Best Place to Impress Out-of-town Guests

Your guests can’t help but be impressed by the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market in Phoenix Park. Unique crafters, an open-air pavilion for local performances, and farmers selling produce at the peak of freshness make for a fun morning. Then head to the Leinie Lodge (124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls) where you can tour the 150-year-old Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. and enjoy samples of their world-renowned beer. Your guests will want to commemorate their stay with a souvenir from the Lodge. Take a stroll to nearly Irvine Park —  just a hair shy of second place —  to visit th e petting zoo and historical buildings, followed by a picnic near the water. — Diana Peterson