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Grandad Bluff, La Crosse

4.9
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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  • This is a Must-See Bluff! The drive is stunning and there is free parking and public restrooms. There are some short paths that lead to serene and private viewing areas. The outlooks are perfect...  more »
  • I live in the area, so I have visited Grandad Bluff frequently over the years. I always enjoy the views and I always enjoy the peaceful feeling that I get when I visit. Great place to spread a...  more »
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  • 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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