Things To Do in Wisconsin: Eau Claire

Rachel Seis
| February 23, 2024 | 4 Minute Read
A red, twisting outdoor sculpture resembles three flowers. Megan Zabel Holmes/Visit Eau Claire

Indoors, outdoors and anywhere in between, there are so many fun things to do this spring in Eau Claire.


Eau Claire Sculpture Tour

More than 150 outdoor pieces make up this sculpture tour (above), which has a rotating collection of works by a diverse cast of artists from all over the world. Take a self-guided walking or biking tour, or stop the car to admire a favorite creation.

Eau Claire Express

All aboard! For close to 20 years, the Eau Claire Express has brought up-and-coming collegiate baseball talent to town in the summer. Catch a game at historic Carson Park—where legends like Hank Aaron, Joe Torre and Bob Uecker once played—and watch big league hopefuls at this pristine peninsular ballpark partially surrounded by Half Moon Lake.

A father and child hold hands as they walk through a museum exhibit. A wall on the left is covered in portraits of people. Megan Zabel Holmes/Visit Eau Claire

Chippewa Valley Museum

Take a trip back in time and learn about the rich history of the Chippewa Valley. This museum (above) traces Indigenous settlement in the region as far back as the 1650s and also shares information about the arrival of fur traders, the introduction of sawmills and other local tidbits that tell the story of Eau Claire and its surrounding area through exhibits, photos and artifacts.


An overhead view of a breakfast including a cinnamon roll, scone, tea, orange juice and whipped cream-topped drink. Joe Leute

Acoustic Café

Start your morning right at this independent corner coffeehouse (above). In addition to coffee, smoothies and espresso beverages, the café also serves up hoagies and pita sandwiches made to order, homemade soups and chili, fresh salads, and sweet treats in a cozy and relaxing setting.

The Lismore Hotel Eau Claire

Located on Gibson Street, this AAA Three Diamond hotel brings a dash of modern flair to an otherwise historic part of downtown Eau Claire. The hotel features chic room decor, three on-site restaurants, a swanky rooftop bar and a 24-hour fitness center.

Pancakes topped with syrup, butter and nuts Megan Zabel Holmes/Visit Eau Claire

Randy’s Family Restaurant

Instead of chasing trends, this restaurant (above) focuses on the classics, as they have since 1960. That steadfast selection includes breakfast standbys like omelets and buttermilk pancakes, lunchtime favorites like burgers and deli sandwiches, and dinnertime winners like seafood platters and a variety of fried chicken preparations. You’ll also find an assortment of tasty pies, hearty soups and specialty quesadillas at this AAA Approved Eau Claire stalwart that has something for every taste.

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