Palisades-Kepler State Park/Mt. Vernon

Magnificent views from natural limestone bluffs, deep ravines with hundred year old hardwood, natural sandbar along the Cedar River, ancient Indian Mounds – and wonderful wildlife – and you can picnic, pitch a tent or stay in cabins with the family.  A great place for families to enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty of 840 acres of beautiful land.

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Effigy Mounds National Monuments/Harpers Ferry

What an education to be gained here – more than 200 hundred Indian Mounds that overlook the Mississippi River in the upper Iowa river valley.  A truly moving experience and a look back into our ancestors lives in an absolutely one of a kind protected historical site.  And the site is absolutely spectacular – the views unparalleled – the history deeply moving.

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