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Iowa’s Best Glamping Retreats

Everyone loves an excuse to explore the great outdoors—and luxurious glamping experiences offer all the charm of a secluded getaway, but with the conveniences of a five-star resort. Iowa has a handful of fantastic glamping alternatives that offer unparalleled views at some of the state’s most iconic lakes, nature preserves and national parks.

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Fabulous People: Jeff Quint

Jeff Quint is the founder/CEO of Swisher-based Cedar Ridge Distillery. Quint founded the award-winning distillery in 2005 with the notion that “Iowa should be a net exporter of distilled spirits, not a net importer.”

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Fabulous People: Carissa Johnson

Carissa Johnson is the executive director for the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, a beloved annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of people to Cedar Rapids to celebrate July 4 with more than 70 events. As the festival’s youngest executive director in its 36-year history, Johnson discusses how she got to be where she is today.

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5 Best Places to Stargaze in Iowa

While Iowa has a number of bustling cities and towns, the state’s rural counties have actually proven to be some of the most beloved locations. The limited light pollution in these areas makes them prime spots for stargazing. So, grab your binoculars or telescopes, and check out five of the best places to marvel at constellations in the state.