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Loess Hills Scenic Byway

Percival, IA
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Percival
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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burlingame kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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392 reviews 392 reviews
128 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 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

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Cedar Rapids
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
49 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Dow City, IA
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Loess Hills area in western Iowa is a beautiful place and a unique geological formation. I think it is especially gorgeous in the fall, but good for hiking (or cross country skiing) in any season. If you want peace and beauty, this is it.

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La Vista, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Great Scenery on a not too long ride. You almost forget your in Iowa.Especially in the fall when the leaves are turning colors. Lots of places to stop and just enjoy the view and serenity of your surroundings.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

there was great hiking very scenic walks I enjoyed the trails. very good views. I love to hike and this was a good one. we had a nice day there I wish I would have had more time to spend there. I will return again.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Just a nice lazy day drive for you and your loved ones. Lovely scenic drive in and around the Loess hills of Iowa. Stop and have a ice cream sundae at the old Stoner Drug Store in Hamburg while out and about.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

It is just a pleasure to drive through these ancient hills. Great activity for a Sunday afternoon. It is wonderful to do this ride in the different seasons and watch the changes.

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