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

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Love the view!

We started our journey down the Great River Road in La Crosse, so it wouldn't have been complete without a hike around Grandad Bluff. The view is phenomenal!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We started our journey down the Great River Road in La Crosse, so it wouldn't have been complete without a hike around Grandad Bluff. The view is phenomenal!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Just spectacular view and well worth the short trip out of the way of your route. Very glad we did it.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Appreciate the Mississippi Valley from a bird's eye view. The city is so lovely, clean and green. Will turn you into a geologist wannabe.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A nice look-out atop the bluff with views of the Mississippi River, city, and valley below. The stone canopy with two fireplaces would make for a cozy time in chilly weather.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous view. Free with water fountain and bathrooms available, newly renovated in 2013. Make sure to visit the "crow's nest" lookout spot right next to the main lookout. Parking is a bit limited and popular days can get slightly crowded and chaotic. Can watch the 4 th of July firworjs here too, but they don't look as impressive from afar.

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Emerald, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We traveled to the top of the bluff and walked to the observation platform. Barb said she wouldn't go near the edge of the bluff out of fear. But she was pictured LEANING on the rail!!! Don didn't get even that close (he had the camera :) ). The view was spectacular of the area, but it was quite windy... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The best thing about this place,you can see three state,and whole La crosse. Best view ever enjoy in my life.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

very nice sceneryoverlooking lacrosse but theres a very steep hill you have to drive up to,very scary theres places to sit as well a german restaurant on the way up the hill as well

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is just awesome! A view of the whole of LaCrosse, the I-90 bridge into Minnesota and some history to boot! Too bad it was rainy and somewhat foggy the day we were there. The whole place is wheelchair accessible.

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Winona Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have been to a couple different look-out points, this is really nice. Nice concrete walk, a really cool place for fires and gathering. Nice bathrooms and of course the view is priceless!

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