*A short trip into a Northwest Iowa collection of communities can still give you a lot of enjoyment and great food! Our visit to Humboldt County was funded and sponsored by the Western Iowa Tourism Region. Some of the services, goods and meals were complimentary. The views expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant!
I wanted a meal right when we got to Humboldt County. That didn’t necessarily mean when we happened to make our first stop in said county wherever that might be. I meant that I wanted a juicy double bacon cheeseburger right when we crossed over the county line which is exactly what we accomplished when we arrived to Gilmore City and the 1883 Café!
In the county seat of Dakota City is a wealth of local history on one beautiful piece of property. Be sure to stop by the Humboldt County Historical Museum and learn about these communities with every step you take!
There’s roadside attractions, welcome signs and oddities that will forever get me to make a sudden stop during a road trip anywhere. Especially when it’s historical and fits into the ghost town realm. That brings us to Unique, Iowa. Yup….Unique is what they call this patch of Humboldt County so click on the video below and get the tour!
Let’s Eat Pizza
It’s not everyday that we feature something that you can enjoy all over the state. However, Humboldt County is home to one of the most iconic pizza joints in Iowa and their frozen varieties can be found in countless grocery and convenience stores. We’re talking about Pasquale’s Pizza and one of my favorite ways to enjoy it is at local dive bars! I went to Rutland, Iowa to get a piping hot pizza, that was created just miles away, at Nuts Landing with a few the regulars!
Let’s Eat Steak
Even when the road trip is packed with gallivanting good times, I still need a great place to crash for the night. For the second year in a row we checked into the AmericInn of Humboldt!
I’ve put out the following reminder in blog posts before and I’ll continue to do so for years to come. These hotels are great all yearlong, but absolute godsends when the winter comes around, and I’m not taking about when you might get stranded. Your family is most likely going to need a day or two of splish-splashing in the colder months ahead, and sometimes all you need is an affordable hotel with a pool and a complimentary breakfast ready to be devoured in the morning. One or two days of someone else doing the cleaning, cooking and managing the surroundings could be all you need for a quick and much needed getaway. You can head to Humboldt and get the family cannonball tournament started in the AmericInn pool! Guess what’s just a short walk away from this hotel….