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Popular things to do in Eau Claire

Carson Park ©
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Carson Park
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Duration: 2 hours
Children's Museum of Eau Claire ©
Children’s Museum
Children's Museum of Eau Claire
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Phoenix Park ©
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Phoenix Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Chippewa Valley Museum ©
History Museum
Chippewa Valley Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Eau Claire is a city in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties in the west-central part of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Located almost entirely in Eau Claire County, for which it is the county seat, the city had a population of 65,883 at the 2010 census, making it the state's ninth-largest city. Eau Claire is the principal city of the Eau Claire, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a part of the Eau Claire-Menomonie Combined Statistical Area.Name originEau Claire took its name from Eau Claire County. "Eau Claire" is the singular form of the original French name, "Eaux Claires", meaning "Clear Waters", for the Eau Claire River. According to local legend, the river was so named because early French explorers journeying down the rain-muddied Chippewa River, happened upon the Eau Claire River, excitedly exclaiming "Voici l'eau claire!" ("Here clear water!"), the city motto, which appears on the city seal.GeographyEau Claire is located at, approximately 90 miles east of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The city is located on the northern fringes of the Driftless Zone. Add Eau Claire and other destinations in United States to your travel itinerary using our United States holiday builder app.

Side trips from Eau Claire

National Eagle Center ©
Wildlife Area
National Eagle Center Wabasha
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company ©
Brewery
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Chippewa Falls
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Minnesota Marine Art Museum Winona
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Grandad Bluff ©
Geologic Formation
Grandad Bluff La Crosse
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Eau Claire

Downtown Farmers Market ©
Flea Market
Downtown Farmers Market
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Duration: 2 hours
Tower Ridge Recreational Area ©
State Park
Tower Ridge Recreational Area
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Duration: 2h 30 min
The Brewing Projekt ©
Brewery
The Brewing Projekt
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Eau Claire

Lowes Creek County Park ©
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Lowes Creek County Park
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Duration: 2 hours
Mount Simon Park ©
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Mount Simon Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Eau Claire

Antique Emporium ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Antique Emporium
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Oakwood Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Oakwood Mall
3.1
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Eau Claire

Chaos Water Park ©
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Chaos Water Park
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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