In The Future – Captain Kirk’s Birthplace – Riverside, IA

In the Future -Captain Kirk's Birthplace - Riverside, IA The future will hold the exciting birth of Captain James Kirk of the Starship Enterprise in Riverside, Iowa! Riverside is where interstate 380 ends and "the Trek Begins," or so says a … [Read more...]

Hoover Nature Trail – Burlington to Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hoover Nature Trail - Burlington to Cedar Rapids, Iowa Iowa has a large number of nature trails. The Hoover Nature Trail joins with the ADT system which opens up more than 512 miles of trails. Going from Burlington, Iowa to Cedar Rapids, Iowa the … [Read more...]

Des Moines Arts Festival – Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Arts Festival - Des Moines, Iowa - The Des Moines Arts Festival, Iowa's premier celebration of the arts, is held in Downtown Des Moines' Western Gateway Park. . Each year, Iowa's only free, three-day celebration of the arts, decorates downtown … [Read more...]

WILDER MEMORIAL MUSEUM – Strawberry Point, Iowa

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Here visitors can relive the past as they walk through the various rooms of the museum. There are 6 rooms full of Victorian furniture, including Victorian hanging lamps, European figurines, and exquisite glass and china. Featured prominently is an … [Read more...]

Harker House – Storm Lake, Iowa

Harker House - Storm Lake, Iowa   This 1875 Victorian house was built at a time when a new era of prosperity had arrived in Storm Lake. Storm Lake's Main Street is home to the Harker House. Built in 1875, the old brick mansion with its … [Read more...]

Hitaga Sand Ridge Preserve – Coggon, Iowa

Hitaga Sand Ridge Preserve - Coggon, Iowa Just south of Camp Hitaga visitors can look at a rare phenomena for the state of Iowa—wild cacti growing and surviving on sand dunes. This type of thing occurs only in six or seven places in the state. It is … [Read more...]

Davis County Courthouse – Bloomfield, Iowa

 Davis County Courthouse - Bloomfield, Iowa This is a unique 1877 French Renaissance architecture structure with mansard roof and graceful cupola courthouse in Bloomfield, Iowa. The cost of construction was less than $50,000 to build. The courtroom … [Read more...]

Elinor Bedell State Park – Milford, Iowa

Elinor Bedell State Park - Milford, Iowa  Near the eastern side of East Lake Okoboji a new state park has been developed. The land, part of which had been in the Bedell family for some time,represents one of the last remaining open spaces in a … [Read more...]

Danish Windmill – Elk Horn, Iowa

Danish Windmill - Elk Horn, Iowa This windmill was built originally in Norre Snede, Denmark in 1848. In 1975 it was shipped to Elk Horn and restored to its original working condition. Guided tours of the 60-foot mill are given and one can see gears and … [Read more...]

Keokuk National Cemetery – Keokuk, Iowa

Keokuk National Cemetery - Keokuk, Iowa This is one of just twelve original national cemeteries designated by the U.S. Congress. During the Civil War, the presence of the College of Physicians and Surgeons caused the federal government to locate … [Read more...]