*If you’re looking to soak in a bed and breakfast this year, then I suggest a road trip into the southwest region of the great State of Iowa. The little town of Lenox is near places like Bedford, Corning, Red Oak, Mount Ayr, Creston and many hilly rides through the countryside. This means you have… Continue reading Keeping History Alive in Lenox, Iowa: The Heritage Inn Bed & Breakfast
*SW-Iowa will show travelers some of the state’s most unique pieces of history, and especially when you’re on the Missouri border. Our visit to Taylor County was sponsored by the Lenox Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce. Some of the goods, services, and meals were complimentary. The views expressed in… Continue reading Hardware Store Beers, Finding Kin & Revisiting Iowa’s Old Honey War in Taylor County
Winterset, IA: Madison County Our first visit to this area was a fun one back in 2016. We had two hours to kill and we made it happen by packing in a lot of their beautiful City Park. You can click here to see what that was all about and then imagine all the great… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Winterset’s History of Good Times is RAGBRAI-Ready
Calhoun County, IA (Our 80th County), Sac County, and Ida County (Our 81st County) The great American road trip can go through thousands of Main Streets. Historic US Route 20 is just one of many ways you can experience Americana at its best, and it happens to be this country’s longest highway. Here in Iowa,… Continue reading Northwest Iowa on The 20 Tour & Beyond
*Our stay at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center was complimentary. The opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! Ames, IA: Story County Sports! Sports! Sports! I had to get that out because this guy loves August and the beginning of college football season! Ames knows how to bring… Continue reading Game On at the Gateway!
Atchison, KS: Atchison County Lewis & Clark, Amelia Earhart, world record holders, music icons, some of the most important inventions, Missouri River culture, incredible architecture and a home for countless ghost stories and encounters. That’s only the beginning of what made us fall hard for Atchison, Kansas. Let’s get right to what we loved and what… Continue reading “Did that just move?” Historic, Haunted & Mysterious Atchison, Kansas-Part 3
Another great trip sponsored by Linder Tire Service here on The Iowa Gallivant! Corning, IA: Adams County Think of all the stories you’ve heard about childhood homes. Did anyone ever say “After we ate breakfast, Mom would pack our lunch and then feed the inmates their county funded meal….”? Not too many of us, but if you lived… Continue reading Raised in the Adams County Jail