*A short trip to anywhere can yield an amazing experience no matter where you’re going and that’s what we embraced in the rural countryside between Coon Rapids and White Pole Road. Our trip to Guthrie County was funded and sponsored by the Western Iowa Tourism Region. Some of the goods, meals and services were complimentary. The views expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant!
We took a short trip into Guthrie County and gathered a wealth of gallivanting material during this leg of The T-Bone Trail. From an infamous robbery to magical surf and turf and the historic Soviet diplomatic encounter during a crucial and quite interesting time period between two Cold War superpowers. This area has the goods for gallivanting gold and we’re starting in Stuart!
Bonnie & Clyde
Bonnie literally started a fashion craze with her style and men wanted to be Clyde so very badly in the depths of the Great Depression. Nearby Dexter, Iowa was hit by the Tommy Gun carrying robbers and downtown Stuart would be shortly thereafter. Iowa would be the end of their bank bonanza before eventually being gunned down by eager lawmen in Louisiana. Their last job had to be somewhere and it was just miles away from where Jesse James started his Western rein sum 60 years earlier near Adair.
Shop small, shop local, shop Iowa! You can do this in the main business district of Stuart and support multiple Iowa businesses at the same time at Doe A Deer!
Let’s Have Surf & Turf
Guthrie Center we go! What time is it? I said, what time is it???? It’s Prime Time!!! Steak night can really get you charged up when you’re in Guthrie County because Prime Time has a surf and turf you’ll never forget. Click on the video below and see what I’m talking about!
Just inside Guthrie County and nearby Coon Rapids is one of Western Iowa’s most beautiful pieces of rural land. Whiterock Conservancy is where you’ll find the historic Garst Farmhouse and the keepers of this conservancy are always welcoming guests into this unforgettable nature preserve.
Make your reservations for accommodations at Whiterock Conservancy on their website.