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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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  • The views from Grandad's are extraordinary It's a pretty place to go.. I highly recommend anybody coming across to go there... The bathrooms are so so not clean but not dirty... Very family-oriented.....  more »
  • Wonderful overlook in LaCrosse. They say it has the best view in all of Wisconsin. You can see 3 states on a clear day - WI, MN and IA. We detoured here from Sparta and the stop was well worth it.....  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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