Begin the day with an inspirational peaceful visit to the beautiful religious sculptures of Trinity Heights. Then enjoy the rich fall colors and spectacular views of the Loess Hills of western Iowa.
Friday, October 29, 2021
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tour starts at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 7007 Grover St, Omaha
$89 per person
Price includes coach transportation, guide, lunch, and attraction admissions
Tour reservation deadline September 27, 2021 – payment due September 27, 2021
Highlights: Trinity Heights - Preparation Canyon scenic overlook - Apple pie at Small’s Fruit Farm - Moorhead Cultural Center and Gift Shop - Hitchcock Nature Center scenic overlook - Lunch at a local community church
Today discover the beauty and serenity of Trinity Heights and the rich colors of western Iowa’s Loess Hills. We begin our journey with a visit to Trinity Heights in Sioux City. Discover the beautiful outdoor walking paths to the 30 foot stainless steel sculpture of Immaculate Heart of Mary Queen of Peace and the 33 foot Sacred Heart of Jesus statue. Surrounding the statues are amazing displays of faith such as an Outdoor Cathedral of Stations of the Cross, shrines to the Blessed Virgin and the Way of the Saints. We depart Trinity Heights for the beautiful landscape of Iowa’s Loess Hills. Our next stop is a small church in Moorhead, Iowa, where we will enjoy a homecooked lunch by the ladies of the parish. We then travel down the street to the Loess Hills Visitor Center and Gift Shop. The gift shop contains art works for sale by local artist and craftsmen. Leaving Moorhead, we stop at the scenic overlook at Preparation Canyon State Park. The overlook deck provides a panoramic view of the Missouri River valley. Later this afternoon we visit Small’s Fruit Farm for apple pie and coffee. Purchase apples in the farm sales barn or pick your own apples in the surrounding orchards. Our last stop of the day is Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, Iowa. A ranger will give us a brief presentation on what makes the Loess Hills unique. Then we will have a little time to enjoy the scenic fall colors from the center’s observation deck. We return to Omaha around 5:00 pm.