PLAN YOUR IOWA ROAD TRIP

       

Discover Iowa's Byways. Check In. Get Rewards.

       
The Iowa Scenic Byway Passport is your ticket to discovering the beauty of Iowa’s miles of scenic byways. You’ll experience small town America, diverse landscapes, historic sites and unique restaurants, shops and attractions.

It’s free to sign up and the more locations along the byways you visit, the more deals, discounts and prizes you’ll unlock!

Each month in 2021, one byway traveler will win a Byway Prize Package valued at approximately $200 which will include gift certificates for hotels, restaurants, attractions and more! Each check-in to a location on the passport earns you one entry into the monthly sweepstakes drawing.

June Grand Prize from the Grant Wood Scenic Byway:
The package includes an overnight stay of your choice at either Squiers Manor Bed & Breakfast or the Decker House Hotel, both located in Maquoketa, Iowa. Additionally, the winner will receive gift cards to the Hurstville Interpretive Center ($15), Make it Yours Upcycle ($10), Maquoketa Caves Concessions ($20 for shirts, gifts & more), River Ridge Brewing ($10), Stone City General Store Pub ($30), Kalmes Restaurant and Catering ($25) and $100 in gift certificates to spend on your travels along the byway, courtesy of the Jackson County Area Tourism Association. Prize valued at $200.

For more information regarding prize giveaways, click HERE.        
       

           Click here to see what's included!            

Iowa Scenic Byway Passport

  • Drive Iowa’s byways and track your progress
  • Visit small town Iowa and support local businesses
  • Discover the beauty of Iowa’s diverse landscapes

How this Pass Works

- Sign Up

This passport is the perfect mobile guide for your next adventure! Simply click the “Sign Up Now” button and fill out your information to receive your mobile-exclusive passport full of check-in locations. This program is 100% free.

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

After you sign-up, your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. If you want one-tap access to your pass, you have the option of saving it to your phone’s home screen.

- Check In

When visiting a participating location in the passport, type in the corresponding PIN # to check-in or if your pass has geolocation capabilities, check-in by turning on your location services.

COVERED BRIDGES SCENIC BYWAY

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Cedar Covered Bridge
Cedar Bridge is located over Cedar Creek north of Winterset. It is the bridge featured on the cover of The Bridges of Madison County. After being nearly destroyed by arson, Cedar Bridge was rebuilt and re-opened in 2019.

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Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge
The Cutler-Donahoe bridge is 79 feet in length and features a pitched roof. Originally located over the North River near Bevington, it was moved to its present site in Winterset’s City Park in 1970.

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George Stout Storybook Sculpture
This large book sculpture tells the story of George Stout, a Madison County resident made famous by George Clooney’s film “Monument Men.”

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George Washington Carver Park
Pocket park honoring Dr. George Washington Carver with historic monuments and interpretive panels.

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Hogback Covered Bridge
Built in 1884 by Harvey P. Jones and George K. Foster, the Hogback Covered Bridge measures 97 feet and is in its original location in a valley north of Winterset. Hogback gets its name from the limestone ridge which forms the west end of the valley.

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Holliwell Covered Bridge
Holliwell is the longest covered bridge, measuring 122 feet. It remains in its original site over the Middle River southeast of Winterset. It is featured in “The Bridges of Madison County” movie.

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Howells Greenhouse And Pumpkin Patch
Thank you for your friendship and support of Howells Greenhouse and Pumpkin Patch. Your continued willingness to come out to our hidden treasure in the northern Madison County countryside means the world to us!

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  • 20% Off Gift Shop Purchase
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Imes Covered Bridge
The oldest of the remaining covered bridges, Imes was built in 1870 and is 81 feet in length. It was originally located over the Middle River west of Patterson. In 1887 it was moved to a spot over Clinton Creek southwest of Hanley. Imes Bridge was moved again to its present location over a natural...
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Iowa Quilt Museum
The Iowa Quilt Museum welcomes quilters, quilt lovers, history buffs, and all appreciators of American art and culture. Our mission is to promote appreciation of the American quilt and the art of quilting through displays of quilts and information about quilt history. Featuring four unique exhibits...
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  • $1 Off Adult Admission
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John Wayne Birthplace Museum
The facility includes the four-room birthplace home restored to its 1907 appearance. Adjacent is the new museum offering an astounding collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the film legend's career.

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Madison County Chamber Of Commerce & Welcome Center
Whether it’s by foot, boat, bike or car, at one of our six famous covered bridges, majestic parks, or quaint historic town square in Winterset, while shopping at our top-notch retail stores, sipping wine at one of our wineries, or learning a craft like quilting or fusing glass, there’s plenty...
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Madison County Historical Complex
The Madison County Historical Complex includes 14 buildings on 25 acres. Our collection includes: Native American artifacts, quilts and other textiles, local advertising, and much more.

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  • 50% Off Admission
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Madison County Winery
Native winery featuring a large patio with a beautiful view of rolling hills and valleys. We also have a full tasting room serving wines produced on premise along with local craft beers.

