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Grandad Bluff

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

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Spectacular view

The view from the top of the bluff was fantastic. You can see three states on a clear day. Very pretty and well worth the time to check it out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The view from the top of the bluff was fantastic. You can see three states on a clear day. Very pretty and well worth the time to check it out.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Scary ride up but worth it! Beautiful! I am a nervous mom but felt safe up on the bluff! Everyone else on the trip loved!

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Thiensville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Went for a bicycle ride from the hotel and ended up here. For being in the mid-west it is a great viewing platform providing a panoramic view of La Crosse and the scenic valley. Pretty much the highlight of my conference trip to La Crosse.

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Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Bluff has an absolutely stunning view of La Crosse, river and surrounding area. Even the drive to the bluff is gorgeous. Great place to take pictures. Can't wait to return.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Beautiful scenic overlook looking over the city of LaCrosse and the river flats. Area was clean and updated with nicely designed overlook which was also handicapped accessible

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Stillwater, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

An early spring morning - not a soul around. Drove up with my dog for a look and it was still as breathtaking as the first time (this was my 3rd visit). Sat there for over an hour just enjoying the view and the sound of the flag flapping in the breeze. Next time will bring 50 cents to use... More 

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The bluff provides a great view of La Crosse, the river and miles of the valley from north to south. The drive up is scenic and the viewing area was clean and well kept when we visited. Take your camera because you will not get this view anywhere else. There were restrooms at the top but they were not open... More 

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Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beautiful view! Every time I visit La Crosse I must visit the top of this bluff. I like the way it was remodeled since my last visit. I'm glad they are taking such great care of it.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Nice drive up to the observation area. Great view of surrounding states. No concessions or gift shop at crest. Nice and natural with beautiful bluff views of western horizon

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Madison, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It's a nice view and everything, but there were dirty condoms, shoes, trash and graffiti everywhere. It literally smelled like piss everywhere. It's not someplace I will return, that's for sure.

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