Fun with the Family in Iowa: Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids

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From working farms to art museums, corn mazes to balloon fests, Iowa has so much to offer every member of the family. Join author Betsy Rubiner and her family as they guide readers through the wonders of the Hawkeye state.

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Overview

From working farms to art museums, corn mazes to balloon fests, Iowa has so much to offer every member of the family. Join author Betsy Rubiner and her family as they guide readers through the wonders of the Hawkeye state.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762722860
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Series: Fun with the Family Series
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,402,335
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Betsy Rubiner has written for Parenting, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Better Homes & Gardens, Time, and other publications. As a newspaper reporter, she launched children's beats, most recently in the Des Moines Register. She is a mother of two and has lived in Des Moines since 1990.

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MIDWEST OLD THRESHERS HERITAGE MUSEUMS (ages 7 and up) [symbols O, V]
405 East Threshers Road, Mount Pleasant 52641; (319) 385-8937; Web site: www.oldthreshers.org; Email: info@oldthreshers.org Open 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day; weekends from mid-April to Memorial Day and from Labor Day to mid-October. Admission costs $. Children age fourteen and under get in FREE.

When you arrive at this rural museum complex, first stop is a ride on a steam-operated 1894 carousel. Then you can get a glimpse of what farming used to be like by visiting the museum's collection of antique trailers, buggies and wagons, plus steam engines and farm implements. The museum also has interpretive exhibits on water, electricity and farming, plus women's contribution to family farms. Also on the grounds is the Museum of Repertoire Americana, boasting the nation's largest collection of rural show business memorabilia (costumes, scrapbooks, even opera house curtains) from the days when traveling theater companies set up shop in tents in small Iowa towns. (It's open fewer hours than the rest of the museums - from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday.) If you're visiting on a cold day, keep in mind that these are unheated buildings.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Introduction vii
Northeast Iowa 1
Eastern Iowa 35
Southern Iowa 71
Central Iowa 109
North-Central Iowa 137
Western Iowa 169
Appendix Events and Celebrations 205
General Index 211
Activities Index 218
About the Author 222
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