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This is a Big Rock that is painted every year just before Memorial Day in May by a Local artist. You will see and feel the Heart Felt Love and Respect to our Veterans here at this rock. It is just South of I80 and...More
Freedom rock is a must see attraction. Just a few miles off interstate I-35. Hard to really put into words what happens when you visit here. It's a feeling of pride and honor for everyone who has ever served to help secure our freedoms. The...More
Located only a mile off of I-80, the rock has been repainted yearly since 1999. It's always a moving tribute to our soldiers. Don't go expecting any frills, or even a restroom. It's there as a show of respect and honor.
I was told about this by a fellow veteran at another attraction. I made the side trip to find it and was very moved by it. The artist repaints it annually with new scenes. If you are a veteran, know one, or are related to...More
Decided to add this as a side trip as we rode home from Omaha. I found the rock to be very moving since my father (A Marine) just passed away a few months ago. I have several friends from Minnesota that make an annual motorcycle...More
Two friends and I were on a cross country drive from Chicago to Concord, CA with very limited time to get to California. We heard about this rock, out in the middle of the Iowa countryside and decided we'd make the detour. We were so...More
The only positive aspect of Freedom Rock is that it's convenient to the road. But otherwise, it's a painted rock. I appreciate that some people choose to honor veterans by painting rocks, and some other people choose to honor veterans by looking at painted rocks,...More
This is the famous Freedom Rock. The Freedom Rock is a 12-foot-tall boulder located along Iowa Highway 25 near Menlo in western Iowa just south of exit 86 on Interstate 80. The boulder weighs approximately 60 Tonnes. We decided to see it as part of...More