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Grandad Bluff

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Apple Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see for miles. I recommend taking this drive. However, the few mile hike on the adjacent bluff is a much do as well.

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Thank Steve B
Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from Grandad Bluff are amazing. This is a must-do in the Lacrosse area, to be sure. If it's a nice day, prepare for crowds and some walking, but it's very worth it! Interesting signs tell you more about the area's history. It's a bit of a hike, with stairs, but very safe and paved. Enjoy!

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice update since I had been here last. It ended up being the perfect day for a visit. Anyone of any age would love to visit

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views overlooking the Mississippi River valley. Great hiking near by at Hixon forest. Parking and clean restrooms are available.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was supposed to be the highlight of our long trip back to LaCrosse after we moved away 11 years ago, as my children did not remember it, and we had other family meeting us for a reunion. We had just gotten to the top, ready to take some pictures when someone started kicking everyone out due to a wedding.... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do in the morning, grab your cup of coffee and go there, you will enjoy the city view!!! there are places to sit and enjoy !!!!

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