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Grandad Bluff

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Address: La Crosse, WI 54601
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At 590 feet, this area offers scenic views.

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A break between basketball games...

I took my daughter and her teammate between basketball games. This is accessible by car. There is a slight walk to the railing and main overlook. The drive up is pretty and gives... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
therealcyclops
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Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
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Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my daughter and her teammate between basketball games. This is accessible by car. There is a slight walk to the railing and main overlook. The drive up is pretty and gives you great views of coulees. There are also places to stop. The viewing are is well done. There are multiple viewing spots and angles of lacrosse and... More 

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Thank therealcyclops
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the steep, winding road up to the top to take in a spectacular view from the viewing platform. While we didn't check any trails out, it looks like there may be opportunities to walk around at some pull off areas along the road.

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Morristown,
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to the top of Grandad Bluff (no way that I was going to try to climb on foot!) and the historical plaques were very interesting and the view was breathtaking. It was well worth the time to visit.

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Thank Chuck L
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grandad Bluff is a must if you are in the LaCrosse area. The view is truly beautiful. It takes a little effort to get to it - Bliss Road is very curvy - but it is worth it!

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lb,il
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94 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grandad Bluff is worth a stop on a drive through Lacrosse on I 90 for several reasons. They say you can see three states from the top although the day I was there it was raining and the view was thus reduced. Never the less it was still a wonderful sight, maybe even more magical in the rain. What I... More 

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Thank chr_8
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9 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love taking people to granddad's bluff for the first time- starting with the drive up the hill people know they are in for a ride. Then you make it to the top and get to walk the last little bit and - there below you is the town of La Crosse, La Crescent, Onalaska, Holmen, Campbell, and a few... More 

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Thank Anne S
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a better view up and down the Mississippi Valley any where. Fall colors are awesome from here. Newly remodeled center, it is well worth the drive.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit Grandad's Bluff when you are in La Crosse. Great views and a slightly challenging hiking trail if you look for it.

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Thank Anne W
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view of city of La Crosse and Mississippi River valley and bluffs. Can see 3 states from the overlook: WI, MN and IA. Nice stone shelter with 2 fireplaces. Binocular viewers installed at summit. Also grassy areas along the park's main road for hiking, picnics.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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548 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Granddads Bluff gives you a great view of the City of La Crosse, but not the river. The river is just a little to far away. It takes about 15 minutes to get here from interstate 90. I hadn't visited Granddads Bluff in about 20 years. I was very impressed with the improvements. This would be a cool place to... More 

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