Last weekend, Amanda and I stopped by Hawkeye Point, which has the distinction of being the highest point in the state of Iowa. The 1670-foot peak is on private property, but it is easy to access, just a short walk from the road. The official landmark is at the end of a feeding trough and is marked with a wooden cutout in the shape of Iowa.
There’s a metal box encouraging visitors to register, where we wrote our names and bought two of the souvenir keychains, which go for a mere $1 each. Located just north of Sibley, Iowa, Hawkeye Point provided a break from driving and nice view of northwest Iowa farmland.
June 2010 Update: Since our visit in mid-2007, the property was donated to Osceola County; an information kiosk is now present with information on the family who previously owned the property and Osceola County in general.
Near Sibley, Iowa