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“Excellent nature outing + spectacular views of the loess hills” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hitchcock Nature Center

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, Council Bluffs, IA 51542
712 545-3283
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Papillion, Nebraska
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26 reviews 26 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent nature outing + spectacular views of the loess hills”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Well marked trails. Photogenic views. Maps indicate easy, medium, and difficult trails and give mileage. Admission is $2 per car and a bargain. Best months May and October. Watch out on the days with heat over 95F -- bring plenty of water on those days

Visited June 2012
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redmon05
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

the center is clean and staff are friendly. The hawk tower is a climb but worth the view. Some of the trails are a little daunting but nothing too bad. Went on the 5k run and that is pretty tough - the typically hiker wouldn't likely go that far into the park though.

Visited September 2011
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
“What a beautiful place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is a park that is centered on conservation. The interpretive center is great, with exhibits on fire, grasses, invasive species, and wildlife biology. There is a wooden tower with spotting scopes where you can get an outstanding view of the area. There are also several miles of hiking trails. The staff here is very friendly as well.

Visited July 2012
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Awesome experience overlooking the Loess Hills”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

This is one of the big secrets of the area, with a wonderful view of the Missouri Valley, hiking trails and naturalists that can describe and cater to small and large groups.

Visited May 2012
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