From delicious fresh-grown food, to historical landmarks and state parks, Iowa is full of must-see destinations, activities and attractions and you and your family can enjoy.
Here are some of the very best.
Spend a day exploring the Amana Colonies
There are few things more fascinating than learning about the rich history of a given region. The Amana Colonies. This historic area is full of rich German history and culture and offers a unique dining experience along with fascinating goods and wine for purchase.
Dazzle your taste buds on the Iowa Wine Trail
If you’re a wine enthusiast, you’ll be shocked and happy to learn of the incredible Iowa Wine Trail in northwest Iowa. The trail offers a number of wineries that develop and distribute a number of hand-crafted wines that can be tasted daily. It’s an incredibly relaxing and educational experience.
You might love it so much, you’ll soon find yourself checking out some North Iowa real estate.
Root for the Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium
There’s nothing quite like watching a great game of football at one of the Big Ten’s more iconic stadiums in the fall.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are always fighting for a top spot in the Big Ten and watching them leave it all on the field at the historic Kinnick Stadium never gets old. Not just that, you can be sure to engage in some exuberant tailgating opportunities before the game.
Try some of the best steak on the planet at Northwestern Steakhouse
Iowa is known by many as one of the states that helps feed America. With acres upon acres of farmland both for agriculture and livestock, there’s no doubt that there is some delicious food to be had in Iowa.
That is certainly true in the case of Northwestern Steakhouse. The menu as this iconic beef establishment offers – of course – their famous teak, roasted chicken, broiled shrimp, lamb chops and more. Just be sure that you wear a pair of comfortable pants, and maybe leave the belt at home!
Find inspiration at the Grotto of the Redemption
Typically, you’ll have to travel to Europe to find such incredible works of art. The Grotto of the Redemption, which is located in West Bend Iowa, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is known for being home to the largest collection of precious stones in one location.
Explore Maquoketa Cavs State Park
There is nothing quite like the Maquoketa Cavs State Park and the caves that call them home. Aside from the incredible caverns that you can explore there are a number of camping sites, hiking trails and picnic areas where you can stop and smell the wildflowers.
Satisfy your need for speed at the Iowa Speedway
If you find yourself in Newton, Iowa, make sure that you check on the race schedule at the Iowa Speedway to find out if you can catch a glimpse of some of the world’s best drivers pushing the limits on the famous track.