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Founded in 1847, this pretty town (population: 9,900) has a strong Dutch heritage.
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In the shadow of wind turbines, an improbable grass court draws tennis fans from around the country.
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Five glacial lakes—including Lake Okoboji—form a chain in northwest Iowa that has been a destination for generations. But there is more than water sports here!
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The University of Iowa anchors the community (population: 68,000), which also enjoys a vibrant food and cultural scene.
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In the state’s northeast corner, Decorah (population: 8,200) has deep Norwegian roots and some really good restaurants.
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Enjoy the Midwest's growing wine scene with a scenic drive or overnight stay in one of the region's thriving wine areas.
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Whether you go storm-chasing, bread-baking, schooner-sailing or cattle-driving, you'll come home with stories your friends can't wait to hear.
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Each May, the Dutch-theme Tulip Time festival blooms in Pella, Iowa, one of many Midwest towns throwing huge street parties to greet spring—and you're invited!
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Take a trip back in time to historic covered bridges in counties throughout the Midwest.
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Let yourself relax into a slower gear with one of our beautiful fall drives through largely undiscovered parts of the Midwest.

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