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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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Beautiful view and great history

I love to go up to the Lewis and Clark Monument whenever I'm back in my hometown, Council Bluffs... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Champaign, Illinois, USA
Panoramic View

The monument offers a panoramic view of Omaha, the Missouri River, Eppley Airfield and surrounding... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Rainbow Point, north on Eighth Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
+1 712-328-4650
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank 344nancyh
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
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
Reviewed 5 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.

Thank McFerrid
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

Thank Smilerbriggs
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
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We went with family to the Monument in the evening after our reunion. It was beautiful. They were able to point out landmarks in Omaha and Council Bluffs to us. Nice place to relax.

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Family of 6 visited ( wife husband kids aged 5 9 12 17) in summer 2017. I had been here many times as a teen when I lived in the city and enjoyed it then. Great views of the river and you can see lots...More

Thank maranville826
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We need a small stop to stretch legs and saw this on Trip Advisor with good reviews and though heck why not. Wouldn't recommend doing that for other travelers. The monument itself was nice. The views were so-so. It mostly over looks the airport. Guess...More

Thank michellehouse
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is a great place to have a picnic, relax, take a hike, or have a deep conversation. Love taking our kids to watch the planes come into the airport. This lookout is great for a relaxing, peaceful place to reflect and enjoy. One of...More

Thank tiffanybrasch
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31 January 2015|
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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.