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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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- Jun 11, 2014
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
38 helpful votes 38 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 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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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you want to drive to see an overlook of the Omaha skyline & the Missouri River, then it is worth the trip. Nice stop to go to on a summer day.

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Omaha, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The view from Lewis and Clark Monument provides a sweeping vista of the river and Omaha. When I was growing up in the CB area, I was told the Monument marked the spot where Lewis and Clark met with a native tribe - hence the name "Council Bluffs." It turns out that was not true - they actually met in... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a very lovely spot in the Bluffs of Council Bluffs that provides an interesting view of Eppley Airfield in Omaha and the Omaha skyline

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Purcell, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

It's an interesting place to visit. Good view of the Missouri and city. The kids weren't so interested. Nice free thing to do.

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