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Visit Dubuque’s National Mississippi River Museum

You’ll learn all you need to know about the Mississippi River at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. I allowed three hours, but I could have spent days exploring the Dubuque, Iowa, attraction. Every member of the family will find much to enjoy in the three-building, 10-acre campus, and I highly recommend this great […]

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Explore the 10 best things to do in LeClaire, Iowa

LeClaire, Iowa, is the perfect weekend getaway. The History Channel’s TV show “American Pickers” made LeClaire famous nationwide. The show’s stars travel the nation searching treasures to fill Antique Archaeology, their store in Downtown Le Claire. The small river town is William Frederick Cody’s boyhood home; you know him as Buffalo Bill Cody. However, LeClaire is

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Top 5 reasons to visit Iowa’s National Czech and Slovak Museum

What does freedom mean to you? The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, answers that question in its “Faces of Freedom” exhibit. It says freedom can be “freedom from” or “freedom to.” Freedom from oppression, persecution, or fear. Freedom to live, travel, work, worship, and love. Cedar Rapids Tourism

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The 25 best Grant Wood places to visit in Iowa

An oversized lancet window guards the northbound Interstate 380 Grant Wood Rest Area between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City in Eastern Iowa. The window frame is instantly recognizable as a tribute to American Gothic, America’s most famous artwork. Images of the man and woman in the painting denote each restroom’s gender preference. Another Gothic window changes

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Ottumwa, Iowa: Best 25 things to do when you visit 

One of America’s greatest art icons, Grant Wood’s American Gothic painting, is set near Ottumwa, Iowa. However, the American Gothic House Center is far from the only reason to visit Ottumwa. You also must tour the Antique Airplane Association’s airpower museum and antique airfield. Shop and eat in Downtown Ottumwa, and explore the surprising Video Game Capital

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21 best things to do when you visit Fort Dodge, Iowa

Visit Fort Dodge uses “Dodge the Ordinary” to promote Fort Dodge, Iowa. The tagline accurately describes the perfect day trip or weekend getaway an hour and a half northwest of Des Moines. The Fort Dodge area’s attraction options should be on every traveler’s checklist, whether you enjoy art, architecture, history, shopping, or dining.  The hospitable

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The 6 best things to do in Allamakee County

Enjoy the 6 best things to do in Allamakee County Allamakee County (pronounced ALL-uh-muh-KEE) in Northeast Iowa is home to incredible views along the Mississippi River, including the Yellow River State Forest. Numerous outdoor experiences await your exploration. As you would expect from Roxie on the Road, traveling the entire Great River Road is on

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Join our Midwest Road Trip Adventures

Order the must-read book Midwest Road Trip Adventures I’m so excited to tell you about the book — our book — Midwest Road Trip Adventures. The book is a detailed guide for road trippers, and you must have it. Order directly from the publisher and choose my name, Roxie Yonkey, in the author dropdown menu.

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