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Travel arrangements and things to do in Eau Claire

Let's make your visit to UW-Eau Claire a relaxing, fun experience! Below you will find drive times, flight information for our local airport, great hotels in our area and options for local transportation. And there's no shortage of things to do while you're visiting our award-winning city.

Drive times from regional cities

Chicago: 5.5 hours La Crosse: 1.7 hours
Dubuque: 3.7 hours Madison: 3.0 hours
Duluth: 2.5 hours Milwaukee: 3.7 hours
Green Bay: 3.0 hours Twin Cities: 1.5 hours
Iron Mountain: 4.0 hours Wausau: 1.5 hours

Flight information

The Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire offers daily, direct flights to and from Chicago.

Eau Claire hotel accommodations

We partner with several local hotels to offer discounted rates for families visiting UW-Eau Claire. They're listed here and linked to their info on the Visit Eau Claire website. For more information about current UW-Eau Claire discounted rates, please contact the hotel.   

Candlewood Suites
4937 Bullis Farm Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Holiday Inn
4751 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
12858 26th Ave.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

The Lismore Hotel
333 Gibson Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Book online here.

The Oxbow Hotel
516 Galloway Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Staybridge Suites
1515 Bluestem Blvd.
Altoona, WI 54720

Local transportation in Eau Claire

In Eau Claire you can enjoy many of the easy-to-use transportation options that you'd find in much larger cities. Enjoy the convenience of both Uber and Lyft, as well as the Eau Claire Transit System.


Music lovers in Eau Claire enjoying the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series in Phoenix Park.

Feels like home

During your time at UWEC, you’ll be immersed into the blooming Eau Claire community. While UW- Eau Claire itself has activities to meet countless interests, the surrounding town also offers opportunities for you to get off campus and explore.

Discover the possibilities
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