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

viroqua-wisconsin.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.viroqua-wisconsin.com
 
Wisconsin’s official tourism site

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

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

Food and Business from Scratch” brings Justin Johnson, CEO/Founder of Sustainable Kitchens to talk about how he launched his scratch-food focused consulting firm in his home office and built it to a million dollar company. He will share his experience building a new category, scaling a business from nothing, recovering from mistakes and bad decisions, as well as, his biggest victories and most crushing failures along the rocky road to revolutionize institutional food service.

Whether you have an idea or just like to think different, join us for a dynamic evening of networking with lots of creative people. Everyone is welcome!


Click here for more info on the I&E Club

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