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  • Free Tasting
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Pammel Park
Beautiful Madison County park with drive-through tunnel, hiking, biking, camping, yurt cabins and more.

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Roseman Covered Bridge
Built in 1883, Roseman is 107 feet in length and sits in its original location. In The Bridges of Madison County, Roseman is the bridge Robert Kincaid seeks when he stops at Francesca Johnson’s home for directions.

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St Charles Welcome Center
The Welcome Center in St Charles serves as the ‘Gateway to the Bridges of of Madison County’. The Visitor’s Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter).

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The Iowa Theater
Located in Winterset, IA, the historic Iowa Theater is a multi-use, non-profit movie theater and performance space, a place for
locals and visitors to come together
and be entertained.

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  • Complimentary Small Popcorn
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Winterset City Park
Winterset's city park features Clark Tower, an English hedge maze, hiking, camping, full hook-up sites for RVs and playgrounds.

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DELAWARE CROSSING SCENIC BYWAY

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Backbone State Park

First Day Hike 2021:


Bluebird Trail: Start at old park office on 120th street or east gate lot. Fairly easy walking 1.5 mile trail.



Dedicated in 1920 as Iowa’s first state park, Backbone State Park is one of the most geographically unique locations in Iowa....


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Field Of Dreams Movie Site
The Field of Dreams Movie Site in quaint Dyersville, IA is the official movie set of the 1989 Academy Award nominee for "Best Picture of the Year", Field of Dreams. This is a place of fertile soil, traditional values and simple pleasure. What better place to carve a baseball diamond from a corn...
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Franklin Street Brewing Co.
Welcome to Franklin Street Brewing Company! We pride ourselves on excellent craft beers with a focus on great customer service and a fun environment for our customers.

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Manchester Fish Hatchery
The first fish were produced here in the 1890’s. It was operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service until 1976 when it was given to the state of Iowa via a land trade. Since 1976, it has functioned as Iowa’s trout brood stock station where trout are spawned, incubated and hatched each year...
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Olive That Deli
Sandwiches, Ice Cream, and Everything In Between!

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Smokey’s Grille
GREAT VIEWS! GOOD TIMES! COLD BEER!
Full bar service and made to order flatbreads & pizza. The BBQ kitchen Is open! Every week we’re adding delicious new items to our menu!

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The Bread Basket
Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, hot entrees and desserts are served Tuesday through Friday in a quiet atmosphere. Just like Grandma used to make or maybe even better!

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  • Buy 1 Dessert, Get One Free
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DRIFTLESS AREA SCENIC BYWAY

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City Meat Market
Iowa's oldest smokehouse. The City Meat Market has been a family owned business for over 100 years. Home-made sausages and other quality smoked meats. Also known for hickory smoked bacon.

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Coffee On The River
Coffee shop, bakery items, cafe , wine and craft beers

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Decorah Fish Hatchery, Siewers Springs & Decorah Eagles
State-of-the-art trout rearing station - see and feed fish of all sizes. Picnic and go fishing at nearby Siewers Springs. Access to Trout Run Trail. Visit Decorah's famous eagle's nest (across the street).

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Driftless Area Education And Visitors Center
Come learn about the rich natural and human history of the Driftless Area through hands on exhibits and live animals.

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Dunnings Springs Waterfall
Spectacular 200-foot waterfall minutes from downtown Decorah. Ample parking, picnicking, hiking trails and the perfect spot for an outdoor wedding.

2020 Update: When visitors first turn onto Quarry Hill Rd from College Dr, they will see a "road closed ahead" sign. The road is closed just past...
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Empty Nest Winery
Our Winery is breathtaking & charming, made from our reclaimed 100 year old family barn with the huge beams rebuilt inside the winery, barn boards framing corrugated steel line the walls, two hand made 24 foot bars, vaulted wood ceilings with 3 handmade enormous lighted spiral wooden...
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  • BOGO Wine Flights
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Grumpsters Log Cabins
Nestled among the hills of the Mississippi River Valley, these cabins indulge in the beauty of the great outdoors and provide a cozy place for a refreshing retreat. Open year-long and in close proximity to many local attractions.

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  • $10 Off A 2-Night Stay
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Hometown To The World Public Art
Give the giant mosaic globe a spin, then look through each of the three surrounding teleidoscopes to create your own kaleidoscope experience.

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Hotel Winneshiek
The Hotel Winneshiek is a 34 room grand historic hotel and event center located in the heart of downtown Decorah, IA. Guests are greeted by our exceptional staff and three story rotunda and beautifully restored architecture throughout the hotel, bar and opera house.

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Portside Bar And Supper Club
Portside Bar & Supper Club is a restaurant in downtown Harpers Ferry, Iowa. Stop in for a drink, burger or one of our delicious specials!

What's Included

  • $1 Off Appetizer
  • 50 Cents Off Drink
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Pulpit Rock Brewing Company
Microbrewery focusing on dynamic, contemporary American beers. Located in beautiful Decorah, IA.

What's Included

  • $1 Off Your First Beverage
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Seed Savers Exchange
We conserve and promote America's culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.

