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Lewis and Clark Monument and Scenic Overlook

Rainbow Point, north on Eighth Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
712-328-4650
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers
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English first
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

My family visited her in the morning before the museums opened. It is a nice place to spend a little time looking over the river and downtown Omaha. There were walking trails however we didn't use them. Park service was there cleaning up garbage ect. Good photo ops.

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Sidney, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The kids loved this place, no charge. Great way to get exercise on a nice day! Very educational. BEAUTIFUL view!

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Frankfort, Indiana, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great overlook of the city. A place to stop and think about history of the USA and this area. Peacefull place to reflect. Also, has a nice nature trail.

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Ocala, Florida
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159 reviews 159 reviews
28 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The views from this overlook are nice, but there is not much to the monument itself. It is well maintained and clean.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have been coming here for years and still can not get enough of the beauty if the surroundings. The bluff overlooks downtown Omaha, airport and parts of Iowa. A couple short wooded trails for those who seek a little bit more adventure. Benches with great views to sit down a have a meal. Bring your camera. At times the... More

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Port Hueneme, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Witness a site the you have heard and read about all your life. The views are fantastic a great place to sit picnic or just ponder our history.

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Fort Pierce
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

From here you get a beautiful view over a couple of small lakes in the valley and can see for at least 30 miles most days. The Monument itself is very nice, every thing looks new. There are three trails you can follow from there one of which takes you to two natural springs. Worth visiting and making a day... More

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Chicago
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Very well done visitors center from the National Park Service. Our tax dollars are well spent detailing the history and natural assets our USA has. Natural assets that other world countries do not have. They attract those foreign travelers and their green dollars. Welcome. Oh, make sure you take 30 minutes to view the Lewis and Clark video.

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

This lovely overlook has a fantastic view of Council Bluffs and Omaha. Several weddings are held here each year because it's such a beautiful and peaceful area. It's a must see if you are in the area.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The view is spectacular and the historicity is fascinating! I never knew that Lewis and Clark had been here, let alone named the place!

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