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An Arts and Crafts lodge overlooks a prairie lake at Honey Creek Resort.
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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 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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The distinctive hills on Iowa's western edge support a surprising variety of plants and animals; the 220-mile Loess Hills National Scenic Byway links prairies, parks, forests, communities and...
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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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On RAGBRAI—America’s largest bike ride—up to 30,000 cyclists pedal 500 miles across Iowa’s heartland every July. And with food stands waiting at the end of every corn row, riders may actually...
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In the shadow of wind turbines, an improbable grass court draws tennis fans from around the country.