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T-Bock's Sports Bar & Grill
T-Bock's is a family-friendly sports bar featuring a huge selection of tap beer -- twenty-two, to be exact! Serving lunch and dinner, we are famous for our burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers. We have the best wings and burgers around. With lots of TVs, T-Bock's is a fun place to watch the game,...
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Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
Toppling Goliath is proud to support not only the craft beer community but the communities that have helped us grow over the years. In less than a decade, Toppling Goliath has become world-renowned for IPAs and barrel-aged stouts. We now distribute in over 27 states and create more than 40 beers that rotate throughout the year.

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Vesterheim The National Norwegian-American Museum & Heritage Center
Vesterheim is the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, with over 33,000 artifacts, 12 historic buildings, a Folk Art School, and a library and archives. This treasure showcases the most extensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world.

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WW Homestead Dairy LLC
The Cheese Curd Capital of Iowa". Locally processed dairy products from our two dairy farms. We bring local, farm fresh products straight to you! Our product line includes non-homogenized milk, butter, ice cream, cheese curds, cheddar, and cottage cheese. Our retail store and ice cream parlor...
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Yellow River State Forest

First Day Hike 2021:


Suggested Trail: Starting point is the Luster Heights Unit located off of HWY 364 on Luster Heights Rd. Follow the signs to the parking lot and look for trail maps. This 2.1 mile hike has corresponding numbers to follow (and on maps). From the the...



“Outside” magazine named the Backpack Trail at Yellow River State Forest the best hike in Iowa as part of their “America’s Top 50 Hikes – The Finest in Every State” article. Along with the Backpack Trail, all of the trails in Yellow River are open year-round and range from relatively easy hikes to moderate. You can also see Iowa’s only fire tower in this forest. Yellow River State Forest is perfect for anyone looking for a true backpacking experience or taking a great hike!

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GLACIAL TRAIL SCENIC BYWAY

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Barnes Access
Barnes Area is an undeveloped natural area providing fishing access on the Little Sioux River in northeastern Cherokee County. The 9 acre area consists of a narrow strip of brushy timber and flood plain. Hunting is permitted. Canoe access is​ available adjacent to the parking area.

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Bertram Reservation
240 acre wildlife area with oak savannah prairie that has hiking trails as well as bridle trails. Horseback riding trails are open from May 16 - September 30.

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Buena Vista County Park
Located just off the Glacial Trails Scenic Byway and within the Waterman Creek Bird Conservation Area, this area offers an arboretum, prairie grass plantings and woodland areas to explore.

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Cherokee Depot
Former Illinois Central Railroad depot. Features E.T. Parker Northwest Iowa Railroad Museum and the Little Sioux Valley HO Scale Model Railroad.

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Dog Creek Park
Two camping areas; all sites have water and electricity. Swimming, fishing, boating.

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Fort Peterson
One of several historic buildings in the town of Peterson.

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Kirchner Park
In the 1860s, members of the Kirchner family were the first settlers in the Peterson area. Their original home was the first frame house built in Clay County, and remained in the family until 1971. Today it’s open to visitors as a museum depicting a typical farm home of the era.

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Linn Grove Dam Park & Bait Shop
Located along the Glacial Trail Scenic Byway in historic Linn Grove Iowa this park features a low-head dam on the Little Sioux River making it one of the best fishing holes in Iowa. Four primitive campsites are located close to the river for great access and a bait shop that is open seasonally is located nearby.

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Martins Access
Martin Area consists of 300 acres of beautiful river valley habitat in northeastern Cherokee County. The area contains three primitive camping areas with a total of 40 campsites, 16 full service campsites and four modern cabins.

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Prairie Heritage Center
South of the Glacial Trail Scenic Byway. Historical sites, prairie hiking, in-season hunting, canoeing, live bison.

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Sanford Museum & Planetarium
Located in Cherokee, Iowa, the Sanford Museum and Planetarium has exhibits and activities on a variety of subjects including: Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Geology, History, Natural History, and Paleontology.

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  • Free Sticker
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Wanata Park
Wanata Park is a 144-acre park situated along the Little Sioux River next to the town of Peterson. Come enjoy the trails as you hike along the flood plains or hills of the Little Sioux River. The boat ramp allows access to the river for canoes, flat bottom boats and kayakers as well. The Little...
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GRANT WOOD SCENIC BYWAY

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Baldwin Marsh
This 67-acre area includes a wetland, native prairie, and restored prairie, providing excellent habitat for waterfowl and upland birds. The wetland is one of the best examples of an upland marsh once very common in Iowa. Come and take a hike through this unique and beautiful area; watch the...
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Bellevue State Park

Eastern Iowa’s Bellevue State Park is rich in archaeological, historical and natural beauty. The park features beautiful overlooks of the Mississippi River. An enclosed nature center and butterfly sanctuary showcase diverse wildlife and plant life inhabiting the area. Bellevue State Park...


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Hurstville Interpretive Center
Located on an 18-acre wetland and is designed for multiple uses, with an emphasis on environmental education and natural resource protection. The center features numerous interactive exhibits focused on the natural environment and history of the area.

