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Grandad Bluff

3020 Grandad Bluff Road, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-789-7533
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Great views

Loved the lacrosse bluffs. Trails that are easy to hard and a great view at the top. We saw eagles... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
via mobile
Nice view on a sunny, warm day

This is a nice view on a warm, sunny day. However, we have also visited on a cold, not warm day... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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At 590 feet, this area offers scenic views.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful view” (79 reviews)
“three states” (33 reviews)
“winding road” (23 reviews)
3020 Grandad Bluff Road, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-789-7533
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the lacrosse bluffs. Trails that are easy to hard and a great view at the top. We saw eagles and just enjoyed being outside. Lots of people enjoying the trails on a nice day. Go do this.

Thank llwid
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice view on a warm, sunny day. However, we have also visited on a cold, not warm day, which was miserable. It is a lovely, panoramic view and worth the trip on a fall day when the leaves are changing colors. You...More

Thank 2017Queen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great vista. You can see three states on a clear day. It is most beautiful in the fall. Words can’t express the fall colors from here.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had gone on a quick trip to LaCrosse in September, (it's about 3 hours from home) and we drove the motorcycle there, then up to the Grandad Bluff. Very picturesque and you can see UW-LaCrosse from there, and a whole lot of LaCrosse too!...More

Thank Love2Ctheworld1117
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 3 January 2018 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
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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 😀