Most Iowans who have a sense of adventure have hiked or drive to the top of Pikes Peak State Park, and it’s one of the nicest places in the state. Unfortunately, that means its often crowded! If you’re looking for a similar overlook that’s easy to get to and a little more off the beaten path, Mount Hosmer Park is the place to go.
You can find Mount Hosmer Park at N 6th St., Lansing, IA 52151. The Park’s three hiking trails are named after veterans who lost their lives in combat, and there are monuments to soldiers and POWs in the park as well. This little park is one of the coolest hidden gems in the Hawkeye State! If you’re always on the lookout for warm weather fun, you’ll also enjoy reading about 8 Little Known Beaches in Iowa That’ll Make Your Summer Unforgettable.
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