St. Feriole Island Recreation Complex
- Sightseeing & Tours
- Miscellaneous Attractions
Area of earliest settlement and activity in Prairie du Chien. Site of the Battle of Prairie du Chien during the War of 1812 and of the First Fort Crawford where three important Indian treaties were signed. Fourth Ward was a residential neighborhood until it was relocated following the record flood of 1965. Home of the Villa Louis, the Dousman family estate built on the site of Fort Crawford. Lawler Park is found on the riverfront. Host to annual events including the Prairie Villa Rendezvous, Prairie Dog Blues Fest, and the Villa Louis Carriage Classic. Ideal for walking and biking. Good location for watching ducks and eagles in season. Boat landings, picnic areas are also located here.