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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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Sidney, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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153 reviews 153 reviews
28 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

this is a simple park with a wonderful view of Council Bluffs, and Omaha. As you gaze out on the mighty Missouri river you can imagine what it must have been like for the first white men to stand in the same place, to meet the Native Americans and stand in awe of God's wonderful creation.

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