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Fall At Hitchcock Nature Center

It’s prime season to visit Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, Iowa. The nature preserve, about 20 minutes outside of Omaha, is a hawk-watching haven. If you visit September through December, you’ll likely find a volunteer at the top of the nature center’s tower, binoculars trained at the sky, counting how many feathered creatures pass …

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Oakland Junkapalooza 2014 + Giveaway

Pinterest. Got your attention? If you love Pinterest, check out this upcoming event: Oakland Junkapalooza 2014! The Nishna Heritage Museum will be hosting Oakland Junkapalooza 2014 on Sept. 13 and 14. It is a flea-market-type festival featuring random vintage items, antiques, repurposed stuff, or crafts and goods made with a vintage-feel or from vintage products. …

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Insider’s Family Guide: Cedar Rapids

Here are three things you should know about Cedar Rapids… 1. Cedar Rapids just happens to be Iowa’s second largest city. 2. Cedar Rapids is just about a four-hour drive from Omaha. 3. Cedar Rapids also happens to hold big fun for families visiting the area! Editor’s note: This is an occasional series presenting an …

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Union Pacific Railroad Museum + Nearby Fun in Council Bluffs

Just south of the lovely Bayliss Park in downtown Council Bluffs, you’ll find the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. If you’ve got a kid who loves all things Thomas, this place is for you. If you don’t have a kid who loves trains, you just love history, this is especially for you. Surprisingly, I’ve never been …

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