Iowa’s Driftless Area Is The Quiet Oasis You’ll Want To Discover This Year

Iowa’s Driftless Area is one of the most unique geographic wonders in America. The steep cliffs and bluffs, dense forests, valleys, and karst topography is a result of the region surviving the glaciation of the last ice age. You’ll find plants and wildlife here that resembles the Great Lakes and New England, rather than the Plains, and the geographic history is unique to this area of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Make plans to see for yourself!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

One great way to explore the Driftless Area is to embark on a road trip! Check out the Driftless Area Scenic Byway and hit the road for a beautiful and memorable adventure.

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