*Highway 2 is a river to river route that stretches across the entire southern tier of Iowa from the Mississippi to the Missouri. A fantastic road trip that will highlight some amazing areas in Southwest Iowa! Our visit to Taylor 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!
The days of road trips are entering some beautiful weeks ahead so I’d start getting those calendars penciled in with some scenic and memorable drives into the Main Streets of Southwest Iowa. Taylor County offers some pleasant pathways into this corner of Iowa on the Missouri border with a variety avenues you can take to enjoy yourself!
Leah and Fred are awesome hosts and entertaining to talk to. They exude a lot of pride when it comes to The Bedford Inn with all the accommodations it offers. To me, there’s nothing better than being able to take a short walk to Main Street-America from where you’re lodging, and you get exactly that when you check into The Bedford Inn. Keep an eye out on The Iowa Gallivant because we have more to show you from this unforgettable inn!
Roadside America & History
Our constant travels have brought us to a bevy of interesting welcome signs, murals and countless roadside attractions. Taylor County has their own charm when it comes to all of these and we bumped into a few more of them during Season 2 of The T-Bone Trail! Click on the video below and see some local history directly on HWY-2….
Back to Bedford
Lunchtime arrived to Bedford and so did we! Folks around Southwest Iowa have been giving us hints about a longtime ice cream shop with a menu that’s loaded with some interesting and tasty items.
Let’s Go Shopping
Main Street in Bedford features an interesting variety of shops to choose from when you’re looking for items that can fill up your home or when you need to get those gift exchanges taken care of. Our first stop was Be Still Mercantile and a visit with a repurposing master. Click on the video and meet her!
Let’s Eat Tacos
Lunchtime in Lenox
This most recent gallivant to Taylor County took us to an amazing amount of areas that we had yet to discover during our years of traveling throughout the state. That’s what it’s all about and it’s why we love the Western Iowa T-Bone Trail. Southwest Iowa is a road trippers dream with its constant change of scenery and popular restaurants that seem to spring up with every cruise I take on those blacktops. Tacos, crab Rangoon, and two sandwiches in one bite makes Taylor County an appetizing road trip during anytime of the year!
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