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Hitchcock Nature Center

27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, Council Bluffs, IA 51542
712 545-3283
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks
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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This park is wonderful. The workers keep the park in tip top shape. They perform prairie burns to keep everything clean and coming back healthy. This park is excellent for all who like hiking, birding, camping. The park also has a lookout tower that goes approximately 50 ft in the air that gives you a overlook of the whole park... More

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Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Hitchcock Nature Center is definitely worth a visit. The staff are so knowledgeable about the different species of birds, wildlife, and the area in general. It's a great hiking area and there's a wonderful tower that provides a 360 degree view of the surroundings. Fantastic view of the Missouri River.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

we enjoy hiking here, very scenic . They have a lookout tower that we enjoy. Especially colorful in the fall!

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Omaha
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is simply one of the top 5 hiking areas in the Omaha council bluffs region. I should know as I know every square inch of these lands. Very hilly with some incredible views. You will feel like you are in the foothills of a mountain range. When you pull in there go to the far back and go to... More

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Houston, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

It's the best view of the Missouri River valley in the area. During raptor migration, Hitchcock ranks in the top 20 birding sites in the nation.

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Omaha, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hitchcock Nature Center might be my favorite place in the area. Iowa was once quite scenic, but 99.9% of it has been plowed under for corn and bean fields. Hitchcock provides a rare opportunity for nature hikes in this area. The trails are great, and the visitor's center is well done.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Wonderful scenic views in the Loess Hills. Knowledgeable staff that offer lots of programming for schools and preschools. A gem! Enjoy a walk on the boardwalk made for accessibility. Find a couple geocaches. Take the stairs to the top of the tower.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

A great place to watch birds and other wildlife. I love the hike-in camp sites. It's great to be up in the hills, with a view of the Omaha metro, sitting by a campfire. The staff do a great job of maintaining this place. I saw a mountain lion here while hiking in September of 2007.

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Midwest
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Lovely campsites in a dell away from the noise of the RVs. Seriously, one RV had a plasma TV set up outside. Anyway, the primitive areas are lovely. The nature/visitor's center has an astonishing view, great to watch the sunset.

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Papillion, Nebraska
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Well marked trails. Photogenic views. Maps indicate easy, medium, and difficult trails and give mileage. Admission is $2 per car and a bargain. Best months May and October. Watch out on the days with heat over 95F -- bring plenty of water on those days

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