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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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Iowa's oldest city, Dubuque has lively historical districts near the mighty Mississippi. Explore attractions such as the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, the Dubuque Arboretum and...
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Visiting the state capitol, the Iowa State Fair, Adventureland Park and a world-class sculpture park are just a few of the things to do in Des Moines. Check out our guide for what to do, where to eat...
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Discover the Czech Village, Grant Wood’s art and studio, and impressive museums in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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The thrill of NASCAR racing, along with a lively town square and the Iowa’s most famous cheese, bring visitors to Newton, a half-hour east of Des Moines.
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Distinctive museums, eclectic shops and local flavors are attractions in Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University.
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On the 110-mile Historic Hills Scenic Byway, brilliant color fills valleys and rings farm fields along gravel and asphalt roads connecting the Villages of Van Buren County.

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