North Dakota

A Teddy Roosevelt Anniversary None of Us Saw Coming

Billings County, North Dakota (Our First ND County) I write this post in a much different way than I usually do, and it may set the tone of The Iowa Gallivant going forward. I looked ahead and thought about the beautiful pictures we took and most of all the photos that Beautiful Badlands ND graciously… Continue reading A Teddy Roosevelt Anniversary None of Us Saw Coming

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

“Their Spirits Will Watch Over You While You Are Here…”

Effigy Mounds National Monument-Harpers Ferry, IA: Allamakee County¬†(Our 48th County) On a mission to a festival in nearby Garnavillo, IA, we found ourselves visiting one of Iowa’s most sacred areas. We had plans throughout Clayton County, but there is always time to stop and explore one of our nation’s national monuments. Near the small town… Continue reading “Their Spirits Will Watch Over You While You Are Here…”

East Iowa · Museums and History · Outdoors All Year

Spelunking Maquoketa & Discovering a Lost Nation

Maquoketa, IA: Jackson County Lost Nation, IA: Clinton County Deep into the Jackson County woods is an absolute treasure trove of discovery. A place surrounded by the classic Iowa prairie and turning into a thick forest with a valley that cuts through the terrain with its creeks, trails, towering trees, rocky earth, and a collection… Continue reading Spelunking Maquoketa & Discovering a Lost Nation