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Stayed overnight. It would be funny if i gave low star rating because it rained and was cold, LOL... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2019
Chris68104
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Omaha, Nebraska
Had a blast hiking around Hitchcock Nature Center

It was our first time visiting and we will definitely be back! It’s a quick 20-30 min drive north... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
nsaltz17
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

Stayed overnight. It would be funny if i gave low star rating because it rained and was cold, LOL. The trails were awesome. The backpacking spots were great. They have few spots that you can reserve which is nice and they are not close to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris68104
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

We took an afternoon drive to Hitchcock Nature center wow! Where have we been? Beautiful view of the rolling Loess hills. A few picnic shelters, a nature center with a tower to take in the beauty. Several trails for hiking. Also, a camping area, RVs,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

It was our first time visiting and we will definitely be back! It’s a quick 20-30 min drive north of Omaha, and well worth the drive! Our kids had a lot of fun in the nature center learning about all the birds and enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank nsaltz17
Reviewed November 19, 2018

This place has miles of trails and is well worth a hike, From very easy to pretty hard. Make sure you get to the visitor center and the tower and enjoy the views! Would suggest the hike from the tower and head down into the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We got on the old Lincoln Highway and saw the signs for the nature center, Roads are a little narrow but otherwise a great stop to learn about the flora and fauna of Iowa, Also to see what the loess soil looks like up close....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed October 5, 2017

For how close this is to Omaha/Council Bluffs, it is a wonderful place to camp/hike. Great views and trails.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jimmuller402
Reviewed August 11, 2017

What a gem in your own backyard. Whether you live in the area or just driving through, the nature center is well worth the stop. Very educational for young or old, with hiking trails and observation decks for watching wildlife or checking out the view...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Tuba-IA
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The Hitchcock Nature Center is located in the Loess Hills north of Omaha/Council Bluffs. There are miles of trails to pick from ranging from easy to hard. The trail heads are marked with the difficulty level. There is even a boardwalk. The trails meander through...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We came for the CWS and the places in town we're full. This campground is 20 minutes from downtown Omaha. It's in a lovely spot, up on a hill. Hiking abounds! We found a great pond on one of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MontanaLaura
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

We recently discovered this park and have made several trips this winter to hike with our dog. The park has many trails from easy to somewhat challenging. The scenery and the terrain makes you forget your in Iowa. The most beautiful park I've found within...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Charles O
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From central omaha, it's about 30 minutes or 25 miles.
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