Nestled in northwestern Wisconsin is Eau Claire, a highlight in the Chippewa Valley. The city enjoys a history of lumbering and now prides itself on its healthcare, education, and business. Eau Claire is a great place to work and play, with all the recreational activities surrounding the area. The city remains a center for entertaining arts and festivals, a vast array of shops and restaurants, and lodging for those who are with us for a short time.
Eau Claire County, with a population of nearly 100,000, is surrounded by Chippewa and Dunn Counties, which help make up the Chippewa Valley. The City of Eau Claire is the largest city in the Chippewa Valley with a population of approximately 67,600.
Whether you enjoy bicycling, boating, skiing, golfing or fishing, the Chippewa Valley is full of places for recreational activities. Since the area is known for its clear water, many places for water recreation are available, but trails for all types of sports can also be found around Eau Claire.
Artists of all styles from around the world have come to Eau Claire to perform in the city’s theatres, concert halls, museums, galleries, festivals and fairs. The Chippewa Valley is fortunate to have performance venues nearby. These events and numerous athletic events are open to the public.
Getting around Eau Claire is quite convenient with an average commute of 15 minutes. The city is connected to Interstate Highway 94, which offers an easy journey to Madison, Chicago, and the Twin Cities. For those looking to travel a little farther from Eau Claire, there is the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, the largest airport in Northern Wisconsin. The facility serves the area with daily flights to Chicago through United Express Airlines. Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is also a provider of charter flights and freight services. If you need to fly out of Minneapolis, daily shuttles are available to and from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport through Chippewa Valley Airport Service.