Fall Road Trip to Decorah, Iowa
Our content editor enjoys a couple's weekend at the winsome home of Luther College, with hiking, shopping and an excess of ice cream.
Top Things to Do in Des Moines
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 and where to stay in Iowa's capital.
Top Things to Do in Iowa City
The University of Iowa anchors the state's original capital, where the old statehouse, a vaudeville-era theater and eclectic dining enliven a stay.
Behind the Scenes at Iowa's State Fair Cookie Contest
The Iowa State Fair runs the largest amateur food department of any fair in the country, drawing up to 9.800 entries across some 150 contests—and Midwest Living sponsors one of the biggest. Here's your backstage pass to cookie-con.
Best Iowa Road Trips
Spanning the Mississippi to the Missouri rivers, Iowa offers a surprisingly diverse landscape for road trips. Explore river cities such as Dubuque and Davenport; chase waterfalls among the hills of Decorah; branch out from the attractions of the Des Moines metro to small towns nearby; and find intriguing bits of history in destinations such as Cedar Rapids and Mason City.
Top Things to Do in Ames, Iowa
Activities center around Iowa State University in this college town about 34 miles north of Des Moines. Things to do include visiting campus museums, Reiman Gardens and Stephens Auditorium.