Lodging · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Civil War General & His Home-Now Ready to Host You in Historic Keokuk

*The winds were just right for another visit to Keokuk and we were lucky enough to be given a complimentary stay here at the General Samuel Curtis House. The views expressed are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! Keokuk, IA: Lee County Airbnb can produce some of the most interesting properties when you search it’s… Continue reading Civil War General & His Home-Now Ready to Host You in Historic Keokuk

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 · Roadside Iowa · South Central Iowa

Four Legged Heroes- Iowa’s Only Mule Cemetery

Oskaloosa, IA: Mahaska County (Our 56th County!) We have been making more efforts to visit, support, and write about Iowa’s treasured county museums and I’m telling you that it’s no chore at all. Especially when they’re off the beaten path like in Mahaska County. We at The Iowa Gallivant take a detour on just about every road trip… Continue reading Four Legged Heroes- Iowa’s Only Mule Cemetery

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

Louisa’s Majesty-Endless Waterways,Woodlands, History, & an Authentic Burmese Feast

Louisa County, IA You’ve see all the signs. The shade of brown with white lettering. Turn hear to a campsite, state park, wildlife refuge, wetlands, Native American preserves, river access, lake front, hiking trail, historic landmark, memorial, river slough, boat launches, pioneer cemetery…..You’re probably saying that you have all of those in ¬†your home county.… Continue reading Louisa’s Majesty-Endless Waterways,Woodlands, History, & an Authentic Burmese Feast