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Grandad Bluff

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Address: La Crosse, WI 54601
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At 590 feet, this area offers scenic views.

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Amazing views of La Crosse and Mississippi Rivee

Nice place to see an over look of the city of La Crosse, surrounding marsh and Mississippi River. Plan you trip for a sunny day for clearer viewing. Picnic area and binocular... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lisa R
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to see an over look of the city of La Crosse, surrounding marsh and Mississippi River. Plan you trip for a sunny day for clearer viewing. Picnic area and binocular viewers available.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful view of Lacrosse, from a dizzying height. The drive up is slow, road is narrow, but well worth the trip. Much easier in the summer!

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Morrison, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in Lacrosse you gotta drive up to Grandad's to take in the view. It's not often you can stand atop a hill and take in three states(WI, MN, and Iowa). Also take a little time to hike around some of the trails to get away from the tourists.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grandad Bluff is the largest bluff in the La Crosse area and is well-known for its scenic overlook of La Crosse. I would consider this the city's top natural attraction for its view of the Mississippi River Valley which includes the three states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. The park offers coin-operated binoculars, picnic areas, and restrooms.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grandad Bluff offers beautiful views over the city of La Crosse and you can also see a glimpse of the mighty Mississippi.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

I went here late at night as a last minute trip. It's incredibly gorgeous, and at night you can see basically the entire city of LaCrosse lit up below you. The path around it is nice, though not well lit at night so I would recommend coming at sunset.

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Apple Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

We were on a motorcycle and this was recommended to us so on our way out we stopped ..this was worth the time and the view was gorgeous. I would stop again and spend a little more time there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Scenic overlook, very short drive from town. Windy. Wait till spring. Take Main St east, up the hill and turn right at the bar.

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Somerset, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

It is a very cool and scenic view of the city of Lacrosse! Easy to find with plenty of parking. I would like to check it out during the peak fall colors.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Driving west on Main Street, up the bluff and then turning right, you head towards Grandad Bluff which gives you a fantastic view of La Crosse, the Mississippi and the Minnesota side. You can read about the history of La Crosse, enjoy the view, and take some panoramic photos. On busy days the average sized parking lot gets full quickly... More 

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