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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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LaCrosse
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took a chance and drove an hour to find that there were still tent sites available on a busy beautiful weekend. We camped on site 47...perfect for us and away from some of the big camping rigs. Sites are $11 per night....well wooded and have both a pit toilet area, and also clean full showers and flush bathrooms that... More

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Los Angeles, California
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This park is unforgettable and we almost missed it! I have a difficult time hiking so we almost passed up on this destination. But...you can drive all the way up and the view is only a short distance away and it is a paved surface. We even walked to the falls which is paved followed by a wooden walkway. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I've Always Wanted To Visit N.E Iowa And Was Not Disappointed. So Much To See And Do.Not Far From Any Attractions. Such A Beautiful Area Of Iowa. I Recommend Visiting.

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San Jose, IL
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18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We just got back from a weekend trip to Pikes Peak State Park, and cannot say enough about the beauty of the area. Who knew Iowa had such amazing hills? The views from the overlook are amazing and my husband enjoyed watching the trains go across the river. We took the path to see Bridal Veil Falls, which started out... More

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The views on the Wisconsin and Missisippi river from Pikes Peak are spectacular. I went to the state park on my bicycle and it was good that the park store had some cool drinks for sale ;-) It is a nice 2 mile climb from McGregor up to the state park but it is worth it. It is a bit... More

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Alden, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The views of the Mississippi River are awesome from this State Park overlook. Easy walk and not far from the parking lot, worth the trip out to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Was amazing , I even was able to get close to a deer so close I could have touched it on the nose. .

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Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are ever in the N.E. Corner of Iowa you must see Pikes Peak State Park. From the main observation deck you see the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers which in its self is pretty awesome. The River valley lays out below you from north to south and if you go in the fall the color of... More

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Park Ridge, IL
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35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We took my 90 year old mother-in-law. We were able to drive all the way up and then there are 2 paved walkways to the 2 lookouts. It was such a beautiful view of the Mississippi. And while there, we saw one bald eagle, 3 baltimore orioles, one bluebird, and one hummingbird. I wish we had been able to take... More

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Ferris, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a "must see" spot. The view is spectacular. The great Mississippi is a beautiful sight. We have been here in the fall and summer. It's good to come and see God's scenery for all to enjoy. I would highly recommend visiting this.

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