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Awe-Inspiring Monument

This monument is worth the time to stop and check out all of the names on the bricks. It also... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
Paulette W
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Columbus, Nebraska
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Proud History

Great History lesson and accessible for all. Proud piece of History for Columbus, Nebraska... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2019
jpete5671
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Columbus, Nebraska
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2001 Higgins Drive, West Pawnee Park, Columbus, NE 68601
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

This monument is worth the time to stop and check out all of the names on the bricks. It also includes sand from various beaches where battles were fought, metal from the World Trade Center, and a Higgins boat replica. It is definitely a monument...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Paulette W
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Great History lesson and accessible for all. Proud piece of History for Columbus, Nebraska. Children can play on it,but be respectful. Wall of honor of names of family members and veterans. My father's name is on the wall.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

great place visit open clean relaxing place would think most singles couples and families would and could spend afar amount of time in and around this place

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AllanH737
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love anything to do with history and WW2. My wife and I took an hour to walk around read all of the signs and see all of the sights. Our pictures could never do this justice. You have to walk the grounds your...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Raymond C
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to visit. Full of history and wonderful sculpture art. Great place to sit and enjoy or let the kids play at the park.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank krystal r
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is something that all visitors must take the time to see. Won't be very time consuming and is well worth making the stop. Outside setup within a park so a lot of parking though walking is on gravel and/or sand in some areas. Columbus...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peggy F
Reviewed June 3, 2018

General Eisenhower said Andrew Jackson Higgins won the war (WWII) with his Higgins Landing Craft Boat. That's quite.a statement. This memorial to Columbus' native son shows one of the Higgins Boats--full-size waterline replica of the Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel. Three bronze statues coming off the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Nice memorial about Pacific WWII. Featuring replica of Higgins Boat landing craft. Interesting that there was sand from many islands in the Pacific Theater.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 481billa
Reviewed September 11, 2017

This started out small and they keep adding more to it it is a beautiful spot to sit and reflect about our Country

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Judy J
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Free fun things to do in Columbus, NE. With a name like Andrew Jackson Higgins, you knew he was destined for great things. Yes, the inventor of the Higgins boat landing craft was born here. They have an entire park and monument dedicated to him....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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