Open Drive-In Movie Theaters Are Starting To Pop Up All Over Iowa
Some things never go out of style: a tub of popcorn, a starry night, and a double feature on an open-air screen. There’s nothing like going to one of the drive-in movie theaters in Iowa with someone special – lose yourself in a blockbuster as the last twilight fades and the dew settles onto the grass on an Iowa summer evening. There are no bad movies on nights like this, just fleeting summer moments that pass too quickly.
While these old drive-in theaters in Iowa have becomes as rare as cars with tail fins, across Iowa there are a few places where the show thankfully still goes on. Take your date or your kids out while you still can – here’s where to get a ticket to this season.
Have you been to any of these charming drive-in theaters? What did you think? Are there any other drive in’s that you think we need to cover? Once you’ve visited all of these Iowa drive-in movie theaters, check out these historic Iowa movie theaters.
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Old School Fun in Iowa
Are there any old-school diners in Iowa that I can eat at?
Nothing makes me feel like I've traveled back in time quite like having a scrumptious meal at a classic diner, and the old-school ambiance somehow seems to make the food taste even better. There are lots of these gems all across Iowa where you can grab a burger, some crispy fries, and maybe even a shake if you've got room left.
The best diners in Iowa for a tasty meal are:
- Goldie's Ice Cream Shoppe
- Palisades Café
- Canteen Lunch
- Penny's Diner
- Newtons Paradise Café
- Bluebird Diner
- Dinky Diner
Where can I go antique shopping in Iowa?
If you love shopping till you drop, but want to make sure your pieces are as unique as can be, nothing beats a good old treasure hunt for that perfect item at an antique store. Throughout the state there are shops where you can hunt down gorgeous relics from the past including clothing, jewelry, decor, and more.
The best antique stores in Iowa for treasure hunting are:
- Iowa Farmhouse and Barntiques
- Farm Creek Antiques and Wine Cave
- Turkey River Mall
- Czech Village Antiques
- The Plaza Antique Mall
What are the most historic towns in Iowa?
Who doesn't love discovering a new town? The shopping, dining, museums, parks, and so much more make even the smallest of villages its own adventure. What makes that adventure even better? Older architecture and a whimsical downtown to explore.
The historic towns in Iowa that you have to visit are:
- Dubuque (founded in 1833)
- Burlington (founded in 1833)
- Davenport (founded in 1839)
- Iowa City (founded in 1839)
- Muscatine (founded in 1839)