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Get ready for breathtaking views of the Mississippi River Valley at Great River Bluffs State Park, home to the King’s and Queen’s Bluff. These two half-dome bluffs with sheer rock cliffs, steep valley walls and rolling uplands, were created by glaciers moving tons of rock and soil scooping out valleys.   In fact, the Park was created to provide better access to the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River Valley. Because the park has been left in its natural state, you can expect to see plenty of wildlife from the 35 species of mammals, 17 species of reptiles and over 100 species of birds, including red-tailed hawks, great horned owls, Indigo buntings, ruffed grouse, wild turkeys, and even bald eagles that populate the park.


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