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Address: Percival, IA
Phone Number: 7125682631
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Very pretty drive!!

Well worth the drive. Lots of nice scenery to see from the vehicle during the drive. Services along the way are sparse, so be sure to start out with a pretty full tank of gas and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Omaha, Nebraska
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Gurnee, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Not sure why we had a hard time navigating the byway.....missed travel high signs a few time...not well marked. The state Iowa map was not helpful.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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270 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Well worth the drive. Lots of nice scenery to see from the vehicle during the drive. Services along the way are sparse, so be sure to start out with a pretty full tank of gas and maybe a sammich and drink. Take your time, drive a bit slower than the posted speed limit (pull over or allow others to pass... More 

Thank RDEshadow
Livingston, Texas
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322 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We may be jaded as we're on a long road trip and have seen some gorgeous scenic byways that were far superior to this drive. That said, there is a nice look out spot on the route that gives great views of the hills. The towns along the way look run down with a lot of potential if just given... More 

Thank Connie C
Welcome, MN
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I was on a bus tour of the area. Such a beautiful part of Iowa. Also visited the Loess Hills Lavender Farm along with the Sawmill Hollow organic farm which produces organic aronia berries. We were given several different samples of aronia items which were delicious. Never heard of those berries. We also had the option of buying their reasonably... More 

Thank dianne2222
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I had driven by the hills on a few visits to Omaha, but decided to drive through them after my conference ended and I had some time to kill. What a nice scenic and relaxing drive! I was trying to reach a particular destination, and when I missed it, I simply followed the signs for the scenic byway and caught... More 

Thank lbell330
burlingame kansas
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stopped at the visitor center of the Loess hills on our way to Fremont NE. We were the only ones there at the time. The lady in charge of the center was from the area so was very informative. The displays were very well done and explained the formation of the hills. Very glad we stopped.

Thank LarryE108
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476 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were driving in western Iowa on the Lincoln highway and saw the visitor center and in a split secon decision thought we would stop. Lots of information about Iowa travel and snacks, drinks and a back area with all sorts of historic farming equipment. Much better to stop here than a gas station to use the facilities and learn... More 

Thank Veni-vidi-vicidotcom
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We decided to go on a road trip to western Iowa's Loess Hills. We are fellow Iowans from eastern Iowa and had heard about the Loess Hills, but had never actually seen them. What a beautiful treat, several times we remarked we needed to pinch ourselves and ask "are we still in Iowa"? Just a beautiful part of our beautiful... More 

Thank Nollie59
Cedar Rapids
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113 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I have never hiked this part of Iowa but let me tell you, it was well worth the wait! The hills and surrounding are of the Loess Hills look like they are all folded or crinkled over. Think a giant Shar-pei dog and you see what I mean. The way the land formations are folded are just downright awesome/unique. Although... More 

1 Thank Daniel B
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

There is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon then driving the Loess Hills road. We pick it up on the north end in Sioux City and it takes you right in to council bluffs. From there it's a short hop over the river to Omahas old market and some of the best restaurants anywhere. The drive is packed... More 

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