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Did not see this one but I did see others

The bridge is closed on the road to this Freedom Rock in October 2018. Check the website before... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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A must see!!! Freedom Rock

We visited 7 Freedom Rocks as we traveled through Iowa. It was a fun and interesting stops along... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
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1199 Iowa 25, Menlo, IA 50164
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The bridge is closed on the road to this Freedom Rock in October 2018. Check the website before going to see the detour to get there. We relied on the GPS and it messed us up with the road closures so we did not get...More

Thank 2doglady
Reviewed June 13, 2018

We visited 7 Freedom Rocks as we traveled through Iowa. It was a fun and interesting stops along the way to South Dakota. My husband is a veteran, and he really enjoyed visiting the sites. They are fantastic to see.

Thank Z8574OX
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Bubba does an amazing job every year to tell the story of our troops. We look forward to our annual trip to Menlo to the current painting. Please also check out thefreedomrock.com to get a list of other Freedom Rocks in different counties in Iowa....More

Thank Aimee R
Reviewed November 26, 2017

The work that goes into painting this rock is incredible. The detail is great, and the message is good. Stunning.

Thank Neal W
Reviewed November 15, 2017

What an incredible talent and contribution to our wonderful Iowa soldiers who give service to our fine country in such a brave yet humble manner! LOOK FOR THE SIGNS ALONG 1-80 FOR THE FREEDOM ROCK. ITS WORTH THE STOP!

Thank znanceee
Reviewed September 28, 2017

This is a Big Rock that is painted every year just before Memorial Day in May by a Local artist. You will see and feel the Heart Felt Love and Respect to our Veterans here at this rock. It is just South of I80 and...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

Only takes a few minutes but well worth the stop. Be sure and look in the shed and see photos of all the previous years. Must stop if your anywhere in the area.

Thank advcards
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Freedom rock is a must see attraction. Just a few miles off interstate I-35. Hard to really put into words what happens when you visit here. It's a feeling of pride and honor for everyone who has ever served to help secure our freedoms. The...More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Located only a mile off of I-80, the rock has been repainted yearly since 1999. It's always a moving tribute to our soldiers. Don't go expecting any frills, or even a restroom. It's there as a show of respect and honor.

Thank Chuck H
Reviewed October 8, 2016

I was told about this by a fellow veteran at another attraction. I made the side trip to find it and was very moved by it. The artist repaints it annually with new scenes. If you are a veteran, know one, or are related to...More

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