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The views are amazing! We went a little past when the leaf color was at full peak, but it was still... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shiloh, IL
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Beautiful ! A "Must-Do when in the area.

The drive up is awesome. The trees form an arch over the road . Ours was a sunny day; with the sun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joyce J
Franklin, Wisconsin
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At 590 feet, this area offers scenic views.
3020 Grandad Bluff Road, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-789-7533
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The views are amazing! We went a little past when the leaf color was at full peak, but it was still beautiful. We got amazing pictures and the drive up was spectacular. It's steep, but you don't feel unsafe. Would definitely recommend as a must...More

Thank jeannineShiloh_IL
Reviewed 2 days ago

The drive up is awesome. The trees form an arch over the road . Ours was a sunny day; with the sun behind the yellow leaves overhead it was like being in another world. Of course it's really awesome at the top, lots of picture...More

Thank Joyce J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking views of the city below you and the UW campus. Nice walking trails to spend the day hiking and there is a nice shelter to picnic in or use a restroom. Scenic photo shoots. It was raining when we walked up and I was...More

Thank 500stacey
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A local recommended we go here to take in vistas of La Crosse. What a great idea. Just a 5 minute drive from downtown.

Thank Hamptonite76
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow--what a breathtaking view! I was traveling back to WI from Iowa City, and decided to detour to La Crosse (great Airbnb place there, Jami's place!). It was really spectacular!

Thank Beth and Bill P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beatiful view and a great place for adults or older kids to stop, but both times I've gone has been a pit stop with the kids in the summer, I always think it will be fun but the kids climb on all...More

Thank Chelsie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view on Grandad's Bluff is amazing! There is free parking and nice sidewalks when you arrive at the top. There are signs posted that give the history of the Bluff that are quite interesting. The panoramic views of the city are breathtaking! This is...More

Thank sulyn64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good stop with a great view of the Mississippi valley with a few historical plaques to read. It would be best on a sunny day but you won't have a crowd if it is rainy (from experience)

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enter Granddad bluff park instead of just granddad bluff because we did only the bluff and gps too us past the way to viewpoint , to just a roadside plot. viewpoint is at the end of granddad bluff park road.

Thank Tourist315151
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This recently updated park is a must see in the coulee region. The panoramic views of the city from above are spectacular. Plus there is no admission.

Thank Jan J
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Leticia D
April 9, 2018|
Response from DaveMemphis | Reviewed this property |
I’m guessing, but probably 3 or so.
June 9, 2017|
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Response from Satravelforlife | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can drive right to the car park at the top and walk on the flat to the edge of the bluff that overlooks the town. There are toilets there, but they were closed when we visited in March. No doubt they are open in the... More
Lori D
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Steve N | Reviewed this property |
It is accessible by car. There is a parking lot and a short, easy walk to the overlook. There are also trails from there for those who want to explore further.