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Local Attractions

Just down river from Casino Queen, lies the historic river town of McGregor. Established in the early 1800's, the town is home to a variety of quaint shops, restaurants, lots of antiques to choose from, and even a local brewery. Ready for an ol' time shoot-out? Catch the re-enactment in front of "Uncle Sam's Saloon" on main street McGregor.

In addition to breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, Pikes Peak State Park offers camping, hiking trails, picnic shelters and even a playground for youngsters of all ages - and admission to the park is free!

Visit the McGregor/Marquette Chamber of Commerce and the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce for more information on local attractions and events.

What's A Pink Elephant Doing In A Place Like This?


Located on the banks of the Upper Mississippi River, the Pink Elephant welcomes everyone to the Marquette/McGregor area. Thousands of people have had their pictures taken by Pinky, but few know the story behind this landmark. Its beginnings go back to a Republican convention in Sparta, Wisconsin. At that time the fiberglass elephant was gray. As the convention left town, the pachyderm was homeless. In 1964, Iowa passed the "liquor by the drink" law. A group of entrepreneurs were about to open the Pink Elephant Supper Club. They purchased the elephant, and after a coat of pink paint, a Northeastern Iowa landmark was born.

Residing by the great waters has its perils. Several floods have threatened the Pink Elephant. In fact, in spring of 1965, the waters rose to Pinky's feet. Of course, the Mississippi can also provide lots of fun. In 1976, fun-loving Democrats loaded the elephant onto a pontoon boat and Pinky "water-skied" down the river to visit future President Jimmy Carter.

Throughout 1994, the Pink Elephant was moved for safekeeping as the City of Marquette worked on the Port of Marquette development project. By year's end Pinky was back overlooking the mighty Mississippi.

So, now you know that the Pink Elephant is not just a symbol of fun, food and good times, but a historic presence that shares its history with the people of the Upper Mississippi.

  • Win a share of $50,000 this September!

    Saturdays in September

    Saturdays, September 1, 8, 15,  and 22

    • Drawings held at 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm  where winners will receive Royal Free Play Prizes up to $2,000.
    • Drawing held at 9pm winner will receive $5,000 Cash.
    • All unclaimed prizes roll into future Harevest of Winning drawings.
      • Half of the prize will be included in the following weeks drawing at the same time, half will roll into the same drawing time on September 29.

    Saturday, September 29

    • Drawings held at 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm  where winners will receive Royal Free Play Prizes up to $2,000, plus any unclaimed prizes from previous weeks.
    • Drawing held at 9pm winner will receive $10,000 Cash, plus any unclaimed prizes from previous weeks.
    • Drawings will continue until prizes are claimed.
    • At 10pm there will be a bonus drawing for $1,000 Royal Free Play.

    Earn entries the week prior to each Saturday's drawings with enties starting atzero each week.

    For drawing amounts, check the prize boards located at the entrance of the casino and the promotions area.

    See Queen's Club for Details.