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Maquoketa Caves State Park

First Day Hike 2021:


Park at the Stone Shelter. Across street the trail on the far right side behind Info Kiosk is the woodland trail. This trail will loop you around to upper valley going under the Natural Bridge. Take staircase back up to parking lot.



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Tabor Home Vineyards And Winery
Tabor Home Winery, Iowa’s oldest estate winery is located on our family’s 1860s Jackson County farmstead. Tabor Home is renowned for distinguished wines that are defining the federally-established Upper Mississippi River Valley viticulture area. Wine Festivals, Sunday Music in the vineyards...
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Wapsipinicon State Park

First Day Hike 2021:


Pine Trail: Park at the playground, walk to closed portion of the road to the Pine Trail. Head south, cross the road and follow the Pine trail east until it intersects with the Prairie Trail, hike north to the parking area, walk along the edge of the...



Wapsipinicon State Park sits on the edge of the charming town of Anamosa, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of the park’s structures, including the stone arch bridge, lodge and shelters were handcrafted by prisoners from the nearby Anamosa State Penitentiary and remain historic icons to visit. Wapsipinicon is abundant in unique formations and geology, so make sure to take your time exploring the natural wonders of this state park.

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GREAT RIVER ROAD BYWAY

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Buffalo Bill Museum
Collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits artifacts depicting the heritage of the region, particularly life along the Mississippi River and its early pioneers, including Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody).

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By The Spoonful
Not your average food store/coffee shop! We feature a large selection of regional gourmet foods including meats, dairy, coffee, Iowa Wine, Iowa craft beer and other artisan items. We also have sandwiches and espresso drinks for take-away. Most popular is our large selection of homemade meals we...
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  • 50 Cents Off Latte
  • 10% Off
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Driftless Area Education And Visitors Center
Come learn about the rich natural and human history of the Driftless Area through hands on exhibits and live animals.

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Eco Center At Rock Creek
Located in Rock Creek Marina & Campground in Camanche, the eco tourism center features educational displays and an 8,000 gallon aquarium with Mississippi River fish. The park provides river access, boat ramps, campsites, cabins, picnicking, fishing, a marina and naturalist-guided Blue Heron Eco-Cruises.

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Effigy Mounds National Monument
Prehistoric American Indian burial and ceremonial mounds, dating from 500 B.C. to 1300 A.D., on 2,500 acres of forested land along the Mississippi River.

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Guttenberg Fish Hatchery
Aquarium displays native fish, mussels and turtles of the Mississippi River, streams and lakes. A butterfly garden filled with native perennial grasses and wildflowers including varieties of Coneflower and Butterfly Milkweed. Continue your native prairie tour along the river walk or stop to fish the Mississippi River here. 

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Heritage Center Museum In Burlington
The Heritage Center Museum opened in Burlington in 1898 as the city's public library. One hundred years later, the Des Moines County Historical Society renovated the building, preserving the detailed woodwork, elegant open spaces and many other architectural features showcasing local history.

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Hinterland Dairy
Hinterland Dairy is an on-farm cheese processing facility. Cheese made weekly right on the farm in a new processing facility, with milk only from the cows on our farm. Milk is made into curds, aged cheddar, Monterey jack and quark. Open spring through December, please check website or call for open hours.

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Hurstville Interpretive Center
Located on an 18-acre wetland and is designed for multiple uses, with an emphasis on environmental education and natural resource protection. The center features numerous interactive exhibits focused on the natural environment and history of the area.

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Keokuk River Museum
The George M. Verity Riverboat, now located in Keokuk, was the first of four steamships built in 1927 for the revival of cargo transportation on the Mississippi. Tour the engine room, sleeping quarters and galley.

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Mines Of Spain State Recreation Area
Mines of Spain State Recreation Area in Dubuque was once a trading post and village site for the Mesquakie tribe, as well as a productive lead mine during the 1800s. The Julien Dubuque Monument, a National Historic Landmark, sits high above the Mississippi River and is the burial site for Iowa's...
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Motor Mill Historic Site
View the six-story limestone mill and four other limestone buildings. Hike rugged trails in nearby hills. Primitive camping, canoe access.

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Nahant Marsh Education Center
This 513-acre urban wetland near Davenport, formerly a superfund cleanup site, is now home to wildlife and restored prairie. Hiking trails and boardwalks with interpretive signage are open to the public year-round.

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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is a Family Friendly tourist attraction focusing on exploring the rich Science, History, and Culture of the Mighty Mississippi.

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Old Fort Madison
Old Fort Madison is an accurate reconstruction of the first military garrison on the Upper Mississippi and became home to the 1st U.S. Infantry from 1808-1813. The site located in the city of Fort Madison features tours with period-dressed interpreters.

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Pine Creek Grist Mill
Pine Creek Grist Mill was built in 1848 by Muscatine county's first settler and was closed in the 1920s. It has been restored to demonstration condition and is believed to be the oldest working grist mill between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains.

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Portside Bar And Supper Club
Portside Bar & Supper Club is a restaurant in downtown Harpers Ferry, Iowa. Stop in for a drink, burger or one of our delicious specials!

