America’s Heartland In Photos: Iowa

Iowa Farm

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.



Burchinal, Iowa

Sunset: Burchinal, Iowa


Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams: Dyersville, Iowa


Sunrise Elk Horn, Iowa

Sunrise: Elk Horn, Iowa


Estherville, Iowa

Swinging Bridge: Estherville, Iowa


Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge: Prairie City, Iowa

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge: Prairie City, Iowa Tip: Stop in the visitors center.


Wells Blue Bunny Iowa

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


Sundogs Winter Iowa                                                                                                                                                                       Sundogs: Winter In Iowa


East Park Mason City Iowa

East Park: Mason City, Iowa Tip: There are many things to do all year long in this town.



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.


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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