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Grandad Bluff, La Crosse

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
A mesa created by erosion and weathering, Grandad Bluff features expansive views of La Crosse and the surrounding river valley, as well as several hiking trails. The bluff, part of an area formerly quarried for limestone, towers 180 m (590 ft) above the surrounding area. Drive up the winding road to the top and park close to the lookout, where you will find coin-operated binoculars for viewing the town or countryside. Bring a picnic if you like to one of the designated areas. Plan to visit Grandad Bluff and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended La Crosse attractions using our La Crosse trip planner.
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  • Beautiful way to see the area, especially in the morning. Wish we had more time to hike the trails. Free.  more »
  • The community of La Crosse has done a magnificent job of making this outlook accessible and spectacular. We have traveled the country and can tell you that this is perhaps the best scenic view we...  more »
  • Was hot, but worth it. Great view! Take bug spray of you don't want accosted by flies and gnats.
  • Great view of the entire River valley. Beautiful. And an easy drive right to the top.

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