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Sergeant Floyd Monument

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Address: S. Lewis Blvd, Sioux City, IA
Phone Number: 7122790198
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Great memorial and a great view, too!

This monument has been refurbished and everything was lovely with great landscaping and the fencing redone. There was a 24 hour vigil during Veterans' Day to honor those who... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
CM W
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Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monument has been refurbished and everything was lovely with great landscaping and the fencing redone. There was a 24 hour vigil during Veterans' Day to honor those who served. A great view of Sioux City and surrounding area, too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sgt. Floyd's memorial is a must see for Lewis and Clark or history buffs, and it's a quick hop off the road for thru-travelers. The monument is impressive, as is the view, and the only downside is that the museum with more information on the importance of the expedition and monument doesn't open until 10 on Saturdays, so if you're... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We made a quick stop since this was right off the interstate. Plenty of parking. Information boards line the path up to the obelisk. Great tribute to Floyd. Information plaques on each side of the obelisk. Great view and nice stop to stretch your legs!

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Thank IAmElaineBenes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Basically an Overlook with a great View and a history of Sergeant Floyd from the Lewis and Clark expedition. Impressive Monument looking like the Washington Monument in DC.

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Thank Henry D
West Bend, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Most people don't know that Sergeant Floyd was the only member of the Lewis and Clark party exploring the Louisiana Purchase to die--of a ruptured appendix--right here in Sioux City Iowa at the beginning of their journey.

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Kerkhoven
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

This is literally just an obelisk on a hill with nothing more to see. I don't know what I expected but given what you can see in the picture there is nothing more to be seen by going there. Not disappointing but not satisfying either. Its more or less just one of those things thats there but not worth stopping... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This bluff overlook is in a great location to get a sense of the exploration of Lewis and Clark. It is also amazing that Sergeant Floyd was the only casualty on the long voyage.

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Woodland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We came across Lewis and Clark so many times on our trip across the country. This memorial is a tribute to the one member of the Corps of Discovery who died. It is on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River. There are descriptions of what can be seen from the bluff. It's quite a view. The story of his burials... More 

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Hull, Ia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Having grown up in NW Iowa, and moving back after raising our children elsewhere, we decided to finally visit this monument. This was one of the destinations during our sibling reunion. Easily accessible, but a GPS is very helpful. There are information boards that relate the history of the death of Sergeant Floyd. The views from the hill are very... More 

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Canon City, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Was a very nice bluff overlooking the valley. Can see why Lewis and Clarks chose this as Sgt Floyds burial site

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