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  • $1 Off Appetizer
  • 50 Cents Off Drink
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Putnam Museum & Science Center
Enjoy the Black Earth/Big River nature experience, the award-winning River, Prairie & People History Hall, treasures of the Asian/Egyptian Gallery, unique shopping and an IMAX theater - all at the Putnam Museum in Davenport.

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The National Pearl Button Museum @ The History And Industry Center
Once known as the "Pearl Button Capital of the World," Muscatine mass produced buttons from freshwater mussel shells. Explore the interactive exhibit of artifacts from the pearl button industry, purchase unique button gifts and view the innovations of modern "Made in Muscatine" industries.

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Toolesboro Indian Mounds
The Hopewellian mounds at Toolesboro near Wapello are among the best preserved and accessible remnants of an ancient culture that flourished from 200 B.C. to 400 A.D.

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HISTORIC HILLS SCENIC BYWAY

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Airpower Museum
Dedicated to preserving aviation history on Antique Airfield.

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American Gothic House & Center
Visitor center adjacent to the historic American Gothic House (the inspiration for the iconic and much-parodied "American Gothic" painting by Grant Wood). Our center features an exhibit gallery and gift shop, among other amenities. Please note, the American Gothic House itself is rarely open to the...
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  • 10% Off Gift Shop Purchase
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Bloom And Bark Glass Blowing Studio & Natural Farm
Bloom and Bark, a place where you can discover the magic of glass blowing and the bounty of nature. Watch Tim coax and shape this molten media into a work of art. Join in the fun by taking a class. Wander through the Local Artisan Market and see wonderful art produced by folks from our area; ...
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  • Free Glass Blown Squiggly
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Bridge Café & Supper Club
Established in 1932, we’re still locally owned, serving quality food at reasonable prices. We are famous for our homemade pies, entree menu and specialty nights. Our popular buffets include weekend breakfast, evening (Wednesday - Saturday) and Sunday noon. Or enjoy a steak, salmon or shrimp dinner with your favorite wine!

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Dutch Country General Store: Bloomfield
Dutch Country General Store is a popular tourist stop, home to nostalgic items that bring back memories of simpler times. It's southern Iowa's most unique shopping experience - something for everyone and FREE ice cream cones every day!

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  • Free Bag Of Tortilla Rounds
  • Free Ice Cream Cone
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Dutchman's Store
Visit our expanded store with a large selection of bulk food and candy items, fresh produce, deli and many grocery items. Fabric and craft room, shoes, boots, homemade items and a variety of unique gift items. Seasonal specials, spring bedding plants and so much more.

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Harvestville Farm
Harvestville Farm is a 5th generation farm located in the heart of farm country in rural Southeast Iowa. Throughout the spring & summer months our farm features a variety of items ranging from plants, annuals, seeds, fresh garden veggies, local fruits, Farm to Table Dinners and Home and Garden...
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  • $5 Off Of Your $50 Purchase
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Hinterland Dairy
Hinterland Dairy is an on-farm cheese processing facility. Cheese made weekly right on the farm in a new processing facility, with milk only from the cows on our farm. Milk is made into curds, aged cheddar, Monterey jack and quark. Open spring through December, please check website or call for open hours.

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Misty's Malt Shop
Serving homemade tenderloins, sandwiches, wraps, salads and more for lunch and supper. Stop in for one of our tasty ice cream treats and be sure to try our world-famous black raspberry ice cream!

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The Red Shed
Locally owned restaurant that offers a variety of made-to-order sandwiches. Watch handmade chocolates being created as you browse the cases full of chocolates, pies and pastries.

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Tribute To The Family Farm Sculpture
A large, barn-shaped sculpture celebrates the rich agricultural heritage of Van Buren County and expresses gratitude to area farmers for their longstanding efforts.

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IOWA VALLEY SCENIC BYWAY

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Amana Heritage Museum
The Amana Heritage Society owns and operates a number of historic properties open to the public. The main property is the Amana Heritage Museum in Amana, consisting of the Amana village Schoolhouse, the Noe House, and the washhouse/woodshed. This site is open from March through December and is the...
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B's Sports Bar
Enjoy great food and great games with great friends.

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Belle Plaine Area Museum
Historical museum featuring Chicago Northwestern railroad, The Lincoln Highway, and local history. Home to the Henry B Tippie Annex, exhibiting the life story of Mr Tippie and philanthropy of giving back.

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Clutier Historic Town Jail
The Clutier Museum and Bohemian Village preserve the Czech heritage early settlers as well as the history of the town. The historic two-cell town jail is always open for a photo opp.

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Heart Of The Bohemie Alps
Vining is known as the heart of Iowa's Bohemie Alps. A scenic drive through the picturesque and culturally rich landscape filled with local charm will delight visitors.

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Larry Schlue Memorial Sound Park
Transportation is part of Belle Plaine’s history and identity. More than 70 trains pass through the downtown each day. In designing the sound park, the Belle Plaine born-and-raised artist was inspired by the trains he heard as a child. Make your own sound waves using the park’s interactive...
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Lily Pond Park Shelter - Lily Lake
A scenic three-mile trail connects the villages of Amana and Middle Amana and runs along Lily Pond. Rent a bicycle at the Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau and enjoy what’s commonly called “Colony Way.”

