Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Lodging · Museums and History

A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

*Our stay here at the Mason House was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! A lot of history can be seen on the Lincoln Heritage Byway. Communities, parks, events, restaurants and in this article, a beautiful historic B&B. Jefferson, IA: Greene County We recently made the… Continue reading A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

Ethnic Iowa · Family Adventures · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

Kringle Craving: 2 Hours In the Danish Villages

The Danish Villages:  Shelby & Audubon Counties  (Our 76th and 77th Counties!) Where do you go when you feel like getting a little Scandinavian culture? What if I told you that you didn’t need an expensive plane ticket to get a taste of the land that gave us the Vikings. I know that you’d ultimately… Continue reading Kringle Craving: 2 Hours In the Danish Villages

Family Adventures · Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service · Museums and History · Outdoors All Year · West Central Iowa

Discovering the Corps of Discovery: Lewis & Clark Festival

Onawa, IA: Monona County The wild trek from St. Louis to the sea was a long one for the Corps of Discovery and Western Iowa was an important region to Lewis and Clark’s mission so why not celebrate it every year at Lewis and Clark State Park in the heart of the Loess Hills. If you love period clothing, handmade… Continue reading Discovering the Corps of Discovery: Lewis & Clark Festival

Family Adventures · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Cannons of Burlington

Burlington, IA: Des Moines County In between cold spells and snow showers, we figure out ways to get out and see some of the historical landmarks of our state. There is so much history to experience everywhere and for much of it you don’t have to pay a penny to see it. This is just… Continue reading Cannons of Burlington

Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa · Unincorporated Iowa

Northern Prairie Resting

Winnebago County, IA The obscure history of Iowa is one of the major reasons we started this crazy travel blog and we strive to find it as much as possible. The very phrase “obscure history” may apply to some of the discoveries we’ve found in our travels when it comes to the locals. Why do… Continue reading Northern Prairie Resting

Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Noel From North Iowa

Winnebago and Worth Counties, IA The yule tide season is upon us and that means another annual Christmas themed road trip for The Iowa Gallivant. Last year we headed north to Decorah and this year we went towards Santa’s workshop again. This time WAY north. Let’s just say there were times we nearly started the Minnesota Gallivant.… Continue reading Noel From North Iowa

Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Potluck Crashing

Potluck Crashing-Soup Supper & Candlelight Night in North Iowa

Thank you to Winn-Worth Betco and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Northwood, Iowa for providing The Iowa Gallivant with a great room during our stay in North Iowa. We’ll see you again, everyone! Forest City, IA: Winnebago County (Our 70th County!) Welcome to our newest series that we couldn’t wait to start. Potluck Crashing! We travel out of town and… Continue reading Potluck Crashing-Soup Supper & Candlelight Night in North Iowa