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Freedom Rock

1199 Iowa 25, Menlo, IA 50164
+1 319-530-3537
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Stop at The Rock

This is a Big Rock that is painted every year just before Memorial Day in May by a Local artist... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Menlo, Iowa, United States
Must stop

Only takes a few minutes but well worth the stop. Be sure and look in the shed and see photos of... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Reno, Nevada
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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“memorial day” (10 reviews)
“men and women” (5 reviews)
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1199 Iowa 25, Menlo, IA 50164
+1 319-530-3537
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank O5997QZkarens
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Only takes a few minutes but well worth the stop. Be sure and look in the shed and see photos of all the previous years. Must stop if your anywhere in the area.

Thank advcards
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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.

Thank Chuck H
Reviewed 9 October 2016

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

Thank USAFret
Reviewed 12 September 2016

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

Thank Review-by-2
Reviewed 17 August 2016

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

Thank Puttermutt17
Reviewed 17 August 2016

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

Thank AlnAbroad
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Make this a place to stop every summer. Bubba Sorenson is the artist and is amazing! The paintings on the rick change yearly. Always a wonderful tribute to our military. Go, take a moment to reflect!

Thank bob2488
Reviewed 18 July 2016

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

Thank Joe D
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