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Gardens & Gazing Event

August 17 @ 5:30 pm 9:00 pm

W2658 WI-33
La Crosse, WI 54601 United States
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Explore the beauty of the La Crosse area blufflands on this ridgetop hike, and then enjoy a garden tour followed by star gazing with the Mississippi Valley Conservancy, in partnership with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) and the La Crosse Area Astronomical Society.

This annual event offers a family-friendly experience with the unique opportunity to visit the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Villa property and enjoy the views and night skies of the ridgetop. Participants who tour the beautiful, private hilltop property will learn about the organic horticulture techniques that produce thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables for the Sisters.

There will be a table with some activities for children. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and snacks to enjoy while relaxing on the grounds before stargazing begins. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own telescopes and binoculars for enjoyment of the spectacular ridgetop views.

Please park in the parking lot that is just East of the Villa building on the left- watch for Mississippi Valley Conservancy signs.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

This event is part of Wisconsin Land Trust Days. Learn more at

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