You Must Visit These 10 Awesome Places In Iowa This Winter

Winter in Iowa opens up a whole new world of possibilities. In a state where we enjoy four distinct seasons, winter means sledding, snow days when kids get to stay home from school, lots of hot chocolate, and wonderful cold-weather comfort food. Whether your idea of the perfect cold-weather adventure involves heading somewhere cozy or exploring the great outdoors, you’re bound to find something that piques your interest on this list of our favorite things to do in winter in Iowa.

Where are your favorite winter day trips in Iowa? Did any of your go-to adventures miss the list? If so, be sure to share them with us in the comments below — we’d love to hear from you!

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What are the best winter hiking trails in Iowa?

If you're willing to bundle up and brave the elements, you'll find that winter hiking is one of the very best seasonal experiences you can have. Here are a few of the best spots for a winter hike in Iowa.