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The Story Behind The Animal-Shaped Mounds In Iowa

Over 800 years ago, indigenous cultures in what is now northeastern Iowa built their last mound, burial mounds in different shapes to honor those who’ve died. These mounds — some in shapes of animals, such as bears —  continue to exist today, and can be visited without much effort or hiking at Effigy Mounds National …

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Exploring Loess Hills Lavender Farm In Iowa

Going to a lavender farm isn’t an everyday experience for me, and I’m guessing for most of you too. I recently visited Loess Hills Lavender Farm near Missouri Valley, Iowa, and can report back that it’s a relaxing experience. Not, like, a relaxing soak in a lavender bath, but relaxing none the less. Disclosure: I’m …

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10 Small Towns in Iowa You Must Visit

Across Iowa’s 99 counties are countless small towns with unique attractions, delicious restaurants and fun things to do. Whether you’re looking for a day trip or a weekend adventure, these smaller communities have a ton to offer. From the best places for antique lovers to destinations for scifi fans, there’s something for everyone in Iowa.  …

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Discover places to go in Iowa using this category, including itineraries for city visits, tips for kid-friendly destinations and Iowa restaurants to try. Learn about Iowa cities like Des Moines, Davenport, Orange City, Okoboji and more. Destinations in Iowa

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