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Freedom Rock

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1199 Iowa 25, Menlo, IA 50164
+1 319-530-3537
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Must stop

Only takes a few minutes but well worth the stop. Be sure and look in the shed and see photos of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
advcards
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Reno, Nevada
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Great work from a local painter

Freedom rock is a must see attraction. Just a few miles off interstate I-35. Hard to really put... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
Jim J
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  • Average2%
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1199 Iowa 25, Menlo, IA 50164
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

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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

Thank USAFret
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Decided to add this as a side trip as we rode home from Omaha. I found the rock to be very moving since my father (A Marine) just passed away a few months ago. I have several friends from Minnesota that make an annual motorcycle...More

Thank Review-by-2
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Two friends and I were on a cross country drive from Chicago to Concord, CA with very limited time to get to California. We heard about this rock, out in the middle of the Iowa countryside and decided we'd make the detour. We were so...More

Thank Puttermutt17
Reviewed August 16, 2016

The only positive aspect of Freedom Rock is that it's convenient to the road. But otherwise, it's a painted rock. I appreciate that some people choose to honor veterans by painting rocks, and some other people choose to honor veterans by looking at painted rocks,...More

Thank AlnAbroad
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Make this a place to stop every summer. Bubba Sorenson is the artist and is amazing! The paintings on the rick change yearly. Always a wonderful tribute to our military. Go, take a moment to reflect!

Thank bob2488
Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is the famous Freedom Rock. The Freedom Rock is a 12-foot-tall boulder located along Iowa Highway 25 near Menlo in western Iowa just south of exit 86 on Interstate 80. The boulder weighs approximately 60 Tonnes. We decided to see it as part of...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed June 24, 2016

The original Freedom Rock. Mr. Sorensen has done an outstanding job paying tribute to the men and women of our Armed Services. When I visited, there was one side that was for a Pearl Harbor survivor, which was very cool. It is a quick stop...More

Thank David D
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