Iowa

Q&A X10: John Wayne Birthplace Museum

The John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset, Iowa has been a huge hit since its grand opening just a couple of years back.  Each time I'm in...

John Deere Pavilion

There's nothing quite like the view from behind the steering wheel of a giant John Deere tractor.  Each day, people in all corners of the globe climb inside the...

Small Town USA: Winterset IA

Thirty miles south-west of Des Moines is one of the best representations for the phrase "small town USA" - Winterset, Iowa.  It was good enough for American ico...
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John Wayne Birthplace

In the tiny town of Winterset, Iowa you'll find the birthplace of legendary actor, John Wayne. In 2015, a brand new museum dedicated to his life opened across ...

Rain Is A Sore Subject In Cedar Rapids

My only reference to Cedar Rapids, Iowa was a 2011 film starring Ed Helms.  Helms, most notable for his roles on The Office and the The Hangover series plays an...

Field Of Dreams

The Summer of 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the film that made Dyersville, Iowa more than just another place to grow corn.  Field Of Dreams was one of the...

The Far Away Hotel Pattee

On a stormy Monday afternoon, I found myself fighting mother nature as I traveled west along interstate 80 in Iowa.  There have been just two times in my life t...

National Farm Toy Museum

You know I just love pulling off the side of the road when I discover a quirky museum or attraction is around the bend.  This time the words: "National Farm Toy...