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Mahanay Bell Tower – Jefferson, Iowa

   Mahanay Bell Tower - Jefferson, Iowa On one corner of the Jefferson town square is located a fourteen-story carillon. The structure is built of glass and ceramic cement. After taking a ride on a glass elevator to the 120-foot high observation deck, … [Read more...]

Living History Farm – Urbandale, Iowa

    Living History Farm - Urbandale, Iowa In the Urbandale section of Iowa’s capital city, a 600-acre open-air agricultural and historical museum has been developed. Its mission is to tell the story of Midwest agriculture over the past three hundred … [Read more...]

Ledges State Park – Boone, Iowa

   Ledges State Park in Boone, Iowa Ledges State Park in Boone, Iowa offers 94 campsites; 40 with electrical hookups (2 of which are fully accessible), 42 non-electric and 12 hike-in. Modern rest rooms, showers, a trailer dump station and a … [Read more...]

La Vida Loca Winery – Indianola, Iowa

   La Vida Loca Winery - Indianola, Iowa This winery proves that it doesn't take just grapes to make wine. They use locally grown fresh fruits for their wines. For many years fruits other than grapes have been used to produce wines. The … [Read more...]

John Ernest Vineyard & Winery – Tama, Iowa

   John Ernest Vineyard & Winery - Tama, Iowa This family owned vineyard is now 4 years old. They host live entertainment during the summer and fall for your pleasure. They grow a variety of grapes such as Edelweiss, LaCrosse, Foch, … [Read more...]

Jasper Winery – Newton, Iowa

   Jasper Winery - Newton and now Des Moines, Iowa This vineyard grows over six varieties of French-American grapes, including Chancellor, Foch, St. Croix, Edelweiss, Seyval Blanc and La Crescent, which are bred to withstand Midwestern winters. … [Read more...]

Iowa State Fair – Des Moines, Iowa

  Iowa State Fairgrounds - Des Moines, Iowa The Iowa State Fair, held during the middle of August for eleven days, is America’s classic fair and is considered to be Iowa’s largest tourism event. It is the most important of the over … [Read more...]

Iowa State Capitol Building – Des Moines, Iowa

    Iowa State Capitol Building - Des Moines, Iowa The Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines, Iowa was built between 1871 and 1886. This magnificent building represents, both inside and out, one of the nation's finest examples of 19th century … [Read more...]

Iowa Speedway – Newton, Iowa

    Iowa Speedway - Newton, Iowa The newest NASCAR track in the nation is at Newton. Season tickets are available as are one race only tickets. The 2008 racing schedule begins in April and ends in September. For a fun, fan filled … [Read more...]

Iowa Events Center – Des Moines, Iowa

   Iowa Events Center - Des Moines, Iowa This is the public complex in downtown Des Moines consisting of Wells Fargo Arena, Vets Auditorium, Hy-Vee Hall and the Polk County Convention Complex. Area events are held at one of the above … [Read more...]