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Generations of families have made northwest Iowa’s chain of five glacial lakes their summer destination. Around Okoboji, you’ll find nostalgia in the waterfront amusement park Arnolds Park, hours of...
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The state’s capital city, Des Moines has evolved into a sophisticated weekend destination with reasonable prices. Parks and trails round out boutique shops and independent gastronomy gems.
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An Arts and Crafts lodge overlooks a prairie lake at Honey Creek Resort.
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Whether you’re on foot, bike, skates, skis, kayak or zip line, a Midwest weekend getaway to the Dubuque area has lots of fun ways to move.
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I will go well out of my way—even plan a whole trip—to see a Frank Lloyd Wright house. So on a recent weekend getaway from Des Moines, my husband and I found...

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Driving along dusty arrow-straight roads, passing fields of corn and soybeans that stretch brown and golden to the horizon, it’s hard to imagine that a few turns...

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Red-tail hawks routinely hang motionless, yet dipping and turning on the updrafts along the Loess Hills cliffs. From their high perspectives, they might better...

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The state’s oldest city, Dubuque (population: 58,000) has lively historical districts near the mighty Mississippi.
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Des Moines, Iowa's capital city, gives artists, athletes and foodies alike plenty to love.
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