Fall is one of the best times to take a road trip with your family. Why? The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping. And if you can get a long weekend, You’ll have less whining and you’ll be using less gas. I mean, you don’t need the air or heat on most of the trip, right?
So, after getting a check-up at your local dealership, pack everyone up and stop at some of these awesome places located around Iowa.
Iowa River Valley
The Iowa River is a tributary to the Mississippi River. The river is known for fishing and the valley has tons of horse trails that you can ride. The Iowa River Valley is one of the best places in the state to experience its raw, natural beauty. If you need a spot to stay, go to the River Valley Lodge.
Pikes Peak State Park
Pikes Peak State Park is definitely a location in the state to visit for natural, cultural and historical resources of Iowa. You can get views of the Mississippi River and there is plenty of hiking for those who love those types of things.
Crystal Lake Cave
Crystal Lake Cave shows off awesome Pristine stalagmites, helictites and rare authorities. It is a beautiful cave system located five miles south of Dubuque
Boone and Scenic Valley RailRoad
The railroad offers a chance to ride on the train tracks in an open-air car. They also offer special events that are regularly put on by the organizers of the project. The most common trip on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad is approximately one hour and forty-five minutes in length. It is definitely a great place to stop.
Places you must see while in the State Capital are Blank Park Zoo, Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. The Capitol Building is a must-visit location for anyone who wants to see stunning architecture. Des Moines is the popular tourist attractions in Iowa.