You have 2 trips in progress.   See all
Trip Planner:   USA  /  Wisconsin  /  La Crosse  /  Grandad Bluff

Grandad Bluff, La Crosse

4.8
#1 of 39 in Things to do in La Crosse
Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Grandad Bluff
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Grandad Bluff reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,079 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • A great stop not far from Interstate 90. The drive up was nice with a couple switchbacks. I agree that it isn’t an RV road. At the top is a view worth the time to get here. Incredible spot... 
    A great stop not far from Interstate 90. The drive up was nice with a couple switchbacks. I agree that it isn’t an RV road. At the top is a view worth the time to get here. Incredible spot...  more »
  • Getting off the beaten path always pays off! We took a quick visit to the incredible viewing area in LaCrosse. We're so glad we made the effort to take the short drive to the top of the bluff. Great.....  more
    Getting off the beaten path always pays off! We took a quick visit to the incredible viewing area in LaCrosse. We're so glad we made the effort to take the short drive to the top of the bluff. Great.....  more »
Google
  • We came to visit and explore the La Crosse area over spring break and were told by many of the locals to visit Grandad Bluff during our stay. I can see why, the views are breathtaking! My family and I would love to travel back up in the fall. I can’t imagine how beautiful it must be that time of the year!
  • Beautiful views, shady spots to rest, restrooms and wonderful displays of history. Worth the scenic drive up for sure!

Plan your trip to La Crosse

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.