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Grandad Bluff

La Crosse, WI
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Description: At 590 feet, this area offers scenic views.
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Mankato, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

If you are are visiting the area and only have time for a couple stops, this should be one of them. Great overlook of the city and surrounding area. You really can see for miles up and down the valley. We were there during some fog and couldn't see much at all but luckily had time to come back when... More

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Andover, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

It's a really long, winding drive to the top of the bluff. I've heard that some people have walked up....I can't imagine that or recommend it!! When you get to the top there are guard rails around so you can walk out on the bluff and see the view. There is also a seating area and restrooms. There are also... More

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Jackson Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

After Lunch we ventured across town to Grandad's Bluff. Some may say you've s seen one bluff you have seen them all , but this is a bluff you need to see. Stunning vista of the Mighty Miss. Easy stroll to the top, although we chose not to walk out to the furthest observation point. Heights are not my strength,... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It is a beautiful view from up there. Have been there many times. Always windy!! A very pretty drive up to it.

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New York City, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Found this site on Trip Advisor during a recent road trip. We loved it!! On a clear day you can see 3 States -. Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. Real beauty in the La Crosse/Great River Road stop offs.

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wow! This is a beautiful place for a wedding. The weather was perfect that day, the view was outstanding! The wild flowers along the trail were so pretty too.

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Eau Claire, WI
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The trip up the long and winding road was as cool as the view at the top. No fee park admission and you drive right up to the top. You do have to walk about 200 feet to the lookout points but it is a paved sidewalk and a very easy walk. Sunsets and sunrises would be wonderful from this... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's fantastic, the view is spactacular, i thionk you can see four states- Go early in the morning when the air is crystal clear and you will not be disappointed

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We ate at a local restaurant (Stingy's) and our waitress told us to go here. It was so beautiful...not just the view but the actual park/location of the bluff. There is a lovely newish stone area w/ a fireplace and I saw people w/ a picnic...AWESOME idea. Also - really nice newish bathrooms. VERY SAFE b/c heights freak me out... More

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Woodstock, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We drove up the windy road, towing a small trailer and had no problem finding a place to park on the side of the road. There was a parking area within a quarter mile where larger vehicles could park. The view was outstanding and worth the trip. You can see the UW LaCrosse campus and the Mississippi River. Don't miss... More

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