Everyone In Iowa Should Take This Underappreciated Scenic Drive

When you think of stunning natural beauty in Iowa, most of our minds wander towards the east. The Mississippi River Valley is so overwhelming and impressive that it’s easy to forget that Western Iowa is home to one of the Midwest’s natural wonders — the incredible Loess Hills.

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You can find a full list of lodging options and restaurants along this journey right here, but the route is so vast that you’ll have no issues picking restaurants and hotels along the way. I would highly recommend stopping by one of the many vineyards you’ll drive by, too! Bodega Victoriana Winery and Keg Creek Brewing Co., both in Glenwood, are some of the best wineries in the state.

If you’re looking to see some of the most incredible sights you can find in Iowa, add the Loess Hills Byway to This Scenic Road Trip Takes You To All 7 Wonders Of Iowa and find a new appreciation for the Hawkeye State.