8 Iowa Day Trips That Are Even Cooler During The Winter

In the winter months, many people like to hunker down at home for January and February – which means fewer crowds for those who are ready to get out and explore! If you’re bundled up and eager to see the best a Hawkeye State winter has to offer, these winter getaways in Iowa will keep you busy until the first robin of spring makes its appearance. Some of these are beautiful natural destinations that take on a unique appearance in the winter. Others are thriving indoor attractions that provide a thrill no matter the time of year. Some even transform into something completely new as winter arrives. The one thing they all have in common is that these eight day trips are your ticket to a winter you’ll never forget.

Have you taken any of these winter getaways in Iowa in the past? Let us know about your experience in the comments section. Most can be visited on a whim, but if you want to know more about Tin Roost’s igloo rentals, you can check the restaurant’s website. For another memorable Iowa winter adventure, make a trip to the state’s snowiest town.

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Address: Siewers Spring Road, Siewers Spring Rd, Decorah, IA 52101, USA
Address: Backbone State Forest, Iowa 52076, USA
Address: Cordova Observation Tower, 1293 Emerald Drive, Otley, IA 50214, USA
Address: Mississippi Riverwalk, 600 Bell St, Dubuque, IA 52001, USA
Address: Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, 350 Bell St, Dubuque, IA 52001, USA
Address: Sundown Mountain Resort, 16991 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002, USA
Address: Tin Roost, 840 W Penn St, North Liberty, IA 52317, USA
Address: Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Road, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Rd, Prairie City, IA 50228, USA