Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Noel From North Iowa

Winnebago and Worth Counties, IA The yule tide season is upon us and that means another annual Christmas themed road trip for The Iowa Gallivant. Last year we headed north to Decorah and this year we went towards Santa’s workshop again. This time WAY north. Let’s just say there were times we nearly started the Minnesota Gallivant.… Continue reading Noel From North Iowa

Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Someday Everest-First Hawkeye Point

Sibley, IA: Osceola County (Our 69th County) Roadside America comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and elevations. Through all the back roads, miles on top of miles of wanted and unwanted detours, you will always find the historic landmarks of our country. Team Goodvin inched our way down the gravel, past the farms, and, surrounded by the… Continue reading Someday Everest-First Hawkeye Point

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa · Roadside Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 27, Pocahontas

Pocahontas, IA: Pocahontas County (Our 59th County!) We find ourselves gravitating to the creamy oasis know as the local summertime ice cream shop more and more. It must be the anticipation for their annual openings and the great memories that come with it. Our visit to Northwest Iowa brought us through the town of Pocahontas and we… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 27, Pocahontas

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 · Northwest Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Iowa’s Monument to Redemption-The World’s Largest Grotto

West Bend, IA: Palo Alto County (Our 42nd County!) What if I told you that you could view absolute beauty from every state in America and every country on the planet in one place in Iowa. The rock hounds of the world may have their unofficial haven in the middle of NW-Iowa and its in the form… Continue reading Iowa’s Monument to Redemption-The World’s Largest Grotto

2017 Best Between Bread · Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Outdoors All Year · Southeast Iowa · Unincorporated Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 4, Oakland Mills

Oakland Mills, IA: Henry County Just down the road from the city of Mount Pleasant is the small unincorporated community of Oakland Mills, right on the mighty Skunk River. Up from its banks is plenty of camping, disc golf, picnic areas, a historic walking bridge, and one of Iowa’s best destination eateries. You can’t have a… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 4, Oakland Mills

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Roadside Iowa: Why We Give Our Children Cigars

Agency, IA: Wapello County “Let’s take the long way back!” One of the most common phrases you’ll hear in the Team Goodvin road trip-mobile. Without these voluntary detours, we wouldn’t have the inventory of blog posts we have now. Our recent trip to Ottumwa was winding down and we needed to treat our history buff personalities. Luckily… Continue reading Roadside Iowa: Why We Give Our Children Cigars