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Grandad Bluff, La Crosse

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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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  • A lot of hiking to the top! Gorgeous views arrived a little to late for the fall colors. We still had fun hiking and the views.  more »
  • I take time whenever I visit La Crosse to go up and take in the view from Grandad Bluff! It's especially breathtaking on a clear fall day.  more »
  • I grew up in LaCrosse and remember going up there several times a year with family and friends for picnics or just to see the sights. Any visitor trip to LaCrosse should include a daytime trip to Gran...  more »

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