Visit Us! 



Tourism is a major driver of economic development in Vernon County.  According to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, total traveler expenditures in Vernon County in 2014 were approximately $33.9 million, creating the equivalency of 468 full time jobs.

Visit us for world class trout fishing, hunting, bicycling, motorcycling, hiking, golfing, birding, canoeing, horseback riding, road touring, ski-jumping, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.  Take an art, wine and cheese tour through our art studios, local wineries, and cheese factories.  Sample locally grown and organic foods at Farmers Markets.  Enjoy local heritage at the Norwegian’s Syttende Mai and the Czech’s Cesky Den festivals.  Celebrate agriculture at the Vernon County Fair.  Experience nature, history and education at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.  Have fun at outdoor music festivals such as Larry Fest, Rockin the Romance Valley, the Driftless Music Festival, and the Gospel & Bluegrass Festival.  Participate in the Viola Horse and Colt show, Hillsboro’s Tractor Pull and Viroqua’s Wild West Days. 

For more information call 608.638.8332, or check out these links:

http://www.driftlesswisconsin.com    
Vernon County, Kickapoo Valley and Crawford County regional tourism site

http://www.viroquatourism.com

Site for Toursim in Viroqua, the largest municipality and county seat in Vernon County.

http://kvr.state.wi.us

Kickapoo Valley Reserve's visitor center, land, history and events

www.mississippiriveradventures.com

Official Mississippi River travel, vacation, and adventure resource

http://www.experiencemississippiriver.com
    
Mississippi River travel

http://www.hiddenvalleys.com
 
Ten county regional site in Western Wisconsin

http://www.travelwisconsin.com
 
Wisconsin’s official tourism site

http://www.travelgreenwisconsin.com/consumer/index.htm
  
List of businesses that leave a light footprint as certified “Green”

http://agency.travelwisconsin.com/Research/research.shtm
 
Statistics and related research about Tourism in Wisconsin 

The next Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club meeting is Wednesday, December 13th at the Food Enterprise Center, 1201 North Main Street in Viroqua. Networking starts at 5:30, program begins at 6:00 pm.

This month’s topic “Product/Service Show and Tell” will give inventors and entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their products, inventions and services, share questions with peers and receive feedback and suggestions to improve your design, evaluate uses and explore new market connections. Bring whatever you would like to sample or share with the group. Be ready to learn some new tips and we’ll celebrate your ideas.

The club meets the second Wednesday of every month at the Food Enterprise Center starting at 6:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. 


Click here for more info on the I&E Club

Artisan Deli Foods is featured in La Crosse Tribune


WWBIC award for work with entrepreneurs


The Food Enterprise Center and Viroqua are featured in national online Ozy news magazine


Read national online news about the economy of local food in our region


VEDA is celebrating their Tenth Anniversary


See three local businesses on Wisconsin Public Television's "Wisconsin Foodie" program


Read the economic impact of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Winter Festival


Read about Vernon County in national e-magazine, Business in Focus


Read 2016 USDA Rural America report


Read  Vernon County 2015 Workforce & Economic Profile


Read Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Report


Read about Wisco Pop in the Wisconsin State Journal


Food Enterprise Center's Wisco Pop featured in Milwaukee magazine


Read about bike friendly towns through Travel Wisconsin


Read about food insecurity in the region


Read newsletter from Fifth Season Cooperative


Food Enterprise Center is highlighted in national news


The work of the Community Hunger Solutions project


USDA grant helps businesses grow


Solar project at the Food Enterprise Center


Smart Rural Community Award for Communication Infrastructure


Exploring Home Care issues in Vernon County region


Read the Wisconsin Economic Outlook report


Food Enterprise Center receives Top Rural Initiative award


Vernon Electric Co-op's Community Solar project


Read Rural Wisconsin Today 2014 report for rural trends


MRRPC's Business Financing Guide


Click here for more articles in the News Archive

Quick VEDA Contact Info

Susan Noble
Executive Director, Vernon Economic Development Association
1201 North Main Street,
Suite 6, Viroqua WI 54665
608.638.8332
snoble@veda-wi.org