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Chief War Eagle Monument

Grove Street and War Eagle Drive, Sioux City, IA
712 255 7903
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Ranked #12 of 15 attractions in Sioux City
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Usually quiet and calm, overlooks the Missouri River, Sioux City and parts of South Sioux. Little trails to walk on and you can walk up to Chief War Eagle's monument for a bit of history as well.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is a nice tribute to the area's history. The view from the monument is beautiful, overlooking the tristate area and rivers. It's a short drive from West 4th St.

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Tucson AZ
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My trip happened in 1932 when our family drove from California to visit War Eagle's grave. He was my Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather. The site on the bluff was open and covered with grass. There was a simple white grave stone with a rendition of the Peace and Freedom Medal given to him by President Van Buren when he... More

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Versailles, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This is a monument to a Yankton Chief. The Yanktons were of the Sioux nation but were not warlike. War Eagle, even tough his name indicates otherwise, was a peace maker and a big help to the white man. If you are a history buff, don't pass this one up. Geographically, it is very interesting to see The Big Sioux... More

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Sioux City, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

What a view! Was on top when a storm rolled in from the distance in Nebraska and it was pretty cool to see it develop. You can see Nebraska, South Dakota and of course Iowa from the point. The statue is a nice monument to a Chief. Nice attraction.

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Cherokee, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

You can see three states from here. The view is great. The history surrounding War Eagle is a very important part of the area. The road leading to the monument is not the best and not well marked. Neither is the parking. If this was improved I would have rated it a 5.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a good stop high above the bluffs for a good view of the Tri-state region and the river. There is not much to see other than the large statue commemorating the chief.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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28 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The road to this monument isn't the best and there is a walk up to the monument but when you get there, the view is worth it. Apparently, we were the day after a teenage party as there was a lot of trash around. Workers were there to clean it up. I agree with another viewer that some additional work... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The monument itself is nice, but there could be more history given on Chief War Eagle himself. The view of the Missouri river would be gorgeous except for the high black metal fence that you have to look through to see the river. It also could be set up better for people to actually sit and stay a few minutes.

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Herdcyclone
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

You are going to spend 10 minutes there. But it is a good view, nice to think about the history and all that. Go see it.

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