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Food & Drink, Restaurant of the Week

Restaurant of the Week: Barrel House

Barrel House, located in the heart of Downtown Cedar Rapids, is only a few blocks from all the major theaters and entertainment venues in the city, including TCR, McGrath Amphitheatre, the Paramount and the Alliant Energy Powerhouse. Barrel House is an upscale tavern pub that has a little something for everyone, including 16 beers on tap and daily specials.

Communities, Iowa Homes

Historic Iowa Downtowns

Iowa’s rich history is riveting, and its antiquated beauty can still be cherished in many of its captivating historic downtown settings. Update your bucket list and transport back in time this summer by making a trip to a historic Iowa downtown.

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Fabulous People

Fabulous People: Preston Geerts

Preston Geerts is the manager of Textile TapHaus, a satellite taproom of Textile Brewing Company in Dyersville. Textile TapHaus is located in a newly-renovated building in Downtown Atkins, with 24 taps of local Iowa craft beers and ciders and famous massive soft pretzels on its menu.

Family & Pets, See & Do

Iowa’s Best Water Parks

There is no better way to soak up the summer sunshine than with a dip in the pool, relaxing in a lazy river or making a splash on some waterslides (regardless of your age). So gather the gang, throw on some sunscreen and slide into summer with the help of Iowa’s best water parks. 

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Fabulous People

Fabulous People: Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson is the co-owner of Glyn Mawr Winery and The Local in uptown Mount Vernon. “We have created a one-of-a-kind experience for you to enjoy at our winery. It’s a bit of history, classic touches and a feeling of familiarity and memories from years ago.”