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“My Favorite Place in SW Iowa” 4 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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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
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Omaha, USA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“My Favorite Place in SW Iowa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hitchcock Nature Center might be my favorite place in the area. Iowa was once quite scenic, but 99.9% of it has been plowed under for corn and bean fields.

Hitchcock provides a rare opportunity for nature hikes in this area. The trails are great, and the visitor's center is well done.

Visited June 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Enjoy a walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Wonderful scenic views in the Loess Hills. Knowledgeable staff that offer lots of programming for schools and preschools. A gem! Enjoy a walk on the boardwalk made for accessibility. Find a couple geocaches. Take the stairs to the top of the tower.

Visited June 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

A great place to watch birds and other wildlife. I love the hike-in camp sites. It's great to be up in the hills, with a view of the Omaha metro, sitting by a campfire. The staff do a great job of maintaining this place. I saw a mountain lion here while hiking in September of 2007.

Visited August 2012
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Midwest
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Primitive camping at Hitchcock”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Lovely campsites in a dell away from the noise of the RVs. Seriously, one RV had a plasma TV set up outside. Anyway, the primitive areas are lovely. The nature/visitor's center has an astonishing view, great to watch the sunset.

Visited October 2012
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Papillion, Nebraska
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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