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Lewis and Clark Monument and Scenic Overlook

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Address: Rainbow Point, north on Eighth Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone Number: +1 712-328-4650
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As you are going north towards the monument keep your eyes open and looking for a smallish sign. Believe me, it used to be smaller. You will drive past several houses and wonder... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ron D
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As you are going north towards the monument keep your eyes open and looking for a smallish sign. Believe me, it used to be smaller. You will drive past several houses and wonder if on the right road. Near the top of the hill, there will be cutoff to the left, this is better marked than the one off the... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to this monument several times each year and it is just as wonderful each time. The view of the Missouri River , airport and airplanes, city of OMAHA. The water area from big lake and wetlands area is beautiful!

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

About half an hour is plenty to read the Monument plaques, take in the views, snap a few photos and take a quick hike on the trail (which I recommend!) - the trail is maybe a 7 minute walk with intermittent views, but be careful as the ground is uneven in most areas. We had an 8 & 2 y/o... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely worth stopping! Gorgeous even on a rainy day! The view and information is amazing. Five stars!!

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Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice monument honoring Lewis and Clark. Pretty great views of the Omaha skyline and river to the west and beautiful green bluffs to the north and south. Something definitely worth checking out!

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Though it was a little hard to find, we definitely enjoyed our visit! The memorial is quaint and the view is fabulous. Something you must go see!

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Graniteville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

As I stood enjoying the view of Iowa to Omaha, Nebraska, I couldn't help but wonder what the landscape looked like when Lewis and Clark came through the territory. I thought the monuments were a very nice tribute to Lewis and Clark.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

They were impressed with the view. It was a clear crisp day with foliage awesome fall colors. Very cool.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

You truly can feel the spirit of the explorers Lewis and Clark looking out over the Missouri River. There's no better views of Omaha than from Council Bluffs!

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Thank Kathy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Not many people visiting on a Saturday, so it is a nice quiet place to enjoy some hiking. Beautiful views!

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