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Northern Loess Hills Historic Byway

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Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau
128.3 miles: 2 hours, 51 minutes
The Northern Loess Hills Historic Byway takes you through a portion of the Loess Hills in western Iowa. Formed by windblown silt, the hills stretch nearly 200 miles alongside the Missouri River Valley and are filled with parks, preserves and historic sites.
Akron to Sioux City
32.0 miles: 47 minutes
From Akron, Iowa, enjoy a peaceful journey along a two-lane highway through the farmlands and forests of western Iowa’s Loess Hills before arriving at the convergence of the Big Sioux and Missouri rivers near historic Sioux City, Iowa, the perfect place to stop for lunch and visit local historical attractions.
Sioux City to Logan
96.3 miles: 2 hours, 3 minutes
The Missouri River flows quietly alongside I-29 as you leave Sioux City. A large, obelisk sits atop a hillside east of the highway, marking the burial site of Sgt. Charles Floyd, the only man to die on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Quiet countryside awaits you on the journey to Logan. The highlight is Preparation Canyon State Park, where you can hike atop the loess dunes to see a panorama of this unique landscape.