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Address: Rainbow Point, north on Eighth Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone Number: 712-328-4650

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Somewhat difficult to find but well worth the effort. Great view of the Omaha skyline and the Missouri River.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Somewhat difficult to find but well worth the effort. Great view of the Omaha skyline and the Missouri River.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you are into cycling, this is a must-ride-to destination. It offers a challenging climb that is rewarded with a terrific view toward the Omaha skyline and overlooking Eppley Airfield. From Omaha, take the pedestrian bridge to Iowa, turn left (north) and follow the trail until it ends. Then cross into Council Bluffs (beneath the interstate) and take your first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Aloha everyone, I went to Omaha for work this week and coincidentally just finished reading Stephen Ambrose's book on the Lewis & Clark expedition. So I was, admittedly, a little fired up to see some of the sites in the area referred to in the book. One of the interpretive sites is in Council Bluffs, named so after the fact... More 

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Omaha Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

There is not a great deal to do here but the view is really cool and I think it would be better at night. It is a great place to watch the air traffic from the airport.

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Another must do in Omaha! Best viewed when the sun is setting. The overlook is quite inspiring! The river and marsh below and the beautiful city of Omaha highlighted!

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Love to sit and watch the planes at Eppley taking off and landing. Great view of the Missiouri River and the valley.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a good place to come on a nice sunny day. The view is amazing looking into Omaha and there are some really fun walking trails that one can take on the side of the bluff. Some where near the bottom there is a neat little natural spring. Definitely a place to explore!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

High unobstructed view of the airport and on to Omaha. Pleasant environment with stairs or ramps for walking around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Love this location overlooking Eppley Airfield in Omaha and I-29.you are perched high on the bluffs overlooking all of downtown Omaha and the Missouri river. Nice hiking trails and historic information about the Lewis and Clark expedition.might be hard to find, but worth the effort!

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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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Address: Rainbow Point, north on Eighth Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone Number: 712-328-4650
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs

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