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“What a view!”
Review of Grandad Bluff

Grandad Bluff
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in La Crosse
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Owner description: At 590 feet, this area offers scenic views.
Brown Deer, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“What a view!”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Was told I had to go up there while I was in town so even though it was cloudy and misty (and 40 mph winds) up I went. You can drive all the way to the top then walk out to the overlook. From some 700 feet up you can see the Mississippi with all its islands and into Minnesota and even Iowa. Quite dramatic! I imagine October would be quite beautiful

Visited April 2014
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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606 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Must do when visiting La Crosse”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Day or night, great view. Besides the seeing the river this is the next best thing to do that is free.

Visited April 2014
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Coon Valley, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Panoramic Views!”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

The views from Grandad Bluff have always been spectacular, and after undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation to the facilities, it's really a must-see destination for both tourists and La Crosse residents alike. I bring all my out-of-town visitors here. It's equally lovely at night with the lights of the city twinkling below!

Visited April 2014
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Every Generation will Love Grandad Bluff”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

A visit to La Crosse, Wisconsin, is not complete without a drive to the overlook on Grandad Bluff. The Mississippi River Valley is a view you will not want to miss. It is free! Just head through La Crosse on Main Street and continue up the bluff on Bliss Road. Turn at the Alpine Inn (follow the signs) to the parking lot. It is an easy walk to the lookout. Note the Forest Hills Golf Course, Hixon Forest, Lake Onalaska, the Mississippi River, and the Bluffs of Minnesota. Feel like doing a little hiking? Drive to Hixon Forest (at Bluff Pass) and hike the Bluffs on maintained and signed trails. Children of all ages can do this. Plenty of parking available and be sure to bring your dog.

Visited March 2014
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La Crosse
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Breathtaking view”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you want to truly see the Mississippi River Valley, this is the spot! From the curvaceous drive up Bliss Road to Grand Dad park lookout, you can view see why this area is called God's Country. The best time is when the colors are out on the fall, but summer is just as beautiful. You could even stop at the Alpine Inn on your way down and enjoy a cold libation:)

Visited September 2013
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