*America’s Lincoln Highway has a long and historic stretch through the entire length of a Iowa. Denison is one of the important hubs on this national path that goes coast to coast, and you’ll experience some beautiful Western Iowa countryside when you keep to the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway. Our trip to Crawford County was funded and sponsored by the Western Iowa Tourism Region. Some of the goods, services and meals were complimentary. The views expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant!
Here we come again, Denison! Our latest trip to Crawford County brought us to more restaurants, events, hillsides, overlooks, and locals we had yet to see. Denison has been a part of our travels since 2017 and we have no intention of slowing down our regular gallivants to the area. Let get after it!
Let’s Go Shopping
I was just taking it easy, while cruising around Denison, when something at Washington Park caught my eye. A big something! It was a collection of several cultures during a delicious community event and I knew I was going to stay occupied….
Let’s Eat Steak
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I love the word “lounge”. Which means I love Denison’s Prime Times Lounge that much more! A Western Iowa crew for the ages was awaiting our arrival and they couldn’t wait to get this beloved lounge on The T-Bone Trail!
The Von Glan family joined me for supper and they also welcomed me at their Crawford County Farm. Into the truck we went and through the pastures while I listened to the history of their family business. It’s called The T-Bone Trail for a reason, so let’s get out to rural Iowa and feature another hardworking crew that helps to make the beef industry motor-on in this state. There’s always a lot to do during our gallivants, but the times I get to spend at the farms will always be greatly appreciated and I wish I could stay longer. There’s always a great story with every family and plenty of laughter to go a long with our visits. The Von Glans are serious about their cattle and they know how to host an out-of-towner with plenty of their good humor to go along with the acres of beautiful farmland all around us.
I have many bucket lists going, and one of them was going to get some attention in Denison. One of those lists is staying in the same rooms that celebrities and historical figures occupied, and a Hollywood legend has a suite named after her. The Lincoln Highway buffs know where this is going because I’m talking about the historic Park Motel!
There’s always a new crowd to have Ribeyes and beers with, and Denison’s was by far the liveliest one we had on season 2 of The T-Bone Trail. They packed the place because they love the establishment and the folks who operate it. I couldn’t wait to discover more of the areas delicious tacos and I was able to add more authentic mouthfuls like papusas at the same time. All this while getting a tour from of the Von Glan family farm with the Crawford County horizons joining us the whole time. Another delicious and welcoming Gallivant to Denison!
Make your reservations for The Park Motel by calling 712-263-4144