What is Axe Throwing?
It's exactly what you think it is! Whether on-site at our location downtown La Crosse or utilizing our mobile unit, we bring you the excitement of throwing axes/hatchets at some big 'ol targets! A "simple" concept that's more fun than a clown on fire! :)
Is it safe?
Absolutely, though understand that these are axes are being used and YOU and others are required to be responsible people! No matter the activity there is always a possibility of of an injury, but we do our darnedest to mitigate the possibility the best way we can. We are fully insured and teach safe throwing methods within a controlled environment. Each of our lanes are "caged", so even if the axe bounces off there is no ricochet into bystanders, etc. Our lane coaches/axe-perts will help guide you how to hold, aim, throw an axe from the beginning to end of your experience.
Will it damage my floor? (Mobile Events)
Not if we can help it! We utilize large mats under throwing lanes to protect the ground from any axe drops. It should be no more damaging than having the same customers/guests you already having on your floor.
Are there age restrictions?
Yes, though this differs depending on whether at our downtown location or if we are coming to you.
Overall, there is a minimum age of 12 years old, of course this requires a parent/guardian to sign all necessary waiver requirements as well.
Our downtown location: From opening time until 8pm we are a restaurant/axe throwing experience and allow all ages with parents/guardians.
We do allow parents to bring their kids (throwers must still all be over 12) up until 8pm. ALL under 21 throwers (not with parent/guardian) MUST NOT reserve ANY lanes starting after 7pm we do require everyone to be a minimum of 21 or over after 8:00pm. If you are under 21you will be asked to vacate the premises at 8:00pm.
Mobile Unit: It depends on the venue, if we are at an establishment that serves alcohol, then their rules regarding under 21 year olds on premises are in place, though everyone must still be a minimum of 12 or older.
What does it cost?
We have various pricing options depending on whether our downtown location or our mobile unit. Please see pricing page for more details. Additionally, pricing is subject to change at our, or the venues/events, discretion.
Downtown (Corner of 4th & Jay):
How do I schedule an event?
Click on online booking for our downtown location, or with questions call 608-571-7AIM or email us at with questions regarding our mobile unit availability.
Terms & Conditions
Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Being late means you'll be cutting into your reserved time. The lane(s) will most likely be reserved after you, so unfortunately we are not able to push your times back if you are late.
You and your ENTIRE group MUST be a MINIMUM of 21 years old or older AFTER 8pm, be with their parent/guardian, or be participating in a pre-set event with The Driftless Axe management. There will be NO refunds for individuals that attempt to book and subvert this rule. We serve alcohol on premise and have a ZERO TOLERANCE policy on underage drinking.
Because we are a restaurant and experience facility, we do allow under 21 to eat and throw until 8Pm, in other words, if ANYONE in your party is under 21 (and not accompanied by a parent or guardian) do NOT schedule your lane(s) any later than 7pm. At 8pm anyone under 21 (again, not with parent or guardian) WILL be asked to vacate the premises.
We are VERY serious about individuals behaving in a responsible manner on-site....let's face it, we're throwing axes! There is NO excuse to behave inappropriately while here. We LOVE that we are able to bring this experience to La Crosse and have every intention on not going anywhere, which means you will be expected to follow ALL rules and requests for your safety and ours.
Thank you and we can't wait to see you soon!
The Driftless Axe
All rescheduling MUST be done with 8 hours notice and is limited to one reschedule. We will do what we can to work with you to find a time that works for you. Please keep in mind that others are likely interested in the time/lane that you have booked, so rescheduling last minute is unfair to them....and is ultimately how we feed our families. :)