Hitchcock Nature Center

Hitchcock Nature Center, Honey Creek: Address, Phone Number, Hitchcock Nature Center Reviews: 5/5

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Traveler918
West Des Moines, IA170 contributions
A true hidden gem—you will love the hikes!
Oct 2020
We visited in late October 2020 as fall colors were a bit beyond peak but were SO impressed with this beautiful park and its trails! We spent 2-3 hours here hiking the Badger Ridge trail (the best of all) and several others. All the trails intersect and loop so you can create your own path. Very few other hikers on a Friday afternoon.

We visited Waubonsie State Park the next day and did a hike of similar length along a ridge, but honestly felt like the Hitchcock trail views were better, and also there were way fewer people at Hitchcock,

The nature center was closed due to COVID, but restrooms were open, and we were also able to access a tower with views. But come for the Loess Hills hiking, not the indoor experiences! Easily accessible from the interstate, too.
Written November 21, 2020
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lanceo53
1,081 contributions
Hitchcock Nature Center - a hidden gem well worth exploring !!!
Aug 2020
Absolutely fabulous experience...very well kept and tidy nature preserve. Super amount of walking/hiking trails, ranging from easy to strenuous. Beautiful views of the Loess Hills. Very nice designated area for RV and tent camping, plus rental cabins.
Education center with observation tower...really nice !!!

I was quite impressed at how the park was maintained...really a swell time. I will definitely go back again...highly recommend !!!
Written August 18, 2020
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Jeff B
Blair, NE207 contributions
Beautiful views of the Loess Hills
Mar 2020
Nice drive along the scenic Lincoln highway to the Hitchcock Nature Center. Beautiful setting in the Loess Hills with camping, hiking, and an archery range.
Written March 6, 2020
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Mark Vetock
Gretna, NE1,101 contributions
Beautiful!
Oct 2019 • Couples
Just a short scenic drive northeast of Omaha tucked into the Loess Hills. The trails are beautiful with great views. The Visitor Center is a great place to stop and checkout the displays and climb the tower to get amazing views.
Written October 19, 2019
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Chris68104
Omaha, NE300 contributions
Backpacking/Camping
Oct 2018 • Couples
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 others at all.
Written June 5, 2019
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Louetta S
Omaha, NE1,510 contributions
Hidden Gem..
May 2019 • Couples
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, tents & cabins! Our 1st visit, but we will return. It is an easy drive from Omaha. Definitely
a treat for the soul.
Written May 13, 2019
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nsaltz17
7 contributions
Had a blast hiking around Hitchcock Nature Center
Apr 2019 • Family
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 views from the tower. We hiked down one of the trails for about an hour or so before we had to head back. Can’t wait to go back and explore some different trails!
Written May 7, 2019
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Robert B
Plattsmouth, NE375 contributions
Awesome hikes and views!
Nov 2018 • Couples
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 valley and around!
Written November 19, 2018
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Lisa C
2 contributions
the lincoln highway surprise.
Oct 2018 • Friends
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. Great tower view and the raptor guide was very informative about the birds migration. Picnic tables to enjoy a meal, Great scenery planning on doing it again next year and making a day of it.
Written October 29, 2018
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jimmuller402
Omaha, NE237 contributions
Very nice place
Sep 2017 • Couples
For how close this is to Omaha/Council Bluffs, it is a wonderful place to camp/hike. Great views and trails.
Written October 5, 2017
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