One of the oldest cities in Wisconsin holds some incredible historic sights. Prairie du Chien was established as a European settlement by French fur traders in the late 1600s. It later thrived as a river town and today there are buildings dating back two centuries that are waiting to be rediscovered. It’s the perfect excuse to take a trip to this charming town on the Mississippi River.

There’s more beauty and history to be discovered in Prairie du Chien, including many old buildings, historical markers, and a cemetery holding the graves of early residents. Learn more about these attractions and Prairie du Chien here. If you love discovering Wisconsin’s history, here are 12 of the state’s best historic small towns.

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