Justin’s Must-See Scenic Trea­sures

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DUN­NINGS SPRING PARK

A 200-foot wa­ter­fall (right) is the star at­trac­tion of this park in Dec­o­rah. parks.dec­o­rahia.org/dec­o­rah-parks

MOUNT HOS­MER VETERAN’S ME­MO­RIAL PARK

On a bluff high above Lansing, this park boasts panoramic views of the Mis­sis­sippi River Val­ley. lansin­giowa.com/out­door-fun

YEL­LOW RIVER STATE FOR­EST

Camp, hike, horse­back ride, fish or cross-coun­try ski at this haven for out­door ad­ven­ture. iowadnr.gov

EF­FIGY MOUNDS NA­TIONAL MON­U­MENT

Learn about the his­tory and cul­ture of na­tive peo­ples at this pro­tected sa­cred space (left). nps.gov/efmo

PIKES PEAK STATE PARK

Hik­ing trails tra­verse wooded bluffs and val­leys hun­dreds of feet above the Mis­sis­sippi. iowadnr.gov

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