Star Tribune Travel Section Profiles Eau Claire

Mike Paulus

Unsurprisingly, Phoenix Park is touted as one of Eau Claire's must-see attributes.  
Unsurprisingly, Phoenix Park is touted as one of Eau Claire's must-see attributes.

The Star Tribune’s travel section on Sunday (July 31) featured a front page spread on one of the Midwest’s day trip hotspots: Eau Claire. ‘Tis true. Hot on the heels of the city’s profile in Time Magazine, it’s pretty great to get this much attention from major news outlets – first an iconic national magazine, and now the biggest newspaper in the Twin Cities.

The piece, written by former Eau Clairian Bill Hammond, touches briefly on numerous things out-of-towners may want to check out, while also focusing on downtown’s history and recent revitalizations. So it mentions the Confluence Arts Center project, Phoenix Park, and the Downtown Eau Claire Farmers Market, but also covers classic local stops like The Joynt (NO LIGHT BEER) and Ray’s Place (hot beef!). 

In addition to listing a number of favorite restaurants on Water Street and downtown, it also details the city’s newest hotel renovations – The Lismore and the soon-to-open Oxbow Hotel & Lakely restaurant project.

Hammond plugs both Lazy Monk Brewing and the Brewing Projekt. Carson park gets some nice play, as well as the Eau Claire Express and our 30 miles of bike trails.

Check out the piece online: Midwest Traveler: Exploring the revived Eau Claire, Wis.

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