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Grandad Bluff

La Crosse, WI 54601
608.789.7533
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A must!

I've been visiting the area since I was a young child and now I'm thankful to be able to bring my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jjtjet10
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Illinois
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Nice views

Nice views from the bluff. Parking lot is close and the walk to the bluff is very easy. You can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
thirstyturtle69
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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At 590 feet, this area offers scenic views.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“three states” (30 reviews)
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LOCATION
La Crosse, WI 54601
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608.789.7533
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been visiting the area since I was a young child and now I'm thankful to be able to bring my children. As an adult being able to see over the vast area still amazes me! We visit Grandad bluff everytime we visit!

Thank jjtjet10
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice views from the bluff. Parking lot is close and the walk to the bluff is very easy. You can read the history of the bluff quickly.

Thank thirstyturtle69
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If your in the area you must stop. Sunsets are beautiful. Views spectacular! Highly recommend. Can be a wonderful family or romantic place.

Thank Colleenwis
Reviewed 5 days ago

Grandad Bluff should be a La Crosse must see for anyone that enjoys sweeping panoramic views. It is well worth the drive from downtown to enjoy the views and scenery from Grandad Bluff. There play areas, picnic facilities, and restrooms at the site.

Thank GastroJedi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a must see. Maybe one of the most beautiful attractions in the nation. You feel energized and happier. I wish the view would be in my balcony.

Thank Mustafa B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a very nice view of the three states: Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa from the bluff. We enjoyed the short walk to the lookout area by the large US flag. You can't miss. Well worth the short drive over there.

Thank GandP2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is absolutely breath taking!! The wildlife so beautiful (a deer was 15' away from us eating grass). Such beautiful flowers. You drive up a winding road to get to the top, the path is concrete, no stairs, incline not too bad, bathrooms available....More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always come to Grandad Bluff when I come to La Crosse, and it never gets old. The view over the town and across the Mississippi River to Minnesota is lovely. A short paved trail takes you further out over the bluff. Some signs give...More

Thank 730jane
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Grandad Bluff in the morning in mid July 2017 and it was a nice day besides some clouds in the sky. The views were amazing and it's nice how they keep the grounds so nice up there. Must do if in La...More

Thank kliebenn
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick drive will get you to a fantastic view of the Mississippi River, Minnesota and on a clear day, Iowa. The viewing area has multiple levels and is paved and user friendly. The quick drive is kind of fun. If you are in La...More

Thank LVTravelers_12
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Karen M
10 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
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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.
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Lucylou1bur
6 July 2016|
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Response from Terry M | Reviewed this property |
Nope ... Free to all 😀
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