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Grandad Bluff

3020 Grandad Bluff Road, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-789-7533
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Good view

Good place for a photo if it's good weather outside. Just go on a clear day. Would recommend doing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adam G
United States
Beautiful vista overlooking the city

The drive up to this overlook is quite nice on its own, but the view from the top is great! There... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Decorah, IA
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At 590 feet, this area offers scenic views.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3020 Grandad Bluff Road, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-789-7533
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good place for a photo if it's good weather outside. Just go on a clear day. Would recommend doing in between other activities as a time filler.

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 6 days ago

The drive up to this overlook is quite nice on its own, but the view from the top is great! There is a nice shelter with restrooms at the top as well.

Thank dr_reagan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in La Crosse you have to visit Grandad's Bluff. It is a beautiful drive up the bluff, especially in the fall. Once you're on the bluff you'll enjoy the awesome views of La Crosse. It's a must see!

Thank Jaimy13
Reviewed 18 December 2017

The view at Grandad Bluff is expansive. It was a much shorter hike than we expected, but it was still a good stretch on a long road trip. On a good fall day you can hear the college band rehearsing -- at least we did,...More

Thank AquatenniiaT
Reviewed 17 December 2017

I was trying to figure out how to get up to the park. Just as the other reviews say it is a great view. There are pay views at the top along with some great story boards on how the park came to be. There...More

Thank Kev521
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

This park is a must stop when in LaCrosse. You can see the city from above as well as Minnesota. There are nice viewing areas. Make sure to dress warm during the cooler months.

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 12 December 2017

great drive up from lacrosse, wonderful view grrreaat ride on a bike peaceful place. go for a picnic or walk a trail.

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Drove up here to kill some time. The view of lacrosse is awesome. Would give it 5 stars but just over the fence at the end of the cliff is full or garbage. People are pigs.

Thank Joebob747
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The journey to Grandad's Bluff is a twice a year trek for me each year. I like to go in spring when the leaves are just coming on the trees and plants and then, of course, in the fall. The updated lookout is a major...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop for a beautiful view of the city. I bet it's gorgeous in the fall. Be sure to go!

Thank Leo M
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Karen M
9 June 2017|
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Response from Fred C | Reviewed this property |
You'll drive to the top and there's a concrete sidewalk that leads to both the shelter and the overlook. In fact, it's handicapped accessible
Lori D
30 August 2016|
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Response from Steve N | Reviewed this property |
It is accessible by car. There is a parking lot and a short, easy walk to the overlook. There are also trails from there for those who want to explore further.
6 July 2016|
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Response from Terry M | Reviewed this property |
Nope ... Free to all 😀