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Lewis & Clark Monument and Scenic Overlook

Monument honors the expedition of Lewis & Clark in 1804 and their historic, strategic meeting with the Otoe and Missouri Indians. Capture an expansive westward view from this historic point. Dedicated in 1936, it is located in a city park.

Council Bluffs, IA Scenic Views

Archer Engine of Yesteryear

More than 200 items, including old reel lawn mowers, rider/walk-behind tractors, old engines, and old chain saws. Antique shop with primitives and collectibles, glass, pictures and more.

Crescent, IA Shoppes

Hitchcock Nature Center

Located on the Loess Hills Scenic Byway, this park and wildlife preserve offers scenic views of over 1,000 acres of Loess Hills bluffs and native prairie. Hiking trails, accessible boardwalk trail, lodge, primitive camping, overlooks, wildlife viewing. New modern cabins, RV and tent campgrounds.

Honey Creek, IA Nature Centers


Monroe #8 One-Room Country Schoolhouse

Country schoolhouse is restored to its 1920s era, and is used as a working museum.

Walnut, IA Historic Schoolhouses

Nishna Heritage Museum

Shows all phases of life in southwest Iowa, beginning with prehistoric animals. Collection of dolls, tools, wrenches and prehistoric rocks. See old-time ice wagon and traveling coach.

Oakland, IA Museums

Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Explore 140 years of American railroad history, from the origins of the nation's first transcontinental railroad in 1862 to the advanced technology of modern-day railroading. New permanent interactive exhibit "Working on the Railroad" offers a firsthand look at modern railroading.

Council Bluffs, IA Museums

Stempel Bird Collection

A collection of more than 300 mounted birds, including many rare species and some over 100 years old.

Macedonia, IA Collections

Breezy Hills Vineyard and Winery

Family-owned winery on the edge of the Loess Hills offers a large selection of handcrafted grape and other fruit wines. From this hilltop location, enjoy panoramic views of the countryside and adjacent peach and apple orchard. Wine tasting, vineyard and winery tours, gift shop, special events.

Minden, IA Wineries

Carstens 1880 Farmstead

Late 1880s farmstead and 80

Shelby, IA Museums

Ameristar Casino Hotel

Riverboat casino features more than 1,500 slot machines and 37 table games. Four restaurants, 160 hotel rooms, children's activity center.

Council Bluffs, IA Casinos

Walnut Creek Historical Museum

Discover the area's German heritage and farming history in this former Masonic Lodge with Masonic emblems and original tin ceiling.

Walnut, IA Museums

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