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Meskwaki Cultural Center And Museum
The Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the Tribe’s rich, cultural legacy. Through the museum, they share traditions, promote equality and encourage cultural awareness.

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Murph's Creamery & Grill
Family-owned and operated, Murph's features fresh, never-frozen, made-to-order burgers, as well as hand-breaded tenderloins, grilled or fried chicken sandwiches, and a wide array of ice cream treats. See ya at Murph's!

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Otter Creek Lake & Park
522 acre park with seventy-acre lake, fishing, camping, boating, hiking, swimming, environmental education and nature displays.

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Ox Yoke Inn
You hungry? “An Amana Colonies Tradition Since 1940,” the Ox Yoke Inn® is world famous for German and American food served “Family Style”. Featuring hearty and light portions including schnitzels, sauerbraten, brats, ham, sandwiches, homemade soups and desserts. Pies to go, daily...
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Rolle Bolle Mural & Court
Celebrate the traditional Czech game of Rolle Bolle, brought to Iowa by Belgian immigrants. Victor is one of only a few places left in Iowa, or the Midwest for that matter, where the game is still regularly played.

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The Electric Thread At The Hotel Millwright
Hotel Millwright’s Social Club, located next to the lobby along the millrace stream, is an electric building turned lounge that is quaint, cool, and the ultimate hang-out in Amana. Designed with a nod to its beginnings, the Electric Thread’s modern industrial atmosphere, outdoor patio, and...
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LINCOLN HIGHWAY HISTORIC BYWAY

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1915 Lincoln Highway Bridge & Park
Roadside park includes historical marker with bronze plaque commemorating the Lincoln Highway Bridge and modeled after pillars which served as a gateway to Tama in the early days of the Lincoln Highway.

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Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad | James H. Andrew Railroad Museum
The Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad is a heritage railroad that operates freight and passenger excursions in Boone County, Iowa.

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Eugene Kock Memorial Park & Lincoln Highway Interpretive Panels
The Eugene Kock Memorial Park is dedicated to our servicemen and women who have served our country. A Lincoln Highway Byway sign offers a historical time line for the City of Westside.

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Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center
Located on the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway, the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway and the Western Skies Scenic Byway. Facility includes Lincoln Highway/Loess Hills Interpretive Center with film presentations, outdoor surface demonstration area, scenic overlook, and children’s transportation...
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Lincoln Highway Park & Murals
Mural depicting the history of Clarence and the importance of the Lincoln Highway.

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Lions Club Tree Park - Lincoln Highway Interpretive Panels
Lincoln Highway interpretation with concrete wafers raised skyward denoting Iowa’s population by decade and accompanying baskets of rock showing the miles of public roads for that decade.

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Mahanay Carillon Tower
Mahanay Carillon Bell Tower is located in Jefferson, IA, and is one of only 4 official Iowa carillons located in Iowa. Visitors can take a scenic ride up to a 128 ft. observation deck. The Westminster chimes ring every 15 minutes. The Tower is open to the Public weekends in May and October, daily in June - September from 10 AM - 4 PM.

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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is the national museum of Czech and Slovak history and culture located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the United States. The NCSML preserves, presents, and transcends unique stories of Czech and Slovak history and culture through innovative experiences and...
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Prairie Rivers Of Iowa
Providing information about attractions, lodging, dining and more along the Lincoln Highway.

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Preston's Station
Preston's Station has been an important gathering place in the Belle Plaine community since the early 1920s. Preston's has been in its present location since 1927-1928. George quit selling gas in the late 1980s but continued sharing his stories until he passed in 1993. Preston's legacy has...
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Reed-Niland Corner
Recreating the "one-stop" experience of travelers on the historic Lincoln and Jefferson Highways. The Colo Motel has six restored rooms available for lodging, self-guided walking tour, Lincoln and Jefferson highway markers, highway history displays and original neon signs.

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The Sawmill Museum
The Sawmill Museum is located on the Historic Lincoln Highway and the Great River Road. Come experience when Clinton was the kings of the lumber industry.

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Thomas Jefferson Gardens Of Greene County
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Gardens feature five gardens, interactive musical instruments and a pavilion for small outdoor weddings and replica of the plow that Thomas Jefferson invented for all early farmers to use.

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Union Pacific Railroad Museum
Located in historic downtown Council Bluffs, Iowa, on the Missouri River, we're a great place for friends and family to come and learn about the Union Pacific Railroad and the Nation's first transcontinental railroad.

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LOESS HILLS NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY

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Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.
The 3,000 foot-long and 15 foot-wide bridge opened in September 28, 2008 and connects Council Bluffs to Omaha, Nebraska across the Missouri River. It serves as a way for walkers, runners, and bicyclists to access 150 miles of trails within the metro. And don't forget to go "bobbing"—striking a...
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Broken Kettle Grasslands
Broken Kettle Grassland lets you view miles of brightly colored hills and valleys near Westfield. The grassland is the largest preserve in Iowa, the largest remaining prairie in Iowa and home to nearly 200 bison that roam the land and help play a role in the prairie conservation.

