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Wind your way up the curvy road with breathtaking views everywhere you look! At the top is a large... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa C
La Crosse, Wisconsin
A Must Stop

When in La Crosse. You should be sure to visit Granddad's Bluff. This beautiful view of the city... read more

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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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All reviews great view winding road alpine inn viewing area entire city bliss road mississippi river fall colors la crosse area worth the trip plenty of parking in town nice park overlooked states lookout minnesota
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wind your way up the curvy road with breathtaking views everywhere you look! At the top is a large parking area and a nice walk to the overlook. All handicap accessible. Look at 3 states and see where 3 Rivers meet! A trip you will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in La Crosse. You should be sure to visit Granddad's Bluff. This beautiful view of the city is well worth the hike, walk, bike ride or visit by car. Enjoy!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lisarR8541KU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only if you live in La Crosse! Hairpin turns, blind driveways all are part of the fun drive to the top of the bluff. A veterans memorial and an INCREDIBLE view of the Mississippi River valley and the city of La Crosse. The history of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChicagoScott1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Granddad’s Bluff often, we like to bike there from our house. The views are so pretty...especially in the fall!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Heidimclem
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Great trails and views, safe and fun. Multiple trails to choose from. Porta potty on site, no plumbing.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AprilR1223
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The drive up the bluff was a little daunting for me as I'm nervous in high places. Once we arrived, it was a short walk to the beautiful outlook area. A must see if you are in La Crosse!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank poodletime
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Its an adventure to drive up to the top,but beautiful views and hike makes it worth the climb in and out of your vehicle.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Pj P
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t really get it. I think i made it to the spot? Looked like lots of trails for hiking. The surrounding area is beautiful all by itself. The place i parked did have a nice station to put air in bike tires and wrenches if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rexflo
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Great spot to see, any time of year-although, not sure if the road is open all year round. Winding road up to the top, but a good road, worth the drive up, you see many vantage points of the city below.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank APWilt
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Very clean and wonderful place to see overview of the city. Nice drive up thu the tree road. Nice parking places.

Date of experience: September 2018
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February 17, 2019|
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Response from poodletime | Reviewed this property |
We drove up to the top and parked in the lot. Then there is a gradual hike up to the overlook area. I would say that with the snow and ice we have been experiencing, it would require a good pair of winter boots.
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
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Nicole V
Spa's in LaCrosse (4 Replies)
My husband and I are planning a 4 day mini vacation to LaCrosse for our anniversary in May 2015.We have plans to visit Riverside Park, take a Queen Cruise and spend some time at Grandad bluff. Would like to also find a nice spa for a couples massage. Any advice on good places? Also any thing else we should check out while we're in town?
March 01, 2015|
Response fromnursetraveler87|
I personally use Metropolitan Salon, but Sue Kolve's in Onalaska is good too. The weather should be beautiful, so think about just driving up or down the Great River Road, lots of great scenery. You could also go over the bridge to La Crescent and drive the Apple Blossom Scenic Drive as well.