100 Best Midwest Small-Town Getaways
Heritage and Hollywood in Iowa
Dyersville Check out the Field of Dreams movie site (left). The baseball diamond from the movie is still there, surrounded by fields of corn. The town also has farm toy, doll and woodcarving museums.
Pella Go Dutch with a gingerbread-trimmed downtown, pastries, a re-created village and 80,000 tulips blooming for a festival every May.
Amana Colonies Seven villages preserve a communal society's spirit with dining, museums and shops.
Decorah Bluffs and clear streams surround a college town known for its major Norwegian-American museum and outdoor sports.
Okoboji/Spirit Lake Outdoor activities abound near these hubs for Iowa's "Great Lakes" region. Visit small amusement parks, play a round of golf, or enjoy some water sports on the lakes.
McGregor/Marquette Neighboring towns are appealingly situated along the Mississippi with river views in Pikes Peak State Park.
Keokuk Watch for bald eagles, and see a lock and dam on the Mississippi.