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Southern Loess Hills Historic Byway Road Trip

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The Southern 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.
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Logan to Council Bluffs
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The Harrison County Historical Village and Welcome Center offers a diversion along this quiet stretch of two-lane highway through the scenic prairie land and rolling hills of western Iowa. Council Bluffs, the starting point of the Mormon Trail, is the perfect place to stop for lunch and visit historic sites.
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Council Bluffs to Missouri state line
Railroad history buffs won’t want to miss the rail-related museums in Council Bluffs before setting out to savor the rest of this scenic drive, which takes you through the scenic vistas of the Missouri River Valley and the Loess Hills.