*Heading into far NW-Iowa and then BOOM! We’re in Plymouth County! It’s a huge county and our day would be spent in Remsen where one of the area’s popular restaurants is located with a herculean sized steak that was ready to make history on the T-Bone Trail! Our visit here was sponsored by the Remsen Chamber of Commerce. Some of the goods, services, and meals were complimentary. The views expressed are always of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant!
A little Germany mixed with a little bit of Luxembourg and blended with a whole lot of NW-Iowa. The landmass that is Plymouth County is a huge one and you can spend a whole lot of time driving around it from the Loess Hills in the west to the rural outreaches in the east where Remsen is located. We were in town for a huge steak supper and we found a restaurant that has been specializing in those type of memorable meals for many years. However, there was more of Remsen we needed to gallivant before the Fred Flintstone sized cut of beef would present itself. Let’s get some drives in after a long drive to Remsen!
Remsen Golf Course had the big blue skies over us and the green grass under our feet when we showed up on a warm Sunday afternoon. The links had plenty of golfers enjoying the course while my son and I got a lot of energy out at the driving range. You’ll want to see just how much I slaughtered those golf balls in the video below!
It doesn’t matter how far the drive goes. Just enjoy them all when your son by your side. Both in the car and on the links. I’m glad we didn’t take any bets on this day though. Thank you, Remsen for getting us out on the course during this summer day on the T-Bone Trail!
Let’s Get Some History
There’s some incredible architecture in Iowa’s small towns and we’ve had the honor to see a lot of it. Historic structures of all kinds and this includes the amazing Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. Not only is it a beautiful church, but it’s also a perfect way to take a break from the sun in a very spiritual way.
We enjoyed it all. The plants growing outside, the endless horizon over the church, the calming energy you feel inside, and every thought out detail put into the masterpiece that is St Mary’s. We spent an hour here and it felt gratifying to unwind on these grounds and inside the church. We appreciate Iowa’s history and unforgettable architecture in all its forms. Thank you to St Mary’s for showing my family just how peaceful a summertime road trip can be.
Let’s Eat Steak!
Well, you knew it was coming at some point! It’s time to see the Plymouth County rep on the Western Iowa T-Bone Trail!
I love Iowa’s iconic institutions of everything delicious and The Golden Pheasant is absolutely on that tasty list. The decor has that supper club feel and every server was friendly to every table they went by. Even if they weren’t waiting on them. I took my spot at the bar and watched one of the biggest steaks in our travels show up!
HUGE steak! And cooked with precision to medium-rare with great skill. Those grill marks tell me the cook on the charbroiled wasn’t performing in the first rodeo at The Golden Pheasant. The whole experience was wonderful all around. From the folks working on this evening to the fresh salad bar, and to the moment I dug that serrated knife into a giant piece of juicy Iowa Beef. Watch the video below and see what I’m talking about!
The kids wanted to go swimming and I wanted to hit the walking trail. One thing I know is that there’s tons of Iowa’s small towns that have fantastic aquatic centers and public pools. Remsen is one of those towns and you can keep the family active at the pool and stretch your legs at the nearby walking trail here at Sunrise Park!
The afternoon and into the early evening in Remsen gave us another Western Iowa community we can add to the list of entertaining small towns we’ve visited. It was a hot Sunday and we seemed to relax and enjoy Remsen like the locals do in this town. Hit the links, stop by church, get a great meal at The Golden Pheasant, and take advantage of the public park while there was still daylight. We were visitors and we made ourselves right at home in Remsen. Thanks for the weekend getaway and wellkomm to town everyone!
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