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Hitchcock Nature Center

27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, IA 51542-4398
+1 712-545-3283
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Very nice place

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

Reviewed October 5, 2017
Omaha, Nebraska
Beautiful view of the valley, not far off the highway

What a gem in your own backyard. Whether you live in the area or just driving through, the nature... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2017
Storm Lake, Iowa
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“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, IA 51542-4398
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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.

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

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

Thank SillyG2003
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

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

Thank Matt K
Reviewed September 20, 2016

One of the best places to experience the Loess Hills. I recommend hiking on the trail. Some of the can be really challenging.

Thank Tyson T
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

My baby, toddler and I had a great hike today. I stuck to the "blue trails" in Fox Ridge which are indicated as easy. I was able to take my double jogging stroller on the path. My toddler loved talking about the plants, bugs, birds...More

Thank Meredith S
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Oh this place is so nice. Lots of trails to hike and explore. They have the tower to go up and look out. I'm afraid of heights but I did manage to go up there and look out. It was so pretty. Bring lunch and...More

Thank Mary E
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Located in the Loess Hills of Western Iowa, this nature center is great for kids of all ages. Nature programs, short hikes and plenty of wild life! We live in the area and we go a couple of times a year with family and friends,...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Has cabins to rent if desired. Many trails to walk through the Loess Hills and great scenery. Can see many birds when hiking along the trails. Can be seen in different seasons too

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Charles O
June 9, 2017|
Response from Matt K | Reviewed this property |
From central omaha, it's about 30 minutes or 25 miles.