Iowa Travel Guide

Iowa makes up one of the 12 Midwest USA states. The Mississippi River runs along the full length of the Eastern side of the state. The population of Iowa is just over 3 million people. It is said to have some of the ‘world’s largest’, including the world’s largest truck stop! Summers are hot and the winters bring freezing cold temperatures and snow.

🏢State Capital: Des Moines

🍽Eat ice cream from Betty Jane Candies in Dubuque, IA

🏨Don’t miss out on a unique stay at the New Day Dairy Guestbarn in Clarksville, IA

🎡Visit the Iowa State Fair!

I spent 4 years living in Dubuque County, Iowa! Here you’ll find all of my Iowa posts, organised by town for your ease!

Fun Facts About Iowa USA – How Many Do You Know?

OHV Parks and ATV Trails In Iowa USA

8 Unique Places To Stay In Iowa USA

15 Things To Add To Your Iowa Bucket List!

3 Awesome Caves In Iowa That You Should Explore!

America’s Longest Highway: Awesome Events & Roadside Attractions Along Highway 20 in East Iowa!

Pumpkin Patches in Iowa That You Shouldn’t Miss!

The Story of the Iowa Freedom Rocks

A Guide to Riving Tubing in Iowa!

Free Printable Iowa Activity Sheets For Kids!


Seeing The CYtes! Things To Do In Ames Iowa

A Brit Trying To Understand American Football: Soccer vs Football

British Restaurants In Central Iowa

Elwood the World's Largest Gnome Ames Iowa

Cedar Rapids

Goat Yoga in Iowa at Coco’s Ranch near Cedar Rapids!

Charles City

Red Cedar Lodge Cabin Rental & Things To Do In Charles City Iowa!


New Day Dairy: An Authentic Farmstay in Iowa USA

Clear Lake

Glamping In Iowa: Stay in a Yurt in McIntosh Woods State Park!

Davenport (Quad Cities)

Fun Things To Do In Davenport Iowa!

Bars In Davenport Iowa: Analog Arcade Bar

Des Moines

Tips For Visiting The Iowa State Fair!

Iowa State Fair Straw Sculpture


Things To Do

40 Top Things To Do in Dubuque Iowa, Recommended By A Local!

Floatation Therapy – My Float Tank Experience at Float & Fly in Dubuque, Iowa!

The Best Viewpoints in Dubuque Iowa

9 Places to go Hiking near Dubuque, Iowa!

The Best Hiking Trails at the Mines of Spain, Dubuque IA

A Guide To The Dubuque Millwork District: The Coolest Area in Dubuque, Iowa!

Dubuque Murals: Exploring Colourful Street Art Where Iowa Started

Sky Tours Dubuque: Ziplining in Iowa USA!

Visiting the Dubuque Arboretum in Iowa

The Port of Dubuque: Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, IA

Skiing In Iowa USA: A Guide To Iowa Ski Resorts

Facts About The Mississippi River: Mississippi River Camping, Beaches & Sandbars

Visiting The Fenelon Place Elevator in Dubuque, Iowa: Everything You Need To Know!

Dubuque Iowa Mississippi River Walk

Food & Drink

4 Dubuque Iowa Breweries You Need To Visit (& 1 In Dyersville!)

10 Best Restaurants in Dubuque Iowa (Recommended By A Local)!

Supporting Local Businesses at the Dubuque Farmers Market – Iowa

The Best Desserts and Ice Cream in Dubuque, Iowa!

English Afternoon Tea at the Inspire Cafe in Dubuque, Iowa

Made in Iowa: Betty Jane Homemade Candies

Where To Stay

7 Best Hotels In Dubuque Iowa USA

A Stay at the Historic Hotel Julien – Dubuque, IA


Dubuque Christmas Lights And Events 2020: Iowa

2020 Reflections in the Park Dubuque Iowa: Drive Through Christmas Light Display!

Dubuque on Ice Brewfest

Ghost Tours in Iowa | Haunted History Walk at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque Iowa


‘If You Build It, They’ll Come’: Things To Do in Dyersville Iowa

Ghost Sunday at the Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

Field of Dreams Ghost Players


10 Top Things To Do In Grinnell Iowa

Hotel Grinnell Iowa Review: A Cool Stay In A Converted High School!

Iowa City

Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City, IA Review

Iowa City Restaurants: Vue Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

Home Of The Hawkeyes: University of Iowa Athletics Hall Of Fame & Museum

Mason City

11 Fun Things To Do In Mason City Iowa


Tips for Visiting Maquoketa Caves State Park in Iowa!


River Tubing at Manchester Water Park in Iowa!

Manchester Water Park


A Glamping & Cave Exploration Adventure at Spook Cave Iowa!


Appreciating Small Town USA Tourism in Sheffield Iowa


Iowa 80 Trucking Museum and the World’s Largest Truck Stop USA

Iowa Facts - Iowa 80 Truckstop


Fun Things To Do In Waterloo Iowa (& Cedar Falls)

Midwest Round-Ups

20 Places To Visit In The Midwest USA

11 Midwest Winter Getaways To Embrace Or Escape The Cold!

The Best Amusement Parks In The Midwest USA

Best Midwest State Parks For Adventure

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