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Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is a public educational facility that opened its doors in 1995. This award-winning Nature Center is located in the northwest corner of Sioux City, Iowa in Stone State Park.

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Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center
Located on the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway, the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway and the Western Skies Scenic Byway. Facility includes Lincoln Highway/Loess Hills Interpretive Center with film presentations, outdoor surface demonstration area, scenic overlook, and children’s transportation...
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Iowa's Championship Rodeo Museum
Rodeo museum, Fremont County History and genealogy.

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Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Betty Strong Encounter Center comprise an almost 20,000-square-foot, private, non-profit cultural complex. The Interpretive Center opened in 2002 to commemorate the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial. It expanded in late 2007 with the opening of the...
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Murray Hill Scenic Overlook
Just west of Little Sioux, Murray Hill Scenic Overlook is one of the best views in the Loess Hills, but hiking is required to get up to it. Interpretive panels help lead hikers to the lookout, and once you get there, the views are breathtaking. See miles and miles of hills and valleys and watch the...
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Pony Creek Nature Center
Pony Creek Nature Center is dedicated to educating citizens about the native plants and animals in Mills County and the surrounding areas.

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Preparation Canyon Overlook
The observation deck in the Loess Hills State Forest, just west of Preparation Canyon, provides some of the best views of the hills and is wheelchair accessible. The views in the canyon go on for miles as the tree line reaches high into the western Iowa sky.

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Stegosaurus Sculpture
A life-size stegosaurus made of metal and fabric is painted for distracting effect on the outskirts of a farm town.

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Wabash Trace Nature Trail
The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is one of Iowa's premier trails. Stretching more than 62 miles through southwest Iowa, the Wabash Trace is a converted railroad right-of-way that runs from Council Bluffs on the north to Blanchard on the Iowa/Missouri border.

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Waubonsie State Park Scenic Overlook
Waubonsie State Park in Hamburg shows off some of Iowa’s most beautiful fall colors. If your legs are tired from hiking, try horseback riding on these state park trails. Walk or ride up to one of the overlooks and see the true beauty that is the Loess Hills in the fall.

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RIVER BLUFFS SCENIC BYWAY

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Barrel Drive In
Old Fashioned Carhop Drive-in Restaurant. Featuring burgers, fries, shakes, homemade onion rings, and Broasted Chicken.

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By The Spoonful
Not your average food store/coffee shop! We feature a large selection of regional gourmet foods including meats, dairy, coffee, Iowa Wine, Iowa craft beer and other artisan items. We also have sandwiches and espresso drinks for take-away. Most popular is our large selection of homemade meals we...
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Casino Queen Market Street Buffet
Our chefs work with local farmers and food producers to infuse your meal with fresh, local flavor.

Hungry for some of our famous home-style broasted chicken? It's available for pick-up daily from 11am - 8pm.

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Echo Valley State Park
Echo Valley is a natural area containing historical structures such as a dam, keystone archway, lime kiln and shelter house.

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Effigy Mounds National Monument
Prehistoric American Indian burial and ceremonial mounds, dating from 500 B.C. to 1300 A.D., on 2,500 acres of forested land along the Mississippi River.

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Gilbertson Conservation Education Area
Conservation Education Center that features live animals and interactive displays. Several miles of hiking trails can be walked and a fishing pond allows universal access to fish for several species of fish. During the summertime, a petting zoo featuring domestic animals is available to tour.

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Grumpsters Log Cabins
Nestled among the hills of the Mississippi River Valley, these cabins indulge in the beauty of the great outdoors and provide a cozy place for a refreshing retreat. Open year-long and in close proximity to many local attractions.

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Guttenberg Riverwalk & Deepest Pattern Walleye Public Art (2mi)
Enjoy the scenic views along the Mississippi River with the river walk. “The Deepest Pattern” contains a hidden map of the city and represents this important tie of the people to the land and the river.

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Motor Mill Historic Site
View the six-story limestone mill and four other limestone buildings. Hike rugged trails in nearby hills. Primitive camping, canoe access.

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Osborne Visitor Welcome Center
The Osborne Visitor Welcome Center is home to the Conservation Department for Clayton County. The park offers a native wildlife exhibit, featuring live animals along a quarter mile hike. You may also visit the gift shop, walk the trail through the Pioneer Village, enjoy native prairie in the Nature...
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Pedretti's Bakery
Small town bakery offering fresh baked goodness daily. Visit http://pedrettisbakery.com.

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Pikes Peak State Park

First Day Hike 2021:


Bridal Veil Falls Icicles Hike: Park at the main parking lot, hike to overlook, take the Bridal Veil Trail by following the sidewalk to the left (north). The sidewalk turns into a half-mile wooden boardwalk. At the Myotis Trail fork, stay to the...



