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Grandad Bluff, La Crosse
(4.8/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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. 
  • 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 abo...  more »
  • 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.