Family Adventures · Roadside Iowa · Southeast Iowa

Up to Our Necks in Harvest Season

Donnellson, IA: Lee County This is the one time I may encourage you to put The Iowa Gallivant down and get on the road immediately. Because Southeast-Iowa’s premier pumpkin patch is only open through Halloween until they flip the property for the upcoming holidays! Go-Go-Go! Harvestville Farm had the goods….and gourds. The selection is still second to none here… Continue reading Up to Our Necks in Harvest Season

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 42, Fort Madison

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County This isn’t our first visit to Fort Madison and it’s far from our last. One of Iowa’s most historic towns is producing some historic memories for The Iowa Gallivant. Our Best Between Bread search is going statewide and today we find ourselves in Southeast Iowa enjoying the sandwiches and sandwich makers at Sub-Arena!… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 42, Fort Madison

Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa

One of Iowa’s Best Sweet Corn Festivals: You Missed It?

West Point, IA: Lee County We look back at opportunities all the time. Should I have purchased that ’72 Malibu that would have looked so sick in my garage for 10 out of 12 months on the year? Should I have taken that podiatry class 20 years ago so I can diagnose this pinky toe pain… Continue reading One of Iowa’s Best Sweet Corn Festivals: You Missed It?

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

Kickoff at Kinnick…..On the River

Football season in Big Ten country just feels right and Iowa City has produced an uncountable amount of unforgettable memories. Iowa’s Big Ten town showcases the classic atmosphere of tailgating, campus excitement, historic stadium, and a downtown area that’s loaded with classic restaurants and taverns. Here’s another thing a lot of sports fans love. Road… Continue reading Kickoff at Kinnick…..On the River

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All Roads Led to Keokuk-A Trip to One of Iowa’s Most Historic and Important Towns

Keokuk, IA and Donnellson, IA: Lee County (Our 10th County!) When professional baseball was getting warmed up, in the late 1800’s, they had teams in places like Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland, Boston……and Keokuk. When the country was thrown into a brutal civil war, there needed to be strategic staging and training points for Union and Confederate soldiers awaiting… Continue reading All Roads Led to Keokuk-A Trip to One of Iowa’s Most Historic and Important Towns