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About the City of River Falls

The City of River Falls is located approximately 30 miles east of the Minneapolis / St. Paul area.  River Falls was chosen as a 'dreamtown' by Demographics Daily, a division of American City Business Journals.  The city has an estimated population of 14,015 people and approximately 6,400 college students. 

River Falls offers the best Wisconsin has to offer in scenic beauty, seasonal entertainment and hometown charm.  There are unlimited opportunities to explore nature at the numerous parks, campgrounds, walking and biking trails.  River Falls is home to the Kinnickinnic River, a superb Class I trout stream and there are six golf courses located within 15 minutes of the city.  River Falls is also close to Willow River State Park and the St. Croix River.  The city has also been the summer home of the Kansas City Chiefs since 1991.

River Falls values education and is home to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the Chippewa Valley Technical College.  The River Falls Public School District consists of eight schools serving approximately 3,050 students. 

River Falls is home to many different places of worship.  The city has excellent health care services including the River Falls Area Hospital and Medical Clinic and River Falls Area Ambulance Service.  There are superb public facilities including a recently built public library and senior high school.  The city offers a growing industrial park and vibrant downtown area.

News and Media

The River Falls Journal is a weekly newspaper for the City of River Falls.

The Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune are daily newspapers serving the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and surrounding communities.


There is limited public transportation within the City of River Falls, but there are still several ways to get around town and the surrounding community.


The weather in River Falls, Wisconsin varies by season. Check here for a current forecast. 

Contact Us

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