Iowa has lots of ground to cover. What are you in the mood for? Family fun at the waterpark, bike trails that light up the night sky, scenic byways, plenty of parks, wine, beer and super quirky photo ops are just some of your Iowa-road-trip options. Start covering some ground and practice social distancing while you explore, relax, unplug & discover.
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Adventureland is a family-owned amusement park in Altoona, Iowa. It is marketed as featuring over 100 rides, shows and attractions, including water slides and roller coasters aplenty!
The Amana Colonies
The Amana Colonies are seven villages on 26,000 acres located in Iowa County in east-central Iowa. The villages were built and settled by German Pietists, who were persecuted in their homeland by the German state government and the Lutheran Church. Step into the world of authentic German ambiance still preserved today -- delicious food, wines, beers, handcrafted products, art, and so much more.
Des Moines Botanical Garden
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, on the east bank of the Des Moines River. Interest in a Des Moines botanical center began in 1929. A city greenhouse was acquired on the west side of the river in 1939, which served the city as a production and display greenhouse until the Botanical Center was completed in 1979.
Reiman Gardens is a 17-acre university owned public garden located immediately south of Jack Trice Stadium on the ISU campus in Ames, IA.
Reiman Gardens consists of a dozen distinct garden areas, an indoor conservatory and in indoor butterfly "wing" and several greenhouses. Additionally, Reiman Gardens showcases the World's Largest Concrete Gnome.
Des Moines Art Center
The Des Moines Art Center is an art museum with an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture, modern art and mixed media. It was established in 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Effigy Mounds National Monument
Effigy Mounds National Monument preserves more than 200 prehistoric mounds built by Native Americans. Numerous effigy mounds are shaped like animals, including bears and birds. These were built mostly in the first millennium, by peoples of the Woodland Culture. In 2017, they were featured in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.