The City of River Falls, WI, is located 30 miles from the Twin Cities (MN) and within the metro’s Combined Statistical Area. The City has a population of over 16,000, making it the largest in Pierce County.
River Falls is nationally known for its Kinnickinnic River, a Class 1 trout stream that flows through downtown, as well as its 23 parks and miles of walking and biking trails. The City’s iconic 96-year-old suspension bridge was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places; the Glen Park pool, built in 1937, received it’s designation in 2007.
Downtown River Falls features traditional store fronts, thriving local businesses, restaurants, and rich cultural opportunities including popular fairs and festivals, among them: River Falls Days, Roots and Bluegrass Festival, River Dazzle, and Bacon Bash, the nation’s largest free bacon festival. The City also hosts Art on the Kinni, a regional favorite featuring over 70 juried artists.
This City also offers superior educational opportunities at the River Falls Public School District with eight schools serving about 3,050 students. It is home to the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, as well as the Chippewa Valley Technical College.
The River Falls community is forward-thinking and committed to positive growth and change as evidenced by awards and recognition for renewable energy and sustainability.