Journals Iowa

Five Fall Finds

Created by two cruisers on November 13, 2013 Best of IgoUgo

5 Stories

The MidWest in Autum is a great place for a mini vacation. I linked five towns (Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Galena, Quasqueton and the Lake Okobiji area) and enjoyed the mild Fall weather and the changing color of the landscape.

My Day With Two American Presidents

Created by MilwVon on September 17, 2013 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
2 Stories

This was a one day, 525 loop trip from Milwaukee. I headed south to Illinois for two historical sites from Ronald Reagan's childhood including his birthplace. From there I ventured west to the Herbert Hoover Nat'l Historic Site and Presidential Library & Museum in West Branch, Iowa.

Weekend Eagle Viewing Trip

Created by MilwVon on January 19, 2013 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
2 Stories

Sometimes you meet people and make an immediate connection. I was fortunate to have new friends Russ & Jan come into my life last summer. A professional photographer, Russ invited me along to photograph eagles in Iowa.

Exploring Iowa

Created by catsholiday on January 12, 2013 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

Iowa was another of the states we drove through while exploring the Great River Road, around the lakes and more in our trip in May and June 2012.

Iowa - More Than Just Corn Fields

Created by MilwVon on July 30, 2007 Best of IgoUgo

2 Reviews
4 Stories

Summer is a great time to enjoy some of the sights around Iowa. Whether living here or visiting, be sure to explore our state.

Is this Heaven?...No its Iowa

Created by RoBoNC on June 16, 2007 Best of IgoUgo

6 Reviews

From the famous state fair to the Amish country, there is plenty to do all over this great state.

Iowa - America's Heartland

Created by MilwVon on April 22, 2007 Best of IgoUgo

2 Reviews
3 Stories

Having lived here for nearly three years, it's time to write about some of the sites around the state using Des Moines as a home base.

Living in Cyclone Country - Ames, Iowa

Created by MilwVon on September 7, 2006 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

Labor Day 2006 brought our two-year anniversary of living here in Ames, Iowa. To commemorate the occasion, I offer this journal for those considering a trip through Central Iowa or to Iowa State University.

Iowa Interlude: Fringes of Des Moines and the Amanas

Created by btwood2 on January 29, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
3 Stories

We spent September on the fringes of Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines. Idyllic little Berwick is like a time-warp backwards 50 years. The Amana Colonies, 90 miles east, recall yet an earlier time, 150 years ago, when German settlers founded seven communal villages along the Iowa River.

Iowa’s Great Lakes -- Okoboji

Created by btwood2 on January 15, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
4 Stories

Two adjacent lakes and towns in northwest Iowa bear the name Okoboji. At the southeastern tip of the prairie pot-holes region, they’re a prime vacation area featuring seven good-sized lakes and limitless water recreation opportunities. For those so inclined, there are excellent bike trails and several amusement parks.

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