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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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  • Nice place to see an over look of the city of La Crosse, surrounding marsh and Mississippi River. Plan you trip for a sunny day for clearer viewing. Picnic area and binocular viewers available. 
  • Beautiful view of Lacrosse, from a dizzying height. The drive up is slow, road is narrow, but well worth the trip. Much easier in the summer! 
  • If you're in Lacrosse you gotta drive up to Grandad's to take in the view. It's not often you can stand atop a hill and take in three states(WI, MN, and Iowa). Also take a little time to hike around s...  more »