Best of the Chippewa Valley

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The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2024

Best Thing

The Chippewa Valley has a lot to brag about, and at the top of the list for the fourth consecutive poll are the Lights on the Phoenix Park Bridge (Phoenix Park, Eau Claire), which cast some light in an otherwise dark year. Next up, Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor (503 Galloway St., Eau Claire) serves up delicious scoops of ice cream, including mouth-watering Zanzibar chocolate, Superman, strawberry, and This Just Got Serious. Not far behind is Olson’s Ice Cream (80 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire), offering delectable options such as Cotton Candy Confetti, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Chocolate Monster. –Rebecca Mennecke