Iowa Attractions, Day Trips October 30, 2018
The Tiny Amish Town In Iowa That’s The Perfect Day Trip Destination
If you’re looking for a unique Iowa day trip idea for this fall, look no farther than Bloomfield, Iowa! Bloomfield, and the surrounding communities, is one of the best destinations for a shopping and dining day out of town.
Bloomfield, Iowa is a charming town on its own - but what's hiding just outside of the downtown area is truly a wonder.
In the communities surrounding Bloomfield, you'll find the largest, most conservative Amish community in Iowa. The Davis County Amish are a storied community, and they welcome visitors into their world.
The Davis County Amish have been here for generations, and the tight-knit group still even speaks German.
While the Amish are generally known to keep to themselves, you can always count on a friendly greeting when you visit Davis County.
There are nearly 100 Amish shops and stores open to the public in and around Bloomfield.
The fun part about visiting the Davis County Amish is that you never really have a plan. Most stores don't keep regular hours, so you might have to do a little searching to find a few open stores if you visit in the evenings or during the week. One thing is certain - don't visit on a Sunday. Everything will be closed, because Sunday is a strict day of rest.
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The Dutch Country General Store is one of the largest stores in the state.
Graber's Country Store is another gem.
Here, you'll find shoes, boots & clothing, along with handwoven baskets and other homemade goods.
If you plan your trip right, you might be able to catch the Southern Iowa Produce Auction!
The next Auctions are on November 10, November 24th, and December 10th. Each day runs from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and you'll find plenty of fruits, veggies, flowers and more.
Set aside some time this fall to visit the Davis County Amish community. It may end up being the highlight of your year!
Day trips out to Bloomfield always feel like a step back in time, and you'll love being away from the always connected busy Iowa life.
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