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Pikes Peak State Park

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Address: 32264 Pikes Peak Rd, McGregor, IA 52157-8752
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You can see the Mississippi for miles and miles.

I stopped at Pike's Peak this morning. It was a clear day so you could see for miles up and down the Mississippi River. I took lots of pictures. I love to stand on the outlook... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Ankeny, Iowa

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Ankeny, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I stopped at Pike's Peak this morning. It was a clear day so you could see for miles up and down the Mississippi River. I took lots of pictures. I love to stand on the outlook ramp and watch boats on the river. The strong wind made the 26 degree temperature seem much colder than it was.

Thank david_hance_iowa
Winfield, Illinois
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I remember coming here 30 years ago when there was nothing but the view and a rock jetting out to sit on for a fantastic picture!! Now it is much more family oriented and a safer way to enjoy the view!! Since our winters seem to be less hostile the Bald Eagles seem to migrate and stay around this area... More 

Thank Skimmer2065
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Clean. Maintained. Trails. Free! Came across this park by accident, took a wrong turn, seen the sign, figured what's a couple more miles.

Thank Harmony L
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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252 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A great state park for all ages and mobility. A short walk from the parking lot is amazing bluff view of the Mississippi river. There are trails for the more mobile site visitors through the forested bluff area.

Thank cdhcch
Tampere, Finland
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661 reviews
249 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Pikes Peak State Park offers amazing views of the mighty Mississippi. You can see the confluence of Mississippi River and Wisconsin River as well as the city of Prairie du Chien, WI. The park is named after Lt. Zebulon Pike as the peak in Colorado.

Thank Jan R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

If you are a hiker you will love this trail it is on the longer side, but amazing views and overall pretty fun experience.

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stopped at the park when it was a cold, rainy day in late November. We were the only people there, but that was OK. The views from the overlooks were spectacular. We plan to return when the weather is better to camp and hike the many trails in the park.

Thank mary p
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I've come to view and hike here MANY times over several decades but still enjoy it every time! Don't think I've ever gone in November, but still nice, just much colder. There are some great trails that require doing lots of steps. There is a lot you of areas with no steps and great views of the river. Also picnic... More 

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Groveland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Great campground, good size well kept campsites. Great day use, picnic tables, BBQs, new bathrooms. Views to oooh and aaah over, with several view points right near the parking lot as well as other vantage points accessed by short walks. And so much history, this is a must see spot just a few miles north of Marquette, Iowa on the... More 

Thank CTBCalifornia
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The scenic overlooks were amazing. The Mississippi was quite humbling. The park is easy to get to. There are paved walking trails so anyone can enjoy it. Great place to have a picnic with the family, or just let your kids get outdoors. Take your time and enjoy the view. You will love it.

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