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Lewis and Clark Monument and Scenic Overlook

Rainbow Point, north on Eighth Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
+1 712-328-4650
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Nice view

Interesting road up to the monument. Great view. Found the Love Locks interesting. The parking area... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CardFanDubG
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Sunset views are amazing!!

This is the best place to watch the sun go down. It overlooks the Missouri River and downtown... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stacie N
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Rainbow Point, north on Eighth Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting road up to the monument. Great view. Found the Love Locks interesting. The parking area was near-by the monument.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the best place to watch the sun go down. It overlooks the Missouri River and downtown Omaha. You can see for miles! The park is well kept. We love going up there.

Thank Stacie N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited around 11AM on Friday, June 15, 2018. From the overlook view you can see Omaha, airport and Missouri River. The monument area is a good tribute with informational plaques(some are hard to read due to weathering). Peaceful environment when we visited since only...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We enjoyed our visit the park is very nice, we were there in November so not much to do but we walked a small trail and enjoyed our time there.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I love to go up to the Lewis and Clark Monument whenever I'm back in my hometown, Council Bluffs. This is such a gorgeous view overlooking the Missouri River and, especially at night, seeing the lights of Omaha. It's also a great place to watch...More

1  Thank 344nancyh
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The monument offers a panoramic view of Omaha, the Missouri River, Eppley Airfield and surrounding area. Markers and plaques tell the significance of the site to the Lewis & Clark Expedition as well as the source of the name for Council Bluffs, IA. I would...More

1  Thank tshasen
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This is located in a residential area off the beaten path. It has a little park and I am sure the local residents know about it. But if you didn't know it was there you would never find it. The best thing about it is...More

1  Thank SherlynSLC
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

High on the bluffs north of Council Bluffs, you have good parking and disability-friendly area to learn about the story of Lewis and Clark. Plan on 20-30 minutes there unless you want to hike.

1  Thank McFerrid
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Atop the impressive Loess Hills by Council Bluffs with a sweeping view of Omaha, the airport, the Missouri river and I 29, this site commemorates the journey by Lewis and Clark through the area. The actual meeting with the Otoes 'memorialized' did not actually take...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

I rode my bike up here and it was worth the climb. The placards described the importance of Council Bluffs in history and the view was quite nice. There was a family enjoying a picnic lunch when I visited. The park was clean and quiet....More

Thank Donna K
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AnneGronseth
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Response from Paula K | Reviewed this property |
People do get married here. I don't believe that there is room for a reception. The area is fairly small.
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