Welcome to Norskedalen

In this season of protecting visitors, members, volunteers and staff from the pandemic, Norskedalen’s Historic buildings are not open.

The Visitors’ Center IS open, including the gift shop.  We are operating at 25% capacity in the Visitors’ Center and welcome your patience as you may need to wait for guests to exit before you enter the building.

Masks are required.

Operating hours may be adjusted based on La Crosse County Health Advisories.

Please call us at 608-452-3424 for details.

Thank you!


Norskedalen (which means the Norwegian Valley), is a nature and heritage center dedicated to preserving, interpreting and sharing the natural environment and cultural heritage of the area surrounding Coon Valley in southwest Wisconsin. Norskedalen has so much to offer in so many different ways, exploring the natural beauty, regional history and traditional cultural heritage of the region.

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Visit The Valley

Whether you come to experience the natural beauty of the coulee region, the history of those who have lived here throughout time or the Norwegian heritage preserved in the buildings and artifacts, Norskedalen has something unique and very special to offer.

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Get Involved

There are many great ways for you to get involved at Norskedalen! Each one helps us preserve Norskedalen for future generations to enjoy!