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

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If you are in the area, you must include the bluff in your travels. We caught it on a very cloudy and rainy day, but still enjoyed what it had to offer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you are in the area, you must include the bluff in your travels. We caught it on a very cloudy and rainy day, but still enjoyed what it had to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Grandad Bluff is a must when visiting La Crosse. The views are amazing! A must! I could only imagine how amazing the view is in the fall!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This side trip will not take up a whole lot of time, but it's very worth it! Absolutely gorgeous views, an hour of time tops. Not to be missed!

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Littleton, Co
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Worth the short drive and the view. The Alpine inn halfway up is a bit of a dive, but good food and cold beer.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and unsurpassed view of the city and surrounding areas. The road and look out area are newly upgraded and in excellent condition and offer access to those with disabilities. I would have like to have planned better to spend more time here.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

When you are in LaCrosse you have to visit Granddad Bluff. I proposed to my wife there almost 45 years ago. We visited it again for our 44th anniversary. The views are breathtaking.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful park at the peak of a great bluff overlooking the Mississippi. Admission is free, but don't go because it is a bargain. This is a must see with views rivaling the grand canyon. Stop & smell the roses & other native natural flowers in the wild gardens. We all loved it.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Explorer Zebulon Pike wrote "that one would be fortunate to see such a fantastic view twice in a lifetime" and he was so right. The view is breathtaking and the amenities and information at the site are award winning architecture, with great sensitivity to the natural environment. We attended a wedding at this place in August of 2014 and it... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The drive is quick from La Crosse and the view from the bluff is breathtaking but after you look around for 30 minutes or so you start thinking ok that was nice, now what? There may be trails in the area but we didn't see anything clearly marked. It is a popular ride up to the bluff for bicyclists so... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

From the top of Grandad's bluff you can see all of La Crosse, the La Crosse marsh, and you can see the Mississippi river winding its way through the area. Excellent view from a safe paved fenced viewing site. Whenever I have out-of-town guests this is a must-do.

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Address: La Crosse, WI
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse

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