The area still has a lot to attract tourists. But, the economic recession has definitely had an impact on local tourism numbers. The city of Onalaska was looking at taking another hit this year when Sunfish Days was cancelled. It looks like their will be some events at the Omni Center to attract visitors according to Onalaska Tourism Director Jean Lunde. There will be a carnival and their could be some outdoor activities as well. Possibly an outdoor concert. Lunde says the Mississippi River continues to attract international visitors. Even during the economic downturn.