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Very Nice

This is a very nice monument and overlook. There are bathrooms in the area as well. The view is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Judy S
What a view!

It was a rainy day, but we decided to see what we could see from the monument. It was fun to watch... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Cleveland, Ohio
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Rainbow Point, north on Eighth Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice monument and overlook. There are bathrooms in the area as well. The view is wonderful. We were able to see a long distance and pick out things.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 12 October 2018

It was a rainy day, but we decided to see what we could see from the monument. It was fun to watch the planes at Eppley Field land and take off. Also, a little interesting history about the site and the topography; I now know...More

Thank gefilte63
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Amazing view of the airport and downtown Omaha. Decent amount of parking. Very nice monument. Well worth a visit by locals and tourists.

Thank CastlePerson
Reviewed 22 August 2018

From this monument, you will see a wonderful view of the city. It is also just down the hill from the famous "Black Angel" monument that General Dodge had made to honor his wife.

Thank Lorna W
Reviewed 15 August 2018

yesterday was my first time ever being here and I will definitely go again!!! this is so cool to look at all of omaha and most of council bluffs at the same time! Its also really peaceful up there. Made a great memory going here...More

Thank erinj63
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Having lived less than 2 miles from the Monument and it was my very first time up to see it. What a beautiful view overlooking Epply Air Field runways and terminal . On a clean day you can see even further . Worth the drive...More

Thank Ocalakid55
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I enjoy taking visitors on a historic trip around Council Bluffs. This has a fabulous view and is always a favorite

Thank 762jodys
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Like to visit the Lewis and Clark Monument and think about the Expedition of Lewis and Clark as they traveled up the Missouri River in 1804. Compare that to the air travel from Eppley Airfield while watching the planes take off and land. Like to...More

Thank Lynette W
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Have been here many times over the years. Very relaxing, great place to just sit and relax. You can watch the air planes fly in and out for as long as you want. Take a picnic lunch. Just enjoy...

Thank gmorrison77
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We brought our friends (adults and kids) from out of town here to view the Omaha skyline (as much as there is one!) and to watch the planes take off and land from the airport. They enjoyed the view. The trails are also nice and...More

Thank GarbenK
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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.