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

Family Adventures · Lodging · Museums and History · Northwest Iowa

Main Street Iowa Never Looked This Suite

Paullina, IA: O’Brien County We have stayed in some amazing places throughout our Iowa journeys and our last trip to Paullina supplied one of the most unique lodging opportunities we’ve experienced. And the great part was how it was right on Main Street in the center of all the great businesses this small Iowa town is proud of.… Continue reading Main Street Iowa Never Looked This Suite

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Family Adventures · Museums and History · Northwest Iowa · Roadside Iowa

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #1 in Palo Alto County

West Bend, IA: Palo Alto County It was the first full on autumn day of the season and we were in the tail end of our 4 day trip to NW-Iowa. The idea of proposing to my wife came a couple days prior and she smiled when I ran the idea past her. Let’s just… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #1 in Palo Alto County