La Crosse

La Crosse is the county seat of La Crosse, and his home to three regional colleges and universities. The Empire Builder crosses the Mississippi River between La Crosse and La Crescent, Minnesota. The home railroad for the Empire Builder is Canadian Pacific - formerly the Milwaukee Road Railroad - and has used this route through La Crosse since 1971. Prior to that, the Empire Builder used former Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy rails (now BNSF), which runs through La Crosse on a north/south alignment.