Loess Hills Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayIowa

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  • The General Dodge House in Council Bluffs

    This imposing white-trimmed brick home, a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1869.

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  • A Closer Look

    Two young visitors peer through binoculars from the overlook at the Hitchcock Nature Center.

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  • Family on the Hitchcock Nature Center Boardwalk

    This young family stops for a breather on the boardwalk at the Hitchcock Nature Center.

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  • Emerald Green Hills

    Golden wheat contrasts brilliantly against the emerald green hills.

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  • Hitchcock Overlook at HoneyCreek

    A couple views the green landscape below the Hitchcock Overlook.

  • Annual Prairie Seminar Hikers

    The annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar is held the first weekend in June, close to the summer solstice, with 200-300 prairie enthusiasts in attendance each year. Here, participants enjoy an educational hike through the hills at one of the seminars.

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  • Hiking through the Grass

    Two hikers follow the beaten trail through the grass.

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