The La Crosse Event Center is located in the heart of La Crosse only 7min away (3.1mi.) from the Howard Johnson of La Crosse! The convention hall and arena was originally built in 1980, but was expended to nearly double the size in 2000. The center hosts several events each year. Howard Johnson of La Crosse is always open to guest who need a place to sleep after good times at the La Crosse Center!