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Best Place to Impress Out-of-town Guests

You have guests coming into town and you want to show them a good time. Where do you go? The Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market (300 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire). This local, producer-only market is not just a Saturday event. It is a multi-day experience for all! Another outdoor option is the Irvine Park Zoo and Nature Area (125 Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls). With more than 300 acres of natural space, you and your guests can enjoy its scenic beauty, wildlife, and history. After a day outside, head over to the Leinie Lodge and Leinenkugel’s Brewery (124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls) to relax and impress them with Leinie’s award-winning beers. –Jen Ekblad