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Grandad Bluff, La Crosse

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Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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A mesa created by erosion and weathering, Grandad Bluff features expansive views of La Crosse and the surrounding river valley, as well as several hiking trails. The bluff, part of an area formerly quarried for limestone, towers 180 m (590 ft) above the surrounding area. Drive up the winding road to the top and park close to the lookout, where you will find coin-operated binoculars for viewing the town or countryside. Bring a picnic if you like to one of the designated areas. Plan to visit Grandad Bluff and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended La Crosse attractions using our La Crosse trip planner.
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  • It was a great scenic veiw from atop the bluff.The drive to the top was not very long at all,not crowded at all,no admission fee. 
    It was a great scenic veiw from atop the bluff.The drive to the top was not very long at all,not crowded at all,no admission fee.  more »
  • Beautiful views of Mississippi River valley. Colors of leaves were pretty. Easy to drive to. Different hiking trails. Dog friendly. 
    Beautiful views of Mississippi River valley. Colors of leaves were pretty. Easy to drive to. Different hiking trails. Dog friendly.  more »
  • We visited at the peak season of Fqll and the colors were amazingly beautiful! Wonderful view of the entire city of LaCrosse too! 
    We visited at the peak season of Fqll and the colors were amazingly beautiful! Wonderful view of the entire city of LaCrosse too!  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful view and great new trails recommend for meditation or nature vibes…. Enjoyed and I will be back 😃
  • Best place to visit during fall. Amazing view and trails.
  • We came to visit and explore the La Crosse area over spring break and were told by many of the locals to visit Grandad Bluff during our stay. I can see why, the views are breathtaking! My family and I would love to travel back up in the fall. I can’t imagine how beautiful it must be that time of the year!
  • A must stop if you are in La Crosse. The views are just amazing.
  • Beautiful views, shady spots to rest, restrooms and wonderful displays of history. Worth the scenic drive up for sure!

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