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Wisconsin Great River Road



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Village Clerk
PO Box 131
Nelson,  WI 54756
Telephone: (715) 673-4804

Nelson sits at the lower end of Lake Pepin, the widest part of the river on the Wisconsin Great River Road. Nearby, the Chippewa River spills into the Mississippi River, forming a massive sandbar that acts as a natural dam and forms Lake Pepin. North of Nelson on Highway 35 is the 12,500 acre Tiffany Bottoms Wildlife Area River, which protects the Chippewa River bottomlands and supports a number of rare plants and animals.

The Nelson Cheese Factory is a fantastic place to pick up some Wisconsin cheeses and enjoy an ice cream cone.