Famed for its majestic views of the Mississippi River, Pikes Peak State Park is one of Iowa's premier nature destinations. Located on a national scenic byway, the park features 11 miles of trails brimming with scenic bluffs and valleys. Walk the half-mile trail to see Bridal Veil Falls, hike to Point Ann overlooking the nearby town of McGregor or see where the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers meet atop a 500-foot bluff. A hiker's delight and one of the most picturesque regions in the state, Pikes Peak is a must for anyone wanting to see the breathtaking views of Iowa.


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Volga River State Recreation Area

First Day Hike 2021:


Suggested Trail: Park at the sledding hill parking area above the Albany campground. Follow the road down the hill through the campground back to the old Albany bridge. This out-and-back trail is about 1.5 miles.



Volga River State Recreation...

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WESTERN SKIES SCENIC BYWAY

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Albert The Bull Park: World's Largest Bull
Albert, the "World's Largest Bull," is over 50 years old. Park also includes campgrounds with hookups, shelter house, recreation area, biker's destination and trail for the T-Bone Trail.

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Coon Rapids Giant Corn
Standing next to the Coon Rapids welcome sign, this giant ear of corn stands at about 10 feet tall and slowly rotates beneath an American flag.

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Desoto National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge is located in the migratory bird corridor of the Missouri River floodplain.

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Guthrie Center Public Art
An art network that's part of downtown Guthrie Center featuring various sculptures and other art pieces.

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Harlan Historic Downtown
The Historic Downtown Harlan Courthouse Square is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center
Located on the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway, the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway and the Western Skies Scenic Byway. Facility includes Lincoln Highway/Loess Hills Interpretive Center with film presentations, outdoor surface demonstration area, scenic overlook, and children’s transportation...
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John James Audubon Plaza And Birdwalk
John James Audubon's bronze statue is in the center of the park surrounded by native plantings and a water feature showing him painting in a natural environment.

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Little Mermaid Statue Garden
Hans Christian Andersen statue garden includes a replica of The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen Harbor and eight additional statues representing his best-loved fairy tales.

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Saint Boniface Catholic Church
Historical center and museum that preserves the historical record and physical artifacts of the Clinton Roman Catholic community.

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Saint Joseph Catholic Church
This historic church welcomes guests for mass as well as visitors to admire its stunning architecture.

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Trestle Park - Trail Art & IOWA Sculpture
The IOWA sculpture was designed by Iowa State University College of Design students and is located in Manning's Trestle Park.

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Whiterock Conservancy
Whiterock Conservancy is a 5,500 acre non-profit land trust that balances sustainable agriculture, natural resource protection and public recreation on the landscape. Located near Coon Rapids along seven miles of the Middle Raccoon River valley, we are open to the public every day for recreation...
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Woodbine Main Street - Public Art Installations
The vibrant downtown and its outdoor sculpture gallery invites visitors to experience the award-winning Main Street Community.

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WHITE POLE ROAD SCENIC BYWAY

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1948 National Plowing Matches Site
A marker that commemorates the Plowing Match and the President Truman campaign visit of 1948.

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Barrow Gang Shootout Site
A monument to the bloody shootout when the notorious couple Bonnie and Clyde were apprehended by the police.

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Bonnie & Clyde Bank Robbery Site
The last bank robbery by the famous duo in April 1934. Bank closed in 1944.

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Casey Creamery
Delicious Ice cream treats and coffee drinks. We also have breakfast items such as donuts, pastries and breakfast sandwiches.

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Dexter City Museum
Exhibits include the 1948 National Plowing Match containing the orginal scoreboard, the Dexfield Park, Barrow gang's shootout, military, class pictures from Dexter Highschool, Jim Meister's blacksmith shop artifacts, and various other displays which change regularly. Also on display is an exhibit...
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Dexter Community House
A well-known building in Dexter that is also called "The Roundhouse." Listed on the Historical Registry.

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Drew's Chocolates
In 1927 the Drew Family started a candy making business in Dexter, Iowa. Today, Drews is still in the same location using original recipes and equipment. Famous worldwide, Drew’s success lies in having established a reputation for making the chocolates daily using pure chocolate.

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Jesse James Historic Train Robbery Site
An upright train wheel marks the spot where Jesse James and his gang executed the world's first robbery.

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Menlo Café
Family owned hometown cafe. Our amazing hand-breaded tenderloins, delicious hand-pattied burgers or our own version of the Menlo Club will fill the hungriest. And if there is still room, try one of our homemade pies or other amazing desserts that we have on hand...and don't forget to top it with ice cream!

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  • 10% Off Appetizer
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Pioneers Pub & Grub
The restaurant and bar is a tribute to Casey’s original founders and pioneers. Decorated in vintage accents, refurbished barn materials, the old Casey elevator and photos and antiques of Casey’s past, this charming setting is perfect for your next gathering.

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  • Buy One Lunch Special Get One Free
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Stuart Herald
The Stuart Herald is here for you, "We Have You Covered", local news, sports, and surrounding community events and happenings.

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  • $5.00 Off A One Year Newspaper Subscription To The Stuart Herald
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White Rose Friendly Gas Station Man
This neon lit cutout of a man waving his arm greets visitors to Menlo with a smile.

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