The renowned Loess Hills are as breathtaking as they are unexpected – it’s the only place in the western hemisphere you can see these amazing landforms. Embark on a hiking or biking trip surrounded by a sea of rolling hills and billowing prairie grasses. Explore charming small towns and agricultural attractions. Visit Council Bluffs, home to railroad history.
The Loess Hills & Beyond Area is best known for:
- The Loess (it rhymes "bus") Hills landforms. Take in expansive views from Hitchcock Nature Center or Loess Hills State Forest.
- Agricultural attractions like the Manning Hausbarn, Albert the Bull, and lavender and goat farms.
- Railroad sites, such as the Union Pacific Railroad Museum and Watson Steam Train & Depot Museum.