Mississippi River, Fountain City is the oldest settlement in Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Rich in natural and historical beauty, visitors that travel to this small river-town community find Fountain City’s people to be proud of its miles of memories and unique attractions. The panoramic view of Fountain City is highlighted by Eagle Bluff, a natural attraction which stands 550 feet above the river, the highest point on the Mississippi. Whether on scenic Highway 35, internationally recognized as “The Great River Road,” or vacationing along the Mississippi River, visitors will experience a diversity of multi-seasonal recreational activities and enjoyable attractions in one location, the “River Bluff Capital of the World!”