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Best of the Chippewa Valley 2018

The results are in and we knew Chippewa Falls would steal the show. Check out our winners below!

Action & Leisure

Best Beach

Ray's Beach on Lake Wissota 

Best Body of Water for Recreation

Lake Wissota 

Chippewa River 

Best Bowling Alley

Ojibwa Golf & Bowl 

Best Campground

Lake Wissota State Park Campground 

O'Neil Creek 

Best Golf Course 

Lake Wissota Golf Course 

Best Sledding Hill

Irvine Park 

Best Trail for Cross-Country Skiing

Lake Wissota State Park 


Arts & Entertainment

Best Annual Event

Northern Wisconsin State Fair 

Best Movie Theater

Micon Cinemas

Best Scenic Photographer

Mike Howard -Check out our 2018 Chippewa Falls Travel Guide for more of Mike Howard's work!


Chomping & Chugging

Best Comfort Food

Chippewa Family Restaurant 

Best Dessert

Olson’s Ice Cream and Deli 

Best Fish Fry

Connell’s Supper Club 

Best Local Brewery


Best Local Beer (Specific Brew)

Leinenkugel's  Summer Shandy 

Best Restaurant for Late-night Noshing

Toppers Pizza 

Best Sushi

Sakura Japanese Restaurant 

Best Winemaker

River Bend Vineyard & Winery 

Autumn Harvest 


Here & There

Best Free Activity

Irvine Park Zoo 

Best Place to Impress Out-of-town Guests

Leinie Lodge and Brewery Tour 

Irvine Park

Best Place to Take Your Kids

Irvine Park Zoo 

Best Place to Take Your Pet (non-business)

Irvine Park 

Best Public Park

Irvine Park

Best Tour / Tourist Attraction

Leinenkugel Brewing Co. tour / Leinie Lodge 

Irvine Park 


Nightlife & Taverns

Best Bar For Indoor Games (pool, darts, etc.)

Loopy's Saloon & Grill 

Best Bar For Outdoor/League Sports (volleyball, softball, etc.) 

Loopy's Saloon & Grill 

Best Craft Cocktail

Chippewa River Distillery - Chippewa Mule 



Best Teacher / Professor

Vic Cable (Chippewa Falls Senior HS)

Things the Chippewa Valley is Good At

Music Festivals


Farmers markets


Shopping & Spending

Best Wine Selection

Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard 

Best Business for Green Products / Services

Klinger Farm Market 

Best Catering Company

KP Katering 

Best CSA

Klinger Farm Market 

Best Garden Center

Klinger Farm Market 

Best Landscaping

Green Oasis

Best Lawn Care

Green Oasis 

Best Local Bike Shop

Spring Street Sports

Best Place to Buy Cheese

Marieke Gouda 

Best Place to Buy Furniture

Economy Furniture 

Best Place to Buy Meat

Sokups Meats 

Best Portrait Photographer

Samantha Boos Photography 

Best Spa

Bravo! Salon & Spa

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