Lansing Iowa is a Mississippi river town of 1000 people located about 30 miles South of LaCrosse, Wisconsin and about 3.5 hours Southeast of Minneapolis. For the folks who live here all year, we have many of the things that make it a great small town like a Post Office, grocery store, library and many small businesses that cater to locals and tourists alike.
Our downtown is very close to the Mississippi River and in fact, Main St. gently slopes down to and dead ends in The River. In the old days, that's where you would have embarked and disembarked the steamboats that use to ply these waters. We still have a great amount of history on our Main St., with many original buildings and storefronts that all add to the value and charm of our Riverfront town.
This site was created with a blend of historical and new information to appeal to anyone looking to live here or just visit here. What made our town popular back in the old days is still what makes it popular today- the great fishing, great scenery, outdoor activities and best of all, the friendly people who live here. What's old is new, we hope you enjoy the site and will browse what we have to offer and come and make my Lansing your Lansing!
A special thanks to Dan Moy of Chicago for his photographs of Lansing. Although Dan is not a resident of Lansing, he speaks for all residents with eloquence in his pictures in his desire to preserve the 'Blackhawk Bridge' in Lansing. Dan's new photo essay on the bridge can be found (and viewed) by clicking here. Locally, softcover copies are available at Thornton House B&B and Eagle's Nest Gallery in Lansing.
The Lansing Bridge just got a new paint job courtesy of the Iowa DOT, thanks!
A new family-friendly canoe/kayak trail will take you south from Lansing to Harper's Ferry with easy to follow visible signage, see the "Canoeing & Kayaking" tab for more details.
Come and Visit Lansing- there are five restaurants available for you to choose from and you can walk to them all from The Thornton House B&B .
Upcoming Events In Lansing:
Great restaurants and fine shops are always on hand in Lansing- located right on Main Street that has the infamous Mississippi River as a scenic backdrop. The folks are friendly and the shopping is fun so feel free to visit anytime, you are certainly welcome here. When you do plan on coming be sure to check out these events-
Great shopping awaits! Many shops are featuring new items for the Christmas crowd and it's time think about getting your Christmas list filled right here in Lansing. From handmade gifts by skilled local craftsmen (and women) to the unique, what you will find here isn't in the chain stores. Drop by and check out the unique shops in Lansing and put something interesting -and unique- under the tree this year!
Lansing Library- Yoga Mondays at 9am, every Monday. Thursdays at 1pm it's time for the knitter, stitcher, crochet and embroidery group.
The new "Main St. Matters" office is located at 288 Main St., and during business hours you can always stop by and check to see what other events may be coming up. Dan Howard is the new director and can be found at 563-538-9229.
MyLansing Iowa.com is sponsored by Thornton House B&B as a community service, click below to visit:
Bet You Didn't Know..
If you have been to Lansing, Iowa you already know that we are located on the Mississippi River situated in some of the best untouched portions of the Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge. But did you know that in our portion of the river we are also home to more "algific talus slopes" than any other place in the world? Read On..