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Address: S. Lewis Blvd, Sioux City, IA
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An Obelisk in Iowa!!

Great view of the river from the bluff. Historic memorial of the kind you would expect to find in New England or DC.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Hastings, Nebraska
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Hastings, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great view of the river from the bluff. Historic memorial of the kind you would expect to find in New England or DC.

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Wayne, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Don't just drive by. Great scenic outlook over Missouri river. Good place to stretch and take a break from driving.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It seems incredible that with all of the hardships and difficulties of the three-year expedition of the "Corps of Discovery" (Lewis and Clark), only one man died, Sergeant Floyd, and that early in the expedition, from appendicitis. I consider this monument as much a memorial to the fantastic "luck" and pluck of the whole expedition as it is to the... More 

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San Clemente, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It nice here the monument is huge and the view is wonderful there isn't much here but the information is interesting and it's free .this is a half hour at most so don't miss it if your here .I wouldn't cross the state to visit but it's nice

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This Egyptian styled obelisk stands 100 feet tall. It is constructed of concrete and reinforced with steel. The obelisk weighs 278 tons and the entire monument weighs 717 tons. It is a most impressive resting place for Sergeant Charles Floyd who was the only person to die during the Lewis and Clark Discovery Journey.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Reading background information on the dedication of the people of Iowa to preserve the remains of Sergeant Floyd resulting in this monument inspiried this visit. Monument is easily accessible. Directive to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center a few miles away helpful. (Center provides more indepth information and a recreation of Sergeant Floyd's diary entries before his death and a... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It was interesting to learn a little about Sergeant Floyd and the Lewis Clark expedition as well as enjoy the view of the area.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a large stone obelisk dedicated to Sgt. Flloyd (Lewis and CLark) who died in the area on their historic trip. If you are interested in large stone obelisks, this is for you.

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Sioux City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Sgt Floyd, must see US history stop. Tells the story of Sgt Floyd, who was the only member of the Lewis and Clark exp. to die during the trip. Go In the evening, awesome view of the surrounding area and river. Kids love it.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

In the style of the Washington Monument, this is a nice place to see the monument dedicated to the only member to die on the Lewis and Clark expedition, Sgt. Charles Floyd. Accessible from Hwy 75 and can be viewed via Interstate 29. Provides history of the expedition and of the monument itself. And of course a great view of... More 

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