#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & The Pottawattamie Path of Parties-Part 1 of 2

Council Bluffs and Carter Lake: Pottawattamie County (Our 82nd County) Can you believe that we are in our fifth summer of The Iowa Gallivant, and this is the first time we made the trip to this entertaining region? That’s why we took advantage of this gallivant and Unleash Council Bluffs was there to help us… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & The Pottawattamie Path of Parties-Part 1 of 2

#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Atlantic Beefing Up for Thousands

Atlantic, IA: Cass County RAGBRAI’ers love great hosts, small towns, and folks who embrace this annual good-timin’ tour across Iowa. That’s why Atlantic keeps getting the call to showcase their city to the cycling fanatics heading to Southern Iowa this July. You’ll enjoy some of the great places you’ve been visiting for decades with a… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Atlantic Beefing Up for Thousands

Family Adventures · Iowa Food · West Central Iowa

From BBQ Smoke to Yellow Smoke & Beyond in Denison

Denison, IA: Crawford County There’s plenty of Western Iowa for everyone and the region has a lot of reasons to head there day after day. One very amazing weekend has a special meaning to the locals of Denison, Iowa and an absolute army of visitors and locals that are there to do one thing. Have a… Continue reading From BBQ Smoke to Yellow Smoke & Beyond in Denison

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Outdoors All Year · West Central Iowa

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #4 in Crawford County

Denison, Iowa: Crawford County There’s a lot to love, when it comes to our gallivants, and, speaking of love, our summer trip to Denison gave me another opportunity to surprise my wife with yet another proposal. The breeze was slight, the temp was a perfect 80 with hardly any clouds in the giant blue sky and… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #4 in Crawford County

Lodging · West Central Iowa

Total Providence in Denison, Iowa

*Our stay at the Providence Inn was complimentary and the opinions expressed on this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Denison, IA: Crawford County We obviously love traveling here on The Iowa Gallivant and we have seen some amazing towns and been lodged in some of the most beautiful places you’ll see anywhere. Our summer… Continue reading Total Providence in Denison, Iowa

Family Adventures · Museums and History · West Central Iowa

Poor Farm Turned Elk Sanctuary, Museum & Home to a Two Headed Pig: County of Audubon-Part 4

Audubon, IA: Audubon County You see that sign for a museum coming up on your road trip? Perhaps it wasn’t on page 1 of your list of museums you’ve heard of. That’s when I know I’m going to love it! I’ve been to huge internationally known museums and had a great time there. I’ve also been… Continue reading Poor Farm Turned Elk Sanctuary, Museum & Home to a Two Headed Pig: County of Audubon-Part 4

Lodging · West Central Iowa

If Only Lewis & Clark Had A Super 8

*Our stay at the Super 8-Onawa was complimentary. The opinions expressed on this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! Onawa, IA: Monona County We travel a lot and are always grateful when we find a comfortable and clean rooms with a kind and helpful staff. Our summer trip to Western Iowa on this… Continue reading If Only Lewis & Clark Had A Super 8

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

The Towering Lauritsen Lodge: County of Audubon-Part 3

*Our stay at the Lauritsen Lodge was complimentary. The opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s get back to gallivanting! Exira, IA: Audubon County Lauritsen Lodge is one of the most unique landmarks you will see in Audubon County and it’s right next to one of Iowa’s most unique roadside wonders.… Continue reading The Towering Lauritsen Lodge: County of Audubon-Part 3

Family Adventures · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

Iowa’s Four Corners, A New Rose w/ Tex-Mex Sunday Brunch: County of Audubon-Part 2

Audubon, IA: Audubon County The area just kept producing one great time after another. This includes a big bucket list item checked off for me that’s right in the middle of my favorite part of Iowa. The off the beaten path destination. Through miles and miles of rural Audubon County gravel roads, you’ll find Iowa’s most… Continue reading Iowa’s Four Corners, A New Rose w/ Tex-Mex Sunday Brunch: County of Audubon-Part 2

#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Breakfast Before Brunch w/ A Whole ‘Lotta Butter in Denison

Denison, IA: Crawford County (Our 78th County!) Welcome to Overnight #2 on this year’s RAGBRAI route and they are going to bring the great times and A LOT of food from the locals. It’s been awhile since the peddled invasion of Crawford County and they are charged up for a huge day, night, and morning. Here’s the… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Breakfast Before Brunch w/ A Whole ‘Lotta Butter in Denison