The Quirky Iowa Welcome Center You’ll Want to Visit As Soon As Possible
If you haven’t stopped by this incredible Iowa Welcome Center, you’ll want to put it on your list of places to visit.
This rest area is a great place to take a break from driving. It’s open 24 hours a day and staffed continuously. The cute café and gift shop makes it truly special. They are open between 9am and 5pm.
This giant red barn is actually an Iowa Welcome Center. It’s located just south of the Iowa/Minnesota border north of Clear Lake on highway 35.
4705 Wheelerwood Rd., Northwood
If you need a longer break from the road, try the amazing pie and treat yourself to a cup of coffee.
Don’t laugh, but cleanliness matters when it comes to rest areas, and this one should win an award.
There’s plenty of room outside to lounge in the fresh air, take your dog for a quick walk, or let your kiddos run off some of the energy they built up in the car.
A carefully organized and easily accessible wall of brochures and maps help travelers find their way and decide what exciting Iowa adventure they’d like to experience, next.
The top floor is a loft that offers a fun view of the entire inside of the barn. Upstairs, you’ll find coffee, pie, a few comfortable places to sit, and more information about Iowa than you’ll ever need.
The Barn Boutique is a celebration of Iowa Folkart.
The adorable gift shop is Iowa-themed, and a great place to pick up something special.
You won’t want to miss this fun Iowa-themed rest stop on your next road trip through northern Iowa.
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