The 5 Best Stargazing Spots In Iowa That Will Show Off Stunning Nighttime Skies

In the summertime, the Milky Way is high above the Northern Hemisphere, and if you plan out your night time adventure for a New Moon, you’ll have a good chance of seeing it. All you have to do is track down the darkest skies in Iowa! Here are a few of the best places to go stargazing in the Hawkeye State.

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Track down these great stargazing spots in Iowa for a nighttime adventure like no other! Check out a Milky Way spotting planner and the Dark Sky Finder to plan your trip and know what to look out for. Be sure to bring a sky map, too!

Address: 0122100004, Mingo, IA 50168, USA
Address: 1436 IA-141, Coon Rapids, IA 50058, USA
Address: 340th St, Moorhead, IA 51558, USA
Address: Lake Sugema, Des Moines, IA 52565, USA