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5 U-Pick Farms for Summer Fun

Two of the best parts of summer are fresh juicy berries and fields of colorful blooms. Luckily, there are quite a few pick-your-own berry and flower farms that offer delectable delights and create lasting memories. Here are five U-pick farms in Iowa to get you started.


August 10 to August 20: Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair returns Thursday, August 10, to Sunday, August 20, at Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. This summer’s festivities include sensory-friendly activities, adventure parks to explore and over 200 food stands to indulge in (70 of which serve items on a stick!). 

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. 


Spring Break Escapes

The season of warmer temperatures, sunny getaways and memorable weekend trips has arrived. Whether you’re wanting to take a proper, out-of-state trip or you’re simply hoping to indulge in a local staycation, you’ll be able to create so many memories with the people you love via these Iowa spring break escapes.

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5 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Des Moines

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.