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Grandad Bluff

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Address: La Crosse, WI 54601
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608.789.7533
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At 590 feet, this area offers scenic views.

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Great views, rebuilt since last time we were here

We took a trip up to vising UW-L where my wife went to school. Since the last time we were up here they have rebuilt all of the walkways and railings. Much nicer and sturdier... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a trip up to vising UW-L where my wife went to school. Since the last time we were up here they have rebuilt all of the walkways and railings. Much nicer and sturdier. The views of LaCrosse are amazing. There isn't much to do but check out the views so you really only need 15-20 mins to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My teens were reluctant to go but enjoyed it once there. You can drive to the top and then walk a short distance to the edge. The views of La Crosse and Mississippi are breathtaking.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The improvements to blufftop vewing area have made this a really nice place to visit with views of the river and Minnesota bluffs well worth the drive to the top. A great place for a picnic lunch.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bluff has several places that overlook the river valley. It provides a clear view of the area around LaCrosse and the river. It could be difficult if you have physical limitations. The walk from the parking lot to the overlook is approximately 50 yards, maybe more. There is another viewing site down some stairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this place as a kid with my father. That was like 40 years ago or so? I was in La Crosse on business a few months ago and decided to take a drive up the bluff for old times sake. Brought back memories! But significant improvements have been made at the overlook area. The day I went up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view of the city, nice drive to top. Short walk from car park, historical signs tell about the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lookout at Granddad's Bluff was redone a few years ago and it is absolutely beautiful! There is a walk out/look out to truly get the feel of being on the edge of the bluff, but without the danger. It is illegal to go beyond the fences and railings, so don't do it. People have died in the past. It... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the "gotta see" spots when visiting La Crosse. Great spot to watch the sun set over the Minnesota bluffs across the Mississippi River

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Appleton, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely a must go location if you're in La Crosse. Grandads bluff is a beautiful park. In the summer be sure to go all the way to the observatory at the top of the road to see the great view of the entire valley.

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Deerwood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the drive. It is not far from the city and is worth the trip. Make a stop at the Alpine Inn on your way up or down. Great trails to hike too.

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