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Pikes Peak State Park

15316 Great River Road, McGregor, IA
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in McGregor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great view of the Mississippi River. Lots of room to spread out and have a picnic, hike, let the kids run or just relax. There are signage for hiking trails. There were about 4 picnic tables in the area we stopped at. There are paved walkways to lookouts and plenty of parking. Bathrooms are modern and clean. Nice park.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Don't miss the sights from the overlook on your travel through the area! The view is always breathtaking but exceptional in the fall! The park is very clean and has a little gift shop to purchase items.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We visited tis park on a beautiful fall day. The colors on the bluffs of the Mississippi River were stunning and it is not unusual to see an eagle flying overhead or a river barge pushing its cargo upriver. The paths are well marked and easy to walk although the trails we took are not handicap accessible. A beautiful place... More

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Madison, Wi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Wonderful view of the Mississippi. The trails are well maintained. Hickory Ridge is sacred space with the mounds.

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Rushford, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We traveled the Wisconsin river road between LaCrosse and Cassville Wi on one side of the river and Guttenberg and Marquette, Iowa on the other side and this had the best views. View of the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers, beautiful river bluffs, distant railroad and river bridges. Easy location with vista view easily accessible for all. Other... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This park is a gem! And although the leaves weren't quite "ripe" enough it is always a beautiful place to see.

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Chandler, Arizona
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43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We found the Deer Ridge campground to be very nicely placed in the woods with cornfields observable through the trees. The park had many walking and hiking paths. Some routes consisted of boarwalks and stairs to negotiate the gully riddled terrain. The Mississippi River overlook with a view of Prairie du Chien were awesome. We enjoyed the hike to Bridal... More

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Richfield, WI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Not sure if people know about this, but what a view and nice lookout area. Nice place to ride the motorcycles to and take some awesome photos of the Mississippi River. Definitely worth seeing!

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Aledo, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Well kept park, easy walking to viewing platforms. Good parking, good information posting on area. Awesome and breathtaking views!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

A truly beautiful spot! If you are traveling through Iowa and think it's flat, think again! The park is placed to offer easy access to spectacular views of the Mississippi River. Many additional well marked and maintained trails. You can do an 8 mile round trip hike from McGregor. No fee to this state park.

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