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Grandad Bluff

3020 Grandad Bluff Road, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-789-7533
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A lot has changed (for the better) in 37 years

I went to school at UW La Crosse from 1976 - 1980. Trips to Grandad Bluff were often at numerous... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
a must see

if visiting or living in LaCrosse don't miss this site. What a breath taking view of the area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith B
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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At 590 feet, this area offers scenic views.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful view” (77 reviews)
“three states” (33 reviews)
“winding road” (23 reviews)
3020 Grandad Bluff Road, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-789-7533
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to school at UW La Crosse from 1976 - 1980. Trips to Grandad Bluff were often at numerous times of the year. But now, there are several placards explaining history of the region and the bluff itself. There is also an open shelter...More

Thank DaveMemphis
Reviewed 1 week ago

if visiting or living in LaCrosse don't miss this site. What a breath taking view of the area. Worth the drive there

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous. You can see all of La Crosse up here! Definitely a must-see! There are bathrooms, the "magnifying" goggles that you pay a quarter and look through, and fenced off, very safe.

Thank amy54650
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best places to view the City of LaCrosse. Walks and other safety feature have been added to this area.

Thank kevinbold
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank tampolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Grandad's Bluff at least once. The view is...More

Thank Kenneth O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous view of the city, Mississippi River and Minnesota! Great photo op. It is an easy drive up the winding road to the top. Some people were walking and biking as well. There is a nice pavilion, walkway and observation area on the top plus...More

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by in the evening just after dark and the view of the city and the river was outstanding.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is definitely worth the drive to the top. There is a bit of a walkout to the bluff. We have been there multiple times. There is a good view if the UW. Can be cold and windy so bring a jacket. Especially nice drive...More

Thank Mary B
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Karen M
9 June 2017|
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Response from Fred C | Reviewed this property |
You'll drive to the top and there's a concrete sidewalk that leads to both the shelter and the overlook. In fact, it's handicapped accessible
Lori D
30 August 2016|
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Response from Steve N | Reviewed this property |
It is accessible by car. There is a parking lot and a short, easy walk to the overlook. There are also trails from there for those who want to explore further.
6 July 2016|
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Response from Terry M | Reviewed this property |
Nope ... Free to all 😀