Climb the Famous Winding Stairs in Traer, Iowa

    1/02/18 •

    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 E.E. Taylor…

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

    12/06/19 •

    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 walkway and…