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Weekend Getaway in Eastern Iowa

Two emerging Iowa cities—Cedar Rapids and Dubuque—bookend vast caves, a dreamy concert barn and the corn in the outfield that won over Hollywood.
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A Fresh Look at Apples from an Eastern Iowa Orchard

Perched above an Iowa apple orchard, Rapid Creek Cidery promises farmstead libations and seasonal dishes that are as American as, well, you know—with a few global twists.
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Top Things to Do in Cedar Rapids

Czech heritage permeates this town 30 miles northwest of Iowa City, where top things to do include visiting the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (with the world's largest collection of works by Grant Wood), seeing the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, and shopping at NewBo City Market.
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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.
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Top 10 Active Adventures in Des Moines

Des Moines caters to our desires to get moving with activities like rock climbing, trampolining, pedaling through the East Village and dancing.
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Top Things to Do on a Budget in Dubuque

Ride a cable car to tri-state views, visit the country's largest all-volunteer arboretum, hike among limestone bluffs and more for free or low cost in Dubuque.
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Decorah, Iowa: A Mountain Town Without Mountains

In the Driftless Area of northeast Iowa, Decorah has become a magnet for freethinkers, nature-lovers and beer nerds. They’re proving you don’t need mountains to build a mountain town.
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Top Things to Do with Kids in Dubuque

Baseball fields, caves and the mighty Mississippi River provide a fun backdrop for a family-friendly Midwest weekend getaway to Dubuque.
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Country Nest Farm

Most people think about eggs in quantities of one or two dozen. But at the Country Nest egg farm in central Iowa, 12,000 dozen is more like it.