We heard your travel bug bite is still itching. Of course, that could just be a swarm of mosquitos. Either way, our first article about unique day trips in Iowa was so popular, we had people asking for more. So, here are 10 more unique Iowa day trips that you must take this summer!
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Kim Magaraci|June 05, 2023
What's the most beautiful hike in Iowa?
The most beautiful hike in Iowa has got to be found in Maquoketa Caves State Park. One of our favorite hikes in Iowa is one that will take you through enormous and towering caves, and let you hop and skip across a creek. Take the loop trail to see all of the park's namesake caves and you'll find yourself enjoying sights you would never expect to see here in the Hawkeye State. Here are a few other beautiful hikes in Iowa:
What is the most scenic town in Iowa?
It's hard to top Decorah when it comes to being the most scenic town in Iowa. Not only can you paddle down the Upper Iowa River to see the Bluffton Palisades, but you can hike to an ice cave and a waterfall in one loop, or take a riverside stroll to the gorgeous Malanaphy Springs cascade, which is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day.
What are the best little-known attractions in Iowa?
Some of the best little-known attractions in Iowa include:
Some of the coolest sights in Iowa are often overlooked. For example, did you know that there's a replica of the entire town from the Music Man in Mason City? How about an enormous observatory on the Drake Campus in Des Moines? We bet you've never visited either, and if you haven't, add them to your list of places you've got to see.