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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. Put Grandad Bluff into our La Crosse trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This park is very well designed to hopefully remain vandal and damage proof with real nice walkways and steel railings/fencing that was really quite nice. The pavilion was also real nice atop the bluf...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We frequently take our friends here when they visit. It's a gorgeous look-out over La Crosse. Best time is during Fall to see all the colors but really you can't go wrong any time else!  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    A trip up to Grandad's Bluff while visiting LaCrosse is a must! You can see gorgeous panoramic views of the campus, city and Mississippi River! Well worth the short drive out of town and up the hill.  more »

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