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I absolutely love anything to do with history and WW2. My wife and I took an hour to walk around... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Raymond C
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Awesome place to visit. Full of history and wonderful sculpture art. Great place to sit and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
krystal r
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2001 Higgins Drive, West Pawnee Park, Columbus, NE 68601
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love anything to do with history and WW2. My wife and I took an hour to walk around read all of the signs and see all of the sights. Our pictures could never do this justice. You have to walk the grounds your...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Raymond C
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to visit. Full of history and wonderful sculpture art. Great place to sit and enjoy or let the kids play at the park.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank krystal r
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is something that all visitors must take the time to see. Won't be very time consuming and is well worth making the stop. Outside setup within a park so a lot of parking though walking is on gravel and/or sand in some areas. Columbus...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peggy F
Reviewed 3 June 2018

General Eisenhower said Andrew Jackson Higgins won the war (WWII) with his Higgins Landing Craft Boat. That's quite.a statement. This memorial to Columbus' native son shows one of the Higgins Boats--full-size waterline replica of the Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel. Three bronze statues coming off the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Nice memorial about Pacific WWII. Featuring replica of Higgins Boat landing craft. Interesting that there was sand from many islands in the Pacific Theater.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Bill A
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This started out small and they keep adding more to it it is a beautiful spot to sit and reflect about our Country

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Judy J
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Free fun things to do in Columbus, NE. With a name like Andrew Jackson Higgins, you knew he was destined for great things. Yes, the inventor of the Higgins boat landing craft was born here. They have an entire park and monument dedicated to him....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank toddw377
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is a nice memorial to Andrew Jackson Higgins. The man that President Eisenhower said was responsible for winning WWII with his innovative landing boat design.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Love coming out to the park and walking their trails the pool is close by and also the baseball field... we love this place !!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank garza0306
Reviewed 27 July 2017

What a beautiful memorial for this town, honoring our derive people and the creator of the Higgins. This is in a peaceful area, surrounded by rabbits and makes you feel very peaceful when you visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank kimmielou
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