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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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  • The views are better from the road along the river. This drive to the top of Grandad Bluff is a complete waste of time and gas.  more »
  • The views are fantastic. It is a short drive up to the top of the bluff, and you have a view of all of Lacrosse. You have to go here and take it all in. There is ample parking at the top of the bluff,...  more »
  • Great view of LaCrosse and surrounding area! Nice restaurant called Alpine Valley on top. A must see for visitors!!  more »