Discover Wisconsin features Prairie du Chien in episode


Discover Wisconsin Co-Host Mariah Haberman (right) kayaks alongside Sally Marshall, of the Great River Paddlers Club. (Photo provided by Discover Wisconsin)

Discover Wisconsin Cinematographer Shawn Hermsen films the Prairie du Chien area from Pike’s Peak State Park. (Photo provided by Discover Wisconsin)

Mississippi Expolorer cruises are featured in the episode, along with an assortment of other local businesses.

The Prairie du Chien area is being featured on Discover Wisconsin, the nation’s longest-running tourism TV show. Premiering April 5, “Paddle, Float and Explore—Wisconsin’s River Communities” will reach Discover Wisconsin’s broadcast network of 480,000 viewers across the upper Great Lakes region, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Northern Illinois, and Upper Michigan. The episode was produced in partnership with the Prairie du Chien Tourism Council, city of Boscobel, Sauk City Area Chamber of Commerce and Discover Wisconsin.

The program airs locally Saturday, April 5 at 5 p.m. on WXOW TV 19 and at 6:30 p.m. on WKOW TV 27.

“The Wisconsin River provides countless recreational opportunities, which in turn boosts Prairie du Chien’s tourism economy,” said Patti Wacker, tourism coordinator for the Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce. “We are looking forward to the promotional benefits the community will see thanks to our partnership with Discover Wisconsin.”

Discover Wisconsin co-hosts Libby Amato, Collin Geraghty and Mariah Haberman took up various activities along Wisconsin’s River Communities through Prairie du Chien, Boscobel and Sauk Prairie. The trio met up with kayak and canoe travelers, took in serene nature and vistas and stopped by several sand bars along the way.

The Prairie du Chien segment spotlights the area’s attractions, history and scenic views with the Discover Wisconsin crew making stops at Pike’s Peak State Park, Wyalusing State Park, Effigy Mounds National Monument, Villa Louis, Fort Crawford Museum, Pete’s Hamburgers and more. Haberman also stopped by Prairie Fun Land for water wars and go-karting.

“I consider this area one of the state’s most pristine places to visit in Wisconsin—especially during the summer months,” said Mariah Haberman, co-host of Discover Wisconsin. “Our crew was truly in awe of Prairie du Chien and we’re thrilled to help show it off to the rest of the Midwest!”

As the nation’s longest running tourism program, Discover Wisconsin can be seen statewide on Fox Sports North (FSN) Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. For more on the broadcast schedule, visit discoverwiscon sin.com.

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