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The Best Of Iowa In Photos

My home state is Iowa and many of you often ask me about it. I have lived in Iowa all of my life. When I say that I live in Iowa, the response usually is, “Oh, my brother used to live in such and such a town.” It is true- every person has an Iowa story. Here are some of my favorite photos of Iowa. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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Burchinal, Iowa
Sunset: Burchinal, Iowa
Field of Dreams
Field of Dreams: Dyersville, Iowa
Sunrise Elk Horn, Iowa
Sunrise: Elk Horn, Iowa

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Swinging Bridge: Estherville, Iowa
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge: Prairie City
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge: Prairie City, Iowa Tip: Stop in the visitors center.
Wells Blue Bunny LeMars
Ice Cream Capital of the World: LeMars, Iowa Tip: Seek out the 55+ sculpture ice cream cones.
Lansing, Iowa Bridge
Bridge: Lansing, Iowa Tip: When you visit this area, stop in Horsfall’s Variety Store.
Iowa Cornfield
Iowa Cornfield

Clear Lake                                                                                                                      Southshore Donut Company: Clear Lake, Iowa Tip: There is something going on all the time in this Iowa lake town.

Sundogs Midwest Winter

Bucky- Mason City Iowa Sculpture
“Bucky” River City Sculptures on Parade: Mason City, Iowa – The Sculpture walk is beautiful all year long. You choose the season and the sculptures are sure to make you smile! I particularly enjoy this one.

Iowa Road Trip- Historic Scenic Hills Byway

Sunset Rural Iowa
Sunset: Rural Iowa
Elk Horn Iowa Winery
Danish Countryside Vines & Wines: Elk Horn, Iowa


The landscape changes as the seasons change. Each season has its own character with an opportunity to experience new things.  Hop off of I-35 and swing into Clear Lake and visit the legendary Surf Ballroom. You can stand where Buddy Holly played his last concert. Pack your boots, as it’s a 1/4 mile hike to the crash site, located right outside of town. Here are the directions to the Buddy Holly Crash Site. From the Surf Ballroom, drive north on Buddy Holly Place. Turn right at the stoplight onto U.S. Hwy 122. Drive a half-mile and turn left onto N. 8th St. Drive north about five miles and turn right onto 310th St, which is a gravel road. Drive 1/4 of a mile and turn left (north) onto Gull Avenue. You will see the iconic black glasses, as you near the path to the crash site.

Buddy Holly Crash Site Clear Lake, Iowa
Buddy Holly Crash Site: Clear Lake, Iowa

This is just a glimpse of what my home state of Iowa has to offer. Come and visit. You can order your Travel Iowa Guide here. 

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Happy Traveling~ Sara

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Sara is a travel enthusiast that resides in North Iowa. You can find her traveling where the plane, train, ship, or car will go. Are you looking to take a road trip? Sara has solutions for you!

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