Take An Offroad Adventure To Visit A Giant Herd of Iowa Bison
By Ben Jones|Published June 01, 2021
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
There was a time when wild bison roamed throughout Iowa – especially in the Northwest and Northcentral areas of the state. By the 1860s, sightings became rare and they eventually disappeared from the wild.
There’s a place in Iowa where you can still see these majestic creatures out in the field.
Bare Bison, a working bison farm in Van Meter, offers tours that give visitors a chance to ride right up to a real bison herd.
The offload tours are incredible – here’s how they work.