Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Mount Hosmer Park in Lansing, Iowa offers scenic views of the Mississippi River valley from a bluff that rises 450 feet above the river. The entrance to the park is via North 6th Street, which is a few blocks west of Highway 26 off Main St. The 104 acre park is named for Harriet Hosmer, a sculptress, who won a race to the top of the bluff during the 1850s.

There are two overlooks of the Mississippi in the park. The park has several hiking trails. At the top of the bluff there is a picnic area with shelter, a playground, and a restroom with flush toilets.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Sweeping views of the Mississippi River Valley.

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Family friendly
Big vistas
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Bird watching
Potable water
Covered picnic areas
Playground

Location

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