Iowa

    Climb the Famous Winding Stairs in Traer, Iowa

    11/30/16 •

    …It’s not often you can walk all over something that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But that’s exactly what folks do on the famous Winding Stairs on Main Street in Traer, Iowa. The 23-step iron staircase was fashioned in 1894 for the offices of the Traer Star Clipper newspaper. Founder…

    Maquoketa Caves State Park in Eastern Iowa: 12 Caves to Await Exploration

    12/03/15 •

    …One of our favorite state parks is Maquoketa Caves State Park in eastern Iowa. It features something for everyone: campsites, 6 miles of hiking trails, a cave museum and more than a dozen caves. Only three of the caves — known as Upper, Middle and Lower Dancehall caves — are developed, featuring a…

    5 Picture-Perfect Towns Lost in Time

    11/14/13 •

    …creation. Set to dramatic music and featuring awe-inspiring special effects, this attraction artfully ties together all the majesty and beauty that Glasgow has to offer. Decorah, Iowa Image via Flickr by mrsdkrebs Enjoy small town charm in the form of historic hotels, quaint bed and breakfasts, or rustic cabins in Decorah, Iowa. Even more modern…

    Missouri's DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge: 200,000 Artifacts on Display

    11/02/16 •

    …The cargo of the sunken paddle-wheel steamboat Bertrand, on display at the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge near Missouri Valley, Iowa, provides a fascinating snapshot of life in the steamboat era. The Bertrand sank 20 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska on April 1, 1865, while heading up the Missouri River to newly discovered gold…