Iowa’s fall weather is perfect and the autumn foliage is abundant—so why not enjoy it while you can? Here are the best places to see fall leaves in Iowa.
Apple cider doughnuts are up there with pumpkin pie as the best fall dessert. Thanks to Iowa’s lineup of beloved orchards, this autumnal treat is never too far away.
From haunted houses with the wandering undead to family-friendly trick-or-treat-a-thons, Iowa is bursting with events to help you celebrate Halloween.
Whether you are catching the latest Hawkeyes game or watching the local soccer match, these sports bars in Des Moines offer the perfect setting to crack open a cold one, sit back and enjoy the game.
From picking the perfect pumpkin to tracking down the best hard cider, it’s finally time to bundle up and venture into some of the best fall experiences Iowa has to offer.
Haley “Stallie” Wedemeier is the owner and baker of Stallie’s Sweets, a baked-to-order business in Huxley, which takes its moniker from Stallsmith, Wedemeier’s maiden name. You might spy Stallie’s Sweets’ Treat Trailer (the newly renovated 1972 Layton camper) at events around Iowa, like Locally Grown Showcase in Madrid, or the neighborhood brewery.
From half-priced wine bottles to deals on everything from wings to oysters, take some time to dig into the best happy hours Cedar Rapids has to offer, regardless of the day of the week.
Iowa Farm Sanctuary, located in Oxford, provides a safe haven to rescued farm animals in need of love and compassion. Here, Shawn Camp, executive director and co-founder, discusses Iowa Farm Sanctuary’s first-ever 5k, the challenge of aiding farm animals in an agricultural state and how the rescue positively affects humans just as much as its cows and goats.
As any parent of kiddos will tell you, the value of a truly great kid-friendly restaurant is immeasurable. Fortunately, for Iowa residents and tourists, Des Moines is home to a lot of them. Here are some of the best kid-friendly restaurants to visit the next time you’re in the city.
Doug Goettsch is the co-founder and director of hospitality at the ever-expanding Big Grove Brewery. “What started off as a desire to have the best brewpub in Iowa morphed in to one of the largest breweries in the state.”