*The beef filled good vibes never stop on the T-Bone Trail when you’re in Cass County! From the Coca-Cola Capital of Iowa to White Pole Road and so much in between on this Gallivant back to these communities! Our visit to Cass County was sponsored and funded by the Western Iowa Tourism Region. Some of the meals, services and goods were complimentary. The views expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant!
Getting back to Cass County always brings back a nostalgic feeling for me. It’s where our TIG adventures begin in 2014 and I think about that trip every time we return. Massena was the first community ever referenced on The Iowa Gallivant so it’s fitting to begin this 2022 trip on its beautiful Main Street!
Throw a Party in Cass County
Shift ATL is an organization that’s dedicated to developing Atlantic, and they’re making a whole-lotta positive strides when it comes to showcasing their piece of Western Iowa. They can lead anyone in the right direction who’s looking for a new home, a place to open a business, and even when you’re looking for a sweet party pad!
Rising up from the surrounding Atlantic farmland is a brand new venue that can host a memorable gathering on an epic level in Western Iowa. Weddings, shows, reunions, banquets, team builds, conferences….Well, anything you can think of that requires a bunch of fun loving guests that get a kick out of a stunning rural setting. That’s Bluebird Hill, folks!
Cass County History
The Cass County Historical Museum is located in the town of Griswold, and right by Dusty’s Place which is an excellent restaurant I might add. That’s right, travelers….Get a cheeseburger and view some local history when you’re in Griswold, Iowa!
Let’s East Steak
The old school supper clubs of the Midwest are still alive in certain areas, and you can locate one of Iowa’s in Anita! The Redwood Steakhouse is exactly what you want in a classic supper club with its nostalgic ambiance. We’d also like to thank the Cass County Cattlemen for being an official meal sponsor for us during this trip! Pick up one of their Beef Passports at participating restaurants, and tour Cass County with each delicious destination!
Back to Atlantic to take care of some Mexican food cravings I recently started having. By the way…..Those are a near daily occurrence for this guy. Rancho Grande for another round of steak!
Near the golf course is this modern hotel with pleasantly comfortable accommodations. Not too far from everywhere else in Atlantic, and it was just what I needed in Cass County! A day of Gallivanting is always rewarding, but it’s just as rewarding when I’m able to relax in delightful hotels like this one.
The staff got me right into my room, when I checked in, and provided another enjoyable welcoming to Cass County. Everything was tidy with a lot of detail put into the overall experience of the hotel. Clean room, hot shower, and hearty breakfast with a lot of their helpful staff greeting me as we crossed paths. Thank you, Rock Island Inn & Suites!
Off the Beaten Path Shopping
The main business districts of any town are usually where our minds will go when it comes to getting some shopping done. However, there’s some talented folks that are running some well-known businesses from their farms and it’s not all livestock. Click on the video below and see what’s happening at Dirt Road Candle Co in Lewis, Iowa!
There’s something utterly delicious in Atlantic, Iowa. It’s aplace that specializes in ice cream and the classic food that goes perfectly with it. I’m talking about Udderly Delicious and lunch with the Mullers and company! Time for an unforgettable sandwich packed with beef that was raised just 14 miles away and brought to Atlantic from Noble Provisions!
Remember that part about Dirt Road Cattle Co? Great folks, right! Creating fresh smelling candles isn’t the only talent this family has. The Euken-Meyers family are longtime farmers in Cass County, and they gave me the cattle filled tour of their land in Cass County!
I’ve made a lot of great memories and met a lot of great people during our gallivants to Cass County over the years. Kenner Baxter was my trusty sidekick throughout this expedition and coordinated most of my day throughout Cass County. She did a heck of a job and I thank her for showing me more of the people and places I had yet to meet and experience. The rolling blacktops of this area are some of me favorite in the state, and they showed me over and over what they can produce when it comes to a memorable road trip through the county where The Iowa Gallivant began. See you again, Cass County!
Make your reservations for the Rock Island Inn & Suites on their website.