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Address: Highway 60, Sibley, IA
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Highpoint

The highest point of Iowa is literally in the back yard of someone's home. However, it is neat how there has been a pretty impressive marker as well as series of signposts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
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St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The highest point of Iowa is literally in the back yard of someone's home. However, it is neat how there has been a pretty impressive marker as well as series of signposts, pointing out the mileage and directions of all of the other US high points. Worth the trip if you like this sort of thing, but remote.

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

This was our seventeenth state High Point. As far as High Points this one was pretty easy. It was right off the highway and without any meaningful hike. I really liked the sign posts pointing to other high points.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stopped in at Hawkeye Point while on a road trip from Florida to Alaska. Also stopped at several other high points. This one is quite nice. Besides a marker for the highest point, there are signs with direction and distance to other state's highest points, like Mt. McKinley in Alaska. There is an observation platform and a display of... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was my third visit here. It's a landmark for me because I travel across interstate 90 fairly often Hawkeye Point is only a few miles south of Worthington, MN on HWY 60. The first time I stopped, there was barely a marker and it was really cool, like discovering something so unique that hardly anyone else knew about. The... More 

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Brownsdale, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was a great place to stop for a short break from our drive of NE to MN. It was quite a surprise to see the nice park benches, flags, fun deck around the silo to walk, the barn with a quilt block and the mosaic Iowa state marker. there are other fun items at this spot also. The new... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Growing up in Sibley we would climb the Ocheyedan mound as the highest point in Iowa. Then this farm was found to be a tiny bit higher so our local FFA turned it into a park/point. It was a windy stop today, and also stinky(from nearby pigs). If you want a scenic hike, go over to the Ocheyedan mound.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Hawkeye Point is the highest natural point in Iowa, 1670 feet. A few buildings on the property offer brochures and some photo's of historic events in the area. I happened to meet Mike who was building a beautiful deck around the silo for a lookout platform. You can see 3 states from up there and also a lot of agriculture... More 

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