Vanishing Barns Signal a Changing Iowa

IOWA FALLS, Iowa — One by one, the old-fashioned barns that speckle this landscape are vanishing. Some are demolished to make way for new cornfields. Others, weak with years, simply crumple. Skip to next paragraph Going Down the RoadA Sparse LandscapeThis … [Read more...]

Story’s Fairview Cemetery Walk, Story City Iowa

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Story City Historical Society is presenting Fairview Cemetery Walk. Eleven former residents will be portrayed near their resting place in the cemetery. Costumed characters will tell the story of how each person contributed to the community. … [Read more...]

Ideas for Family Summer Vacations in Iowa with your Kids « Family …

Ideas for Family Summer Vacations in Iowa with your KidsThere are fifty states to choose from when you plan your family summer vacation. Why should you choose Iowa? Well, for one thing, it’s a relatively inexpensive place to visit with your family. … [Read more...]

People Get Lost and new Wayfinding system will fix that

After years of talking about and working toward a wayfinding system in the Quad Cities area by the public and private sector, it’s finally becoming a reality.   With its multi-city, bi-state divisions, the Quad Cities area can become a … [Read more...]

Storied Gifts Launches Family Reunion Keepsakes

Storied Gifts Launches Family Reunion Keepsakes … [Read more...]

Johnson County Historical Society Museum- Coralville, IA

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The Johnson County Historical Society Museum provides a permanent home to the society's treasure trove of more than 10,000 historic artifacts that portray the diverse and vibrant heritage of the county, from Native Americans to early settlers to … [Read more...]

National Balloon Classic – Indianola, Iowa

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The National Balloon Classic is the 2nd oldest and 2nd largest 9 day hot air balloon festival in the United States. The dates for the 2010 Classic are July 30 - August 7. We will have 100 hot air balloons filling the skies around Indianola and Warren … [Read more...]

Crystal Lake Cave in Iowa – A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

Iowa has some beautiful places that are wonderful vacation destinations. One of the must see places is Crystal Lake Cave. There is an interesting story behind this location. Back in 1868 lead miners were looking for a lead vein and they drilled 40 feet … [Read more...]

Pearl Harbor Reenactment and Tribute Bands, June 25-27

Quad Cities – The Quad City Air Show is nationally ranked as one of the top three air shows in the country!  All of the action flies on June 26-27, 2010, from the Davenport Municipal Airport, just off I-80 at Exit 295. This year the 24th … [Read more...]

New Mississippi River Travel Guide Series Starts with Quad Cities

Quad Cities – St. Louis Author, Dean Klinkenberg, virtually lived in the Quad Cities in the summers of 2007 and 2008 exploring any place that might interest visitors. The John Deere factory tour reduced him to a giddy 10-year old; and neighborhood … [Read more...]