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Grandad Bluff

Address: La Crosse, WI
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: At 590 feet, this area offers scenic views.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: At 590 feet, this area offers scenic views.

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New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It'w worth the drive up the bluff for the view of the Mississippi valley. A great spot to watch eagles as well. A free trip up the bluff. One could picnic in nicer weather.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Enjoyable visit with beautiful surroundings. Good for an outing or a picnic. Easily accessible with parking and well-tended grounds.

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NE Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

You just HAVE to take the time to visit this overlook! Awesome views of the entire city of La Crosse!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I strongly encourage you to go in the fall as the colors are stunning. It is accessible to all and is interesting to see the lacrosse area from that height! It is a highlight of the La Crosse area!

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New berlin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Best to visit early in the day and specially when the fall colors are at peak! Easy access for anyone to enjoy

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Went for a 3hrs hike around Grandads and loved it. The colors in the fall are magnificent. Wish the young people woule respect the Rocks a bit more and avoid leaving stupid graffiti on them. The trails are easy to find online.

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Lake City, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We actually were looking for the Alpine Inn, as i remembered it from college. Ended up skipping the Alpine, and went to grndad bluff. Very beautiful 360 views above LaCrosse. Will definitely go back in the summer or fall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Granddad's Bluff is breathtaking...worth the walk..The view of La Crosse is incredible and every season shows a new picture of Grand La Crosse...We take many drive up Bliss Road to see the city view.:)

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Everyone visiting Lacrosse needs to visit the scenic overlook at Grandad's Bluff. It's wheelchair accessible. It has a large area to enjoy a picnic meal. And if you are adventurous, try biking to the top or hiking down the great path to lower Lacrosse.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The renovation is done and it's beautiful. Come enjoy the amazing view of our beautiful city. You can see the complete city and the Mississippi River. Bring a picnic and spend some quiet time.

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